- 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.