The Real Keele: What you need to know

Important information for the Real Keele Residential events

Real Keele code of conduct 2019
This information should be read by the student who intends to participate in The Real Keele 2019 and their parent/carer.

Over 18s code of conduct
This is the code of conduct students over the age of 18 will adhere to at The Real Keele Year 12.

Travelling by train:
The closest railway station to Keele University is Stoke-on-Trent (SOT). We are offering a complimentary coach transfer to Keele University from Stoke-on-Trent and a number of other local train stations. There will be a Student Ambassador there to greet you - look out for them in a purple top!

Please see the Shuttle bus section below for further details.

Please contact us if you would like to book a seat on the coach and you did not indicate this in your application form.

Travelling by car:
On arrival, please make your way to Chancellor’s Building Reception (postcode ST5 5BG) on our main campus to be greeted by our Real Keele team. Please visit our website for full directions and a campus map.

Arrival time
We ask you to arrive and register between 10.00 and 11.00 on Tuesday 25 June. Informal activities and refreshments will be available between these times. Please head to Chancellor's Building Reception on arrival. Look out for signs along the way and our Student Ambassadors, in the purple t-shirts, will be happy to give directions.

Departure time
We don’t want to talk about saying goodbye already, but the event will finish at 15:00-15:30 on Wednesday 26th June, the coach to Stoke-on-Trent train station will also depart from campus at this time.

We would like to invite parents and carers to join us from 14:30 – 15:30 for afternoon tea and to chat to our staff and Student Ambassadors.

Arrival time
We ask you to arrive and register between 10:30 and 11:00 on Wednesday 3 July. Informal activities and refreshments will be available between these times. Please head to Dorothy Hodgkin Building Reception on arrival. Look out for signs along the way and our Student Ambassadors, in the purple t-shirts, will be happy to give directions.

Departure time
We don’t want to talk about saying goodbye already, but the event will finish at 15:00-15:30 on Thursday 4th July the coach to Stoke-on-Trent train station will also depart from campus at this time.

We would like to invite parents and carers to join us from 14:30 – 15:30 for afternoon tea and to chat to our staff and Student Ambassadors.

We are offering a complimentary return coach transfers to Keele University from the following local stations; there will be a Student Ambassador there to greet you - look out for them in a purple top! Bus timings are subject to traffic.

Please contact us if you would like to book a seat on the coach and you did not indicate this in your application form.

Real Keele Year 12 (25 - 26 June 2019) bus departure times
Day 1 - 25 June

08:00 Telford Train station
08:45 Cannock bus station
09:30 Stafford Train Station
10:30 Arrival at Keele

08:45 Crewe bus station
09:45 Stoke Train station
10:15 Newcastle-under-Lyme Brunswick Street
10:30 Arrival at Keele

Day 2 - 26 June
The coach will depart Keele University at the end of the event (15:00-15:30) on Wednesday 26 June. Please allow sufficient time and traffic considerations when booking your return train journey.
15:00 Pickup from Keele
16:00 Stafford Train station
16:45 Cannock Bus station
17:30 Telford Train station

15:00 Pickup from Keele
15:15 Newcastle-under-Lyme Brunswick Street bus stop
15:45 Stoke Train Station
16:45 Crewe bus station

Real Keele Year 10-11 (3 - 4 July 2019) bus departure times
Day 1 - 3 July
08:00 Telford Train station
08:45 Cannock bus station
09:30 Stafford Train Station
10:30 Arrival at Keele

08:45 Crewe bus station
09:45 Stoke Train station
10:30 Arrival at Keele

Day 2 - 4 July
15:00 Pickup from Keele
16:00 Stafford Train station
16:45 Cannock Bus station
17:30 Telford Train station

15:00 Pickup from Keele
15:45 Stoke Train Station
16:45 Crewe bus station

In your room, you will have a bed with full bedding and a towel, plus basic toiletries. You will need to bring your toiletries and clothes for the two days. During the residential there will be a mix of activities, so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. As we all know, the British weather can be unpredictable, so please make sure you have outerwear for rain packed as well as sun cream, just in case!

We have evening entertainment on-campus at the end of day one, so feel free to bring clothes to change into for this. Please be aware, there may be glow sticks and face paint which could mark clothes if used.

All meals for your stay are included, but we do recommend bringing a small amount of money with you if you would like to purchase soft drinks during the evening entertainment or snacks from our shops. Please don't bring any valuables that you don't need. You will be responsible for keeping your belongings safe.

If you take any medication or have any allergies that you have not already told us about, please make us aware of this before attending.

We are not able to dispense over the counter medication, e.g. paracetamol without permission from a parent/carer, so if you are likely to need these, please bring them with you.

If you have any queries before the event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01782 734450 or email the team. The main contact numbers on the day of the event are 07785 447408 (Helen Foster-Bullock) and 07786 276409 (Nick Muir).