Festival of Learning fun day

Join us at the Festival of Learning

outside Hanley market in the city centre.


Performance from AllSorts community choir


  • face painting
  • tai chi
  • make a fruit kebab
  • community singing

A4 POSTER_V2Advice and Information about all types of adult education –  from basic maths and English to Degree level

Fantastic Fringe Finale 2015 – 20th June

The Fantastic Fringe Finale Community Day is packed with activities for people of all ages.

The Fringe Community Parade led by B Arts, starts by the Children’s play area in Hanley Park at 11.45am and will go down Boughey Rd to the Leek Rd site of Staffordshire University to arrive at about 12pm.

There will be lots to see and do on Leek Road. Activities will take place at Staffordshire University and Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College. This is the plan for the day so far……

Get creative in the “make it” zones:

Face painting and Henna art

clay flowerWorkshops:

  • animation
  • clay flower-making with Rita from the British Ceramic Biennial,
  • hands on clay with Etruria Artists potters wheel
  • drumming
  • Jasmine flower garlands (1 to 2pm)

Check out the “entertainment” zones:


  • Live Final of #StaffsFringeTalent
  • local business and craft markets


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Family FILM show at 3pm – Big Hero 6




Afro-Brew band logoMusic from:

  • Afro-Brew
  • Steel for Stoke
  • Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College students


Have fun in the outdoor “action” zone:

sack race photo

  • bouncy castles – one for young children, one for older children
  • tombola
  • egg and spoon race
  • tug of war
  • sack race


Talk, listen and learn at the “Info” Zone:

people in communities

  • find out about the Community Plan for Shelton area and share your ideas
  • learn about Etruria Industrial Museum history from volunteers in Victorian dress
  • Give your views on the plans for Hanley Park
  • NHS health information
  • youth and adult education advice
  • meet the University Quarter Community Action Network
  • Look at the plans for Staffordshire University campus developments and have your questions answered.

art show posterView the exhibitions:

  • tours of the University’s student Show and Tell Art and Design show
  • Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College student Art showphoto of art exhibition


Grab an ice cream from the van!

Bring a picnic or a bit a money for refreshments.

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If you have got any questions about access please phone or email.

Tel: 01782 294415

Email: factnews @staffs.ac.uk

Photos from Fantastic Fringe Finale in previous years give you an idea of what to expect!

Adult Learners: Prepare for Higher Education

Information, Advice and Guidance for Mature Learners

Venue: Staffordshire University, Stoke Campus, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF

Our ‘Adult Learners: Preparation for HE’ event is aimed and geared to adult learners who are entering or thinking about study at a Higher Education level.

Perhaps you want to do something for yourself? Fancy a change? Or want to gain a degree in order to progress in your career?

Whatever your reasons the day at Staffordshire University will enable learners to gather a breadth of information and guidance about the possibility of starting University. Whatever your motivation for returning to education, there are enormous benefits to studying at University. As well as giving you a wealth of knowledge in your chosen subject area, returning to Higher Education gives you the opportunity to build your confidence, enhance your career prospects, meet like-minded people and develop a range of transferable skills. With an array of unique talks and subject lectures, learners will be able to gain a valuable insight to the help and support available to mature students. poster for adult learner event At Staffordshire we recognise and value the impact that mature learners have upon the world of work and industry, our mature student-centric approachis evident with the fact that over 63% of our students are in fact classified as mature.

At our ‘Adult Learners: Preparation for HE’ event learners will be able to choose two subject seminars which will be carried out by our academic lecturers which are leading specialists in their subjects. Learners will have the opportunity to discover and acquire a clear picture about what they could learn, how they will be assessed and what kind of employment or professional development opportunities their chosen course could lead to.

follow your curiousityThe day itself will give learners the opportunity to meet like-minded people, ask any questions they may have.

alw_banner_2You can ask our current mature students what it is actually like to be at university especially during our “A day in the life of a mature student” talk.


Many students at Staffordshire manage to organise part-time work around full-time study or conversely part-time study around full-time work.

Our ‘Student Finance Talk’ which will provide a comprehensive detailed explanation surrounding the complexities of student finance. The talk will outline and focus upon what kind of financial support is available, especially considering that mature students may have increased reservations about the ability to start university particularly if they commitments and people that are dependent on you. However, whatever your circumstances the support here at Staffordshire will allow you to realise your potential and allow you to strike a balance between your home, work and academic life.

Please fill in the booking form to get a place on the event. Click the link to download the form. Preparation for HE Application Form.

If you have any questions about the day or anything else please do not hesitate to get in contact:

Ashley Cotton Outreach Officer, UK Student Recruitment and Admissions ashley.cotton@staffs.ac.uk 01782 294951 mobile 07825 318692