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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.
  • Keele has over 2,800 bedrooms on campus, offering a range of accommodation to suit different lifestyle needs and budgets. All are within a short walk of the centre of campus.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £3,100 to £9,037 per year

The costs above are for the academic year 2018/19

Student Life

  • Keele is in north Staffordshire, halfway between Manchester and Birmingham.
  • The university has the benefit of a campus university, but with a large town (Newcastle-under-Lyme) only 10 minutes by car and the city of Stoke-on-Trent just a few miles further.
  • The local area provides all the facilities needed and wanted by students, including large supermarkets, restaurants, nightlife, cinemas, and shopping – as well as museums and outdoor activities.

Nightlife and Culture

  • 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.

Travel

  • 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.