Five weeks to go

Please ensure all your vaccinations are up to date, including the MenACWY vaccination for first-time university entrants from the UK.

we expect all new and returning students to take up the opportunity to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. The booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine helps to provide maximum protection. All adults in England can now book their Covid-19 jab

If you need any specific vaccines for your course, please contact your school if you have any questions.

Find out more here about arranging vaccinations and healthcare for undergraduates and postgraduates

If you'll be living on campus, you'll need to make your advance payment of £450 when you receive your accommodation offer (and at least two weeks before your arrival date).

If you have any queries, you can contact Accommodation Services at

Find out more about how to pay your advance payment and your accommodation fees on our money and finance page for undergraduates or postgraduates.

If you'll be moving to Keele or the local area, you will need to register for a local GP surgery. Keele Practice is located on campus. Please complete online pre-registration with the Practice in plenty of time.

Find out more about Keele Practice and find details of how to pre-register on the Keele Practice website.

In addition to the University's main social media accounts, we also have separate social media accounts for our current students called 'Life at Keele'. You can find Life at Keele on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (@LifeAtKeele) - this is a great way to get important updates and to find out more about student life at Keele.

There's also the SU-run Student Life Facebook group - a great way to meet others on your course or living in your halls!

If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate-taught student and you would like to bring your car onto campus, you must apply for a parking permit. As parking is limited on the campus, the University operates a needs based application process. This ensures that our students with the greatest need for a car on campus are able to park on site. Parking enforcement will be in place from when you arrive and there is only limited pay and display parking available.

Check out our what we provide/what to bring page.

If you'd like to order items before you arrive you can Kit yourself out for Uni through our friends at either Chaffinch or UniKitOut.

You can order bedding, kitchen, bathroom kits and more, Plus save 10% with discount code KEELE10 if you decide to order anything through Unikitout

The Great Donate, a student led scheme, will also be around during welcome week with a stall - Think used, good condition pots, pans, plates, cutlery, stationary, clothes hangers, etc.

It's green, it's cheap, and it raises funds for student sustainability projects... and it's one less thing to bring with you!

Find out more at The Great Donate on Facebook.

If you're an international student, there are some additional things you'll need to do:

  • Arrange travel insurance
  • Arrange medical insurance and vaccinations