Campus Information

Find out more about the various campus services that you may need to make use of as a Keele student.

The local public bus services are very frequent, departing every 10 minutes in peak hours to Newcastle, Stoke Railway Station and Hanley operated by First Bus. There is also an hourly bus service to Madeley, Crewe and Nantwich operated by D&G Bus.

Both providers have a range of discounted tickets and passes available to Keele students. Passes are available from the Students’ Union Reception and give unlimited use of all First Bus services in Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

Like many universities, there is very limited student parking available on Keele University campus, particularly for students living in on-campus accommodation and within commutable distance in neighbouring communities. The vast majority of students at Keele will be unable to bring their car onto campus, and therefore travel to university by more environmentally friendly methods such as public transport, walking or cycling. Parking permits are allocated on a needs based application process, to ensure that our students with the greatest need for a car on campus are able to park on site. Parking permits are available to support students with particular needs, such as medical or disability requirements, extensive caring responsibilities, or course placement requirements.

For further information please see the Student Parking webpages.

We encourage students to walk or cycle wherever possible. Not only is it healthier, but you will get to experience our beautiful surroundings. There are many covered cycle storage areas across campus for use by students and you can apply to have access to the bicycle stores. However please be aware that bicycles are left at your own risk, so make sure yours is insured - it is not covered by your campus room insurance.

There are a number of shops and food outlets on campus, including a small supermarket, book store, newsagents and post office. Take a look at the food and drink section for further information about what's available.

Make sure you give your family and friends your new address. Even with loads of social media choices, everyone loves getting a card or letter – or even a parcel of treats. Check you give people the correct address so that your post isn’t delayed. This must include your name, room number, block number, hall of residence and postcode:

  • Barnes Hall – ST5 5DZ
  • Holly Cross – ST5 5JB
  • Horwood – ST5 5DY
  • Lindsay – ST5 5DX
  • The Oaks – ST5 5JD

The post room is situated in the back of the Media Building. You can only collect your own post and need to have your Keele Card with you for identification. The Post Room is open for post collection from:

Term Time:

  • Monday 1pm – 7pm
  • Tuesday to Friday 10am – 7pm
  • Saturday 11am – 2pm

Vacation Time:

  • Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

We are really proud of our state of-the art, purpose built nursery. Situated on the campus it offers 128 places daily for student, staff and community Users. Places cannot be guaranteed so early booking is essential.

Fees do apply, however undergraduate students may be entitled to help with their fees. For further information contact the money team in Student Services.

To apply for a place please contact the Nursery Manager on:
T: 01782 733394