• University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and The Sunday Times annual University of the Year awards, 2017)
  • 1st for Student Satisfaction 2014, 2015, 2016 (National Student Survey)
  • 1st for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2017)
  • 1st for Employment (HESA - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education, 2016)
  • 1st for Affordability (marbles.com, 2016)
  • Top 4% of the world’s universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2015 - 2016)
  • 97% of our research was classified as world leading, or of international importance (Research Excellence Framework, 2014)

League Tables / Surveys

National Student Survey
  • 1st in the 2016 National Student Survey of UK broad-based universities for overall student satisfaction with an exceptionally high score of 94%
  • Feedback from Keele's undergraduate final year students found them to be most happy with ​well-organised and ​intellectually stimulating courses, and ​lecturers being available when needed, ​good at explaining things​ and ​enthusiastic about what they are teaching​​. Students also gave excellent ratings to the availability and quality of library, learning and IT resources
  • The University's overall satisfaction score is an impressive 94%, far exceeding the national average. This result underlines Keele's ongoing commitment to student experience, having ranked in the top 10 for 5 years, and topping the table in both 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey
  • Top 10 for Student Experience
  • 3rd for our good campus university environment
  • 4th for high quality staff and lectures
  • 5th for having helpful and interested staff
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 - 2016
  • Top 4% of the world’s universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 - 2016)
  • Keele University has been ranked among the top 4% of the world's leading universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16
  • Keele is placed in the #401-500 band of the world’s best higher education institutions and in the top 1.5% for 'international outlook', one of the key performance indicators that looks at staff, students and research
QS World University Rankings by Subject
  • Keele University features amongst the world's elite institutions in two of the 42 subjects featured in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject
  • Sociology, positioned in the top 200 (in the 151 - 200 band)
  • Medicine, positioned in the top 350 (301 - 350)
Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2016
  • Top 10 students’ union

Media league tables

  • Ranked second overall for Student Satisfaction and third for Teaching Quality in the Times and Sunday Times University League Tables for 2016
  • Affordable living and accommodation also saw Keele in 3rd position, which combined with highly rated developments on campus, such as the library (ranked first in the Times Higher Student Satisfaction Poll), sees the largest campus in the UK offering value for money
  • In the subject specific rankings Keele was top 10 in 5 subjects; Medicine, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nursing and American Studies and top 40 in a further 16 subject areas.
  • Complete University Guide League Table 2015: 43rd
  • Guardian University Guide: 34th
  • Daily Telegraph: 6th place ‘Britain’s most beautiful universities’ guide (not date specific).


Research Excellence Framework 2014
  • In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (2014), 97% of our research was classified as world leading, or of international importance
  • All Keele subjects improve in research performance
  • World leading research impact in 10 disciplines
  • No.1 for research impact in Health
  • No.1 for research impact in History, Politics and Philosophy
  • As a Keele student you will taught by staff at the forefront of their discipline. In their research our academic staff develop new ideas and publish new research findings, which they bring to their undergraduate teaching and use to inform course design and module content
  • In 2012/13 Keele’s research grant income was £13.4 million, which has seen year-on-year growth
HESA - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education
  • The newly announced DLHE figures for Keele give us an employment indicator figure of 97.5 (FTFD)
  • 97.5% of students who graduated in 2015 found employment or continued on to further study within six months (Source: Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016 as compiled by the Higher Education Statistics Agency)
  • The University’s Dignity and Respect initiative was shortlisted for by the Guardian University Awards 2014
  • We were one of the first HE institutions to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard
  • In 2014, the University was awarded the Athena Swan Bronze Award
Facts & figures
  • There are over 3,000 bedrooms on campus and we have one of the highest proportions of student rooms owned and managed by a university
  • As a campus university, we have over 3,000 bedrooms on site, all within a short walk of the centre of campus. We offer affordable, clean and secure accommodation with staff available 24 hours a day to offer support and advice. For offsite accommodation, rents in the local area are amongst the most affordable in the country
  • We are in contact with more than 45,000 alumni living in over 100 countries
  • In the last 10 years alone, we have invested over £115 million in our campus and infrastructure
  • The Student' Union and centre of campus has recently undergone a £2.7 million transformation, the centre piece being the Forest of Light - a walk-through installation designed to commemorate our 50th anniversary
  • The University has a 70 acre development site for its Science and Innovation Park and current hosts 40 companies employing over 600 people on existing Science and Business Park