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Information and Visits
Keele University is located in the historic and beautifully landscaped surroundings of Keele Hall, ancestral home of the Sneyd family of Staffordshire.
Keele is described as an "open" campus - we welcome all visitors, whether associated with the university or not, to enjoy the grounds responsibly.
Alumni may book discounted accommodation at the Keele Management Centre. A list of local accommodations can be requested from the Alumni Office, although we accept no responsibility for the premises listed.
Alumni can contact the Alumni Office for advice and help – if we are able, we are happy to join you for a short tour or talk about Keele then and now. We can help you arrange visits, plan where to eat and drink and advise you on accommodation on or off campus; or help you to take advantage of the award-winning Keele Conferences team for your own reunion or special occasion.
The Sneyd family planted an extensive arboretum and landscaped the estate during the 18th and 19th Centuries and this has been restored, extended and diversified during the lifetime of the University.
The Memorial Garden and the campus more widely has many trees planted in memory of former alumni, staff and others connected to the Unviersity.
The Sneyd Family and the Keele Estate - and the founding of Keele University
The University is situated on the former estate of the Sneyd family, influential in Staffordshire since the 13th Century. The landscaped grounds feature extensive woods, lakes, parkland, an arboretum and architectural and horticultural features designed to complement the grandeur of Keele Hall.
Read about Keele’s Heritage.
The History of Keele University
Keele University has a unique history as the first British university founded after the Second World War. The ideals and innovation of the new institution still inspire the University today.
Alumni are welcome to visit the Students Union by prior arrangement.
Honorary Life Members are always welcome. A KeeleSU GradCard allows entry into the Students' Union building after you have graduated and offers a range of discounts, offers and access.
The Friends of Keele
Keele enjoys the affection not just of its staff, students and alumni but is also a focal point for the surrounding community – it is a major centre for the cultural, intellectual, leisure and recreational life of Staffordshire and beyond.
Find out more about Friends of Keele here.
There are regular services in the Chapel and a full-time chaplaincy team.
Confirmation of Degrees, Transcripts and Qualifications
If you need documentary or other confirmation of your degree or other qualification, or a transcript, please consult the Examinations department for Undergraduate awards. For information about postgraduate awards please approach the Postgraduate Office.
Successful adults make a difference in their community; they make the most of their potential and make sense of the world – the process begins when they are students at Keele and continues throughout their lives
The professional Keele Careers Service may help you with Career Planning, Careers Information, Postgraduate Study and Work Experience. Alumni of Keele University may seek advice and have access to the Resource Room for up to three years after graduation
We are starting this year with an amazing opportunity for alumni to guide and advise current students who are now looking at 'life after Keele'. This is a unique chance for the alumni of tomorrow to network with the alumni of today, about varying career paths.
If you wish to get involved in a similar event, please email Emma Gregory or call 01782 733286.
Data Protection and Confidentiality
All data is held securely by Keele University Alumni Office and will be treated confidentially. Unless you tell us otherwise, the data may be made available to our academic and administrative departments, recognized alumni groups and societies including the North American Foundation for Keele University.
Data will not be disclosed to external organizations, other than those acting as agents for the University on alumni related projects. The University may also provide information to certain external surveying companies working on behalf of such organizations as the Higher Educational Survey Agency (HESA) or University funding bodies.
The data will be used for a full range of alumni activities, including sending University publications, promotion of benefits and services available to alumni, notification of alumni events and of programmes involving academic and administrative departments. Data will also be used in University fund raising programmes. You have the right to object to the use of your data for any of the above purposes. Personal contact details will not be divulged to fellow alumni without explicit prior permission.