University of Keele

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City/Town - Keele Village
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Freshers' Week

Keele University is ideally situated right by a bustling university town, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and minutes away from the ever-developing city of Stoke-on-Trent. Whether you're considering a foundation course or an undergraduate degree, an MA or a PhD, Keele is a place where students thrive. Keele University are proud to be No.1 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course in the Guardian University League Table 2019, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in England for overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) of broad-based public universities.


Keele University Students' Union (KeeleSU) is at the heart of campus life.

The entertainments team work really hard to provide a fantastic line-up of entertainment, hosting major artists as well as those we think will be really big.

Popular seasonal events include the Freshers' Ball, Halloween Ball, Winterfest, an impressive Refreshers' line-up, and the fabulous summer party, Woodstoke, to round off the academic year.

Halls of residence

As a campus university, Keele has over 2,800 bedrooms on site, with a range of accommodation available to suit different lifestyles and budgets, all within a short walk of the centre of campus.

There are a number of rooms (without an en-suite) for students who wish to stay in single-sex accommodation.

Students can specify on their application if they have any dietary requirements, but are also advised to contact Disability and Dyslexia Support for more advice.


With so much on offer locally you'll be spoilt for choice and will get to enjoy the benefits of both a campus community and exciting town and city area to explore.

The closest town to campus offers a student-friendly high street, modern shopping area, four big supermarkets within walking distance of the bus station, and a market four times a week selling everything from fruit to furniture.

The centre of town boasts an eight screen Vue cinema, bowling and entertainment complex, plus plenty of restaurants, bars and pubs. Close to the centre are the Jubilee2 swimming pool and sport centre and the New Vic Theatre.

Clubs and societies

KeeleSU has over 200 great clubs and societies to get involved in. There really is something for everyone, whether it's academic, games, film or performance.

Some of the clubs and societies that you can get involved in include:

  • Athletics Union
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess
  • Concert Band
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • Quidditch
  • eSports
  • Film
  • International
  • Keele Medics Society
  • Law
  • Mountaineering

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TEF Gold
University of Keele delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
Student Population
Female / Male Students
58% Female
42% Male
Full / Part Students
79% Full Time
21% Part Time
International Students
89% Domestic
11% International
Stats from HESA

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The course is challenging but there is a lot of support from the uni. lecturers are friendly. there are lots of reflective portfolios to do which can get repetitive. The modules are interactive which makes the learning easier and more interesting.


Brilliant university, good range of placements for mental health nursing and good support from personal tutors and lecturers if needed, very understanding.

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University of Keele
Keele Village
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