Three weeks to go

If you haven't already, you should download the Keele App onto your smartphone or tablet device. The Keele App has lots of useful features which become available once you log in. You can:

  • View your timetable for academic lessons
  • Register attendance and absence for taught sessions
  • See upcoming events and activities
  • Access campus maps
  • Find useful information about services and facilities on campus
  • Check PC availability
  • Check laundry machine availability if you live on campus
  • View your library account
  • Find contact details for key teams across the University
  • Find answers to your questions in the Self-Service Portal

You can find the official Keele App on both Apple and Android app stores.

We'll send you an email explaining how to enrol online, and all you'll need to do is follow the on-screen instructions. 

Online enrolment is a mandatory process before you can begin your course. There's no requirement to enrol in person. 

For further guidance on how to enrol online, please visit our ID and enrolment web page for undergraduates or postgraduates.

Get to know the campus and local area before you get here! Find out more here

Most of the facilities are clustered at Union Square (centre of campus) to make it easy.

You can also explore our beautiful campus or the local area! There are lots of ways you can enjoy the campus, such as through walking/running routes, and our Sports Centre has lots to offer too.

Is this the first time you’ll be managing your own money? Try to see it as a fantastic opportunity to get to grips with budgeting in a supportive community, where lots of others are in the same boat (and ourStudent Financial Support team are here for you too). As a soon-to-be Keele student, you have access to Blackbullion's Money-Ready tools to help you manage your money effectively from day one. This includes a budget calculator to ensure you don't run short of money before Christmas!

Create your free Blackbullion account here and browse the resources to get money ready. 

Your Keele Card is not only your student ID - did you know you can use it to pay for things on campus, and get discounts in the process? You can top it up before you get here so that you're ready to use it across campus, or your family can even top it up on your behalf. Find out more here. 

We’re here to help if you ever feel like you need guidance or support, personally or academically.

It's completely natural to feel a bit overwhelmed during your first few weeks of University, and don't be worried if it takes you some time to adjust. It's always good to talk to someone, and we have plenty of support options at Keele, including our mental health and counselling service during the day, and out of hours support too.

If you’re an international student and will be living on campus, make sure you have completed all of the necessary steps before you travel to the UK.

Remember to place the following items into your hand luggage:

  • Passport
  • Visa and home office decision letter (if required)
  • Travel documents (flight tickets if you need to print them)
  • Evidence of your finances
  • Cash in British pound sterling / internationally-accepted bank card - please note that it can take some time for your new UK bank account to become operational.
  • Keele University CAS statement  and/or Keele Offer Letter
  • Original qualification documents as listed on your CAS statement
  • Accommodation Boarding Pass, so that you can collect your on-campus room key 
  • Health certificates (if required)
  • Medication and an accompanying letter from your doctor (if required)

Please remember that we are offering new international students a free airport transfer Meet & Greet Service to campus - find ut more about it here.