Information for new starters

Getting to Keele

  • Visit the How to find us page for travel directions and maps of the campus.
  • Driving to Keele - if you want to bring a car onto campus you will need a parking permit. You can find more information about staff parking on our Parking web pages

Right to work

Health and safety

Disability Support

  • The University is keen to support individuals who may have a disability, a long-term health or a mental health condition by putting in place the necessary reasonable adjustments. 
  • Individuals who wish to discuss this process prior to their employment start date, should contact the HR Co-ordinator detailed on their offer letter.
  • Further information about how we support can be found here:


  • Visit the Payroll and pensions department pages to find our about pension schemes and auto-enrolment. Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) pension scheme members automatically take part in Payflex+ salary exchange scheme to reduce National Insurance contributions, visit the Payflex+ to find out more about the scheme or how to opt-out.

The Keele Card

  • The Keele Card - all new staff will receive a Keele Card which provides a range of services and discounts, visit the The Keele Card page to learn more.


  • All new staff are invited to take part in the Welcome to Keele Programme about how the University works, its current priorities, and its history and culture. Further resources are also available from the Organisational Development team in the New to Keele? section.

HESA Data Collection

  • As a university we are required annually to send some of the information we hold about you to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), find out more about this in the HESA Data Collection Notice.

IT services

    • Usually your new line manager will arrange with you to complete an IT Registration Form in advance of your start date. In addition to work Email and systems, this account will also allow you access Employee Self Service and other services such as Wifi on campus.

Data protection

Staff housing

  • If you are considering relocating from elsewhere in the UK or from another country, visit the Staff Housing webpages for further information about accommodation on campus. 

Gym membership

  • For the first month of your employment at Keele, you are eligible to receive a free month's gym membership at Keele Sports Centre. For more information, visit the Sports Centre Reception with your Keele Card.

The Staff Common Room (SCR)

  • The SCR is a society for staff dedicated to promoting community within the University. We arrange activities (tastings, rambles, visits) and gatherings where we can socialise and get to know one another ( and Membership is £20 per year; please direct any queries to or come down to the SCR bar in Keele Hall any Friday in term time (5.30-7.30 pm).