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I would go back to Staffs in a heartbeat. The course itself was interesting, varied and taught exceptionally well. They must have got something right as I spent a good deal of my time here drunk and still managed a 2:1!
My course covered three disciplines: Psychology, Law and Sociology. All three were taught by experienced and enthusiastic lecturers. The lecture theatres are generally comfortable and spacious without good acoustics.
The libraries on site are really well equipped. They have a short loan section for those really in demand books to ensure that there is always availability for that must have book. The law library is also excellent with a good range of books and journals meaning you rarely would have to go off site to do your research.
I never joined a sports club but judging by the drinking games in the student union played by rugby/hockey/football/netball teams there is plenty of choice and team spirit (excuse the pun). The student union bars are second to none. I have visited lots of my friends across the country at uni and can honestly say none have a student union in the same league.
Comedy night is legendary. Huge names like Peter Kay have performed here on their road to success. Likewise they have also had huge names in music from Prodigy to Trevor Nelson. Nightlife in Stoke is generally affordable. Many of the clubs do student nights with drinks offers and a taxi from Hanley to Shelton is only a few quid.
The close knit student community at staffs is also amazing. All students tend to live in Shelton which is within walking distance of the uni which means there is always a party somewhere to be found!! Rent is reasonable and whilst some houses are not the best they are perfectly equipped for the average student. The university halls are mainly on site which is fab when stumbling home from the union. They are really friendly vibrant places. I have met some of the best friends of my life from living with them in halls.
The student welfare at Staffs is also brilliant. After getting into some serious financial hardships in my third year they not only bailed me out with a hardship loan but also provided a workshop which provided tips to help me manage my money more effectively.
I made some friends for life, got a really good qualification and learnt a lot about life itself thanks to Staffs and I would recommend it to anyone.
Written by beckeroo on 16th Feb 2010