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Keele strikes Gold in the Teaching Excellence FrameworkPosted on 21 June 2017 Keele University has been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
2017: A Year in the NewsPosted on 20 December 2017 As we come to the end of another successful year at Keele, here are some of our highlights from 2017
New University halls welcomes first residentsPosted on 22 December 2017 Over 450 students at Keele University are moving into their new halls of residence this week.
We're volcano scientists – here are six volcanoes we'll be watching out for in 2018Posted on 02 January 2018 Ralf Gertisser, Senior Lecturer in Mineralogy and Petrology, Keele University; Katie Preece, Research Associate in Volcanology, University of Glasgow, and Sylvain Charbonnier, Assistant Professor in Volcanology, University of South Florida write for The Conversation UK
Keele in top ten for on-campus Wi-FiPosted on 19 December 2017 Keele University has been ranked in the top ten for Wi-Fi on its campus, according to data based on student reviews.
Keele academic wins ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ award!Posted on 01 December 2017 Dr Russell Crawford is the winner of the prestigious ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ award at the national Times Higher Education Awards 2017.
Christmas earworms: the science behind our love-hate relationship with festive songsPosted on 18 December 2017 Alexandra Lamont, Senior Lecturer in Music Psychology writes for The Conversation UK
Why Hollywood needs more films like Star WarsPosted on 13 December 2017 Neil Archer, Lecturer in Film Studies writes for The Conversation UK
Keele professor appointed President of the Association of Cancer SurgeryPosted on 06 December 2017 Keele University’s Robert Kirby, Professor of Clinical Education and Surgery, and Dean of the University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM), has been appointed President of the British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO).
Stoke-on-Trent’s Cultural Observatory announces plans to measure the impact of UK City of Culture 2021Posted on 05 December 2017 The Cultural Observatory – established by Staffordshire and Keele Universities – will play a lead role in evaluating the powerful impact that a year-long festival of culture will have on the city and its people
Why remote Antarctica is so important in a warming worldPosted on 04 December 2017 Chris Fogwill, Professor of Glaciology and Palaeoclimatology, Keele University; Chris Turney, Professor of Earth Sciences and Climate Change, UNSW, and Zoe Robinson, Reader in Physical Geography and Sustainability/Director of Education for Sustainability, Keele University write for The Conversation UK
Selling homes for £1 gives local authorities the power to revive deprived communitiesPosted on 04 December 2017 Ian Mahoney, Lecturer in Criminology, Liverpool Hope University and Tony Kearon, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Co-Director of the Keele Policing Academic Collaboration (KPAC), Keele University write for The Conversation UK
Keele ranked No. 1 in England for Course SatisfactionPosted on 01 June 2017 Keele University is the number one institution in England for Course Satisfaction, according to the Guardian University Guide 2018.
Ol' Man River – how gendered language shapes the way we see the worldPosted on 29 November 2017 Ella Tennant, Acting Programme Director for Liberal Arts writes for The Conversation UK
Why revolutionary Russia backed Turkish nationalists over communistsPosted on 28 November 2017 Bulent Gökay, Professor of International Relations writes for The Conversation UK
Keele graduate is a finalist at Study UK Alumni AwardsPosted on 27 November 2017 Keele graduate Professor Weiwei Cao has been announced as a finalist at the prestigious British Council Study UK Alumni Awards 2017-18
Here’s what the science says about animal sentiencePosted on 24 November 2017 Jan Hoole, Lecturer in Biology writes for The Conversation UK
Keele University launches the Children and Young People’s Research NetworkPosted on 20 November 2017 The Children and Young People’s Research Network will focus on promoting and protecting the rights of the child
Keele Vice-Chancellor furthers role as knowledge exchange championPosted on 16 November 2017 Keele University Vice-Chancellor Professor Trevor McMillan has been invited to attend the newly-formed Research England Council board meetings, in order to help deliver the Council’s aim to create and sustain the conditions for a healthy and dynamic research and knowledge exchange system in English universities.
New dye gives scientists a clearer insight into the brainPosted on 16 November 2017 Keele University researchers have designed a new dye that can be used to observe the electrical activity of neurons in the brain and could lead to finding a new and more efficient way of treating neurological diseases, as presented at the prestigious Society for Neuroscience annual conference in Washington, D.C. this week.
The good news about plastic wastePosted on 15 November 2017 Deirdre McKay, Senior Lecturer in Geography writes for The Conversation UK
Keele’s Head of Pharmacy presents guest lecturePosted on 13 November 2017 Professor Nigel Ratcliffe, Head of the School of Pharmacy at Keele, spoke on the future of the pharmaceutical industry at the University of Sunderland’s annual pharmacy lecture last week.
