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 2022 Ranking 48/131
Guardian 2022 Ranking 48/121
Address Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG View on Map
Contact Telephone +44 (0)1782 732000

Upcoming Open Days at Keele University


Keele University - Postgraduate Open Event 2022

26 Oct 2022, 15:00 PM - 26 Oct 2022, 17:00 PM Virtual event
Book Open Day
Postgraduate open afternoons provide you with the opportunity to chat (virtually) to our passionate academic members of staff to discuss your chosen field. You can also find out more about studying at Keele. The event will consist of a live, virtual session where you will hear from a range of teams across Keele about the benefits of postgraduate study and from current students about their experiences of studying at Keele. You will also get the opportunity to ask our academics any questions you have about our programmes at Keele. If you’re not familiar with our beautiful campus and would like to visit in-person, campus visits can be arranged separately following the Postgraduate Open Event.

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