The University of Keele

4.2 from 150 ratings
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34/354 Universities
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4.0 / 6 reviews
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3.2 / 6 reviews
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3.4 / 51 reviews
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4.4 / 13 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
4.2 / 6 reviews

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Why Study Here

Overview

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.

 

 

nightlife

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.

location

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

  • Total Students
    9,980
  • Male / Female Students
    57% Female 43% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    79% Full Time 21% Part Time
  • International Students
    17% International 83% UK

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The University of Keele Reviews

4.2 / 150 reviews
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20th June 2018
Beautiful campus, it creates a relaxing learning environment and is full of thinking space and stress free distractions. The balls at Keele Hall are beautiful and a great way to celebrate the end of a year and also a great excuse to glam up! Teaching staff at keele are second to none and speaking as an English Literature graduate, I can say that the tutors and lecturers will go the extra mile to get the best work from you if you’re willing to push yourself. Nights out at keele are seriously awesome, the smaller campus means that it’s easy to get to know a lot of people from lots of different groups and so coming together for a night out is always super fun! The societies and sports clubs at keele are also one of its best aspects. Getting involved in one of the teams or societies is a great way to make friends, develop skills and is a perfect way to relieve stress when uni work is piling up.
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Second to none, councilling and well-being services will be your anchor if you’re struggling at keele.
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28th January 2018
The university is in a cheap place in the country so that means cheaper living, from nights out to products to housing. The uni does well to reflect this with most halls being easily affordable
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Rankings

Rank City Student Rating
65 Ealing Borough
4.2 / 6 reviews
66 Bradford City
3.6 / 13 reviews
67 Sunderland
3.5 / 15 reviews
68 Luton
3.3 / 21 reviews
69 Keele Village
4.0 / 6 reviews
70 Milton Keynes Town
4.0 / 6 reviews
71 Wrexham Town
3.9 / 7 reviews
72 Middlesbrough
3.6 / 10 reviews
73 Lampeter Town
5.0 / 2 reviews
74 Egham Town
3.0 / 30 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Horwood Hall
3.9 / 12 reviews
2 Barnes Hall
3.2 / 14 reviews
3 Holly Cross & The Oaks Hall
3.4 / 9 reviews
4 Lindsay Hall
2.9 / 11 reviews
5 Hawthorns Hall
3.2 / 5 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Drama
5.0 / 1 review
2 Harry Potter
5.0 / 1 review
3 Mature Students of Keele
5.0 / 1 review
4 Midwifery
5.0 / 1 review
5 Philharmonic Orchestra
5.0 / 1 review
6 Rock Appreciation Posse
5.0 / 1 review
7 Tea Enthusiast Army
5.0 / 1 review
8 Christian Union
3.5 / 2 reviews
9 Archery
4.0 / 1 review
10 Badminton
4.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 The Scruffy Squirrel
4.3 / 17 reviews
2 KPA Clubhouse
4.7 / 6 reviews
3 Lindsay Café Bar
4.0 / 2 reviews
4 Barnes Bar
3.0 / 1 review
5 Hawthorns Bar
0.0 / 0 reviews
6 Horwood Bar
0.0 / 0 reviews
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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 Keele University
4.2 / 6 reviews
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Location Details

The University of Keele
Keele
Keele Village
ST5 5BG
United Kingdom