Keele University and B-Arts to host event for national humanities festivalPosted on 09 November 2017 Keele University, with community partner B-Arts, is hosting ‘Play with Plastics’, an event in Being Human 2017, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.
Keele University is a Leading Places pilot areaPosted on 09 November 2017 Keele University and local partners have been chosen by the Local Government Association (LGA), the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), and Universities UK (UUK) to be a Leading Places pilot area.
Rare treatment for arthritis wins NHS approvalPosted on 20 October 2017 A rare treatment for a type of arthritis in the knee performed by a Keele professor has gained official approval to be funded by the NHS.
How to solve the 'monster' fatberg problemPosted on 06 November 2017 Alison Browne, Lecturer in Human Geography and the Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester and Mike Foden, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Keele University write for The Conversation UK
Keele pledges to Go International: Stand Out!Posted on 02 November 2017 Keele University has signed the Universities UK International (UUKi) pledge to increase opportunities for students to study, work or volunteer overseas.
Keele and Oxford top table for producing most psychiatristsPosted on 26 October 2017 Keele University has been ranked joint first with the University of Oxford for producing the most psychiatrists of any medical school in England.
Big cats in Britain: urban myth or scientific fact?Posted on 02 November 2017 Jan Hoole, Lecturer in Biology writes for The Conversation UK
Forget The Apprentice, where are all the young entrepreneurs?Posted on 27 October 2017 Udeni Salmon, Research Associate, Keele University writes for The Conversation UK
Keele leads review of social media use by GP surgeriesPosted on 25 October 2017 A review of social media use by GP surgeries has revealed the potential dangers of un-moderated, unofficial Facebook pages.
Keele wins HEFCE funding to expand Active Bystanders campaignPosted on 18 October 2017 Keele University has been awarded funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to develop a comprehensive safeguarding toolkit and secure reporting mechanism for hate incidents and online harassment.
Are dogs trying to tell us something with their expressions?Posted on 19 October 2017 Jan Hoole, Lecturer in Biology writes for The Conversation UK
Keele students donate three tonnes of food to local foodbankPosted on 11 October 2017 Generous Keele University students have donated three tonnes of food to Newcastle-Staffs Foodbank.
Alcohol Impact Accreditation for Keele University and Keele Students’ UnionPosted on 17 October 2017 Keele University and Keele Students’ Union have officially received the Alcohol Impact Accreditation
HEFCE funds new Keele Health Apprenticeships HubPosted on 05 October 2017 Keele University has secured £82,000 from the HEFCE Degree Apprenticeships Development Fund to establish the Keele Health Apprenticeships hub
Keele academic helps design new road safety devicePosted on 17 October 2017 A Keele University criminologist has contributed to the design of a new road safety device that detects the use of a mobile phone in a moving vehicle.
RCUK funding will enrich public engagement at Keele UniversityPosted on 09 October 2017 Research Councils UK (RCUK) has announced the launch of the Strategic Support to Expedite Embedding Public Engagement with Research (SEE-PER) grants.
Keele schools receive bronze Athena SWAN awardPosted on 06 October 2017 Keele University’s School of Law and School of Pharmacy have been successful in achieving an Athena SWAN Bronze award.
Staffordshire and Keele Universities join forces to create a Cultural ObservatoryPosted on 29 September 2017 Staffordshire and Keele Universities have come together to establish a Cultural Observatory which will play a leading role in Stoke-on-Trent’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021.
Philip K Dick: you may not have read his books, but you've almost certainly seen the moviesPosted on 06 October 2017 Dr James Peacock, Senior Lecturer in English and American Literatures, writes for The Conversation
Keele celebrates research centre’s 25th anniversaryPosted on 03 October 2017 Keele University’s Faculty of Natural Sciences held a range of celebrations last week to mark the 25th anniversary of the the Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP).
Star Trek Discovery: diverse futuristic vision let down by 20th-century gender stereotypesPosted on 04 October 2017 Gene Roddenberry's vision has been upheld by diverse casting, but storylines remain within mainstream 20th-century ideas of gender and identity
How to avoid war and conflict – with a little help from social psychologyPosted on 05 October 2017 There are methods to avoid madness
‘Most Innovative Teacher’ nomination for inspirational Keele academicPosted on 07 September 2017 Dr Russell Crawford has been shortlisted in the prestigious ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ category at the national Times Higher Education Awards 2017.
