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About Us

Staffordshire University London is at the forefront of the dynamic convergence of technical, creative, and gamified digital industries.

Our London campus is focused on delivering a sector-leading modern educational experience, reflecting the innovation and ethos of today's digital sector. By seamlessly blending our Staffordshire legacy of innovation with the unique prospects afforded by London's mature business and political landscape, we deliver unparalleled education, enterprise, and research opportunities.

At Staffordshire University, we are pioneers in computer science education. We were among the first UK universities to offer degrees in these subjects and continue to be at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. We are home to the largest games department in the country - with more than 2,000 games students across our Stoke-on-Trent and London campuses.


1st UK University

to launch a computing degree in the 1960s

Number 1 in the UK

For Games Design and Development - Rookies World Rankings 2023

2nd in the UK

for Quality Education Sustainable Development Goal 4 - Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

TIGA accredited


Staffordshire University London is proud to be accredited by industry body TIGA, and in 2022 were the winners of the Best Education Initiative in the TIGA Games Industry Awards. In 2023, were were shortlisted for an incredible six awards, including;

  • Outstanding Leadership – Martin Jones, Vice-Chancellor
  • Best Education Institution
  • Best Education Initiative
  • Best Arcade Game – MechHead
  • Best Puzzle Game – Mental Block
  • Inclusion Award

For our games education expertise, we were shortlisted in an incredible nine categories in the TIGA Games Education Awards. Includes finalists for Outstanding Graduate of the Year and Outstanding Postgraduate of the Year, as well as Industry Collaboration and Excellence in Games Research.

Pioneering campus

By expanding into the capital and focusing on tech careers, we wanted to make Staffordshire University London a real powerhouse for educating the digital innovators and disruptors of the future.

And that’s why our campus is based at the heart of Here East, one of the largest technology hubs in Europe. The site is also home to a cluster of up-and-coming creative and forward-thinking businesses, including cyber security specialists and games developers.

You’ll have unparalleled access to professional networks, as well as opportunities for placements and internships. From day one, you’ll work with industry on live projects and run your own simulated companies.

Here East has thrown its commitment behind us by offering a scholarship programme for a select number of our students, who can get their full tuition fees paid.

The campus also has a radically different feel to a traditional university. It’s an open-plan and ultra-modern environment that mirrors the look and practices of the business world. A place designed to be aspirational and inspire new ways of learning. Since 2019, we’ve gone from strength to strength. Not only are we a Houdini Certified school, giving you access to top-grade software, but there’s also been a £3.5 million expansion to create more digital and specialist facilities and social areas.

Graduate success

We also have a vast network of successful graduates across the world, in fact, the 2023 Grads in Games’ Search for a Star winner was one of our very own graduates, Alvin Oblitey.

Our graduates are snapped up by some of the biggest games studios and tech firms in the UK and overseas. Staffordshire University alumni can be found in every corner of the games industry, including at companies such as Rockstar Games, Ubisoft, Rare, SEGA, Playground Games and Sumo Digital. 

Now you could be joining this elite group by studying at Staffordshire University London.

Our first pioneering cohort of students at Staffordshire University London graduated in 2022. They are now making their mark in the world. And more and more are following in their footsteps. 

Latest news

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Staffordshire University London Student Excels as Finalist in Grads in Games Competition

Oliver Scott, a second-year student studying BSc Computer Games Design, emerged as a finalist in the Grads in Games, Rising Star competition.

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Adventurer scales new heights as Chancellor of Staffordshire University

Explorer Levison Wood will be scaling new heights this year – when he takes on the prestigious role of Chancellor of Staffordshire University.

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Students Raise Over £1000 in Aid of Gaming Charity SpecialEffect with a 24 Hour Gameathon

Staffordshire University London recently hosted a 24-hour gaming marathon, masterminded by student, Jack Phillips.

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Championing Women in the Gaming Industry: Voices of Inspiration

This International Women’s Day, we interviewed both games students and lecturers to explore their experiences in the gaming industry.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021