Keele University Access and Participation Plan

Our Access and Participation Plan articulates our ongoing commitment to improving equality of opportunity for underrepresented groups to access, succeed in and progress from higher education. Our latest Plan, approved by the Office for Students, incorporates contributions from colleagues across our university community.

The founding mission of the University from its conception in the late 1940s was to provide an inclusive, high quality learning environment which provided opportunity for all. Our continuing success in achieving this is evidenced by accolades such as our consistently outstanding ranking in the National Student Survey and our consistently high rating for graduate employability.

The region within which we are based faces some of the most significant challenges in terms of aspiration and success in general, and widening participation in higher education in particular. These long-standing challenges are the key reasons why Keele University has been so actively engaged in widening access and participation activity for so many years, building an established network of engagements across the region and beyond, including through leadership of the Higher Horizons+ National Collaborative Outreach Programme.

Click to read Keele APP Summary 2024/25 variation.

Click to read University of Keele Access and Participation Plan 2020/21 to 2024/25.

A summary of our Access and Participation Plan 2020/21 to 2024/25 can be found here: Keele Access and Participation Plan Summary - 2023-24 variations.

Read Keele University's 19-20 APP Monitoring Impact report.

Previous Access Agreements can be found on the Office for Students website.

The Annual Fee Information Summary 2023-24 from the Office for St‌udents is available to view. 

The Annual Fee Information Summary 2024-25 from the Office for Students is available to view.