Keele ranked in UK Top 10 for Student Experience

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A literature academic from Keele University is helping to preserve the legacy of one of history’s most famous authors by editing a compendium of his personal letters.

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The backlash against the backlash has begun. Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Todd Phillips of Hangover trilogy fame, has opened to conflicting reviews and negative press.

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Keele University is celebrating a new partnership with one of Indonesia’s top-tier research universities which will create new opportunities for research collaboration.

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Researchers at Keele University have launched an innovative study to improve care for patients who manage long-term pain using opioids.

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Literature academics from Keele University are opening an innovative “Poetry Pharmacy” to dispense literary “first aid” as a way of bringing the therapeutic benefits of poetry to the local community and to support mental health.

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A research centre that brings together leading expertise from the West Midlands to address some of the most demanding pressures on health services in the region launches today.

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Composer Dr Manuella Blackburn, who recently joined Keele University as Lecturer in Music Technology and Media, has been elected to the council of the Royal Musical Association (RMA).

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Cardiology research undertaken by Keele University and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) has been on show at major international cardiology events in over 15 different countries this year alone.

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Dr Islam Sobhy writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele University is delighted to welcome Professor Dawn Scott to her new role as Head of the School of Life Sciences.

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Keele University campus to become Europe’s first smart energy centre

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Keele University has been awarded University Enterprise Zone (UEZ) status, heralding a new era for what is already the highest value employment site of its kind in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

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Hydrogen trial at Keele could dramatically cut UK’s carbon emissions

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Keele University and Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council are working together on climate sustainability to reduce the region’s carbon footprint.

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Keele University has been granted planning permission to generate 80% of its own electricity through solar and wind power.

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I am scared of climate change and the fact that a lot of adults aren’t taking it seriously – do you think politicians will take action and try to save what we have left? – Carolina, aged 15, Santiago de Chile.

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A new concordat has been established identifying the necessary conditions for researchers to flourish and help deliver the UK’s economic and industrial strategies.

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A Professor of General Practice Research from the School of Primary, Community and Social Care at Keele University was awarded a category prize at the BMA annual book awards recently.

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Participants engaging in painful religious ritual had higher psychological wellbeing.

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Students from Keele University have taken part in a new programme, bringing students, global employers and Keele alumni together in London to explore graduate career opportunities.

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Over 50 local students attended a four-day residential summer school at Keele University.

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A Keele academic has been awarded $45,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities for a collaborative project with the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Keele has joined more than 200 organisations and news outlets from around the world that have signed up for Covering Climate Now, a media collaboration devoted to covering global climate emergency news.

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Professor Aristotle Kallis writes for The Conversation UK.

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Researchers at Keele have been awarded £1.8million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate if an NHS procedure for chronic severe low back pain can provide pain relief.

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Michael McCluskey writes for The Conversation UK

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Keele University’s Professor Zoe Robinson has been shortlisted for ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ at the national Times Higher Education Awards 2019

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Student midwives from Keele University have been praised for their professionalism following their contribution to recent international research.

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Dr David Ballantyne writes for The Conversation UK.

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Arts Council England has invested more than £1million in leadership development in the region to develop creative leaders.

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Violent extremist ideologies are becoming more widespread, globally.

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Keele University has received a Silver Employer Recognition Scheme award from the Ministry of Defence in recognition of its work to support the armed forces community.

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Peer-reviewed observational study on people

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Dr Sophie Allen, a lecturer in philosophy at Keele University, will be appearing at the How the Light Gets In festival in London on Saturday 21 September.

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Keele University will play a crucial role in helping local people engage with the arts thanks to a £1.75million expansion of a local scheme.

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A student on Keele’s creative writing postgraduate course has spoken of his joy at having his work immortalised at a local railway station.

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A student joining Keele’s School of Medicine in September has spoken of her joy after securing her place.

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Keele University’s Business School is set to move into its new state-of-the-art facility at the entrance to the campus, creating a world-class learning experience for students and delivering a cutting-edge research environment.

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Astronomers at Keele have detected an ‘ultra-hot Jupiter’ recording its temperature as one of the hottest exoplanets of this type ever discovered.

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A Keele astronomer has helped to capture a stunning new picture showcasing an enormous nebula where stars are born.

