Be active

Here at Keele, we have loads of great facilities and activities to help you maintain an active lifestyle whilst you study. Take a look at some examples below...

The Cycle to Work Scheme allows eligible employees the tax-free hire of bicycles and related safety and security equipment. The scheme operates through a Government initiative aimed at getting more people to cycle to work.

The scheme allows staff to hire a bicycle (and safety & security equipment) from the University up to the value of £1,000 (incl. VAT) over a 12-month period. The scheme requires eligible staff to enter into a salary sacrifice agreement during the hire period which allows Income Tax and National Insurance contributions savings to be realised.

The schemes will be open for applications between 1st March and 31st May each year.

Find out more information here.

Why not try one of our campus run/walk routes? They cover different areas of campus, so take your pick!

The Keele wellbeing map (PDF) also provides information regarding walking/running routes around the campus.

Members of staff can become members of the Keele University Sports Centre for:

  • £155 for the academic year.
  • £210 for the full calendar year.

Membership includes access to facilities, free induction from experienced instructors, access to over 25 classes, and a free personalised fitness programme.

Find out more information here.

Keele University not only offers opportunities for students to get active, but their staff too! Each week Keele Sports Centre provides a number of lunchtime sessions to help get its staff out of the office getting active. The sessions are also open to postgraduate students. 

The sessions are open to all staff across Keele University, regardless of department, or prior sporting experience. There's no need to sign up, just turn up ready to play. 

Sessions include:

  • Lunchtime football
  • Lunchtime tennis
  • Lunchtime campus walks
  • Lunchtime beach volleyball
  • Drop-in badminton

Find out more information here.

Dive in! Head to Jubilee 2 in the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme, our nearest swimming pool. Swim for £2 if you show your Keele Card and Lyme Card. Lyme Cards are free and you can register online for one.