Keele Day

KEELE DAY 2019 IS GOING GLOBAL!

Come to Homecoming 2019 at Keele on Keele Day - Saturday 11th May 2019

Unable to make it back to Keele, you can celebrate Keele Day where you are!

From New Zealand to Hawaii, have your very own Keele Day celebration. Here are a few ideas of how you can get involved:

  • Get together with local Keele friends and post a video or picture to our social media channels with #KeeleDay #KeeleisGlobal
  • Wherever you are in the world on Keele Day, whether it is an event, a small gathering or just you with a selfie stick, please share your Keele Day pictures and videos to our social media channels using #KeeleDay and #KeeleisGlobal and let all your fellow Keelites around the world join in the fun!
  • Be like Jayne! Jayne Winstanley (Class of 2001) invites Keelites to Brighton to the Southern Belle pub for a Keele Day to remember. To host your own Keele Day event, let AlumniHQ know the details and we can help you to promote it and book people on.

  • Be a Keele Day ambassador! Intrigued? Let us tell you more

Your Keele Day Kit

Wherever you are in the world, you can enjoy Keele Day.

Download your Keele Day kit to make it memorable.

Suggested Social Media messages

Facebook

I am a Keele Day ambassador and proud, and you can be too!  With just a few minutes of your time to post, like and share, you can make a big difference to making Keele “go global”!  It is a great chance to connect with old friends, and make new ones too!  Attend your local event, or make your own - please click here to register as an event host: https://goo.gl/forms/gQD7pwvmYdBEbIrn2

Twitter

I am a Keele Day ambassador and proud, and you can be too!  Intrigued?  Click here for more info: https://goo.gl/forms/gQD7pwvmYdBEbIrn2

Links to social media: Facebook page / Facebook Group / Twitter  / LinkedIN / Weibo 

Get involved!

Get involved with Keele Day!  Fill in the form below if you want to do something as part of Keele Day, or look for an event near you on the map. 
Please note - This map shows our 2018 locations - add yours to those we will announce for 2019. 

Meet the Keele Day Hosts

Q&A with Keele Day event host, Adam Konowe    ‌

Adam Konowe attended Keele University from 1988 to 1989 when he came over to study from the University of Rochester, New York. Adam hosted a Keele Day event in Washington in 2018.

Alumni HQ: When did you attend Keele and what subject did you study?
Adam: 1988-89. I was a study abroad student from the University of Rochester. At Keele, I studied mainly history, politics and international relations classes. Thirty years later, I am president of Keele in the USA, the university’s network for U.S.-based alumni.

Alumni HQ: Where do you live now?
Adam: Reston, Virginia – just west of Washington, D.C.

Alumni HQ: Where has your life taken you since you left Keele?
Adam: I finished my B.A. degree in history and political science at the University of Rochester, followed by an M.A. degree in communications from American University in Washington, D.C. I started my communication career as a television producer-director and then moved into marketing, where I serve as the advertising or public relations agency for a variety of aerospace and defence companies.

Alumni HQ: What are your fondest memories of Keele?
Adam: I really enjoyed the challenging classes, beautiful campus and the opportunity to interact with student from across the UK and around the world.

Alumni HQ: Why did you choose Keele as your university of choice?

Adam: I was looking for a study abroad destination that was about the size of my home university with a strong residential campus community. Keele fit that description and I’m so glad I chose to spend a year there.

Alumni HQ: How has Keele contributed to where you are now / shaped your life?
Adam: Keele broadened my perspective and challenged many of my assumptions. I believe my outlook is more global and nuanced thanks to my one-year experience at Keele. That in turn has benefitted my business and social relationships.

Alumni HQ: Can you tell us about your event?
Adam: I welcome the opportunity to chat with Keele alumni on Keele Day.

 

Q&A with Keele Day event host, Declan Carey  


Declan Carey attended Keele University from 2012 to 2015 and studied BA English. Declan hosted a Keele Day event in Prague in 2018.

Alumni HQ: When did you attend Keele and what subject did you study?
Declan: I attended Keele University from 2012 to 2015 and studied BA English.

Alumni HQ: Where do you live now?
Declan: Prague, Czech Republic

Alumni HQ: Where has your life taken you since you left Keele?
Declan: Since leaving Keele in 2015, I worked for Visit Manchester in the digital media team, before embarking on an adventure abroad teaching English in Prague. I’m now a Senior Teacher at a language school, and I also volunteer with children who are migrants from around the world, helping them to adjust and settle into life in Europe. Keele has enabled me to travel all over the world, and in 2017 I met up with two Keele friends and embarked upon a road trip down the east coast of America. It was a fantastic trip which I otherwise probably never would have had the chance to do.

Alumni HQ: What are your fondest memories of Keele?
Declan: My first year at Keele was the best year of my life. I loved being in an environment where I was surrounded by people from all over the world, a great mixing of cultures and backgrounds on a beautiful campus. I particularly remember playing football and cricket outside Keele Hall or in our halls accommodation, and of course going to parties and making friends for life.

Alumni HQ: Why did you choose Keele as your university of choice?
Declan: I was born and grew up in a big city, so I wanted to experience what living in a more rural setting would be like and Keele seemed like a perfect option. I remember going along to the open day and meeting some of the lecturers and knowing then that it was the place I wanted to be.

Alumni HQ: How has Keele contributed to where you are now / shaped your life?
Declan: Keele has changed so much in my life, I really wouldn’t be where I am now without it. Alongside my degree I studied for my certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and now I am using both my degree and TESOL certificate to work and live abroad. Also, the fact that Keele was so international and open minded helped me to adjust to living in another country.

Alumni HQ: Can you tell us about your event?
Declan: My Keele Day was at Vinohradsky Pivovar in the Vinohrady neighbourhood of Prague, with drinks and food and a good catch up for all Keelites in attendance. We took selfies and shared pictures to connect with Keelites around the world.