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Dr William Foster has been appointed to lead the new MBA apprenticeship programme at Keele University’s Business School.

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Keele University is celebrating its official 70th anniversary this Sunday, 11 August.

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Dr Sandra Woolley writes for The Conversation UK.

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Dr Allison Gardner, a lecturer in Keele’s School of Computing and Mathematics, was invited to the prestigious Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, in July to discuss the role of women in driving the digital revolution.

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Dr Jacco van Loon writes for The Conversation UK.

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Dr Jacco van Loon writes for The Conversation UK.

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We’re working with the NHS, regional education providers and local authorities to develop new and innovative approaches to student wellbeing and mental health that can be rolled out nationally.

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Lord Sandy Trees hosted an evening reception at the House of Lords for the new joint vet school between Harper Adams and Keele University this week.

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Dr Helen Millward writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele University will host an evening to explore the benefits that poetry can provide for cancer patients later this month.

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An environmental professor praised Keele for its commitment to sustainability as she was awarded an honorary degree this month.

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The founder of a scheme which helps asylum seekers and forced migrants to get a university education has praised Keele’s contribution in making the scheme a success.

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Businessman Ralph Findlay, former Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council at Keele, has received an honorary degree for his outstanding contribution to the University.

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Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner writes for The Conversation UK.

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The newest member of Keele University’s College of Fellows has spoken of her pride at being inducted into its ranks.

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An Oscar-winning writer and actor has been commended with an honorary degree from Keele University for her outstanding work to benefit the deaf community.

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A campaigner who has worked tirelessly to promote social justice and inclusion for minority groups has said she is “humbled” to receive an honorary degree from Keele University.

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A Keele University alumnus returned to campus this week after nearly 50 years since graduating to receive an honorary degree for his entrepreneurial success in the gaming industry.

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A lecturer from Keele’s School of Computing and Mathematics was invited to the prestigious Royal Institution to share his expertise on the future of artificial intelligence (AI) recently.

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Higher Horizons, a government-funded scheme that uses innovative outreach sessions to encourage young people to progress to higher education, has secured funds to extend the programme until August 2021.

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An honorary graduate who has been commended at Keele’s 2019 graduation ceremonies has spoken highly of the University’s role in shaping his own success.

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Keele University’s graduation celebrations got off to a flying start this week with the announcement of our Student of the Year 2019.

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Students from Keele University’s School of Chemical and Physical Sciences recently visited the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Centre and Anthropological Research Facility, also known as a body farm, in Knoxville.

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Keele University has been judged as a “First Class” institution in an assessment of its environmental and ethical impact.

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Work being led by researchers at Harper Adams University and Keele University is helping to safeguard global food crops against devastation by pests.

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Keele University has been ranked among the Top 100 universities in Europe in the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019.

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Students at Keele University have generously donated 2.5 tonnes of food and household goods to the Newcastle-Staffs food bank as part of the 2019 Great Donate scheme.

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded new funding to the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West Midlands.

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An elusive organic material has been detected in our region of space by a group of researchers, after first being discovered almost 100 years ago.

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Keele University has achieved a record number of nominations for the prestigious Green Gown Awards which celebrate sustainability in higher education.

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Keele has been ranked in the Top 10 universities in the UK to study pharmacy and pharmacology in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

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Professor Toby Bruce writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele has been ranked in the Top 3 universities in England to study politics in the Guardian University Guide 2020 behind only Cambridge and Oxford.

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Eight Keele subjects have been ranked in the UK Top 10 for overall student satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS).

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Some of Britain’s most ancient trees could be thousands of years younger than previously thought, according to new Keele research.

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Dr Janet Hoole writes for The Conversation UK.

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Jon Herbert, Keele University; Andrew Wroe, University of Kent, and Trevor McCrisken, University of Warwick write for The Conversation UK.

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Keele University’s medicine degree programme has been ranked second in England in the Guardian University Guide 2020, behind only Oxford and ahead of Cambridge.

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Keele’s Professor Helen Parr has received the prestigious 2019 Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History and also the Longman-History Today Book Prize 2019 for her book Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper.

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Female scientists from Keele University have formed a Stoke-on-Trent branch of ‘Soapbox Science’, an international initiative that aims to encourage young women to consider a career in science.

