Union News

In the Spotlight

Tue 29 Sep 2015

in the spotlight

Watch the officer team answer your questions live.

Stop planned cuts to maintenance grants

Wed 16 Sep 2015


NUS's #CutTheCosts campaign

The shops are back open!

Fri 11 Sep 2015

Welcome Weekend and September opening hours.

Meet your new officer team

Thu 10 Sep 2015

officer team

Bal, Tom, Ash, Emma and Jaime want to say hello

Job vacancies for September start

Wed 29 Jul 2015

we're hiring

Come and join our team.

Officer Campaigns

Tue 14 Jul 2015

officer team 2015/16

take a look at what we'll be campaigning on next year

Creative Industries Networking Breakfast

Mon 15 Jun 2015

careers events

Thursday 18th June, Henrion Building.

Shrewsbury Focus Group

Mon 08 Jun 2015

shrewsbury focus group

join us for a free lunch to share your views

Staffs students invited to Woodstoke

Mon 01 Jun 2015

woodstoke news

KeeleSU's end of year party, Wednesday 3rd June.

Win a £200 food shop for reviewing Staffs Uni

Wed 27 May 2015

whatuni rating

through independent review site

Students' Union Awards Feature

Wed 27 May 2015


a round up of our 3 awards events.

Summer Hardship Fund

Tue 26 May 2015


Apply now for financial help over summer

Better Staffs Forum May - Outcomes

Thu 21 May 2015

better staffs

philosophy, future forums and officer accountability.

Proud to be Staffs Awards

Fri 15 May 2015

pride awards

and the winners are ....

Scheduled IT Maintenance on University Systems

Wed 13 May 2015

IT maintenance

Saturday 16th May from 8:30am to 2.00pm

Pop-Up Shop feature with project leader Rebecca Unsworth

Wed 13 May 2015

pop-up shop

Gain entrepreneurial skills and earn real profit.

Mukky Duck end of year party

Tue 12 May 2015

mukky duck

Friday 15th May

Gobble Beach Party

Tue 12 May 2015


final Gobble of the year - Wednesday 13th May.

Spend a day at the nature reserve with Greenpad

Mon 11 May 2015

nature reserve clean up

free lunch, conservation skills and a day in the great outdoors.

Mods vs Rockers week

Thu 07 May 2015

mukky duck

Friday's at the Lounge and Legends

The last Refresh of the year

Thu 07 May 2015


Friday 8th May at LRV

Design the future of Staffs and earn £10

Wed 06 May 2015

designing the future

Take part in one of our focus groups to define the future vision of Staffordshire University

Learn about how you could work for Greenpeace

Wed 06 May 2015

Malcolm Carroll Greenpeace

Register for a talk by Greenpeace speaker Malcolm Carroll

Scheduled IT service downtime

Thu 30 Apr 2015

computer screen

16th and 17th of May.

Star Trek Vs Star Wars

Thu 30 Apr 2015

mukky duck

Friday nights at LRV


Thu 30 Apr 2015


Every Friday at LRV

New School Lead Representative Role

Wed 29 Apr 2015

we're hiring

Passionate about amplifying the student voice? This is for you.

Gobble Smurf Week

Tue 28 Apr 2015


Wednesday's at LRV

We've achieved the GOLD Best Bar None award

Fri 24 Apr 2015

best bar none


We’ve secured 48 hour extensions for deadlines affected by scheduled IT maintenance

Thu 23 Apr 2015

computer screen

Maintenance taking place between 08.30 and 17.00 on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April

The Great Donate

Thu 23 Apr 2015

the great donate

Heading home for summer? We'll take your unwanted things off your hands.

The Walking Dead vs Game of Thrones week

Thu 23 Apr 2015

mukky duck

Friday nights at Legends and the Lounge

Friday nights at LRV

Thu 23 Apr 2015


Where's Wally?

Tue 21 Apr 2015


Wednesday 22nd April he'll be at LRV.


Thu 16 Apr 2015

refresh news

Friday nights at LRV

Proud to be Staffs Awards

Mon 13 Apr 2015

proud to be staffs awards

Nominate someone that has impressed you

Team Staffs take on Wolves

Fri 10 Apr 2015

wolves varsity

click to book coach travel

Register to vote in the General Election

Tue 07 Apr 2015

fun fair register

registration closes April 20th.

Fun Fair Election

Tue 07 Apr 2015

fun fair election

free fun fair on campus with a #GenerationVote theme.

