Located in the Staffordshire countryside, but within easy reach of a bustling town, vibrant city and our noisy neighbours of Manchester and Birmingham, Keele offers the best of both worlds: a close-knit campus community and an exciting local area to explore.

We're just minutes from the university town of Newcastle-under-Lyme, with a variety of bars, cafes, supermarkets and entertainment venues - including a renowned theatre - and the ever-developing city of Stoke-on-Trent is a short bus ride away.

Jump on the train and we’re less than an hour away from the bright lights of both Manchester and Birmingham too.

About the local area

With so much on offer locally, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Our closest town, Newcastle-under-Lyme, offers a student-friendly high street with plenty of eateries, bars, a cinema and four big supermarkets within walking distance of the bus station.

Stoke-on-Trent is affectionately known as The Potteries as it the world capital of ceramics. The city is home to shopping centres, cinemas and theatres, nightlife and food outlets, plus award-winning museums and visitor centres - there’s plenty to see and do in Stoke-on-Trent!

There's even more to enjoy nearby including the Trentham Estate, The Peak District National Park, Chester Zoo, Alton Towers, Tamworth SnowDome, Drayton Manor, The Trafford Centre and Cannock Chase!

Further afield, Manchester and Birmingham are diverse and vibrant cities with plenty to see and do, including major shopping opportunities, and an array of museums, restaurants, bars, and exhibitions. And if all that’s not enough, the attractions of London are only a 90-minute train ride away!

Our local area