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A global research group has developed a new approach to improve future predictions of climate in Antarctica and have warned that current projections may be questionable.

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Keele’s arthritis and musculoskeletal specialists are part of a research collaboration that has secured renewed funding to continue its pioneering research to help those with long-term conditions.

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Keele University has risen up the rankings in a league table charting the best universities founded since the Second World War.

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Keele has been ranked in the Top 10 universities in the UK to study nursing and midwifery in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

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Eight distinguished individuals from fields including science, culture and entrepreneurship will be honoured at Keele’s graduation ceremonies this summer.

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An internationally renowned orthopaedic and oncology surgeon has been made an Honorary Professor at Keele University for his work helping patients with bone and soft tissue cancer.

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The hotly-debated issue of how volcanoes contribute to atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels is a step closer to being understood thanks to a research team led by Keele scientists.

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Dr Janet Hoole writes for The Conversation UK.

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Researchers at Keele University have explored the experiences and reasons for self-harm in older adults to improve the support and treatment that can be provided.

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Staff and students from Keele’s School of Nursing and Midwifery have continued their annual tradition of helping sick pilgrims make their spiritual journey to Lourdes.

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A unique exhibition by Keele University featuring artworks made of waste plastics will go on display at a historic South Cheshire church this month.

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Keele University alumni and a current honorary research fellow have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Members of the Keele Law Society and staff from the School of Law undertook the Welsh Three Peak Challenge recently to fundraise for the charity Silence of Suicide (SOS).

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The Orthotics team at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital have been working with Keele University and Opcare to create a pioneering degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics.

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Professor Carolyn Roberts has been highly commended as the Environmental Professional of the Year by The Society for the Environment at their fifteenth birthday celebrations in Kew Gardens.

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Keele University’s Professor Helen Parr has been interviewed for the BBC History Magazine in an article about whether the future of Nato is under threat.

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A Keele professor has been recognised as a leading “World Expert” in low back pain, ranking among the top 0.1% of experts in the world.

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Keele University has climbed to 32nd place in the Guardian University Guide 2020, our highest ever ranking, and has seen five of its subjects achieve UK Top 10 status.

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New research led by Keele University into awareness about human papillomavirus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer, has found that health care professionals across the UK are not as well informed as they should be.

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Jan Hoole writes for The Conversation UK.

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A regional partnership led by Keele University has been awarded £750,000 from the Office for Students (OfS) to develop an integrated community approach to mental health and wellbeing for students in further and higher education, in collaboration with Staffordshire University, as part of a £2.2 million project.

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A Keele PhD student has received £42,000 from the Leverhulme Trust to spend two years abroad pursuing her literary career.

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Keele University’s School of Law has been ranked 5th in the UK for its resources in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS).

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Keele University is one of the only UK partner institutions of a €31 million pan-European research infrastructure project - The European Plate Observing System (EPOS) - which facilitates integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from distributed research infrastructures for solid Earth science in Europe.

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Dr Heidi Fuller and Dr Sharon Owen presented their research into identifying treatment strategies for children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at the launch event of No Time to Lose, a campaign by children’s medical research charity Sparks.

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Leanne Savigar writes for The Conversation UK.

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Researchers at Keele have today issued a heartfelt thank you to the tens of thousands of volunteers that help make their life-changing health care studies possible.

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Research by Keele academics has been placed in the top 100 most read studies in a prestigious scientific journal.

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Keele has been awarded a Race Equality Charter (REC) Bronze Award by Advance HE to recognise the University’s commitment to tackling race equality in the Keele community and in higher education more broadly.

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A Keele professor is working with colleagues from the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester to pioneer new treatment procedures to help doctors manage a type of heart failure.

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A renowned cardiologist from Keele University has been named as one of the “Nation’s Lifesavers” in recognition of his excellent contributions to advancing healthcare.

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New state-of-the-art science facilities at Keele University have been officially opened by renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough today.

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A Keele academic is helping to shape Government policy around children’s mental wellbeing following a recent visit to Parliament.

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Members of a House of Lords committee have called for an urgent reform of forensic science in the UK following a report by Keele academics.

