Be supported

Here at Keele, we have loads of great facilities and activities to help you maintain a positive mental health and wellbeing whilst you study, and this includes supporting you with whatever you need. Find out where you can recieve support on campus, as well as several links which can aid self help.

In line with our Health and Wellbeing and People strategies, Keele offers an additional annual leave scheme. Applications to the additional annual leave scheme will be accepted in the first two weeks of the new annual leave year, and colleagues can request up to four weeks additional leave. You can find out more about the scheme on the HR intranet pages.

Keele University has linked up with The Listening Centre. The Service offers a high quality, supportive, confidential, face to face service, with qualified and experienced counsellors.

Find out more information, and how to book an appointment, here.

Keele University values flexibility within its workforce and recognises the importance of supporting staff to balance their work commitments and personal life. Keele University recognises the positive impact of flexible working to improve business efficiency and to create a positive and inclusive environment. However, Keele University is unable to provide flexible working arrangements as an automatic right and must ensure that staffing levels are at all times in line with service needs. Requests will be considered taking into account the needs of both the service and the individual.

See this document for more information.

Find out more about:

  • Human Resources - Led by Rachel Adams and responsible for the provision of operational and specialist HR services across the University. 
  • Organisational Development – Led by Jackie Potter and responsible for centralised professional development support to all staff groups across the University.
  • Department of Occupational Health and Safety – led by Ian Williamson who ensures statutory Heath and Safety compliance and provides a range of staff and student facing health support services – including a full staff occupational health service and staff wellbeing facility

The Directorate is responsible also for the provision of the Day Nursery.

Keele University is committed to making a difference in society by providing innovative, high quality education for students from all backgrounds and by supporting our staff to undertake world-leading research that benefits society, communities and individuals. The Keele Communities Together (KCT) Working Group, chaired by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Students, oversees the Keele Communities Events Calendar which provides information on key religious and other festivals, events and celebrations at Keele, reflecting our diverse and inclusive community. Events funded by KCT happen throughout the year, and you can find out about upcoming events in our Keele What's On app

If you have got an idea for an event or activity that:

  • Promotes the community and celebrates inclusivity
  • Aims to raise awareness for social issues
  • Raises awareness for specific groups or cultures (women, men, internationals, religious groups, BAME, LGBT+ …)

Then the KCT fund may be able to support you to get your event off the ground! For information on how to receive funding for your activity, please email

Previously supported events include: Eid, One Blessed Night, WW1 Centenary, Sexual Violence Awareness, Tuesday night alcohol-free socials, Black History Month, Green Festival, University Mental Health Day, Langar, Chinese New Year.

Please see here for more information.