Keele University has joined a scheme which aims to enhance and safeguard the quality of the UK’s teaching and learning delivery abroad.

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As we look ahead to the new academic year, it’s a perfect time to reflect on the events and achievements of the Keele community in 2020/21.

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A Keele University professor has been named as a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in recognition of her significant contribution to nursing.

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A Keele University researcher is co-developing a new project to give support to male NHS frontline workers - particularly those who have experienced emotional and mental health problems due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Medicine at Keele has been ranked 4th in England in this year’s Times Good University Guide.

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The Universities of Keele, Birmingham and Warwick have formed a consortium to become part of an NIHR-funded body working to improve public health through research.

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A Keele University Director is running this year’s London Marathon to raise money for the hospital charity that helped her daughter.

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A consortium of 18 UK universities including Keele has been awarded funding to accelerate the uptake of open research practices across the UK academic sector.

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Energy generation is now underway at the new Low Carbon Energy Generation Park on the Keele University campus, marking an important milestone in Keele's journey to become carbon neutral by 2030.

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A Keele University scientist has received a prestigious award from a national charity to improve methods of detecting prostate cancer earlier, which will improve outcomes for patients.

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A team of researchers have discovered a class of drug candidates which may be effective in treating triple-negative breast cancer, a type of cancer which does not respond to mainstream therapy.

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A Keele University PhD candidate is one of just two students in England to be shortlisted as a Top 50 Finalist for a prestigious global student award.

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A Professor from the Harper and Keele Veterinary School has been appointed as the new Chairman of a Government board advising ministers on animal health and welfare issues.

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Blending hydrogen into the natural gas network is a viable and promising strategy for vastly reducing CO2 emissions, a pioneering trial has shown.

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Plastic pollution in freshwater lakes can become an established habitat for microscopic algae within just two weeks, according to new research.

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Keele University’s School of Medicine is welcoming 15 additional students this academic year as part of a national scheme led by the Department for Education (DfE).

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A new Co-op store has been officially opened at Keele University’s Students’ Union, following an opening ceremony on campus.

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Keele researchers are set to work with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue to develop mental health support for older adults that can be delivered through the fire service, in an innovative new project.

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Keele University has secured funding of £910,000 as part of the Government’s new Turing Scheme, which will facilitate opportunities for Keele students to study abroad.

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A Consultant Professor in Regenerative Orthopaedics has been appointed by leaders at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) and Keele University.

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Dr Tom Kingstone and Professor Lisa Dikomitis write for The Conversation UK.

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Scientists have measured thousands of nearby stars and far away galaxies that have never been identified before at radio wavelengths, while studying a galactic body that neighbours our own Milky Way galaxy – the Large Magellanic Cloud.

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Keele University has secured nearly £1m in Government funding to implement an ambitious decarbonisation scheme on campus which will save 241 tonnes of CO2 every year.

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New research from Keele University has highlighted the key challenges that workers in the social care sector faced during the first wave of Covid-19.

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A new app has been launched by an international team of scientists including Keele’s Professor Toby Bruce, to support farmers across Africa to use innovative, environmentally friendly techniques for evading crop pests.

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A study led by Keele University researchers has identified a range of potential triggers which may lead to acute flares of knee pain in adults with, or at risk of, knee osteoarthritis.

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A new study of patients who suffered blood clots in the brain following Covid-19 vaccination provides data to help clinicians diagnose and treat this rare but dangerous condition.

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A licensed drug normally used to treat abnormal levels of fatty substances in the blood could reduce infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) virus by up to 70 per cent, according to new laboratory research by an international team of researchers.

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Over 70 students from Keele University’s Business School have worked alongside local charities to support their recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Researchers, including a Keele University volcanologist, have discovered how the rise and fall of sea levels influence the likelihood of volcanic eruptions on the Greek island of Santorini.

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Researchers at Keele University have found that the attitudes of GPs, and having access to GPs, can play a crucial role for young people who self-harm in deciding whether to seek help.

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Keele University’s Professor Ian Cumming OBE is leading the response to Covid-19 for the UK’s fourteen overseas territories including Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands, and Bermuda in his role as UK Ambassador for Health of Overseas Territories during Covid-19.

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Keele University has climbed impressively in a university ranking based purely on student reviews, ranking 5th out of all universities in the UK and winning five awards in total.

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Ofsted inspectors have praised Keele’s approach to apprenticeship delivery after a recent monitoring visit, with the University’s apprenticeship provision being commended for making “significant progress” across all three inspection themes.

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Construction is now underway on the latest Innovation Centre on Keele University’s Science and Innovation Park, which is set to open in 2022.

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Social work at Keele has been ranked among the Top 10 in England in the Complete University Guide 2022.

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We are delighted to announce that medical student Jenna Volpert has won our prestigious Student of the Year award for 2020/21.

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A new UK-wide study aims to improve healthcare and outcomes for pregnant women who have two or more active long-term health conditions.

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A Keele researcher has been awarded a prestigious grant to develop ways of improving the manufacture of an advanced nanoscale technology – quantum dots.

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Keele University researchers have completed the first phase of trials for treatments which aim to improve outcomes for stroke survivors that are learning to walk again.

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A Keele researcher who is also a practising GP has been named as a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in recognition of his significant contribution to general practice.

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The Keele Policing Academic Collaboration (KPAC) is working with Transport for London (TfL) to analyse passenger behaviour during incidents in order to understand the impact that this can have on public safety during evacuations.

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Keele University’s Professor Pauline Walsh has been appointed as the new Convenor of a collaborative partnership to improve health across the Midlands.

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Keele University has been ranked among the Top 10 universities in England (broad-based public institutions) for overall Student Satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey (NSS).

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A Keele University Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project will use neuroscience to develop marketing strategies with a local IT consultancy.

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A study led by a Keele scientist has given researchers a greater understanding of the mating behaviour of a devastating African crop pest, which will help them to develop better methods of pest control and management.

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Keele University’s School of Medicine has been recognised as one of the best in Europe for rheumatology research.

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A study led by Keele University aims to improve outcomes for pregnant women who are at a higher risk of complications due to a current or historical cancer diagnosis.

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Nursing and Midwifery at Keele has been ranked in the Top 10 in England in the Complete University Guide 2022, with a perfect score of 100% for graduate prospects.

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A Keele University criminologist is calling for change in the behavioural management of children in Young Offenders' Institutions (YOI), as part of a study into the experiences of children going through the youth justice system.

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Keele has been recognised as the top university in the world for sustainability at a prestigious awards ceremony celebrating sustainability in higher education.

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Researchers including a Keele University scientist have engineered an innovative approach to disable highly powerful genetic devices that control harmful insect populations.

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Elliott Lancaster, a PhD student at Keele University, has this week received a prestigious Diana Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to society.

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Medicine at Keele University has been ranked among the Top 5 in England in the Complete University Guide 2022.

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Keele’s Dr Gavin Miller has won a prestigious prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for his groundbreaking research in carbohydrate chemistry.

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Improving sleep quality leads to better mental health, particularly reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress, according to a major review led by a Keele psychologist.

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A Keele Professor is part of a new consortium leading research into the psychosocial mechanisms of chronic pain.

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International students arriving at Keele University for the 2021/2022 academic year will be able to receive a support package worth up to £2000 to enable them to travel from their home country to the Keele campus and get settled in safely and easily.

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Keele University has retained its ranking of No.1 in England for Forensic Science for a third consecutive year, in The Complete University Guide 2022, thanks to excellent graduate prospects, high research intensity, and research quality.

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A Keele University psychologist and undergraduate student are exploring the attitudes of parents and caregivers towards the introduction of the chickenpox vaccination into the routine immunisation schedule for children, and whether they would support such a measure.

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Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham has been recognised for her contribution to improving the lives of people with mental illness.

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Researchers are calling for changes to working culture and conditions for junior doctors in the UK after their new research has highlighted a lack of access to clinical and emotional support.

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Keele University’s Dr Daniel Allen has played an important role in the development of a national charity’s pet theft awareness campaign.

