Stafford railway station remains the best way of getting into the town from around the country, with direct connections between Crewe, London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham New Street, which should be enough to get you anywhere easily (including Stoke-on-Trent).
Unfortunately, while the town centre is on the station’s doorstep, the Blackheath Lane campus is a bit further away, so knowing your transport between the two will become very useful.
To get a bus from Blackheath Lane to the station/town centre you have two good options. A ten minute walk will get you to the stop opposite the crematorium where D&G buses run a service into the town, or a fifteen minute walk to the bus stop opposite the old university campus on Weston Road if you prefer Arriva. Both are fairly regular and probably the most cost-effective way to get around.
Of course if you’re out a bit late and can’t catch a bus, you may have to opt for a taxi. There are plenty of taxi companies in and around Stafford, Kaminski to name one, that’ll get you home or into town for a reasonable price, especially when split between several people.
If you’re lucky enough to own a car, however, the trip’s easy, ten minutes along Weston Road and you’re in town. Don’t forget to offer your less lucky friends lifts to save them a bit of time and hassle.