Our partners

Tahaddi Education Centre, Lebanon

Tahaddi logo International partner

The Tahaddi Education Centre places a special emphasis on supporting the Lebanese Dom community - an ethnic minority group in Lebanon who face systematic discrimination and marginalization.

Maghreb Action on Displacement and Rights Network Plus

International partner

The network aims to improve the humanitarian protection of vulnerable, displaced people in contexts of conflict in the central Maghreb region of Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. Together with Keele and other partners, they develop funding calls for research projects that will tackle the social and political challenges associated with migration and displacement.

New Vic Theatre

New Vic Theatre logo Creative partner

The New Vic is one of the country’s most successful producing theatres and a key part of the region’s cultural life, engaging 150,000 people each year.  The New Vic is an established creative partner of the University and together they have collaborated on a range of projects including Live Age -  an annual artistic festival that celebrates continued creativity in later life, and Borderlines – an award-winning initiative using theatre in social contexts with regionally, nationally and internationally reach.

Hubb Foundation

Hubb Foundation Local stakeholder partner

The Hubb Foundation is an organisation committed to improving the lives of children and their families in our communities.  As one of our local stakeholder partners, Keele worked with the Hubb Foundation on ‘Ay Up Duck’ - a child feeding and activities-based project addressing out-of-school hunger.

Urban Wilderness

Urban Wilderness logo Creative partner

Urban Wilderness is a not-for-profit company which interrogates and interrupts habitual relationships between people and places.  Keele has collaborated with Urban Wilderness to produce research which aims to help open up brownfield sites in the UK’s most deprived urban communities.  Keele have worked with Urban Wilderness to develop an 'Urban Commons Charter' - an assertion that communities in the vicinity of dormant brownfields land can claim a right to use this land for shared benefit.


Local stakeholder partner

Aspire Housing provide affordable rental homes across Staffordshire and Cheshire. As a local stakeholder partner of the University, they have collaborated on a number of joint projects.


Restoke logo Creative partner

Restoke is a Community Interest Company and not-for-profit arts organisation. Restoke puts the people of Stoke-on-Trent at the heart of artistic adventures and produce performances in unusual locations - from pottery factories to disused chapels, from swimming pools to a working men’s club. As a creative partner of the University, Keele have worked with Restoke on a number of projects including a show called ‘Seams’. There are also plans to collaborate on a project focusing on the Quebec 'Heartlands', expanding the company’s reach beyond the local area.


Approach logo Local stakeholder partner

Approach is a local dementia service. Approach has been providing specialist support and advice for older people with dementia providing a wide range of high-quality services to older people and adults who are socially disadvantaged. Collaborative work with the University has taken place using funding from the KISI Active Partnership Programme.

College of Policing

College of Policing logo National partner

The College of Policing is the professional body for everyone who works for the police service in England and Wales. Keele have contributed to an important report published by the College of Policing which highlights the Police Knowledge Fund (PKF), a national programme of fourteen collaborative research projects, funded by the College with HEFCE and the Home Office. The collaborative and partner-centred approach pioneered in the PKF by Keele criminologists is now informing ongoing research on issues such as roads policing, vulnerability, mental health, support for ex-forces personnel and community safety.

Stoke Creates

Creative partner

Stoke Creates works with partners across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire to ensure that the opportunity to participate, achieve and succeed in vibrant high-quality arts and cultural education becomes a normal expectation for children and young people.

B-Arts logo B-Arts

Creative partner

B-Arts develop creative programmes and projects that sustain, develop and enrich communities, employing artists in work that is intelligent, thoughtful, and contributes to a process of cultural democracy. B-Arts and Keele have previously teamed up to deliver a joint event at the National Humanities Festival.

Support Staffordshire

Local stakeholder partner

Support Staffordshire is an organisation that supports the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector. It aims to increase skills and knowledge;, enhance individual and family livelihoods; build capacity in neighbourhoods & communities; and improve the relationships and resilience of organisations and individuals.


VAST logo Local stakeholder partner

VAST is a charity dedicated to developing, advancing and promoting the voluntary and community sector in Staffordshire. Their aim is to help the local voluntary and community sector prosper and grow.

Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent

Healthwatch logo Local stakeholder partner

Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent helps adults, young people and children articulate their thoughts and concerns about health and social care services in Stoke-on-Trent. Keele recently collaborated with Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent to host a joint event on trans-inclusive education.

Our partners