Keele University

Newcastle-under-Lyme

  • Location: Town, Rural

Student life

Our Students’ Union is consistently ranked highly in the National Student Survey and NUS Best Bar None Awards, and has hosted big names including Stormzy, Ed Sheeran and Snoop Dogg.

Keele SU has also been awarded for incorporating the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development (Global Goals Teach In Students’ Union Winner 2021).

We have over 120 clubs and societies for students to choose from. Whether you want to do a competitive sport or take up a new hobby; clubs and societies are a great way to develop as an individual, grow your confidence and meet life-long friends.

We support every student at Keele. Our Student Experience and Support team offer one-to-one support and can help you access any additional support you might need including financial guidance, support for disabilities, specific learning difficulties and long-term health conditions, wellbeing support and counselling, or access our chaplaincy and faith services.

What's it like to live in West Midlands?
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The West Midlands is made up of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire. Its main cities are Birmingham, Coventry, and Wolverhampton.

It’s the most diverse part of the country behind London, with a proud multicultural history, from the birth of Two-Tone music in Coventry – a combination of Caribbean ska and English punk – to the Balti curry, courtesy of Birmingham’s Pakistani community.

Once the heart of heavy industry and manufacturing, and the inspiration for Peaky Blinders, Birmingham is one of the youngest cities in Europe, with over 40% under 25 years old.

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What's it like to live in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme?
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A hive of lively towns in Staffordshire, steeped in both history and student life – playing host to Keele University and Staffordshire University.

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Campus and facilities

Located in the Staffordshire countryside, but within easy reach of the bustling town of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and the vibrant city of Stoke-on-Trent, Keele offers the best of both worlds: a close-knit campus community and an exciting local area to explore. Discover a variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and entertainment venues all on your doorstep. Jump on the train and we’re less than an hour away from both Manchester and Birmingham.

Our campus accommodation has over 2,800 bedrooms, all within a short walk of central teaching spaces, shops, and food and drink venues. Our Residence Life team supports students who live in campus halls of residence, ensuring a community where students can relax, have fun, and feel connected, safe and secure. We offer guaranteed accommodation on campus for September entry undergraduate applicants who make Keele their firm choice, and who apply for accommodation by the deadline date (Terms and conditions apply).

Course locations

Guy Hilton Research Centre, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent, ST4 7QB

Main Site

Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG

Main Site

Keele, ST5 5BG

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Staffordshire, ST4 6QG

Keele Campus

Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG