KeeleSU & KPA
You automatically become a member of Keele Students’ Union (KeeleSU) when you become a student at Keele University. And if you're postgraduate, you also become a member of the Keele Postgraduate Association (KPA).
Both unions are here to support, represent, entertain, develop and inspire you, our student members! You are entitled to use all services, such as the free advice centre (ASK) or getting involved in societies.
Both unions are run by a team of full-time Elected Officers who represent students and voice your opinions to the highest levels of the University.
The SU and KPA will provide you with opportunities to get involved throughout your time as a Keele student, so be sure to check what’s going on during Welcome and beyond!
There are over 250 student-led clubs and societies at KeeleSU! They range from academic societies (there might be one for your course), performance groups (reconnect with your childhood pass-time or discover a new passion), all the way to societies that are interest-based... like Harry Potter! And if you can’t find a society that represents your interests, you can set up your own!
Why not browse the full list of societies?
You might be thinking about finding a part-time job to supplement your income during your studies. The Jobshop in KeeleSU can help you with all you need to know about finding a job whilst studying.
Please remember that if you're an international student, you must comply with any working restrictions stated on your Biometric Residence Permit/Visa Vignette and not exceed the maximum hours permitted each week.
When you're settled and ready to think about your future direction, the Careers and Employability team are there to support you with information, advice and guidance to help you achieve your career plans. They can provide careers information, CV advice, support with job applications, and advise on further study.
Whether you want to gain some experience relevant to your course, or try something completely different and just do good for the community, then the KeeleSU Volunteering Team can help you find an opportunity to suit you.
As part of this, you can log all of your hours spent volunteering - this is recorded on your HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report) to help you stand out to future employers, and you may even win an award for your good work!
Whether you want to gain some experience relevant to your course, or try something completely different, the KeeleSU Volunteering Team can help you find the opportunity to suit you.
You can log all of your hours in order to receive awards for your volunteering, which will be recorded on your HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report) to help you stand out to future employers.