What you need to know in the first few days...

We can't wait to welcome you with our week of events, designed for you to get a feel for Keele!

We know it feels like there’s a lot to get your head around right now, but don’t worry, help is at hand! Have a browse through these pages before your course begins, and refer back to them when you want to know more about a specific area.

Top tips to get the most out of Keele Welcome:
  • Be curious – read and watch all the resources to help you settle in 
  • Don’t be afraid to turn up to an event on your own (virtual or in-person)
  • Throw yourself into the opportunities to try new things and meet new people
  • Ask lots of questions!

The question on the mind of every new student! And the answer is simple: all events and activities for students throughout the year are on the Keele App - just look in the What's On section. If you don't have it already, just search 'Keele University' in your app store. 

The University runs a programme of fun activities in partnership with the Students' Unions, to help you settle into Keele student life, make friends and – for some of you – get to know your new home. We encourage you to go along to as many events as you can - just look out for info in the event descriptions to find out about if an event is of interest to you. 

You can browse the Keele App on your phone/device, or even on your laptop. The App does lots of other things too - find out more here

We're sure you will have lots of questions - and we are ready to answer them! If you've got a question, big or small, then get in touch with the Student Services Centre: the team are here for all Keele students, whatever you need, throughout the whole year. This includes quick questions, as well as information, support and guidance about things like your student experience, money advice and much more. Within this, we have our dedicated counselling and mental health, disability and dyslexia, and faith and chaplaincy services too.

Get in touch with the Student Services team

If you think you'd feel the benefit from having the support of a fellow student to help you through the next few weeks, then that's what our peer support schemes are about. 

If you need help with accessing any of our online systems or need help getting connected, then our IT team are there to help!

Get in touch with the IT team. 

For advice on how to find books and journals, guidance on reading lists and any other library queries - library staff are available to help!

If you'll be coming on to campus, then you'll be interested in finding out about the Library buildings too. There's also lots of guidance about off-campus access.

Everyone accesses their own personal course timetable through the KLE. Log-in to the KLE with your email address and password and access your timetable from here. 

Please email the timetabling team if you have any questions: timetabling@keele.ac.uk.

Starting a new course is a busy and exciting time, with lots of things to get your head around. Please don't be hard on yourself if things don't go quite to plan.