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The Keele Institute for Social Inclusion (KISI) is supporting Cheshire West and Chester Council to shape poverty-related policy through new research, which is set to be presented at an online showcase event.

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A Keele psychologist was invited by Princeton University to contribute to a meeting with international colleagues to discuss changes to the methods used to study, research and teach psychology.

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An alumna of Keele Business School is going from strength to strength in her career after achieving the joint highest score in the world in a professional qualification exam.

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Experts from Keele University have worked alongside a national policymaker to develop new learning resources to train healthcare professionals.

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Extra meals have been donated to homeless people across the region thanks to Keele University’s partnership with a local homelessness service.

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Keele University's Professor Clifford Stott has been awarded an MBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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Almost 1,200 Keele University students have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinic on campus this week.

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New research led by Keele University will investigate how rehabilitated hedgehogs behave when released back into the wild.

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Dr Katie Szkornik, Dean of Education for the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Keele University, has been appointed as a panel Chair as part of Advance HE’s transformation of the Athena Swan UK Charter.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has made more people vulnerable to modern slavery and caused an increase in worker exploitation and child labour around the world, Keele researchers have found.

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A steering group chaired by Keele’s Vice Chancellor has helped to secure £23.6 million in funding from central government to improve communications, infrastructure and connectivity in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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A major smart energy project in Rugeley involving Keele University has taken a major step forward with the demolition of the town's former cooling towers.

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A young author has published her debut novel thanks to support from the government-funded Higher Horizons programme, which is led by Keele University.

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The work of artists from Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire will once again be available for the public to enjoy online this year.

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The installation of 12,500 solar panels at Keele University has started this week, as part of a major low carbon energy project supporting the University’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030.

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Keele University is supporting Universities UK’s economic and social recovery campaign to help people and businesses recover from the wide-ranging damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Hundreds more local organisations are set to benefit from increased access to world-leading expertise and resources, following an expansion of Keele University’s exclusive business support programmes.

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A Keele University student has produced a film documenting how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the lives of staff and residents of YMCA Crewe, as part of a Student Knowledge Exchange internship

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A student studying on Keele Business School’s MBA course has been named ‘Learner of the Year’ in the North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust REACH Awards 2021.

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An international team of researchers led by Keele University has discovered elemental metals in the brain for the first time.

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A Keele professor is part of a €5 million European research network designed to boost engagement with nuclear astrophysics research.

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To mark International Clinical Trials Day, Keele University’s Clinical Trials Unit have offered their profound thanks to the thousands of participants who have contributed to vital medical trials at the University over recent years, and especially over the last 12 months during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The Minister for Climate Change praised Keele University‘s sector-leading work on sustainability and developing new green energy solutions in a visit to campus today marking exactly six months until COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference that will be held in Glasgow in November.

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Keele University’s Medical School has been ranked first in the UK in the 2021 Planetary Health Report Card - a student-led initiative which aims to introduce climate change and sustainability into medical school curricula.

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Keele’s Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham has shared her expertise with a national charity to help older people seek support for their mental health.

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Distinguished individuals from the fields of law, sustainability and media are among those to receive honorary degrees from Keele University.

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At least half of patients recovering from depression will experience a relapse, but there are currently no evidence-based tools to help GPs or other healthcare professionals to identify those at high risk.

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Keele University has announced that graduation ceremonies are to resume in 2022.

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A national team of researchers have called for immediate action to address a substantial level of under-representation in students in a new academic paper.

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Keele University’s Vice-Chancellor has been appointed as the new Chair of a collaborative partnership championing innovation and progress across the Midlands.

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A lecturer in law from Keele University was invited to speak about the role of memory and experience on asylum seekers at a virtual symposium hosted by Princeton University this week.

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A Keele University criminologist has published a new editorial paper which explores the experiences of children living in prison during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Dr Griff Round, lecturer in marketing from Keele Business School, writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele has recently joined a prestigious European cancer research network as a stakeholder organisation, which will allow for new opportunities for research and collaboration.