What if the AfD’s 12.6% is a fair price to pay for German democracy?Posted on 28 September 2017 Aristotle Kallis, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History writes for The Conversation UK
Kurdistan: after vote for independence, what’s next?Posted on 27 September 2017 Rebecca Richards, Keele University and Robert Smith, Coventry University write for The Conversation UK
In sickness and in health: fourfold increase in likelihood of seeing your doctor about anxiety or depression if your partner has already done soPosted on 25 September 2017 A study led by Keele University has found that when one partner of a couple consults their GP about depression or anxiety, the other partner is much more likely to do the same.
Ancient tree reveals cause of spike in Arctic temperaturePosted on 12 September 2017 Study led by scientists from Keele University and UNSW Sydney provides fresh insights into the mechanisms of climate change
My favourite album: David Bowie’s Diamond DogsPosted on 25 September 2017 Alex Sharpe, Professor of Law writes for The Conversation UK
How animals vote to make group decisionsPosted on 18 September 2017 Jan Hoole, Lecturer in Biology writes for The Conversation UK
Who should pay for damage associated with climate change – and who should be compensated?Posted on 18 September 2017 John Vogler and Marit Hammond write for The Conversation UK
Using AI to determine queer sexuality is misconceived and dangerousPosted on 15 September 2017 Alex Sharpe, Professor of Law and Senthorun Raj, Lecturer, Keele Law School write for The Conversation UK
Award-winning broadcaster speaks to packed audience at KeelePosted on 05 September 2017 Samira, who presents Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and Newswatch on BBC1, gave a free public lecture entitled “What Can Arnold Bennett Teach Brexit Britain”
Eating oily fish during pregnancy could prevent schizophrenia in the child, new study suggestsPosted on 07 September 2017 David Mazzocchi-Jones, Lecturer in Neurosciencewrites for The Conversation UK
Keele Professor awarded major grant to investigate lives of those touched by Old Poor LawPosted on 05 September 2017 Professor Alannah Tomkins has been awarded an AHRC grant of £728k to investigate the lives of thousands of people who benefited from the Old Poor Law
A social psychologist explains how authorities can regain survivors’ trust after Grenfell Tower firePosted on 01 September 2017 Ken Rotenberg, Professor in Psychology writes for The Conversation (UK)
Violent evictions of refugees in Rome reveal inhumanity of modern democracyPosted on 30 August 2017 Mariangela Palladino, Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies writes for The Conversation (UK)
Keele works with Manchester University on major antibiotic resistance researchPosted on 25 August 2017 Researchers at Keele University have contributed to a major study on antibiotic resistance, led by The University of Manchester.
Improving the recognition of anxiety and depression in rheumatoid arthritisPosted on 24 August 2017 A study conducted by Keele University shows that patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are also suffering with anxiety or depression may avoid talking to their GP about their mental health symptoms.
Keele student to make a splash for Team GBPosted on 15 August 2017 A student from Keele University has been chosen to represent Team GB at the World University Games taking place in Chinese Taipei this summer.
Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that's unlikelyPosted on 18 August 2017 Matthew Wyman writes for The Conversation (UK).
Keele University invests £45m in STEM facilitiesPosted on 26 June 2017 Keele University is investing £45m in the creation of new state-of-the-art science facilities
Award-winning journalist visits Keele to discuss Bennett and BrexitPosted on 15 August 2017 Keele University will welcome journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed onto its campus in September to explore how local novelist Arnold Bennett speaks to modern Britain.
The German Great Escape: the science of how 83 military officers tunnelled out of Welsh prison in 1945Posted on 09 August 2017 Jamie Pringle, Senior Lecturer in Engineering & Environmental Geosciences writes for The Conversation (UK).
Keele helps University of Cambridge find smallest-ever starPosted on 12 July 2017 Stars like our Sun are much bigger than planets but now a star has been found that is only the size of the planet Saturn.
Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry visits KeelePosted on 07 July 2017 Claire Perry, Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry visited Keele on Friday for a roundtable discussion on energy and environmental research.
MoU for development of new joint Veterinary SchoolPosted on 20 July 2017 Keele and Harper Adams sign MoU for development of new joint Veterinary School
The real Quacks: medical misadventures in the Victorian eraPosted on 16 August 2017 Professor Alannah Tomkins writes for The Conversation (UK).
Beware the border patrol: the nasty history of airport discriminationPosted on 14 August 2017 Rachel Bright, Lecturer in Modern History writes for The Conversation (UK)
Venezuela crisis is the hidden consequence of Saudi Arabia’s oil price warPosted on 08 August 2017 Bulent Gökay, Professor of International Relations, writes for The Conversation UK
Retail banks are on a charm offensive – but mis-selling continuesPosted on 08 August 2017 Matthew J Brannan, Lecturer in Management, writes for The Conversation UK
Study confirms obese people have better survival rates following heart procedurePosted on 02 August 2017 Research has confirmed that overweight people undergoing coronary heart procedure are more likely to survive and have fewer complications compared to patients with a healthy weight.
