Where can I purchase branded University clothing?
Customised clothing can be purchased from on campus stores on the Stoke and Stafford campuses or from our online shop. For more information please click here.
Where can I find information about the Students’ Union?
You’re here! All you’ll need to know about the Students’ Union can be found online at www.staffsunion.com or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I start-up a student-led group?
Starting a student-led group couldn’t be simpler! Simply bring together three people to form your Management Team (one Manager, one Finance Officer and one Communications Officer) and then fill out a start-up application form to be eligible for up to £100 in start-up funding.
You’ll hear from the Student Engagement Team about your application with 10 days.
Click here to fill out your New Start-up Group application form.
Is the Students’ Union available on campus here at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital?
With the transformation of the Stafford Campus, the Students’ Union offering at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site is undergoing review. We’re working closely with the Student Office to find the best possible arrangement and we’ll keep you informed as we go!
How can I get involved in the Nursing Society?
For more information on the Nursing Society visit their homepage by clicking here
How does the Students’ Union meet the needs of mature students?
Where the Students’ Union does provide services that may be of greater interest to younger students, over 60% of the student body at Staffordshire University are classed as mature (over the age of 21). We’re here to help all students make the most of their studies, for mature students that could be us helping you apply your discipline expertise in a community setting, advocating your views and concerns to improve the student experience or providing you with a great place to take some time-out and relax. We’re here for all students and to make everyone Proud to be Staffs.
Do you have to pay for any Students’ Union services?
Students’ Union services are free, as they are funded by the University to best serve you. However, some products and services have an associated charge; for example joining a sports group that trains at a regular training ground, has a coach, equipment and league fees, will have a membership fee associated with it.
What amount of time might I need to commit in order to best support the Students’ Union?
A great question! However, the answer depends entirely on how much time you want to give. You could take part in Union-led activities on campus once a month or could run for full-time officer, this is entirely up to you!
Can I get Microsoft Office for free?
As a member of staff or a student of Staffordshire University you are now entitled to free copies of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus via the Microsoft Advantage subscription for the duration of your time at Staffordshire University. This is a full version of Office for PC and Apple Mac, where app versions are available for mobile devices.
For more information, click here.
What Nursing specific careers support can the University offer me?
The Careers Network is here for you from the very moment you enrol at Staffordshire University, and forever after!
They offer a range of innovative services, including:
eCoach, the online careers portal
Face to face and email employability coaching
Careers fairs and networking events
Unitemps, the on campus recruitment agency
A centralised sandwich placements team.
To help you:
Get part-time work and work experience
Plan and make decisions about your future career
Prepare a fabulous, professional CV
Practice interview technique and prepare for interviews
Arrange a course-related ‘sandwich’ placement
And lots more!
Click here for more information about the Careers Network
How can I access library services on the Shrewsbury Campus?
The Health Library is located within the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and it houses specialised books, journals and other resources for health, nursing and midwifery students. Within the Library there are a variety of study areas, plus computers allowing you to access a wide range of electronic resources. There are staff available who can provide support with finding subject information and guidance on how to use the resources available to you.
For more information on the library facilities at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital click here.
What is the multi-faith Chaplaincy?
The Multifaith Chaplaincy offers pastoral and spiritual support, advice and friendship for people from all faiths and none. We provide help in exploring issues of faith and spirituality. The Chaplaincy provides a place to meditate and pray, a quiet place to spend time with friends and information on local places of worship and faith groups.
Click here for more information about the Multifaith Chaplaincy
I’m really anxious about starting my course, how can the University help me?
If you are based at the Shrewsbury site, the Faculty of Health Sciences has arranged for its students to access counselling provided locally by the NHS, and you can make an appointment to see a Counsellor by telephoning 01743 354657 (Monday to Friday, office hours).
In addition to this service, you can access the University’s Counselling service. More information is available here.
To access either service you do not have to inform tutors or any other member of staff within your faculty; you may, of course, want to talk with tutors or other staff about any difficulties you are experiencing.
As a student at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, can I take part in any University activity?
As a Staffordshire University student you are welcome to take part in any activity or use any facility on any of our main campuses.
Do Royal Shrewsbury Hospital based students have access to sporting facilities?
Unfortunately, the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital does not have any sporting facilities on site. The Students’ Union is working in partnership with local facilities in order to develop access to facilities nearby.