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The original campus university, our founding ethos of providing an intellectually stimulating environment and distinctive graduates still runs through our community today and is perhaps why we've ranked 1st for student satisfaction for the past two years (National Student Survey 2014 and 2015).
Based in the heart of the UK, our award winning campus in Staffordshire is near to cities north and south, accessible to Manchester, Birmingham and London. We also have the unique benefits of being close to a city, a vibrant university town and set within over 600-acres of beautiful campus. Our location means there’s plenty to do but also the space to think.
Ranked in the Top 5 for student communities by the Times Higher student satisfaction poll 2015, our close-knit campus provides an exceptional university experience, both to learn and personally flourish within.
We’re proud that 97% of our research was deemed world-leading, or of international importance, in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, as we believe in the impact education and research has locally, nationally and internationally.