Information for clearing applicants

Congratulations, you've got your clearing place at Keele!

Now that you have your place with us, it’s almost time to relax. But before you do that, you need to sort out your accommodation - and we can help! We know that moving away from home can be both an exciting and daunting time, especially when it's for the first time. Fortunately for you, we're here to help.

We have a variety of rooms available to Clearing applicants, though the specific type of accommodation will depend upon availability, so make sure to apply as soon as you can. All of our campus accommodation has easy access to all areas of the University and provides everything you need to enjoy a comfortable stay here at Keele.​

What to expect when you accept your course offer:

  • Within 48 hours you should receive an email inviting you to make your accommodation application.
  • Shortly afterwards you can make your online accommodation application.
  • Within 48 hours of making your application you will receive an email with either an offer of campus accommodation or other options available to you.

Please check your SPAM and JUNK mail folders regularly, as sometimes our initial emails can fall into these, rather than your inbox. We will obviously use the email address you registered with UCAS.

Accommodation on campus is limited and we also have some temporary shared rooms and we will do our best to find you a room. We also have an extensive list of accredited landlords with plenty of accommodation in the local area. In the unlikely event that we are unable to offer campus accommodation to you, we will give you a free bus pass so that you don't incur any costs getting to campus.

**Please note that bus passes will not be issued to appliacnts who have not applied for or have declined an offer of campus.

Come and visit us

You are welcome to visit Keele University before you start to gain a better understanding of our beautiful campus, its facilities and the University as a whole. The best way to do this is to come along to one of our Open Days that run at multiple times throghout the year.

Find our latest Open Day information

We can't wait to meet you and wish you every success in your next exciting steps at University.

What happens if University accommodation is full

Don’t panic – there is a surplus of good quality, competitively priced accommodation in the local area, mainly in Newcastle-under-Lyme (town) itself, most of which is quite close to the bus station. We have strong links with our trusted local landlords and will help you find suitable accommodation. We only advertise accredited landlords – please see here for further information:

Where possible, we will find spaces for you with other students in a similar position to enable you to live with other Keele Freshers. However, for late applications we can’t guarantee this.

If we arrange off campus accommodation for you, we will provide you with a bus pass and you will be able to travel to and from University with other Keele students. Students who have declined a room or failed to respond to an offer of campus accommodation and subsequently live off campus accommodation will not be eligible for the free bus pass.

What happens if you aren’t happy with the University accommodation you have been allocated

If the room you have been offered isn’t exactly what you wanted, there may be an opportunity to swap rooms at a later date and you can request a room move after you arrive.   If you wish to live on campus you need to accept the room that has been offered to you – your offer will expire after 3 days and will be automatically given to another student. If you fail to respond or decline a room we cannot guarantee that you will be offered another one at a later stage.


Remember that all accommodation contracts (once accepted) are legally binding whether with the University or a private landlord or provider.