What's On

October 12

Campus Launch Party

Featuring: official opening by Sara Cox, DJ and host of BBC’s The Great Pottery Throw Down; Signal Radio Music Stages; Sessions with Director Corin Hardy as he presents his film The Hallow, and DJ Clint Boon and Bez from the Happy Mondays as they introduce a screening of cult film 24 Hour Party People.

Plus: Ferris wheel, Helter Skelter, silent disco, food trucks, cocktail bar, UV jugglers, stilt walkers, exclusive giveaways, and much more!

Film Screenings 

We have two film screenings taking place at the Flaxman Theatre. The first feature will be The Hallow, at 4pm, and will be presented by Director Corin Hardy, together with a Q&A session on making a film in the industry. 

The second feature screening will be 24 Hour Party People, screened at 6pm, and will be introduced by Clint Boon, DJ and keyboard player of the Inspiral Carpets and Bez, percussionist for the Happy Mondays.


October 15

Big Biology Day

A mini Science Festival with biology at its heart. Activities for all ages throughout the day. Featuring hand-on stands, forensic biology, small mammals bugs and bees.and yours chance to participate in the Great Biology Bake Off.

Digital Day

Staffordshire University is celebrating 50 years of computing excellence. Our computing and  digital courses have recently transferred from Stafford and we’re delighted to invite you to get All Stoked Up and hands-on with our Digital Technologies.

Operation Spitfire

Operation Spitfire is a project with some challenging objectives. Thanks to public donations, work has started on the first phase of restoring and preserving the MKXVI Spitfire housed in the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.  A replica Spitfire cockpit, is also being worked on by Mark Harris of Supermarine Engineering, to illustrate engineering processes. The Flaxman Foyer exhibition space will play host to the cockpit section of the Spitfire fuselage, the wing section of a Lego Spitfire and a paper sculpture which is accompanied by the artist Suhail Shaikh. The event is also a chance to find out more about the progress of Operation Spitfire and the work to celebrate this feat of engineering by engineering firm KMF and schools and colleges.

Emeritus Professor Ray Johnson will give two illustrated talks in the Flaxman Film Theatre to celebrate the engineering legacy of Reginald Mitchell, the Stoke-on-Trent born inventor of the Spitfire which undertook its maiden flight 80 years ago.


The Spitfire – in Mitchell’s own words

Featuring rare film footage of the Spitfire’s maiden flight and the climatic Battle of Britain.


Suhail Shaikh – Paper My Wings

A talk by artist Suhail who spent 640 hours constructing a Spitfire from paper.

“I made a silent promise to myself 27 years ago that I would build a 'big-one' some day. Smaller models, due to their size, give the impression that one is standing far away from the real thing. Bigger ones however give a sensation of proximity, fuelling an excitement of being closer to the real thing, with more possibility for detail and simply being able to run the eye up-close along it's straights and curves.”


Operation Spitfire: inspiring engineers of the future

An insightful talk on modern day activity to celebrate the Spitfire in schools and colleges and in virtual design using the latest technologies.

Minecraft in Mellor

Book your place a workshop hosted by Wavemaker Stoke in Room S419, Mellor building.  

Session 1: 11.30am – 12.30pm

Session 2: 1pm – 2pm

‘Build and have fun with your fellow Minecrafters! We now have a variety of worlds for you to play in including a creative building world and also a chaos world! Due to space limitations we can only offer 10 spaces per session but we will provide you with a personal laptop to play on, so all you have to do is turn up! A Minecraft PC log in would be advantageous but not essential. Recommended ages 8+, parents are welcome to play with younger children We will supply beginners instructions for those completely new to Minecraft and the PC version.’

Wavemaker Stoke is about ‘making, making work’. Wavemaker is the delivery and implementation of a three year programme for Comic Relief via Robbie Williams’ Give it Sum and Nominet Trust, creating a maker space for designer makers, learners and experts in North Staffordshire, the creative county.

To book your place, please click here.


October 16

Open Day

Whether you're attending an Open Day or test driving a degree course, you'll see what we have to offer you first-hand.

You'll learn about the courses you're interested in, see the campus and facilities that matter to you, and our lecturers and students will be on hand to answer any questions you have about studying here with us.

Want to book your place? Click here.