Key stats

  • 1st for Student Satisfaction (2014, 2015 and 2016 National Student Survey)
  • 1st for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table 2018)
  • 96% Keele graduate employability (DLHE, 2017)
  • TEF Gold

We're Keele University and we're different. Founded more than 60 years ago on the belief that we meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world, our principles resonate now more than ever.

Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, many of our students and a number of our staff live, as well as study and work here. It’s a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We operate on a human scale, providing people the space to think and plenty to do, with a vast array of clubs, societies, activities and volunteering opportunities.

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

The University itself was founded as the University College of North Staffordshire in 1949 and received its Charter as the University of Keele in 1962. We offer courses in medicine and health sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Our self-contained campus is home to our accommodation, library, lots of restaurants and cafés, the Students’ Union, a health centre, sports centre and leisure facilities, shop, chapel and nursery.

Times Good University Guide 2021 Ranking 51=/131
Guardian 2021 Ranking 35=/121
Address Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG View on Map
Contact Telephone +44 (0)1782 732000

Upcoming Open Days at Keele University


Keele University - Undergraduate Open Day

20 Nov 2021, 09:00 AM - 20 Nov 2021, 09:00 AM Keele University, Staffordshire, UK, ST5 5BG
Book Open Day
We're excited to welcome you onto the Keele campus to explore our facilities and introduce you to life at university. You'll have the opportunity to tour the campus, speak to academics about your subject interests and take a look around our accommodation. The safety of the Keele community, including our students, staff and visitors is our top priority, we'll continue to follow government guidance, keeping visitors updated with any changes that may need to be made to our open day plans.

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