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Student accommodation in Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent is a unique city with plenty to do and explore. On top of that, it is one of the most affordable places to live and study in the United Kingdom. 

Every bit helps when it comes to financing your studies and booking a student accommodation in Stoke-on-Trent with Student.com will help you get more for your money. 

We offer different types of student housing in Stoke, from 1-bedroom flats and 2-bed accommodation options to self-contained studio flats. 

Call us or send us a message via live chat to learn more. Our booking consultants will be happy to answer all your questions!

Get to know Stoke-on-Trent 

Stoke-on-Trent is a city in the county of Staffordshire in the West Midlands region at the heart of England, United Kingdom.

"The Potteries"

Home of the pottery industry in England for over 300 years, Stoke-on-Trent, or Stoke, is renowned for pottery and ceramics production. Its nickname as “The Potteries” and its residents, the “Potters,” is demonstration of Stoke’s status as the ‘World Capital of Ceramics.’

Creating beautiful things from dirt is proof that Stoke is a creative city where art, technology and commerce converge through craftsmanship. 

The city’s renowned creativity and innovation can be seen in abundance when exploring it. You can discover this unique city’s remarkable history by visiting its award-winning museums, visitor centres and working factories.

The Gladstone Pottery Museum, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Spode Museum, World of Wedgwood, Emma Bridgewater Pottery Factories, as well as ceramic festivals showcase Stoke’s local artistic heritage.

You can also test your creative skills and craftsmanship while you are in the home of the “World Capital of Ceramics.” There are plenty of hands-on pottery-making opportunities where you can try your hand at creating your own masterpiece or learn to become a master potter by taking ceramics classes.


But the historic home of the pottery trade is way more than just kilns and prettily painted plates. So, if throwing a pot is not your thing, Stoke’s extensive attraction offerings will keep you entertained. 

Whatever your interest, you will have plenty of choice from a lively nightlife, world-class exhibitions, restaurants serving up world cuisine, a line-up of outstanding plays and cinema screenings, sporting and music events and family fun activities. There’s something to suit all tastes in Stoke.

There are also good options for shopping with good value supermarkets, big-name stores and an excellent indoor market. 

When it comes to culture, Stoke is a great destination. It’s steeped in history and is bursting with cultural events throughout the year from pottery festivals and street art events to drama. 

Stoke is also a sporting city and is home to two professional football clubs – Stoke City and Port Vale. So if you’re a football fan coming to study in the city, make sure you experience one of those cold, rainy nights in Stoke.

Student life in Stoke

When it is time to unwind from your studies, you will be glad you chose to study in Stoke.

Whether you love to party until the wee hours of the morning, looking for outdoor adventure, want to discover the city’s unique history and culture, or shop the latest trends, there are plenty of choices for all interests.

Great entertainment

For a great night out, the Cultural Quarter in the city centre is home to several popular entertainment spots and comes alive in the evening. In Stoke you can also enjoy a wide range of concerts, events and stand-up comedy specials. 

If you love to dance the night away, Stoke knows how to party. Live music is on offer at several venues throughout the city including the nationally acclaimed live music venue and nightclub The Sugarmill, Eleven, and The Underground which host both big-name and up-and-coming bands.

A great programme of events

Stoke also has a great programme of events throughout the year for everyone from music lovers to the artistic, outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of literature.

The line-up includes The Big Feast (August), an outdoor art festival that brings world-class artists and performances to Stoke and Roundabout by Paines Plough (October), the world’s first pop-up, plug-and-play theatre.

The Emma Bridgewater Factory hosts the annual Stoke literary festival in June. The event celebrates Stoke’s contribution to the creative arts with a fantastic range of authors, writers, playwrights and performers.


Whenever you feel like having some downtime in the beautiful outdoors, the city has options for that too, from canoe trails to walks. Trentham Gardens offers award-winning gardens while you can also get close to nature in the local zoo called the Trentham Monkey Forest.


Visiting The Potteries Centre, the region’s biggest shopping centre, will meet all your retail needs with big high street names.  

Trentham Shopping Village has many timber lodges with amazing shops, cafes and restaurants, all in a friendly village atmosphere.


From the Staffordshire Oatcake to a bowl of hearty homemade Lobby, to a refreshing pint of Titanic ale, good food and drink are embedded in Stoke’s DNA.

Besides, what would be the point of producing and exporting millions of plates and not having something tasty to put on them?

With a fine array of restaurants, pubs, cafes and tearooms that serve food and drink, Stoke will surely have something to satisfy your taste buds and suit your budget.

Where to study in Stoke-on-Trent?

Originally established in 1906 as the School of Mining, Staffordshire University has come a long way since its origins as a location for mining classes. It remains distinctly proud of its historical connection to mining as it remains a particularly strong institution for the sciences. 

It offers various undergraduate, graduate, professional, and distance learning programs from five academic departments:

  • School of Digital, Technologies and Arts
  • School of Health and Social Care
  • School of Law, Policing and Forensics
  • School of Life Sciences and Education
  • Staffordshire Business School

Staffordshire is reputable for the quality of its teaching earning the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award and a top 10 ranking for teaching quality in the 2019 Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Another institution for higher education in the area is Keele University, located in the village of Keele, about 4 miles west of the city centre of Stoke-on-Trent. Keele University has three faculties, Humanities & Social Sciences, Natural Sciences as well as Medicine & Health Sciences.

Frequently asked questions about student housing in Stoke-on-Trent

How do I apply for a student flat on Student.com?

Applying for a student flat on Student.com is easy and free! 

You can use our intuitive search filters and mapping feature to find and locate your preferred student residence in Stoke-on-Trent. After choosing a flat you like, click ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page. 

On the property page you’ll need to choose the room type you’d like to live in. Once you’ve chosen, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now.’ One of our booking consultants will then be in touch to answer any questions you may have and to take you through the next steps.

Do you offer 2 bed and 1 bed flats, as well as studios in Stoke-on-Trent?

Yes, we do. Lomax Student Halls and Keele House offer private rooms with private bathrooms where other facilities are shared with other inhabitants. Orme House offers 2 bed apartments with a shared bathroom. All three, as well as Q Studios also offer fully self-contained studio apartments.

Can I see the room before moving in?

Sure. If you’ll be in Stoke before your move in date, just contact us and one of our booking consultants will arrange a visit.

All the properties we list in Stoke have lots of photos of them on the property pages though, so even if you can’t make it to Stoke before you start your studies, you can get a good idea about what your new home will look like.

Do I have to pay a deposit to secure my booking?

Yes, you’ll typically have to pay a deposit to the landlord to secure your booking. Your booking consultant will give you more information on this once it’s time to sign your contract.

You’ll pay the deposit directly to the landlord and won’t have to pay anything to Student.com.