Current students

If you are one of our current or graduating students, don’t forget that we post regular updates to the MyStaffsUni app with the latest advice and guidance. You can also find details of support available to student parents, as well as advice on keeping well and staying connected, under the ‘Social Distancing’ tile. Remember to use your University IT login details to access the app.

Online enrolment

Whether you’re a new or returning student, you must complete online enrolment. This will start you on the process to becoming an official Staffordshire University student.

Once you have received your email providing you with a username and password, you need to visit e:VisionStaffs (our student portal) and follow the steps to complete online enrolment. Don’t worry, it only takes about 15 minutes.

If you haven’t received this email yet, please contact our Enquiries team by writing to enquiries@staffs.ac.uk or calling +44(0)1782 294400. If you are struggling with online enrolment, you can find our online enrolment FAQs for new and returning students on the welcome website.

Course Changes

For more information about the changes we are making to our 2020/21 course provision, please check the MyStaffsUni app.

Your teaching and learning will look a little different than expected this year, due to the Covid-19 regulations and guidance that we must follow to ensure the health and safety of all students, staff and other visitors to campus.

We have been working really hard over the past few months and are continuing to do so to ensure that you will not be disadvantaged. You will continue to have access to the amazing facilities and resources on campus albeit in a slightly different way. This includes our Games, Esports and Cyber labs and Esports arena – Your student experience and course is at the centre of all we are doing.

During Semester 1 you will receive all your lectures and workshops/seminars online via several different platforms including Blackboard Collaborate – our virtual learning environment – Microsoft Teams, Zoom and others. Even if you haven’t used these before, please don’t worry as we will provide full training and guidance for you.

Wherever possible, remote access to specialist software and other digital resources will be made available to you so you can fully engage in all interactive sessions remotely.

Support for you in achieving your knowledge and understanding through practical application of the theory and concepts is key to our plans. Therefore, we are creating brand new technical instruction and practical demonstration sessions that will be delivered on campus. The availability of extensive specialist equipment and resources for you to use will all be made available. These sessions are designed to be an ‘Enhancement and Reinforcement of Learning’ and so we are calling them EROLs.

We will be providing everyone with lists of the EROLs, timetables and booking processes against each set of modules at each level of study within every course. Once you have enrolled online and joined your Blackboard VLE Learning Community you will be able to see these prior to your arrival in September.

We will also be explaining how all this will work in detail during Welcome Week so that you are confident about what we will be doing for you and how you will be able to engage with these sessions. Course and module handbooks will also have full details for these new teaching sessions.

Access to specialist resources and technical equipment will be managed carefully to ensure the necessary Covid-19 secure protocols are in place, such as sanitisation of kit etc. This may mean that we have to limit times of access or the length of booking allowed per student or groups of students. We are trying, wherever possible, to limit the impact of these measures and want you to be reassured that you will still have the access you need in order to progress with your studies.

There will also be some additional changes that we will have to be implementing for you. We will be rescheduling some trips and educational visits that normally take place in the first semester until later in the year. We are doing this to make sure you still receive these opportunities and are able to get the very best out of them.

By putting all of these measures in place, it hasn’t been necessary to make large scale changes to your teaching contact hours, assessments or when we deliver elements of the curriculum. Where we have made some minor adjustments, these have been to include teaching of new technology and resources or introduction of some new module content to enhance your program of study. Although teaching sessions (lectures and workshops) will predominantly be online, with the introduction of the EROLs, you will actually have greater contact with your tutors and technical instructors. Some minor assessment changes include moving some examinations to an online format or replacing a requirement to a specific element of technology to allow you greater flexibility in your work. In all circumstances we have not made any adjustments to the learning outcomes that you need to achieve which ensures your degree will still allow you to attain the skills and capabilities you need to achieve.

Your teaching and learning will look a little different than expected this year, due to the Covid-19 regulations and guidance that we must follow to ensure the health and safety of all students, staff and other visitors to campus.

We have been working really hard over the past few months and are continuing to do so to ensure that you will not be disadvantaged. You will continue to have access to the amazing facilities and resources on campus albeit in a slightly different way. This includes Games, Esports and Cyber labs and Esports arena. – Your student experience and course is at the centre of all we are doing.

During Semester 1 you will receive all your lectures and workshops/seminars online via several different platforms including Blackboard Collaborate – our virtual learning environment – Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Discord and others. Even if you haven’t used these before, please don’t worry as we will provide full training and guidance for you.

Wherever possible, remote access to specialist software and other digital resources will be made available to you so you can fully engage in all interactive sessions remotely.

Support for you in achieving your knowledge and understanding through practical application of the theory and concepts is key to our plans. Therefore we are creating brand new technical instruction and practical demonstration sessions that will be delivered on campus. The availability of extensive specialist equipment and resources for you to use will all be made available. These sessions are designed to be an ‘Enhancement and Reinforcement of Learning’ and so we are calling them EROLs.

We will be providing everyone with lists of the EROLs, timetables and booking processes against each set of modules at each level of study within every course. Once you have enrolled online and joined your Blackboard VLE Learning Community you will be able to see these prior to your arrival in September.

We will also be explaining how all this will work in detail during Welcome Week so that you are confident about what we will be doing for you and how you will be able to engage with these sessions. Course and module handbooks will also have full details for these new teaching sessions.

Access to specialist resources and technical equipment will be managed carefully to ensure the necessary Covid-19 secure protocols are in place, such as sanitisation of kit etc. This may mean that we have to limit times of access or the length of booking allowed per student or groups of students. We are trying, wherever possible, to limit the impact of these measures and want you to be reassured that you will still have the access you need in order to progress with your studies.

There will also be some additional changes that we will have to be implementing for you. We will be rescheduling some trips and educational visits that normally take place in the first semester until later in the year. We are doing this to make sure you still receive these opportunities and are able to get the very best out of them.

By putting all of these measures in place, it hasn’t been necessary to make large scale changes to your teaching contact hours, assessments or when we deliver elements of the curriculum. Where we have made some minor adjustments, these have been to include teaching of new technology and resources or introduction of some new module content to enhance your program of study. Although teaching sessions (lectures and workshops) will predominantly be online, with the introduction of the EROLs, you will actually have greater contact with your tutors and technical instructors. Some minor assessment changes include moving some examinations to an online format or replacing a requirement to a specific element of technology to allow you greater flexibility in your work. In all circumstances we have not made any adjustments to the learning outcomes that you need to achieve which ensures your degree will still allow you to attain the skills and capabilities you need to achieve.