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Dr Matthew Jones has been appointed as the founding Head of the Harper and Keele Veterinary School.

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A student from Keele’s School of Medicine has been highly commended in a prestigious competition celebrating the best healthcare researchers in the UK.

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Alumni from Keele’s class of 1969 joined the esteemed ranks of the Golden Graduates at a special event held on campus last weekend.

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Keele University has joined the Government and other institutions to become one of the first UK universities to declare a ‘climate emergency’, reaffirming its position and commitment to being a world-leader in sustainability.

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Forensic Science, Nursing, and Medicine at Keele University have all been ranked in the UK Top 10 in the latest Complete University Guide.

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Keele University has pledged its support to a joint report by the National Union of Students and Universities UK which aims to eliminate the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) student degree attainment gap.

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Ed Hilton, a student on Keele University’s MA Creative Writing course, has penned the story inspired by the life of local historical figure Joseph Cook, which he now hopes to see produced on the stage.

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Two key organisations in Newcastle-under-Lyme are leading the way in protecting the environment.

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A Keele University lecturer has been helping Nantwich cut down on its plastic waste alongside a local action group.

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An international team of anthropologists, clinicians and artists are hosting a series of events at Keele University about rural healthcare in the Philippines.

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A study has examined a 2000-year history of greenhouse gases in the world’s atmosphere, providing key data for taking action to tackle climate change.

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Sharon George, Lecturer in Environmental Science, Keele University and Carolyn Roberts, Entrepreneur in Residence, Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership write for The Comversation UK.

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Aristotle Kallis, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History writes for The Conversation UK.

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Local schools and community groups have been inspired by comic books, fairy tales and novels to decorate BookBenches across the city of Stoke-on-Trent.

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Indrajit Roy, University of York; Shalini Sharma, Keele University; Suryakant Waghmore, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay; Ajay Gudavarthy, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Radha D'Souza, University of Westminster

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Professor Helen Parr has been awarded the 2018 Templer Medal by the Society for Army Historical Research (SAHR) for her book Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper - and is also the first ever woman to do so.

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Neil Baldwin has been awarded his British Empire Medal for his invaluable contributions to the local community.

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Partnership between Keele and the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

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Allison Gardner writes for the Conversation UK

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Jan Hoole writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele’s equality and diversity programme has been shortlisted in the Universities Human Resources (UHR) Awards 2019.

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Keele University has been named as one of the Top 30 universities in Europe for its social and economic impact in the 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.

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Jacco van Loon writes for The Conversation UK.

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Major grant of £1.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate if an occupational health advice service for patients consulting with their GP will reduce absence from work due to ill-health.

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Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner, Lecturer in Law at Keele University, was invited to attend the White House and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. recently.

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Sophia Daoudi, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Stirling and Jan Hoole, Lecturer in Biology, Keele University write for The Conversation UK.

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Chris Moreh, York St John University; Athina Vlachantoni, University of Southampton, and Derek McGhee, Keele University write for The Conversation UK.

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Keele University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery has been shortlisted for the Nurse Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration) in the prestigious Students Nursing Times Awards 2019.

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A Keele research project led by Dr Helen Wells, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, and Dr Leanne Savigar, PhD Research Assistant in Criminology, has launched a compendium reviewing the innovations currently in operation aimed at reducing mobile phone use by drivers.

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President Trump’s refusal to play the Washington game pleases his base but limits his ability to fulfil his campaign promises. It’s just one of the many reasons this extraordinary president is delivering a very ordinary presidency, according to a new book from Keele University US politics expert Dr Jon Herbert.

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Professor Toby Bruce has secured a full Government inquiry into the role of science and technology in addressing challenges to food security and biodiversity, following his successful pitch to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee in January.

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Sustainability will be celebrated across campus during Keele Green Festival which is taking place from 11 to 17 March.

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Keele’s Dr Mariangela Palladino presented her research on forced displacement to the House of Commons International Development Committee this week.

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David Amigoni writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele Students’ Union has launched an ambitious new venture aimed at cutting plastic pollution across the University.

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A new study, led by Keele University in collaboration with the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France, has uncovered the behaviour of a disease involving an abnormal protein that causes organ failure and neurodegenerative disorders.

