Four weeks to go

Keeping browsing these Welcome web pages! They will help you to understand what you'll need to do before you arrive and to help you plan your Welcome experience.

We've prepared lots of helpful resources within our induction module to help you prepare for life as a Keele student. You can begin the process at and continue it on to the Keele Learning Environment.


As a Keele student, you will automatically become a member of the Keele Student Union. You may want to take some time to familiarise yourself with the KeeleSU website. You might be particularly interested in the following sections:

  • Advice and Support at Keele (ASK) - The ASK advice service offers independent information, advice and guidance to Keele students, and is based within the Student Union.
  • Clubs and Societies - Take a look at the many clubs and societies that you will be able to join when you start your course!
  • Events - KeeleSU will be holding lots of events and opportunities during the Welcome period.

You can also download the KeeleSU App to buy club and society memberships, event tickets, vote and more!


The Keele Postgraduate Association (KPA) is an additional student union at Keele which specialises in representing the interests of postgraduate students. The KPA will also be holding events and opportunities.

Find out more on the KPA website.

Disability and Dyslexia Support

If you have a disability, including specific learning difficulties or mental health and wellbeing issues, the Disability and Dyslexia Support Team can advise on a wide range of support to meet your individual needs. It's a good idea to contact the team before you arrive at Keele to discuss any support you may need and ensure any necessary adjustments can be put in place.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

University is often a great experience, but it can also bring with it stress and challenge. The Counselling and Mental Health service can offer you one-to-one support and appointments as well as workshops and group work. All students can also access Health Assured - a free, confidential helpline available 24/7.

Peer Support Schemes

We understand that students often want to get their advice from other students where possible. Rest assured that Keele has a diverse range of peer support schemes which you may be interested in. For example, Welcome Buddies are here for undergraduate students if you feel like you need that extra bit of support right now. 

Student Services

If you feel that you'll need additional support when you start your studies at Keele but you're not sure who to speak to, get in touch with Student Services at

If you're an international student, you can apply online for your Welcome BuddyPlease remember that we are offering a support package for all new international students which includes free taxi pickup to campus - find out more about it here.