Embrace all the good stuff that being a Keele student enables you to be a part of!
KeeleSU & KPA
You're a member of Keele Students’ Union (KeeleSU) - and if you're postgraduate, you're also a member of the Keele Postgraduate Association (KPA).
Please remember that 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. Find out more at:
If you didn't get round to joining any clubs or societies last year, now is your time!
Browse the full list of societies and get involved in anything that interests you!
You might be thinking about finding a part-time job this year to supplement your income during your studies. Keele Careers have a jobs board which can help you with all you need to know about finding a job whilst studying - read all about finding work here.
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.
As you preogress into your next year of study and you begin thinking 'what next?', the Careers and Employability team are here for you! They can provide careers information, CV advice, support with job applications, and advice on further study.
There's a 100,000+ network of Keele alumni (Keele graduates) across 180 countries around the world - and Keele Connect is our online platform which enables you to connect with them!
Whether you have your dream career in your sights, or haven't got a clue what you'd like to go after your graduate, Keele Connect offers you a fantastic opportunity to talk to a fellow Keelite(s). You can sign up for a mentor, who will help you to explore your own goals and aspirations, and reflect on their own career and personal journey and how they got where they are today.
As part of the university-wide effort at Keele to identify and remove barriers for minority students, mentees can opt to have a mentor from the same or a similar racial and/or ethnic background if they wish. The choice is up to you as to whether you want to disclose any identifying characteristics.
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.