Greenpad win WWF award

Wed 25 Mar 2015

greenpad team at the wwf event

Greenpad team wins best campaign concept at national summit

Animal party Mukky Duck

Thu 19 Mar 2015

Friday's at the Lounge and Legends.

We're recruiting

Mon 16 Mar 2015

students union

join the team as a member of our student staff

Disney classic Vs Pixar fancy dress

Thu 12 Mar 2015

mukky duck

this Friday at the Lounge and Legends

Keele Varsity

Wed 11 Mar 2015


fixtures, times and locations announced.


Tue 10 Mar 2015


Wednesday nights at LRV

2-4-1 VK's at Refresh on Friday

Mon 09 Mar 2015


Friday nights at LRV

University Hardship Fund

Fri 06 Mar 2015


one-off payments for students with money troubles.

Create your own superhero week

Thu 05 Mar 2015

Fridays at Legends and the Lounge

Wednesday nights at LRV

Tue 03 Mar 2015


Refresh at LRV

Mon 02 Mar 2015


£1.50 Jagerbombs this Friday

Campus Clash – Victory to Staffs!

Thu 26 Feb 2015

team staffs


UV Bubble Mukky Duck

Thu 26 Feb 2015

uv mukky

Friday's at The Lounge and Legends

Better Staffs Forum outcomes

Tue 24 Feb 2015

Better Staffs Forum

Find out what happened at the last Better Staffs Forum.


Mon 23 Feb 2015


with new Jar Jar cocktail

Meet the candidates

Mon 23 Feb 2015

meet the candidates

who will win your vote?

Better Staffs Forum

Mon 23 Feb 2015


Monday 2nd March, Stafford.

Gobble ABC

Mon 23 Feb 2015

abc gobble

Wednesday 25th February

We love the 90s!

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Mukky Duck, Fridays at the Lounge and Legends


OMG News

SU Election 2011: Voting begins

Mon 21 Mar 2011


Voting has started & OMG once again has all the latest. Also listen to Stoke's CQT.

From the South to the North?

Tue 18 Oct 2011

OMG's Rachel Wan shares her experiences of starting at Staffs Uni.

Be a journalist and travel the world!

Fri 16 Sep 2011

Deputy news editor Maddy Andrews explains how nearly anyone can do it.

Work longer. Pay more. Get less

Fri 16 Sep 2011

Student Liat Norris gives his opinion on the latest round of strike ballots.

7O'C: SU Election 2011 Leadership Debate

Fri 18 Mar 2011


The four President candidates talk constitution, campaigning and the role of the union.

Thousands of students protest in London

Wed 09 Nov 2011

The OMG team report as students protest against cuts to education and public sector jobs.

SU Election 2011: Stafford Candidate Question Time

Tue 15 Mar 2011


OMG has full coverage of the first CQT in Stafford.

Young people fear debt over death

Thu 27 Oct 2011

OMG's Lotti Blades-Barratt reports on a youth charity's findings.

SU Election 2011: It’s In Your Hands

Thu 10 Mar 2011


The nominations are in and OMG will have all the latest on the Union elections over the next two weeks.

Staffs on list of university closures

Tue 08 Mar 2011

Staffs Uni

Staffordshire University Vice-Chancellor Michael Gunn says Staffs must 'take advantage' of funding.

Stab vests issued to Police Community Support Officers

Mon 07 Mar 2011


A year on since it was announced, Staffordshire Police are finally stab proof.

7O'C: Dyslexia & eating disorders

Wed 02 Mar 2011


The latest edition of The 7 O'Clock Show focuses on dyslexia week and the sensitive topic of eating disorders.

Staffs helps bring Ethiopian communities together

Wed 02 Mar 2011


One Media News' Megan Mackay went to Ethiopia to experience first hand some of the university's projects.

The Update

Mon 21 Feb 2011


Monday's Update brings you all the latest from local, national and international news.

Supermarkets: Friend or Foe?

Fri 18 Feb 2011

Longton High Street

OMG's Megan Mackay looks at why supermarkets might be killing off local businesses.

SOT eighth most romantic city

Mon 14 Feb 2011


OMG asks what the people of Stoke-on-Trent think of their new title.

Egypt protesters won’t budge

Tue 08 Feb 2011

As protests enter their third week OMG speaks to a Brit stuck in the middle of it all.


Wed 06 Oct 2010

If you want to be involved in radio news this year then read on.

7O'C: LGBT history month

Fri 04 Feb 2011


This week The 7 O'clock Show has been looking at the issues surrounding homosexuality.

