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Student Accommodation

  • Priority for campus accommodation is given to first year students but this is subject to change; in years of high demand, some first year undergraduates may be offered off-campus accommodation.
  • All accommodation is on campus, within a short walk of the main facilities, offering affordable, clean and secure accommodation with staff available 24 hours a day to provide support and advice.
  • Campus living makes it easy to meet new friends, and with 24 hour security patrolling the site, Keele is rated the safest campus in the west Midlands in the BBC News league tables for crime rates.

Accommodation Costs

Keele University

Number of university/college beds 2,995
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £3,300–£4,600
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £2,709–£3,654

Living Here

  • Keele is in North Staffordshire halfway between Manchester and Birmingham. 
  • The University is on a hill overlooking the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme, 2 miles from Keele, with Stoke-on-Trent and its main shopping area Hanley just a couple of miles further away.

Getting Around

  • 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.

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 bidding for the title of UK City of Culture 2021, celebrating the culture of the city whether it is 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.