Keele University

Keele University

Summary of Keele University

LOCATION Keele, Newcastle ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
PERCENTAGE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS KEELE receives between 800 and 1,000 international students each year, of around 100 different nationalities
POPULAR COURSES Marketing and Media

Music Technology and Neuroscience

Law and Philosophy

Geology and Human Biology

Human Geography and Politics



Overview of Keele University

Keele University is located in Newcastle-under-Lyme – a university town close to the lively city of Stoke-on-Trent. The institution is a popular choice with students, and was ranked joint first in England for student course satisfaction by the Guardian University League Table 2019. Students have the option of studying from foundation level to postgraduate with a wide range of subjects including Environmental Science and Marketing and Media. There is a high employment rate at Keele, with 96% of graduates finding work within six months of leaving their studies.

The University embraces its international student population and believes in helping everyone become global citizens. Students have the opportunity to learn another language during their studies, while spending time studying in another country is also an option, both for short and longer periods of time.

Students are encouraged to get involved in extra-curricular activities, and the University currently runs over 200 clubs and societies, as well as a student radio station for budding journalists to get involved with. There are also many events taking place throughout the year, including exhibitions, shows and trips.

Keele prides itself on being one of the most environmentally aware universities in the UK, emphasising sustainability and ethical choices in its campus initiatives.

Its location is home to a wealth of biodiversity and resources that allow students and staff to engage with the sustainability agenda. They include a scheme where students can grow their own food on campus, an allotment scheme open to the public, and an arboretum with over 240 varieties of cherry trees, recently awarded National Collection status by the conservation charity, Plant Heritage.

Ranking of Keele University

  • 50th in the Times University Guide 2018
  • 36th in the Guardian University Guide 2019

Times Higher Education has found that Keele University is part of a ‘new elite’ of universities excelling in both teaching and research.

In 2017 Keele was awarded a Gold ranking in the TEF, which was decided by an independent panel of experts including academics, students and employer representatives.

Keele has been ranked among the top 10 universities in the UK to study Health Professions in the Guardian University Guide 2019.

Overall, Keele has maintained its national top 40 position in the Guardian University Guide league table.


Accommodation at Keele University

As a campus university, Keele has over 2,800 bedrooms on site that are all just a short walk from the centre of campus. We have a great range of accommodation available, with a variety of social spaces and room types.

All first year students are guaranteed University accommodation if Keele was their first choice. There are four halls of residence. Barnes, Lindsay (including The Oaks and Holly Cross) and Horwood are located on the main campus, while The Hawthorns is just outside the university gates in Keele village itself.

More than 3,000 students live on campus, and accommodation in the surrounding area is known to be well-priced.


Despite being nestled in a green, picturesque and tranquil environment, the Park is actually only 10 minutes from the UK’s longest motorway, the M6, allowing quick and easy access to all areas of the country – ideal for your time-pressured deliveries.

Tenants also benefit from being located less than 20 minutes from two major train hubs – Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent.  By train, journey times to London can take as little as 90 minutes, whilst journeys to the centres of Cardiff (2 hours 30 minutes) and Edinburgh (3 hours 15 minutes) are also available.

‌For those looking to travel further afield, four international airports are available within about an hour’s drive time, putting access to the world on your doorstep.  Not bad for a leafy campus in the Staffordshire countryside!