Katie Barker, History graduate and winner of the Marjorie Cruickshank Local History prize

"My time at Keele was fantastic. I’ve met some of my best friends along the way and learnt an incredible amount about myself and others. I feel like a completely different person leaving Keele, to the person I was when I arrived as a fresher in 2014. My course was brilliant and the teaching staff were fantastic."

"My favourite thing about Keele is the amount of opportunities available to students. I haven’t just come away with a degree, I’ve come away with life experiences that have taught me about myself and others, and these experiences have prepared me for my future career. I partook in activities and societies and teams that interested me, but there is so much to choose from at Keele. I have friends in the Barrister Society, the Netball Team, the Drama Club, Political societies and so much more. Keele caters for every kind of interest and provides students with opportunities to set up their own societies if they feel something is missing from their student experience. Aside from all of this, I have met my best friends for life at Keele and so the friendships and memories we have are also one of my favourite things."