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Student Accommodation

  • The university prioritises all new full-time students and international students for campus accommodation. If it's unable to offer a campus bedroom, it guarantees that students will be placed with other new students in off-campus accommodation – and provides a free bus pass so there will be no extra cost for getting to lectures.
  • As a campus university, Keele has over 2,800 bedrooms on site. A range of accommodation is available to suit different lifestyles and budgets, all within a short walk of the centre of campus.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £2,967 to £9,037 per year

Student Life

  • Keele is in North Staffordshire halfway between Manchester and Birmingham. 
  • The university is on a hill overlooking the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme, two miles from Keele, with Stoke-on-Trent and its main shopping area Hanley just a couple of miles further away.

Culture and Nightlife

  • There is a thriving student life around the campus and a wide range of café-bars, restaurants and pubs in Newcastle and clubs in Hanley.
  • Theatre lovers will enjoy the New Vic in Newcastle and the Regent in Hanley, while the latest films are shown at the multi-screen cinema in Newcastle.
  • The UK's biggest theme park, Alton Towers, is around 45 minutes from the university and the beautiful Peak District is only 20 miles away.
  • The city of Stoke-on-Trent is six miles away. Whether eating oatcakes, going to a football match, listening to music at the Sugarmill or visiting the beautifully restored spitfire at the Potteries Museum and Art gallery, culture in one sense or other drips from every pore in the city.


  • Keele's central location means it is easy to get anywhere in the country, with the M6 and rail links close at hand. Manchester and Birmingham are each an hour's drive away, while London is 90 minutes by train.
  • A regular bus service operates between the campus and Hanley, which is the main shopping centre. Students can travel on this route and other First Bus routes at discounted fares.
  • A free bus pass will be issued to Freshers if campus accommodation is not available and the university have assisted them to find private accommodation locally.