Postgraduate Community at Keele Hall

The Institute brings together researchers across Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences both from within the university as well as our visiting fellows and research collaborators from across the world. In this way it is a home for interdisciplinary research at Keele and getting involved in the Institute activities extends and enriches the cultural and academic environment for all postgraduates.



We offer a stimulating programme, including the prestigious Grand Challenges Lecture Series, with eminent speakers on today’s urgent questions, plus spaces and places, research workshops and seminars, for meeting and working with postgraduates and academics from across the disciplines.

Grand Challenge Conversations

A part of USP: A listening Project these interactive workshops are designed to build confidence and ability in one-to-one communication, a valuable life skill for learning, research and professional practice. These are linked to our Grand Challenges Lectures with Professor Andrew Stirling ( November 1st) and Professor Kate Pickett (November 22nd). 

Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

The conference is a great opportunity to see the range of research being carried out across the university, engage peers in your research and experiment with communicating your ideas in ways that can appreciated by lay audiences. Have a look at the Love my Thesis videos made by some of our presenters last year.

Look out too for the Keele Three Minute Thesis competition; here students are invited to share their thesis in an engaging way in just three minutes with just one slide and no special effects. Read more about the competition and see videos of last years finalists here.

Read more about the 2017 conference and save the date – Thursday April 19th 2018 for next years event.

Social spaces at the Institute

Look out for social spaces available in either the Nesfiled bar or the University Common Room.  Get the dates for your diary here.