How does a country become a country? An expert explainsPosted on 03 August 2017 Rebecca Richards, Lecturer in International Relations writes for The Conversation
Young students search for eclipsing star systems at Keele UniversityPosted on 13 July 2017 Twenty local students visited Keele University last week to take part in an astrophysics research project.
Big-headed gecko shows human actions are messing with evolutionPosted on 26 July 2017 New research shows that a type of lizard living on man-made islands in Brazil has developed a larger head than its mainland cousins in a period of only 15 years.
Students inspired at summer writing campsPosted on 26 July 2017 Students from five high schools in Staffordshire and Cheshire have had the opportunity to write and publish their own novels
High Sheriff of Staffordshire visits Keele, his ancestral family homePosted on 27 July 2017 Humphrey David Sneyd Scott-Moncrieff DL, the current High Sheriff of Staffordshire, recently paid a visit to Keele University and enjoyed a tour of his ancestral family home, Keele Hall.
Against The Law review: a fitting tribute to gay men whose persecution in 1950s paved way for new rightsPosted on 27 July 2017 Dominc Janes, Professor of Modern History, writes for The Conversation UK about the BBC2 film 'Against the Law'
New Hot Jupiter marks the first collaborative exoplanet discoveryPosted on 18 July 2017 Researchers led by a team at Keele University have discovered a new ‘Hot Jupiter’ exoplanet.
On sexuality, the law still caters to the norms of public disgustPosted on 25 July 2017 Law is an emotional creature, animated by visceral human feelings
Girls in MathsPosted on 24 July 2017 Over 130 students and their teachers from ten schools visited Keele University recently for a Maths outreach and enrichment event.
Keele alumnus appointed to Court of AppealPosted on 24 July 2017 Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of one Lady Justice and six Lord Justices of Appeal, including Keele alumnus Sir Peter Coulson.
Keele becomes one of the first universities awarded a meningitis awareness markPosted on 01 August 2017 Keele University has signed up to the UK’s first Meningitis Aware Recognition Mark (MARM) for Universities, developed by charity Meningitis Now.
Stoke-on-Trent named as UK City of Culture 2021 finalistPosted on 18 July 2017 Stoke-on-Trent has been shortlisted as a finalist for UK City of Culture 2021
Honorary Graduates Dr Catherine Raines and Joyce D'SilvaPosted on 13 July 2017 In recognition of their outstanding contributions to society, both globally and within the UK, Dr Catherine Raines and Joyce D’Silva have been awarded Honorary Degrees.
Honorary Graduate Joseph Clarke MBEPosted on 12 July 2017 In recognition of his inspirational self-determination to achieve his personal ambitions as an Olympian, Joe Clarke, MBE has been awarded Master of the University at Keele University.
Student of the Year 2017Posted on 10 July 2017 Keele University is delighted to announce the twelfth Neil and Gina Smith Student of the Year Award.
Do cats purr when humans aren’t around?Posted on 03 July 2017 Dr Janet Hoole, Lecturer in Biology, writes for The Conversation.
Students inspired at Potteries Science FestivalPosted on 10 July 2017 Students from across Stoke-on-Trent enjoyed an evening of scientific inspiration as part of the Potteries Science Festival
Atmosphere detected around an Earth-like planetPosted on 28 April 2017 Astronomers at Keele University have detected an atmosphere around the super-Earth planet GJ 1132b
Swearing helps us battle pain – no matter what language we curse inPosted on 13 December 2017 Olly Robertson, PhD Candidate in Psychology writes for The Conversation UK
Keele University brings back prestigious Roy Fisher Prize for PoetryPosted on 30 November 2017 Creative writers from across Staffordshire are being encouraged to submit examples of their poetry for a chance to see their work published.
Q&A with Ralph Findlay, Chair of Council at Keele University 2014-2018Posted on 29 November 2017 Q & A with Ralph Findlay, Chair of Council at Keele University 2014-2018
What does 'Orwellian' mean, anyway?Posted on 21 November 2017 Boris Johnson and Michael Gove may not be the stuff of Orwell's dystopian nightmare, but they clearly know how to talk in 'doublespeak'. Dr Nick Bentley writes for The Conversation UK
Heart failure more fatal than common cancersPosted on 04 May 2017 A study led by Keele University, in collaboration with the Universities of Aberdeen and Manchester, shows that men and women suffering from heart failure have a higher risk of death than people with most common types of cancer.