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2019 marks 100 years of learning disability nursing in the UK, and students and staff at Keele University are celebrating this milestone of supporting people with learning disabilities to have a more independent healthy life.

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A new study led by Keele University has found that older people who self-harm may do so because of social factors including isolation, loneliness, poor housing and financial hardship.

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More than 600 Keele University students collectively donated 24,773 hours of their time within the last academic year to support local causes and help the local community.

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The 1,000th meeting of the Keele World Affairs series took place earlier this month, after almost 40 years of continuous debate and discussion with over 500 renowned speakers.

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New research from Keele University has found that playing mid-week UEFA Europa League matches has no detrimental effect on domestic league results.

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Keele University among 30 universities to sign new “Civic University Agreement” to reaffirm local role

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The UK Parliament today announced that 24 universities will offer a new innovative and unique Parliamentary Studies module from the 2019/20 academic year.

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Trevor McMillan appeared on The Bottom Line on BBC Radio 4 discussing if universities can be successful businesses, with Evan Davis.

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Keele Observatory will be marking the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by throwing open its doors to visitors to explore all things science on Monday 11 February.

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Keele University’s School of Computing and Mathematics recently opened a new state-of-the-art gaming station laboratory.

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Keele University and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) have teamed up to appoint a new Consultant Senior Lecturer of Population Orthopaedics.

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An international team of health and legal experts has published a new paper calling on the World Health Organisation to convene the Emergency Committee to consider declaring the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (PHEIC).

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Dr Awol Allo, Lecturer in Law, was recently invited by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to provide a briefing to the UK's new Ambassador to Ethiopia.

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Small businesses in Staffordshire will support the creation of innovative transport improvements at a new Keele University ‘living lab,’ following a successful government funding bid by a county council-led partnership.

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A research team from Keele University has reported their findings into the causes and consequences of the English 2011 riots, linking sense of identity and anti-police sentiment to how and why the riots spread.

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Keele University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise Professor David Amigoni has been appointed to The Conversation’s editorial board.

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Keele University has launched a new institute to bring together experts from across the university to shape educational delivery and deliver enhanced education outcomes for both students and staff.

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Keele’s Professor Toby Bruce presented his research on food security, environment and crop protection to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee today.

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Professor Dominic Janes from the School of Humanities is working on a project on gender and student societies (c.1880-1940) as part of a fellowship at the University of Oxford.

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Keele’s Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research and Enterprise Professor David Amigoni has published a new collection, Creativity in Later Life: Beyond Late Style, a study of ageing and its relationships with creativity and the arts.

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A new collaboration between local cultural and civic organisations, led by Keele University, is set to boost the local economy by £36m over the next decade.

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Chris Stiff writes for The Conversation UK.

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Journalist and TV presenter Jon Snow was awarded an honorary degree from Keele University for his outstanding contribution to journalism.

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In recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to society and Keele University, Alumnus Jack Bowman and Councillor Philip Atkins have been appointed to Keele’s College of Fellows.

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Keele University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Helen O’Sullivan, has been appointed to the board of Advance HE.

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Sharon George and Deirdre McKay write for The Conversation UK.

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Jan Hoole writes for The Conversation UK.

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Eran Cutliffe, a specialist prosecutor and Keele University graduate, has been awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for services to law and order.

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Alannah Tomkins writes for The Conversation UK.

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A research team from Keele University’s Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences has been awarded a major grant of £2.4million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate the overprescribing of opioid painkillers.

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This Wednesday Keele University Chancellor Sir Jonathon Porritt will give a one-off public lecture discussing the next ten years as the most critical decade in humankind’s short history.

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A Keele University honorary graduate and well-loved campus figure has been recognised in the 2019 New Year Honours List.

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Time Out magazine recently celebrated its 50th anniversary after being founded by former Keele student Tony Elliot in 1968.

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Keele alumnus and historian Dr Stanley Beckensall has been awarded an MBE

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Keele alumna and local college principal Karen Dobson has been awarded an OBE

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Keele University has for the third successive year been ranked as one of the Top 20 universities in the world for sustainability.

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Keele University’s Professor Maria Heckl has been awarded a €4 million grant from Horizon 2020 to support the development of emerging technology solutions that could replace fossil fuels.

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