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A complete guide to moving to Stoke-on-Trent as a Student

Updated: Nov 21, 2023

Welcome to Stoke on Trent - a vibrant city in the Midlands with a rich history of potteries, and the only city in the UK made up of six towns Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke-upon-Trent, and Tunstall.


For students, Stoke is home to Staffordshire and Keele Universities and boasts a buzzing nightlife ranging from cozy traditional pubs to nightclubs and live music venues.


So, you've found your dream student house in Stoke, but moving to a new city is always daunting, so we have written this blog post to provide you with a complete guide to moving to Stoke-on-Trent, including information on transportation, healthcare, entertainment, and more.


We will also include a list of resources that students will find helpful, such as student unions and support groups.


Stoke on Trent student houses exterior view - a row of terraced houses in Shelton, Stoke on Trent

Getting Around: Transport in and around Stoke on Trent for Students


Stoke on Trent is well-connected by public transportation, with buses, trains, and trams serving the city and surrounding areas. The student area is located just a 5 minute walk from Stoke on Trent Train station which is well-connected as a hub to the North and South of England.


Stoke on Trent is also home to an extremely well-connected bus route, which allows students of Keele University to travel from their student accommodation to University.


To make this even easier, Keele University offers its students a discounted bus pass which is available at the following link:




If you are planning on driving in Stoke on Trent, be aware that the city centre is a pedestrianised zone. All of our Student Accommodation in Stoke on Trent is eligible for a residential permit.



Looking after yourself: Healthcare in Stoke on Trent


Stoke on Trent has a number of hospitals and healthcare providers. If you are a UK resident moving to University in a new city, one of the first things you will need to do is register at your local practice. Freshers flu is very real and you never know when you might need to pop to the doctors!


If you are a student living in the Stoke on Trent University vicinity, there are three main surgeries which you should consider registering at:

  1. Harley Street Medical Practice at Harley Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3RX.

  2. Norfolk Street Surgery at Shelton Primary Care Centre, Norfolk Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4PB.

  3. Moorcroft Medical Centre at 10 Botteslow Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3NJ.


If at any time you are concerned about your mental health, you can contact the Stoke on Trent Crisis Care Centre directly, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year on 0800 0 328 728.


If you are an international student, you may be eligible for free healthcare under the NHS. However, if you are coming to the UK for less than 6 months then you should arrange health insurance before you travel, as you will not be entitled to free healthcare in the UK. Read more about healthcare for international students in Stoke-on-Trent.


Work hard, Play hard: Entertainment in Stoke-on-Trent


Stoke on Trent has a vibrant cultural scene, with museums, galleries, theatres, and music venues. After a hard day at Keele or Staffs University, there's always plenty of things to do in Stoke-on-Trent.


Staffs and Keele University both offer a range of events for students, ranging from traditional Freshers week mayhem to live gigs throughout the rest of the academic year. For more info, check out the latest on the Keele Events Calendar and Staffs Events Calendar.


Resources for Students in Stoke on Trent


There are a number of resources available to students in Stoke on Trent, including student unions, support groups, and financial aid providers.


You can find more information on resources for students in Stoke on Trent here:


Keele University Resources:

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Staffs University Resources:

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Conclusion


At Beau Homes we are committed to ensuring that all students in Stoke on Trent enjoy this city to its fullest. We are always available for any help and advice - whether you are living in one of our student houses or not!


If you are a second or third year student looking for a well managed and high quality place to call home, check out our private student accommodation on Stoke on Trent!


hope this blog post has been helpful in providing you with information on moving to Stoke on Trent. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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