Partnerships

Staffordshire University

Based in the Midlands in the heart of the UK, Staffordshire University is home to 15,000 students from over 90 countries and has an international-network of over 15,000 students studying on Staffordshire University awards at partner organisations around the world. It is a modern, fast-paced, vocationally-led University with 100 years’ experience of pioneering higher education within the creative, technological and scientific industries.

Passionate about transforming the lives and aspirations of the individuals and communities it serves, the University is quick to adapt as student requirements change and is renowned for providing ground-breaking new courses and outstanding learning opportunities.

Equipping graduates with the skills they’ll need to succeed in the 21st century world of work, Staffordshire University provides Higher Education through a wide range of qualifications.

The collaboration between Staffordshire University and Gulf College began in 2009 with the introduction of a range of franchised Business and Computing Honours degrees and also a quality assured International Foundation Programme. This partnership continues to grow with regular visits by University staff to ensure the quality of the delivery of Staffordshire University programmes and examples of key activities include; staff development, assessment and award boards held both at Gulf College and in the UK and regular visits by the University partnerships manager and programme advisors.

In November 2013 a large delegation from Gulf College attended the inaugural international conference at Staffordshire University, which was well attended by University international partners all of whom found this an invaluable experience to share ideas and best practice.

The Business School at Staffordshire University has built its reputation by constantly adapting to the fast-paced business environment. Working with students and employers, the Business School has recently redesigned their undergraduate courses to ensure they reflect best practice and inform, enhance and promote the development of enterprise and employability among all of their students. Close industry links with national and international businesses include: Bentley, Steelite International, The Royal Air Force (RAF), Tesco, Lloyds Bank, Toyota and the Princes Regeneration Trust.

The Staffordshire University’s School of Computing has built up a global reputation for producing graduates with the technical skills, creative ability and vision to succeed in the field of computing. Being the very first UK university to offer a computing degree – back in 1965 - Staffordshire University constantly updates and innovates to ensure that they continue to create the computing professional of the future. Industry links include some of the biggest names in the business; Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Sony and Cisco.

For more information visit the University website: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/