Over 70 years of excellence

Established over 70 years ago by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, Keele excels in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England. Our research is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level.

With over 120 nationalities studying with Keele, international students are welcomed to our global community.

With dedicated support, scholarships, and preparatory courses, we’ll support you through your application, enrolment and beyond.

Everything is on your doorstep at Keele. Our beautiful campus is self-contained with student accommodation, teaching buildings, restaurants and cafés, a sports centre, and medical centre all within just a few minutes’ walk.

Big and beautiful

600 acres to explore

We have one of the biggest campuses in Britain to explore, located in the Staffordshire countryside – but all accommodation, facilities including a medical centre and pharmacy, and teaching spaces are clustered around the centre, keeping campus facilities within walking distance. We’re just minutes from the market town of Newcastle-under-Lyme – with bars, cinema, and a renowned theatre – and a bus ride from the City of Stoke-on-Trent. Jump on the train and we’re less than an hour away from the bright lights of both Manchester and Birmingham too.

Research that changes the world

Our global impacting research

Our academics are leading the way in everything from climate change and sustainability to global health and food security, with research that creates a better world.

Support when you need it

We're here for you

In the 1960s, Keele was the first UK university to introduce a counselling service - a concept which is now commonplace - and we’re now leading a new mental health and wellbeing initiative, working with the NHS to develop new and innovative approaches to student wellbeing and mental health that can be rolled out nationally to meet changing needs. We’re here when you need to talk.

Sector leaders in sustainability

Sector leaders in sustainability

We're proud to be one of the first UK universities to declare a 'climate emergency', as well as having ambitious targets to be carbon neutral by 2030. In 2021 we were named Global Sustainability Institution of the Year, and also completed the installation of 12,500 solar panels and two wind turbines on campus, to generate up to half of our electricity requirements. Find out more about our commitment to sustainability.

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