- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
Keele University is situated in the heart of the UK, with a campus nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK. It's a big campus but with a small and cosmopolitan community. The university rates highly for student satisfaction (joint 15th of The Complete University Guide league tables 2019) and offers gold-standard teaching (TEF 2017).
UCAS Code: K12
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.
Level of study
- Undergraduate 79%
- Postgraduate 21%
Mode of study
- Full Time 79%
- Part Time 21%
Where students come from
- UK 88%
- EU 2%
- Other 10%
- Male 42%
- Female 58%
Undergraduate Open Days
Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you.
Student Services and Facilities
- The library on campus offers fantastic facilities and study space, open 24/7. The campus library, and separate health library, both offer free Wi-Fi, excellent support, a choice of study spaces and access to extensive print and online resources.
- The Jobshop, based in KeeleSU, is a free service that advertises part-time, temporary and graduate jobs.
- The university also has a paid student ambassador scheme where students represent the university at events, with flexible working hours that fit around their studies.
- The Careers and Employability team offer students guidance and advice from their base in the library.
- With a Well Pharmacy on campus, students can access everything they need to keep well and healthy.
- The counselling and mental health support team includes professionally trained and experienced counsellors and mental health practitioners. They'll listen without judgement, creating a space where students can talk about their emotions. They will also refer students on to other sources of help if they feel it's needed.
- If Keele is a first choice university for a student with a physical and/or sensory disability, severe mental health issues, or on the autistic spectrum, a suitable room on campus is guaranteed for the duration of their course. Accommodation includes specially adapted ground-floor rooms and kitchens.
- The Disability and Dyslexia support team provides ongoing support for individual student needs and can arrange a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) assessment.
- Please refer to the university website for details of disability support and to contact an adviser.
Other services and facilities
- An ecumenical chapel provides a focus for different styles of Christian worship. The Islamic Centre offers space for Muslim worship.
- Other facilities include a large, purpose-built nursery at the heart of the campus, plus shops offering a range of groceries, gifts, and supplies to keep students going.
- Keele SU organises events throughout the year; these have included the Freshers' Fair, Halloween Ball, Winterfest party, Christmas markets, and the annual summer party, WoodStoke.
- KeeleSU has hosted six Brit-nominated artists (Tinie Tempah, Example, Professor Green, Rizzle Kicks, Ed Sheeran and Chase & Status).
- The SU was crowned 'Best Bar None' Gold award for 2016 and 2017 as regional winner.
- The institution was founded in 1949 and granted university status in 1962.
- The founding ideology of Keele University was to meet the demands of a new kind of educational society and it still upholds the principles of community and flexible interdisciplinary study.
- HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was Chancellor of Keele University between 1962 and 1986.
- With over 600 acres, Keele University has the largest single-site campus in the UK.
Notable Alumni and Famous Faces
- Dr Maggie Atkinson − former Children’s Commissioner for England.
- Laurence Mann − Chief of Staff and Director at The Office of David Cameron.
- Jamie Aitchison − BAFTA winner TV coverage of 2012 Paralympic Games.
- Dominic Coles − former Director of Operations at the BBC.
- Jonty Bloom − BBC Business and Economics Correspondent.
- Steve Jackson − Co-founder Games Workshop.
Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire , ST5 5BG