History & Legacy

Women in Computing

Pioneers of Computing Teaching in the UK 

In the 1960’s, Staffordshire University was a pioneer of Computing teaching in the UK. The campus has an impressive track record as one of the first institutions to offer computing degrees, resulting in national recognition for leadership in the field of Computing Science and Technology in the UK. This success triggered major investment by the Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council. The Digital Media Lab located in the main building was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2006.