Help shape your Union and make a #BetterStaffs! 

Is there an idea you have to make Staffs Uni or your Union even better? Maybe a piece of work we're not doing yet?

You can submit your big ideas right here, for students to vote on & then take to a Better Staffs Forum - a meeting run by and for students to have their Big Ideas heard. 

Date of next Better Staffs: 12th February 2020 @ 1pm in the  Students' Union, College Road!

Feel you can't wait yet or studying at another campus? Please email for assistance and more information as to how you can still get involved!

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    Make Photoshop free for students in creative courses

      After studying Games Design for a year now, I had to invest in an individual photography plan by Adobe for £10 a month. This wasn't so bad at first, but when it came to cancelling my subscription after the academic year ended, I was charged around £70 in a cancellation fee. Considering not many students can afford good local housing, I believe Photoshop should be made available to those in creative courses by sharing the user logins we're given to work in university from with us. This would also help with students that commute, as travelling home late this time of year can get fairly unsafe. Thank you for reading my concern
    Scott Smith
    12:46pm on 28 Jan 20 Hi Scott, We are actively having conversations with Digital Services to have updates on this, their is most definitely scope for this to happen as adobe offer this as a product to HE institutions, but our University need to decide on the scaling (aka which Students' have access to the software?). This may take some time, as it would need to be approved by committee. Kind Regards, Scott William Smith

    3 Things Changed by the Better Staffs Forum Last Year

    1. The University installing dual screens in Computing Labs

    2. The return of Bing Lingo during Welcome Week

    3. Refurbishment of Student Space at College Road