International Visiting Scholars

At Keele, we have a proud tradition of interdisciplinary education, and for making student learning powerfully relevant to society’s challenges.

Drawing together expert educational teams and consultants from across the university, The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) is home to a vibrant community of student education innovators: academic developers, student learning experts, learning technologists and employability consultants.

This community of expertise has been brought together to design new curricula for our students, support student development, shape researcher development and design a co-curriculum that links students to civic society and the workplace.

We are inviting applications from international visiting scholars who would like to spend time at KIITE and participate in scholarly activities and events, particularly related to pedagogical innovation and teaching excellence.  

Keele is a warm, international inclusive community and we strive to create a research environment which is globally-aware and ‘without borders’. The campus is an inspirational space to think, write and create and our visitors are encouraged to immerse themselves in university life.

During your time as a visiting scholar, you may wish to:

  • conduct independent research using secondary sources, write papers and participate in scholarly events (research may be subject to ethics clearance);
  • Explore teaching enhancement activities;
  • Access the university library;
  • Audit classes (subject to availability);
  • Attend seminars and other events organised by staff.

The following sections contain information about how to apply and when to visit, plus some useful information about travelling to and within the UK, and things to do in the local area. 

Please download and complete the application form below, and return to

Applications will be considered by the Associate Director for Curriculum Design and Development, KIITE.

If your application is successful you will receive a letter inviting you to be an Academic Visitor at the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence, Keele University.

Please note: The minimum period for visiting the University is typically 6 months

See our Key Dates calendar for bank holidays, exams, graduation, welcome week, and term dates.

Although we cannot undertake to arrange your travel or your accommodation for your stay, there may be some accommodation available on campus. Our accommodation manager, Julie Best will be able to advise you. She can be contacted by email: or by telephone on 01782 734150. The accommodation office may also be able to provide advice on finding suitable private accommodation locally.

For practical information from our Directorate of Human Resources, see their Welcoming International Staff to Keele pages, containing practical information and links to external sites which may be useful for anyone relocating or coming to visit Keele.

If your application is successful, you may be required to apply for an Academic or Business Visitor Visa.

You may find useful the information for visiting staff from our Human Resources team - available on the Human Resources web pages

Details of eligibility requirements and the application process can be found on the Home Office website.

You will be able to access the University library during your visit. See the Keele University Library website for further information about their online and print resources. 

KIITE Centre Manager: Charlotte Hulme


telephone: 01782 734144


KIITE International Visiting Scholar Application Form

KIITE International Visiting Scholar Application Form (86 KB)

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