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Keele University has placed firmly in the Top 100 out of more than 1,000 leading universities worldwide in a prestigious global league table that ranks universities’ global impact.

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Gordon Dent, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, writes for The Conversation UK

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Students on a new Master's degree launching at Keele this September will learn the skills and expert knowledge to help them understand the issues associated with inequality of access to healthcare.

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A Keele researcher will embark on a two-year study to identify affordable treatments to help children living with spinal muscular atrophy

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A student from Keele University’s School of Medicine has joined the national vaccine effort by administering the Covid-19 vaccine to homeless people in Shrewsbury.

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A Keele Professor has received funding for a major new study into urban migration, which will help tackle urban planning and housing problems in major European cities.

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A Keele University researcher has been awarded a prestigious grant to use creative techniques to explore the role of place in literature about the Eastern Townships of Québec.

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A research collective co-founded by Keele University is playing a crucial role in a Government-backed scheme to make energy generation in the North Sea more environmentally friendly.

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A Keele University lecturer has received the coveted Sustainability Champion award at a prestigious national awards ceremony for her work to promote sustainability in her chemistry teaching.

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Information released by the universities regulator Research England has highlighted the contribution that Keele University is making to the levelling up of the local area.

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Experts from Keele University’s School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering have been commissioned to research how Covid-19 is impacting on the careers of newly-qualified and future pharmacists.

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Keele University has outlined a core set of principles that will guide its activities over the next decade to support its ambitious plans of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

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Professor of General Practice Research, Carolyn Chew-Graham, writes for The Conversation UK

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Keele University has taken home the top prize at this year's Green Gown Awards, which celebrate sustainability in Higher Education.

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A new study is exploring how the Covid-19 crisis has exposed gaps in the provision of fair working opportunities in the Midlands as the region looks to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

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Keele researchers have reported promising findings in two new studies looking at methods to improve transplantation of stem cells for injury repair in the brain or spinal cord.

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A Keele Professor has been appointed to the prestigious role of Director for the NIHR’s School of Primary Care Research.

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Students from Keele University’s School of Medicine have welcomed over 400 individuals from across the globe to a virtual neonatal and paediatrics conference.

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Researchers from Keele University’s School of Medicine are studying whether anti-sickness medication could prevent stroke patients from developing pneumonia or even dying prematurely.

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A study led by Keele University could save the NHS up to £45m over three years by increasing the number of dialysis patients whose treatment takes place at home.

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A UK-first trial at Keele University to blend hydrogen into the gas network in a bid to reduce carbon emissions has now been completed successfully.

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Keele has successfully received silver accreditation as a Hedgehog Friendly Campus, a campaign funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

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A set of valuable journals, textbooks and reports about animal health, from a collection built up over 80 years, has been generously gifted to the Harper & Keele Veterinary School.

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Research led by a Keele Professor has identified significant disparities between patients from BAME backgrounds compared to white patients in the treatment they received for heart attacks during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A new study into dementia has identified markers which could help healthcare practitioners to understand how the disease progresses and improve treatment outcomes.

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A pioneering mental health partnership led by Keele University is supporting a regional campaign to help reduce the number of suicides in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

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In line with the Government’s latest guidance, some of our students will be returning to campus from March 8th to continue the practical elements of their studies.

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Dr Will Foster, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Organisational Culture from Keele Business School writes for The Conversation UK

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Teacher education partnerships co-led by Keele University have supported over 800 trainee teachers and mentors during the Covid-19 lockdowns over the past year.

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Harriet Scott, a third year Medicine student, has spoken of the challenges of training to become a doctor during the Covid-19 pandemic – all while juggling a professional footballing career.

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A new ‘nature corridor’ is set to be created across the Keele University campus, thanks to a local community project.

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Physiotherapy students from Keele University's School of Allied Health Professions have provided valuable health and wellbeing support for former servicemen and women who have been isolated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A new national campaign which aims to make young men think twice about speeding has been informed by a research network created and led by an academic from Keele University.

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Amy Blaney, a PhD student from Keele's School of Humanities, writes for The Conversation UK.