D-DAY: Tuition fees will be increased

Thu 09 Dec 2010


MPs have voted to raise tuition fees & OMG has all the latest on Decision Day.

Students warned against Christmas thieves

Wed 08 Dec 2010


The festive season is being ruined for some as burglars are targeting empty student houses.

Students urged to 'Snap it Off'

Mon 06 Dec 2010


A new NUS environmental campaign gets a mixed reaction from Staffs students.

26 years since ‘Band Aid’

Mon 29 Nov 2010

Claire with Bob Geldoff

OMG has been talking to the woman who inspired 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', released 26 years ago today.

Wales & N.I. universities in trouble

Mon 29 Nov 2010


Funding cuts are top of the agenda in England. But what about the other home nations where funding is different?

Police disperse student protesters

Wed 24 Nov 2010


Student protesters were held in containment after violence broke out in London

NUS DEMO REVIEW: Eye witness accounts of the riots

Thu 11 Nov 2010


Staffs students witnessed the rioting that took place at Tory HQ.

Royal British Legion call for younger members

Thu 11 Nov 2010


Legion member Brenda Smith wants more students and young people to join the organisation.

NUS DEMO REVIEW: Analysis of the day's events

Wed 10 Nov 2010


OMG was there on the day 50,000 students marched through London to save the future of education.

50,000 in 'biggest student demo for generations'

Wed 10 Nov 2010


OMG are live in London to bring you the latest from the demo.

NUS DEMO LIVE: NUS president 'disgusted' by violence

Wed 10 Nov 2010


OMG are live in London to bring you the latest from the demo.

NUS DEMO PREVIEW: The fight for education

Wed 10 Nov 2010


Tens of thousands of students and lecturers are marching against education cuts.

Leek Road fire treated as arson

Tue 09 Nov 2010

Police are treating the house fire on Leek Road as suspicious.

OPINION: 6 weeks left and time is running out

Mon 08 Nov 2010

Pen & Paper

Deadlines are fast approaching once again so Martin O'Connor gives us his words of encouragement...sort of

Three students rescued from Leek Road blaze

Mon 08 Nov 2010

Leek Road

Firefighters rescued three students from a house fire on Leek Road yesterday morning.

Temptations of uni prevail over students’ health

Tue 02 Nov 2010


Students say they are fully aware of the need to look after their bodies, but drink and eat badly regardless.

Graduate schemes are more important than ever

Tue 26 Oct 2010

Got Job(s)?

With over 200,000 graduates joining the job market each year, the message is to take what you can.

Government passing debts onto students

Mon 25 Oct 2010


OMG's Kieran Jones analyses the reason behind the funding cuts announced in the Spending Review.

Tuition fees to stay capped

Mon 25 Oct 2010

Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the government will still keep restrictions on tuition fees.

Cuts in funding threaten university services

Mon 25 Oct 2010

Don't Take Our Money

With the inevitable cuts soon to hit Staffordshire University, what will make way in order to save money?

Music & arts festival cancelled with two days notice

Mon 18 Oct 2010

Samba Mela

The Samba Mela festival in Hanley Park was cancelled at short notice, leaving students out of pocket.

Outrage over ATM machine controversy

Mon 18 Oct 2010

Cash Machine

Students and staff hit out at the proposed move of the Flaxman cash machine.

Students prefer sex to study

Wed 29 Sep 2010

A new study has revealed that nearly half of new students look for sex in fresher’s week.

Student card makes shopping easier

Wed 29 Sep 2010

Shopper card

A new scheme of student shopper cards mean parents worry less, but what are the problems?

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Union President talks to OMG

Thu 23 Sep 2010

Fee Wood

OMG’s James Hood sat down with Fee Wood to talk about her presidency.

Dick & Dom cancel Gobble appearance

Wed 22 Sep 2010


Dick & Dom pulled out of their 'Dunk Tank Party' on 22 Wednesday.

Controversy over anti-drug campaign aimed at students

Fri 17 Sep 2010

The Royal Society of Scientists has said the character used to front the campaign is a ‘lazy stereotype’.

SU Election 2011: Results Day

Fri 25 Mar 2011

Elected officers to be announced live on One Media Radio, 5pm-7pm tonight.


Wed 11 May 2011

Maddy Andrews interviews the current and future SU presidents

Student loan rates are on the increase

Thu 16 Sep 2010

Piggy Bank

Students will now have to start paying interest on their loans.

UK university will close within the decade

Thu 16 Sep 2010

Closed Sign

Some university leaders believe universities will not be able to contend with more budget cuts.