Staffordshire University Student Union

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Staffordshire University Student Union

Staffordshire University Student Union


Students’ Union

Staffordshire University Students’ Union is a democratic organisation, working entirely for the benefit of students.

As soon as you enrol on your course and pick up your student card you automatically become a member of the Students’ Union. We have staff and volunteers who work entirely under the direction of you, the students, whether it is through your vote in referenda on submitting policies or by getting yourself elected to a full or part time officer post or committee.

It is a non-profit making organisation and makes its money from commercial services, including the venues on campus, and a grant from the university. It uses its money to maintain student activities and re-invests into its services to provide bigger and better student opportunities.

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.


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.


Staffordshire University
College Road
University Quarter
Staffordshire ST4 2DE

t: +44 (0)1782 294000