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Is there anyone doing social work on the Stoke on Trent campus? Bit worried as have heard it is a dodgy area! Can anyone help? Thanks
My names Kate and I'm the official rep for Staffs Uni here on TSR.
Have you applied to us or are you still thinking about it?
What are you worried about exactly in terms of the area...? There's responses in this thread about what university life is like. You can also read our student blogs which give you some good insight into life at Staffs. You can also check out the TSR FAQ for more info on nightlife and venues etc.
If there's anything you want to know about in more details let me know
Are the areas surrounding Stoke on Trent 'safe' to travel, when going to placements? Also what are the crime levels around the campus like?
I haven't applied yet, bu have narrowed my choices down to 3 universities:-)
During my second year i lived in the Shelton estate just parallel to the university and to be honest it is a bit rough, as in i personally wouldn't walk alone at night through certain streets, although the crime rate doesn't reflect this as it is fairly low but you can't be too cautious!
http://www.police.uk/staffordshire/IE30/crime/ --See this link for all reported crime in the area of Shelton.
I hope this helped, whatever you decide all the best for your studies!
I'm a student at staffs, I moved to Stoke from Essex (outskirts of London) and haven't had any trouble what so ever. As mentioned you get crime anywhere but I've never felt scared or threatened. The only time anything would ever happen is if people go looking for trouble.