Welcome to GradEX20

It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to GradEX 2020, our annual exhibition of project work undertaken by final-year students at Staffordshire University. We are committed to ensuring that all members of our University community are given the right opportunities to make the most of their time with us, which is why this event features the work of students from across our Schools.

We strive to deliver the very best infrastructure for learners through innovative, digital-first teaching, industry partnerships and the provision of outstanding support. This is evidenced by Staffordshire University’s Digital Institute London, which opened in September 2019 and is already offering students access to state-of-the-art amenities in the heart of Europe’s tech capital. In 2021, we plan to build on this momentum with the launch of Catalyst – a £40 million development that will energise learning, knowledge sharing and industry across Staffordshire and beyond.

While we will continue to deliver cutting-edge amenities for our University community, talented students remain at the heart of our success. This is why we are so proud to showcase their work – not only to their family, friends and peers, but also to members of the public and prospective employers. GradEX offers our students an opportunity to explain their work to others and, as such, plays an important and formative role in their ongoing development.

Indeed, GradEX would not be possible without the support of employers. Every year, the personal interactions that take place between our students and key industry figures result in job offers and career opportunities for our future graduates.

We are therefore incredibly grateful to the companies, professional organisations and expert judges who give up their valuable time to make this event such a success. Your support not only adds value and prestige to GradEX, but also serves as a mark of recognition for the hard work and dedication of our ambitious and inspirational students.

Finally, I would like to thank all attendees for taking the time to take part in GradEX 2020. I am very proud of our students and I look forward to celebrating their many achievements with you.

I hope you enjoy this important event.

Best wishes,

Liz Barnes CBE
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive