As a postgraduate student, we appreciate that your needs can be different from to undergraduate students. We are here to support you and provide advice about your accommodation needs whether you live on or off campus.
Via our guidebooks and these webpages, you should find all of the information you need. If you prefer, you can contact the Student Accommodation Office, your Accommodation Services Manager or Residence support.
The University provides dedicated accommodation for full time postgraduate students who enrol in September with a variety of room types to choose from. When these are filled accommodation may be available in other blocks on campus.
Priority is given to students requiring accommodation for 51 weeks and in some cases this may be offered for first or second semester only (depending on demand/availability). Shorter occupancy periods may be available, but would generally be in undergraduate blocks. Students requiring an alternative occupancy periods should discuss this with the Student Accommodation Office, but should note that this is not always possible.
Postgraduate students are prioritised for campus accommodation as long as applications are received by 30th June deadline. Accommodation is usually available after this date, but room choices may be limited.
You can also find full details on our accomodation fees and room types.
If you are a part-time student or arrive at a different time of year, you may need to live off campus. www.keelestudentpad.co.uk is our dedicated website for off campus accommodation, where we only advertise properties for accredited landlords. You may be able to find other postgraduate students to live with using the Studentpad Message Board. More information can be found on our off campus pages. We also have a useful guide on what to look for when viewing properties: House Hunting Guide.
Continuing Postgraduate students
For continuing postgraduate students there is usually a week between when your current accommodation ends and your new accommodation begins. We can provide accommodation for you during this period - please be aware that this may be in your current room or your new one, depending on availability. There is a charge for the additional accommodation and this will be added to your accommodation fees.
Postgraduate Students with Families
Keele only has single study bedrooms so if you are bringing your family or arrive at a different time of year please contact the Student Accommodation Office as soon as possible to discuss the options available for you. Further information and advice can also be found here.
We may be able to find short term accommodation for when you arrive and can help you to find somewhere to live in the local area.
We look forward to welcoming you to Keele.
If you are planning to commence postgraduate studies in January availability of accommodation may be limited. Please contact the Student Accommodation Office as soon as possible regarding this.