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A temporary breakdown of Earth’s magnetic field 42,000 years ago sparked major climate shifts that led to global environmental change and mass extinctions.

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Dr Pawas Bisht from Keele's School of Humanities writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele University has partnered with key local and regional organisations to launch ambitious plans to strengthen the area’s recovery following the pandemic.

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A major new study will examine how engagement between the police and the public is being changed by the use of new technologies such as body-worn cameras.

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Keele University experts have contributed to the design of a suite of support tools to help people with back, shoulder, hip and knee pain, in partnership with Versus Arthritis.

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Dr Dmitry Kishkinev from Keele's School of Life Sciences writes for The Conversation UK.

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A team of researchers have demonstrated how birds can "read" the Earth's magnetic signature to get back on course after losing their way.

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An out-of-this-world project at a Cheshire high school, funded by Higher Horizons, has won a top award at a regional education awards ceremony.

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More than 1,000 Keele University students have collectively donated over 11,000 hours of their time within the last academic year to support charities and their fellow Keele students, and to help local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Professor Brian Doherty writes for The Conversation UK

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Working professionals and postgraduate students will now be able to learn about the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic for law, ethics and policy in the UK in an innovative new module at Keele University.

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Two former doctors from Keele University’s School of Medicine have come out of retirement to contribute to the national Covid-19 vaccination roll-out.

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A Keele researcher has been awarded funding to broaden the impact of their equality, diversity and inclusion research.

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A major study of nearly 2 million heart attack patients has found that many who also had cancer were not offered a potentially life saving treatment, despite the fact it had major benefits.

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A young scientist has published his first academic journal paper at the age of just 14, with the help of researchers from Keele University’s School of Medicine.

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Dr Jan Hoole writes for The Conversation UK

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Trials of a new Covid-19 vaccine which have been supported by Keele University have shown a high level of efficacy, particularly against the UK variant of the virus.

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Keele University is delighted to be partnering with the UK Government as part of the ‘Together for Our Planet’ campaign - the UK's year of climate action that culminates in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) being held in Glasgow in November.

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Dr Richard Stephens writes for The Conversation UK.

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An international research team including Keele scientists has found that the common anticoagulant drug heparin inhibits the spike protein of the coronavirus, reducing the virus’ ability to attach to human cells and infect them.

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Doctors from Keele’s School of Medicine are playing their part in the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out by administering vaccines in their own local surgeries, including the vaccine made on Keele’s campus.

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Members of Keele University’s Student Services team, and the Start to Success project team, have encouraged everyone to continue looking after their mental health and wellbeing as the country endures a third national lockdown.

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A day of virtual celebrations is set to be held this month for Keele’s Class of 2020, to mark the end of their studies.

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Keele University and Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) are pleased to have appointed Professor Toby Helliwell as a new Chair of General Practice.

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A new report has revealed that the Midlands has moved swiftly to apply its wealth of capability in its hospitals, universities and businesses to deliver £90m of research to support regional, national and global efforts to tackle the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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Five individuals from the Keele community, including four former students and one staff member, have been commended in this year’s New Year’s Honours list, in recognition of their services to society.

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Scientists studying ocean temperature and sea level changes from thousands of years ago have said their data could be crucial to understanding climate change and improving projections of how our world may change due to global warming.

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Keele University’s Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham has contributed to new return-to-work guidance for people who are living with the long-term effects of Covid-19.

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A not-for-profit group of engineers led by Keele University’s Professor Peter Ogrodnik have appealed for support to help them tackle challenges facing the NHS posed by Covid-19.

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A policing and security expert with more than 30 years’ experience has been appointed as an Honorary Fellow by the Keele Policing Academic Collaboration (KPAC).

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New research has found that the number of people seeking support from their general practice for mental health problems or self-harm dropped by more than a third during the first UK national lockdown.

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Keele's Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Professor Mark Ormerod, has been invited to join a prestigious environmental sustainability advisory group.

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The Oxford coronavirus vaccine - which is being manufactured at Keele following an agreement between Cobra Biologics and AstraZeneca UK – has today been administered to the first patient by the NHS.

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