Climate Politics in Interesting TimesPosted on 05 October 2017 Keele University has welcomed climate experts to an environment politics event to discuss the future of climate politics
The difficulties of translating Ian McEwan's books to the screenPosted on 03 October 2017 This year three of his stories are being adapted for viewers
Professor Robert Sneyd visits his ancestral family home at KeelePosted on 29 September 2017 Professor Robert Sneyd, Dean of the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, has recently visited the Sneyds’ ancestral family home at Keele Hall.
Keele Professor awarded Royal Academy of Engineering FellowshipPosted on 08 September 2017 Professor Alicia El Haj FREng, FRSB has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Undocumented youth divided over how to fight back against Trump immigration clampdownPosted on 24 August 2017 Ala Sirriyeh, Lecturer in Sociology writes for The Conversation (UK)
Keele University to help develop a ‘research school’ to improve learning outcomes in Stoke-on-TrentPosted on 19 July 2017 Keele University is working to establish a ‘research school’ in Stoke-on-Trent, which aims to pilot innovative ideas for improving young people's learning and achievements.
School of Life Sciences welcomes new professorPosted on 18 July 2017 Toby Bruce, Professor of Insect Chemical Ecology, has joined Keele University’s School of Life Sciences this month.
Keele signs MoU with Universiti Sains MalaysiaPosted on 17 July 2017 Keele University and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) have signed an agreement to foster collaborative work and research between the two institutions.
Honorary Graduates Datuk Professor Dr Asma Ismail, PhD and Ros Kerslake, OBEPosted on 14 July 2017 In recognition of their outstanding contributions to society, both globally and within the UK, Datuk Professor Dr Asma Ismail, PhD and Ros Kerslake OBE have been awarded Honorary Degrees.
New laboratory research points way to how statins could be more effective in treatment of ovarian cancerPosted on 14 July 2017 A new study led by Keele University has shown how statins may be used as a potentially effective treatment against ovarian cancer.
Honorary Graduates Anthony Berry MBE and Dr Michael FisherPosted on 11 July 2017 In recognition of their outstanding contributions to Keele University and the local area, Anthony Berry MBE and Dr Michael Fisher have been awarded Honorary Degrees.
Why are companies choosing to steer clear of public markets?Posted on 04 July 2017 The number of firms choosing to list their shares on UK stock markets hit a decade-long low in 2016.
Keele University joins Midlands InnovationPosted on 20 June 2017 Keele University is joining Midlands Innovation, one of the region’s most influential academic collaborations.
Keele signs collaboration agreement with University of LiverpoolPosted on 16 June 2017 Keele University and the University of Liverpool have signed an agreement to foster collaborative work and provision of cutting-edge technology access between the two institutions.
Keele announces honorary degrees for 2017Posted on 15 June 2017 Six distinguished individuals from the fields of sport, medicine, education, business and philanthropy will be awarded honorary degrees at Keele during the University’s graduation ceremonies in July.
How a hung parliament totally changes the game for BrexitPosted on 09 June 2017 Dr Helen Parr, Senior Lecturer in School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment, writes for The Conversation UK
Ever thought a loved one was an imposter? That's the Capgras delusionPosted on 08 June 2017 Professor Nicola Edelstyn writes for The Conversation UK
Keele invites high school and sixth form pupils to experience campus lifePosted on 13 June 2017 Keele University is inviting students to enjoy a taste of campus life this June and July, to experience what’s it’s like to study a subject and live in university halls.
From shouting it out to staying at home: a brief history of British votingPosted on 06 June 2017 Emeritus Professor of French History at Keele University writes for The Conversation UK.
Debt bondage, domestic servitude and indentured labour still a problem in the world's richest nationsPosted on 26 May 2017 Dr Deirdre McKay writes for The Conversation UK
Planning permission approved for Smart Innovation HubPosted on 24 May 2017 This will be the first innovation centre in the UK to bring together a university management school and incubation space for innovative new and developing businesses.
Edward Hopper: the artist that evoked urban loneliness and disappointment with beautiful clarityPosted on 18 May 2017 Dr James Peacock, Senior Lecturer in English and American Literatures, writes for The Conversation UK.
Keele No.1 in UK for Health ProfessionsPosted on 16 May 2017 Keele University is the number one institution in the UK to study Health Professions, according to the Guardian University Guide 2018.
International team wins £1m research grantPosted on 12 May 2017
Keele University is part of an international collaboration which has received a prestigious research grant for imaging single molecules.