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Staffordshire University London will be doubling the space it occupies at Here East, investing £3.5m into their state-of-the-art expansion.

Since opening at Here East in 2019, Staffordshire University London, is now home to 135 students studying on a range of technology-focused courses including eSports, Computer Science, Concept Art for Games and Film, Computer Games Design and Cyber Security.

The University has now outgrown the space it occupies and is investing £3.5m to double its space to 31,133 sq ft.

It plans to use the space to improve the facilities available for students and expand the courses available from September.

  • The Production Warehouse: This existing space will be enhanced with new a Virtual Production and post-production suite.
  • The Data Junction: A mega lab featuring wireless casting and presenting facilities, as well as new cyber and networking labs.
  • The Digital Loft: A social area is being created to provide staff and students with a space for collaboration, presentations and there will also be a faith room.

The global pandemic has highlighted the growing digital skills gap in the UK. Staffordshire University London focuses on courses providing young people with the right skills and experience to access careers in high-growth digital industries. The new space will enable Staffordshire University London to provide a wider array of courses including Artificial Intelligence, Data Science & Informatics and Financial Technologies which will provide students with the digital skills to expand their future job opportunities and help close the digital skills gap.

Our number one priority is to create an exciting and vibrant campus where students and staff, alongside our external stakeholder partners, come together and truly ‘Create the Uncreated’. Our focus is on collaborative working and harnessing new technologies to drive innovation.

Matt Brindley-Sadler, Director at Staffordshire University London

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