Thinking of coming to Keele?

We welcome applications from students with a disability or specific learning difficulty, and will do our best to effectively provide support to meet your personal needs.

All applications are considered against degree entry criteria. We make no presumptions about a disability and how it may affect you in relation to your chosen course, and your application is considered on an individual basis. Your academic merit, potential and abilities will be considered first and foremost.

It is helpful if you let us know at the application stage if you have a disability so that we can support you in the best way possible. Disability & Dyslexia Support aim to contact all students who declare a disability on their application form. We will give you a little bit of information about us and what you should do to access support. Where necessary, you may be invited to contact us or come and see us.

We recommend that you visit the campus, especially if physical access may be an issue for you. We work hard to address any accessibility issues but some things are beyond our control. As a campus university, places are relatively close together and easy to get to, though the campus is hilly in places.

It is important that the University and the course are right for you and you know what support is available. One of the team will be available to meet with you at our Open Days and Offer Holder Days, so do come along, say hello and ask any questions you may have.

Open and offer holder days

We hold a number of open days and offer holder days each year which give prospective students the opportunity to visit the campus and learn more about Keele and University life in general. On these days, you can visit your academic school, go on a guided tour of campus, and see inside student accommodation. Admissions, Disability & Dyslexia Support and current students are on hand to answer your questions.

You might also like to find out more about making an independent visit, where we can discuss your support, and plan for your personal or accessibility needs.

Each year in September, we run our Connect@Keele event to support your transition to higher education, and to help you to get familiar with the campus before the term begins. Please get in touch if you’d like more information on this event.

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