University description (as per official university website)
Who we are
Established in the early 1900s, Staffordshire University has evolved into one of the country's most dynamic, progressive and forward-thinking learning institutions. Always quick to adapt as student requirements change, we have become renowned for our groundbreaking new courses and first-class learning opportunities.
What we do
We have developed a reputation for excellence in new technologies, world-class faculties and innovative courses. These include Computer Games Design, Forensic Science, Animal Biology, Football Technology, Broadcast Media and even Motorsport.
The University is led by its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Christine King. Overall management of the University is the responsibility of the University Executive which comprises the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University Secretary and Finance Director.
The honorary position of Chancellor of Staffordshire University was created when the institution was awarded university status in 1992.
The first Chancellor was Lord Ashley of Stoke, former MP for Stoke-on-Trent South.
Lord Bill Morris of Handsworth has been Chancellor since 2002 following Lord Ashley's retirement from office.
The University has a Board of Governors, the responsibilities of which are set out in the Instrument of Government. In summary, the Board is responsible for overseeing the strategic development of the University and for the effective and efficient use of resources.