Social Life

There are many activities available for post graduate students including: the Keele Postgraduate Society (KPA), events pre-arrival and during welcome week to get to know other postgraduate students and lots of societies to join including a mature students society (MAsK).


The KPA provides specialist representation for all postgraduates throughout the University, as well as offering vital support and information. They have their very own Clubhouse, serving a range of food and drinks and hosts a wide range of events throughout the year. In addition, they organise a variety of events across the University to give postgraduates the opportunity to discuss their own research and develop skills. 

The KPA website

The KPA twitter

The Students' Union

The Students' Union offer a lot of opportunities to volunteer; it’s where free advice and guidance can be sought and where societies and student groups are managed. Many of these opportunities are not only great fun, but will really complement your studies and help to develop life and future employment skills.

Keele Society Reunions

Societies at Keele

A list of societies at Keele for you to join!


Mature students' Facebook page

Mature Students of Keele (MaSK) is a new group for mature students in Keele University to connect with each other. So if you're over 21 when you begin your first year you can come here to socialise, ask questions, look for housemates . . . anything. 

Click here to go to their Facebook page


Events during Welcome Week 2017-18

Monday 25 September

  • Postgraduate Welcome BBQ (KPA Clubhouse, 12:00-3:00pm)

Tuesday 26 September

  • Postgraduate Walk in the Woods (Meet at KPA Clubhouse. 2:00pm)

Wednesday 27 September

  • Postgraduate Coffee Morning Claus Moser Building Foyer, 11:00am-12:00pm)
  • Postgraduates' Open Afternoon (Careers and Employability on First Floor of Campus Library, 12:00-3:00pm)
  • Cheese and Wine Tasting Evening (KPA Clubhouse, from 7:00pm)

Thursday 28 September

  • Postgraduate Q&A Drop-In Session (Walter Moberly Building, Room 0.02, 10:00am-1:00pm) 
  • Postgraduate Research Showcase (1:00-3:00pm)

Friday 29 September

  • Postgraduate Sports Sesssion (Muggers Pitch, 12:00-2:00pm)
  • Jazz and Gin Festival at the KPA (KPA Clubhouse, from 8:00pm)

Saturday 30 September

  • KPA Welcome Kids Party (KPA)

Sunday 1 October

  • Postgraduate Film Night (KPA Clubhouse, from 8:00pm)

For a full list of events, including those available to all students, please see 'Welcome Events' on the Welcome Week web page.