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Student Life

As a student here, you’ll be part of a friendly, diverse and international community. You will have the best of both worlds, with a big, vibrant city on your doorstep and a supportive student environment.

From nightclubs and bars, to sporting pursuits, parks and cultural attractions, you will never be short of things to do in the surrounding area of Stratford. And if you want to hit the shops, we’ve got the giant shopping complex Westfield next door. It features more than 200 stores, dozens of places to eat out and a variety of entertainment venues.

East London also serves up all you can dream of on a plate. Whether you’re partial to street food, gourmet burgers, Japanese sushi, Korean kimchi or Ghanaian grills, you’ll find something to whet your appetite.

On campus, we’ve got lots to offer too and plenty of opportunities to make new friends and feel part of student life. You can get a bite to eat and play a game at Reload Café, pursue your passionate interests by joining different clubs and societies, and relax in one of our social spaces.

We also have a wide range of support services available to help you settle in and get the most out of your time here. And if you are looking for part-time work while you study, we can help with this too.

Explore your interests and discover new passions

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Student's Union

The Student's Union is here to make sure that every student at Staffordshire University London has the best experience possible, as a student, as a member of our community and as an academic. The Union is a charity run by students, for students.

As well as empowering our student members to share and use their voice, there are loads of other ways they can get involved with their Students’ Union including: 

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  • Receiving free, impartial, and confidential support from our advice service.
  • Joining one or more of the student-led activity groups, societies, and sports clubs.
  • Enjoying high-quality food and drinks from Reload Cafe.
  • Volunteering to develop their community, their skills, and their experiences.
  • Enjoying excellent and accessible events in our and around campus.
  • Making a difference through volunteering and fundraising.
  • Shaping their experience through Student Reps, Student Council and Student Officers.
  • Joining our staff team as a Union Team Member in a flexible employed role.
Visit the Student's Union website

Experience our vibrant community

Games in the City Festival 2023

Welcome Week 2023

Exploring the local area

Deep Racer Event

Student News Awards

Graduation 2023

Welcome Week 2023

End of Welcome Week Party 2023

Life on Campus at Here East

WASD x IGN 2023

Welcome Week 2023


What I like about the University is how much they push students to be creative in their free time. They promote things like events, societies, and workshops, which allowed me to make the friends I have today and discover new hobbies.

Anita Ededjo-Joseph

Computer Games Design student

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