Staffordshire University Blackheath Lane Address

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Staffordshire University Blackheath Lane Address

Staffordshire University Blackheath Lane Address

ADDRESS:

Blackheath Ln, Stafford ST18 0YB
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About Staffordshire University

We grow people who think and act for themselves. When we were founded in 1914, we set out to be modern, relevant and vocationally inspired and we still do.

Back then we challenged and pushed the mining and ceramics industries forward – now it’s anything from Computer Games Design to Forensic Science. What hasn’t changed is our vision and values; it’s just how we do things.

History

In 1901, industrialist Alfred Bolton acquired a 2-acre (8,100 m2) site on what is now College Road and in 1906 mining classes began there. In 1907, pottery classes followed, being transferred from Tunstall into temporary buildings, and in 1914 the building now known as the Cadman Building was officially opened as the Central School of Science and Technology by J. A. Pease, President of the Board of Education. A frieze over the entrance depicts potters and miners. In 2013, the Library Conference room in the Cadman building was renamed the Alfred Bolton room.

In 1915, a department was established for the commercial production of Seger cones used to measure and control the temperatures of ceramic furnaces, based upon research completed by the principal, Joseph Mellor. Grants from the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust in 1924 were used to develop the ceramics library and in 1926 the name of the institution was changed to North Staffordshire Technical College. By 1931 extensions to the Cadman Building ran along Station Road and housed the Mining Department. A grant was awarded from the Miners’ Welfare Fund to fund the building work. The new extension also housed the library, which by now had 35,000 volumes. By 1934 the college consisted of four departments: Engineering (nearly 800 students), Pottery (just over 600 students), Mining (just under 500 students), and Chemistry (under 300 students).

CONTACT US:

Staffordshire University
College Road
University Quarter
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire ST4 2DE

t: +44 (0)1782 294000