To achieve our goals, we must be trustworthy and reliable members of meaningful partnerships. Our partners will be a wide range of people and organisations, on campus, and across the world. We will work to further enhance our internal partnerships, ensuring that education and research benefits from effective, collaborative working.

We will also continue to have external partnerships that we can be proud of. A large proportion of our research will be carried out in cooperation with a range of organisations from business, charity, government, the NHS, local authorities, cultural sectors and directly with the public. Similarly, in many areas, our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are supported by long-term educational partnerships which enable our students to gain essential experiential learning alongside, or as part of their studies, and a graduate level of employment when they leave us.

Our two existing Keele Deals frame partnerships with significant organisations (such as local authorities, businesses of all sizes, third-sector organisations, theatres, schools and colleges) or with our local communities through our arts programme and various outreach activities. A Keele Deal | Health will be developed with partners to reaffirm, enhance and expand our education and research activity as well as strengthen our position in promoting health in our communities.