Students With Disabilities & Additional Needs

We will make every effort to meet the requirements of students who have special accommodation needs.  We have a range of accommodation to suit students with disabilities and health issues.  See below for Halls of Residence which have adapted rooms.

It is important that you notify Disability and Dyslexia Support of any requirements you have before you apply for accommodation at Keele, so that your needs can be discussed and any necessary adjustments made.  Staff in Disability and Dyslexia Support can recommend a range of options from guaranteed accommodation for the duration of your course, to the need for one of the room types below.

"I felt very nervous first coming to university, as anyone would, and it's a perfectly natural feeling. As a‌ disabled student though, I understand and felt this emotion to be considerably more intense. However,‌ please don't worry; I got in contact with the accommodation and disability team quite early on in my application and I honestly think it's the best thing I did. Any concerns I had, they put my mind at ease, which was very comforting. Also, more importantly, as the liaising between the accommodation and disability department's was incredibly smooth, it allowed me to feel comfortable to ask any questions I felt I needed to ask. That is the best thing to do, ask! They're such an accommodating university to all needs and I would recommend it to anyone!"         Lauren Dixon, started at Keele September 2016

 

Nicola Doyle 2 "Starting university and moving away from home can be challenging enough for anyone but I know that it is particularly daunting for someone with a disability.  Fortunately, the adapted accommodation at Keele enabled me to enjoy university life and successfully complete my degree.  I got in touch with the accommodation office very early on in the application process and the staff were very helpful in making sure my needs were met.  So why not consider Keele?  I did and it was the best decision I ever made."                           Nicola Doyle, graduated 2010

More information on how to apply for campus accommodation can be found here

Premier Ensuite Rooms

The Oaks

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Block remote door activation facility
  • Wet room style shower
  • Shower seat
  • Grab rails
  • Adapted toilet
  • Low level light switches
  • Low level kitchen facilities
  • Sliding door access to kitchen

Holly Cross

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Block and corridor remote door activation facility
  • Deaf alerter alarms
  • Remote door activation facility to bedroom
  • Wet room style shower
  • Remote sliding door activation facility to kitchen
  • Low level kitchen facilities

Lindsay Court

  • Kitchen shared by only 2 other students - ideal if you have food allergies

Ensuite Rooms

Barnes W

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Larger room
  • Ensuite includes bath
  • Wheelchair accessible shower
  • Low level kitchen facilities
  • Interconnecting room for use by carer
  • Deaf alerter alarms

Standard with Washbasin Rooms

Horwood M 

  • Deaf alerter alarms

 

Further advice can be obtained by contacting a member of the Student Accommodation Office team or Disability and Dyslexia Support.

Student Accommodation Office 01782 733065 accommodation@keele.ac.uk

Disability and Dyslexia Support 01782 734364 dds@keele.ac.uk

 

Once the Agreement is accepted you have a 7 day 'cooling-off period'. This means that if within 7 working days of accepting the Agreement you change your mind and notify us by email of that fact, you will be released from the Agreement. The contract is legally binding and if you change your mind you will still be liable for accommodation fees. You can only be released from the contract in exceptional circumstances such as taking a Leave of Absence or Withdrawing from the University. You may transfer your licence to another student as long as the transfer is done with the knowledge and prior written approval of the University Student Accommodation Office. The new licensee should be a suitable replacement which means that the balance of sexes and nationalities is not adversely affected within the accommodation.