A warm welcome to the Keele Foundation Year virtual offer holder day
We have moved our content online so you can still experience a Keele Foundation Year Offer Holder Day. Here you'll be able to discover everything you need to know about one of the longest running foundation year programmes. For over 50 years we have striven to make Keele an accessible place to study for all - the Keele Foundation Year being at the heart of that ethos. Today, we're still supporting students from a diverse range of backgrounds, who have the potential to succeed at degree level. Your academic development and welfare is important to us - the Foundation Year programme, combined with the experience and professionalism of our academic and support staff provides an enriching, and supportive learning environment conducive for all students. Upon successful completing of the foundation year, you'll have the subject skills and knowledge you need to succeed In year one and throughout the rest of your degree. The degree outcomes of our students is testament to the success of our programme.
We look forward to welcoming you at the start of the semester.
Use our interactive display below and listen to Simon Rimmington, Head of the Foundation Year at Keele, discuss our Foundation Year programmes. You'll also find out further key information, including:
- Entry requirements
- The curriculum structure
- Assessment and feedback
We've selected a handful of our modules for you to view. Modules are dependent on your chosen degree path, and may be subject to change.
Meet our staff and students
All of the Foundation Year Staff are highly experienced and are able to draw upon their previous academic and professional backgrounds and subject specialisms to provide you with an enriching learning experience. For a full list of Foundation Year staff please view our staff profile section of this website.
Scroll through our staff profiles and student testimonials.
"I am a mature student looking to change careers. The foundation year gave me the opportunity to enrol on an undergraduate degree for which I did not possess the correct A-levels."Read more about Hobart O’Rourke - Biomedical Science student
"My advice for students thinking about studying a Foundation Year course at Keele is do it! "Read more about Kurt Foster - Physics with Foundation Year student
"It also provides you with key skills that can be applied to get the best out of your degree."Read more about Samantha Wilcox - Psychology with foundation Year student
"You are also treated as a university student and the marking reflects that, so before you even start the undergraduate course your report writing and your answers reflect the standard of an undergraduate student."Read more about Liam Wilkinson - Mathematics with Economics alumni
"I also appreciate the smaller tutorial and workshop classes, since this means we get more support and get to know our peers and lecturers on a closer level. "Read more about Lucy Windsor - Health Foundation Year for Medicine student
"Kate joined the Foundation Year team in September 2017 and works as a Lecturer in Psychology. Prior to training as a teacher in 2007, Kate worked as a prison drug worker and arrest referral worker with the police, then as a Connexions PA in several schools. Kate’s teaching experience spans A-level, Access to HE and Foundation Year, as well as being an experienced principal examiner and team leader for several national exam boards."
"I have an interest in the transition between learning stages. The Foundation Year offers me an opportunity to help support the learning journey of students from A-Level or other Level 3 study into a degree programme. I also enjoy developing the academic and professional skills of students that wish to progress onto health and social care courses within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences."
"Joining Keele in 2015, Ian teaches the Business Management, Employment Lifecycle and Law for Business modules and is also an Academic Development Tutor. He previously worked as a Head of Business/Law at two local sixth form colleges and has been a Curriculum Advisor for Cumbria CC and Sandwell MBC. Ian is a Chartered Educational Assessor and elected trustee of the CIEA, and works as a Principal Examiner, Reviser and Moderator for AQA and Edexcel." "
"Jeff spent four years at British Aerospace before working at a local Sixth Form College for 26 years, primarily as a Senior Manager in Operations, Teaching and Learning. He joined us as Keele in January 2015, as Head of Foundation Year Mathematics and Computing His current research interests are in relation to the applications of mathematics to ciphers and their decryption. He has recently extensively researched the application of mathematical techniques as applied to the Enigma Machines used in World War 2, and the methodology employed at Bletchley Park to then decrypt them"
"After eighteen years in secondary education including ten years teaching internationally, Simon joined Keele in August 2015. His focus is on developing a healthy curriculum that prepares students for the academic rigours of degree study, and recognising the factors that can contribute to their wellbeing and success."