The Keele 100

The Keele 100 is our student forum, giving students from across our Keele community the opportunity to have their voices heard.

The Keele 100 is a joint project run in partnership between the University, Keele SU and the Keele Postgraduate Association (KPA)

We’re keen for as many students as possible, from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, involved with this initiative, so please read on to see how you can be part of it.

Being a member of the Keele 100 is not only an opportunity to have your opinions on a range of topics heard, but is also a great chance for you to develop skills in debating, public speaking, self-advocacy and representation, and make a real difference to student life at Keele.

You will have the opportunity to engage directly with senior leaders at Keele, and if that isn’t enough to tempt you, there will also be food provided at Keele 100 in-person events, or meal vouchers if you attend an online session!

Who can take part?

Any student who is currently registered on a programme of study with the University can be a member of the Keele 100. This includes full-time and part-time students, undergraduates, postgraduates, apprentices and foundation year students, international and home students – we want to hear from everyone!

How do I join?

Students can sign up to become a member of the Keele 100 by registering as a member via the Keele SU website

You can sign up at any point in the year, and at the end of each academic year, members will be asked if they want to continue being part of the Keele 100 the following academic year.

How will the University make sure the Keele 100 is representative of the student body? 

We are working alongside Keele SU and the KPA to encourage a wide range of students to be part of the Keele 100.

We want to ensure each event is attended by 100 students who reflect the diverse make-up of our student body, reflecting different demographics, areas of study, interests and student activities. Using information we hold about our students and the information students provide to us when they sign-up, we will endeavour to invite 100 members to attend each event who reflect a true mix and variety of opinions and experiences.

Meeting reports

Find out what was discussed at previous meetings of the Keele 100 using the buttons below:

More Keele 100 FAQs

Each Keele 100 meeting will have an in-person event. Where possible, we’ll also host an alternative discussion online for those who cannot attend in person but want to participate in the discussion. 

There will be at least three Keele 100 events in each academic year and the events will not take place during examination periods. Each in-person event will usually take place on a weekday, after 6pm, and will last between one and two hours.  

One hundred members of The Keele 100 will be invited to attend each event. We want to ensure that each event is representative of the diverse nature of our student body, reflecting different demographics, areas of study, interests and student activities. 

The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education will normally lead the events. A small number of staff will also attend to help run the events.  

Student leaders and representatives will also be invited to attend and facilitate discussion groups. Student leaders may include, but are not limited to, Keele SU and KPA full-time and part-time officers, Lead Student Voice Representatives, and Society/Club committee members.  

Each Keele 100 event will have a small number of topics or themes to discuss. The topics and themes will be issues that have an impact on your University experience. This could be related to your studies, extracurricular activities and engagements, your wellbeing or your standard of living.  

The discussion topics will reflect university priorities, student concerns, and issues that the University has the ability to take action on. 

Absolutely! Members of the Keele 100 are encouraged to suggest topics for future events. 

You will be asked for ideas when attending Keele 100 events. If you think of a topic or questions between meetings, please email them to   

Topics will usually be suggested by University Leaders and members of The Keele 100. The University Student Voice Committee will consider any suggestions and will agree on the topics for each event.

The best way to prepare is to come with an open mind, opinions and willingness to participate in the discussion. You will also receive some information about the topics up for discussion that you can read in advance to get ready. 

A short, one-sided briefing note will be provided on each of the topics being discussed. The briefing note will also include the questions that will be used to prompt discussions. The briefing note will be shared at least one week prior to the event to give you enough time to read it. 

Another way to prepare could be to discuss the topics with other students before the events. 

  • 100 Members will attend the events. 
  • The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) will introduce the topics for the event and invite subject matter experts to provide more information on the topics via presentations. 
  • Members will then split up into smaller groups to discuss the topics, occasionally coming back together as a larger group to feed back before moving on to a new topic. 
  • A student leader will be assigned to each group to facilitate and lead the conversation, using some pre-set questions to prompt discussion, and make notes on key points discussed 
  • At the end of each event, all of the notes will be collected in so that a summary report can be written. 

Following each event, a report will be written by University staff summarising the discussion and feedback. The report will be reviewed and signed off by Keele SU and KPA before being shared with University Student Voice Committee (USVC)

USVC will use the report to consider what action should be taken and how the feedback can be used to shape or change what the University does or can do in the future. The report will also be shared with any other relevant groups with a responsibility for the topics discussed at each event.   

The summary reports will be shared with members of The Keele 100 and published on this web page, as well as any actions arising from the events or from later University committees.