Teaching and support
Our highly specialised and experienced teaching teams are committed to developing inclusive and dynamic learning environments and creating supportive staff/student relationships. Teaching staff include individuals from a broad spectrum of clinical specialities to include cardiovascular- respiratory, Musculoskeletal and Neurology as well as an exercise Physiologist and an engineer.
You will be allocated a personal tutor at the start of your studies who will address any concerns you may have and provide any additional pastoral and academic support you may need. You will meet with them regularly throughout the duration of your programme to support you during your time at Keele. Keele University received Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework which is a testament to the quality of our teaching staff.
Students have access to our excellent peer mentoring scheme which utilises students from other years of the programme to mentor, support and advise new students in the first year of their programme. This has been reviewed extremely positively by students.
"Rehabilitation Science has equipped me with a highly unique skill set such as testing and prescribing exercise for cardiac, pulmonary, neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. I have really loved being able to apply the theory within the AU Injury Clinic, gaining valuable hands-on experience."
"I have found the Radiography modules incredibly interesting and this has inspired me to read around topics and look up concepts up in greater detail. The lecturers are very enthusiastic and make use of multiple ways of explaining concepts to ensure understanding."
"I have loved my time at Keele studying Physiotherapy. With outstanding guidance and support I have gained the academic, clinical and research skills needed and in a wide variety of key topics, that were all delivered through engaging and challenging modes of learning and assessment style."
"When I first applied to Keele I didn’t know too much about it. Following visits to campus for an open day and my interview I very quickly fell in love with Keele. You meet students from other universities on placement and learn about how other courses are run. It seemed that all other students, and educators, had always heard of the strong reputation of Keele students and it made me very proud to carry the Keele name. The depth of teaching, staff support and spread of content over the course are all second to none. Looking back, choosing Keele was the best decision I ever made."
"I chose to study physio at Keele because of the atmosphere that was created and shared by everyone I met at my first open day. This is something that has continued through my 3 years at Keele. I have made some amazing friends who along with the staff at SAHP have supported me through the duration of my degree and helped to make a stressful 3 years some of the most enjoyable. "
"The sense of community within the student body has positively impacted my learning experience and outcome, I don’t think I would have completed my 3 years at Keele successfully without the help and support from my peers."
"As a mature student, I knew Keele' s reputation for academic performance. I wasn't disappointed; the quality of teaching has been excellent, and I've had unique extra-curricular opportunities through Keele, including the Keele Sports Injury Clinic and Mentorship program with Connect, who I now work for. What I hadn't expected, was the Keele Physio family. Tutors always there to talk to and support me, even if it meant tough love sometimes! This transfers to the students, and we've all supported each other over the years. I leave now with found memories and friends who feel more like family. "
"After 3 years being an international student from Malaysia, studying in Keele University, I'd like to thank SAHP for the support and guidance for us to be aspiring physiotherapists. I am very grateful to the school who offers such freedom and wide range of choices for our placements, allowing me to gain full experiences in all MSK, Neuro and CVR specialties, in the NHS and in private settings. Being a CSP student rep and a student mentor in SAHP, I can say that the school and the staff provides a safe and encouraging environment, not only for professional development but also personal growths."