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About Keele University
Located in 600 acres of beautiful countryside, Keele is a global University, world-renowned for its breadth of teaching and research that tackles some of society’s most urgent challenges. From being awarded Global Sustainability Institution of the Year (International Green Gown Awards, 2021) to being ranked Top 10 in England for overall student satisfaction (Broad-based public universities, National Student Survey, 2021), Keele is committed to delivering the highest quality student experience. With 96% graduate employability (HESA, 2017) Keele is a place where students thrive.
Based at the heart of England in North Staffordshire, Keele is less than an hour from Manchester and Birmingham and around 90 minutes from London by train. The campus is ideally situated near to the bustling university town of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and the ever-developing city of Stoke-on-Trent. You will enjoy the benefits of both a campus community, and an exciting town and city to explore.
Keele are committed to providing students with personal and professional development throughout their studies to enhance their employability. Opportunities include work placements, internships and careers support from a dedicated Careers and Employability team who were shortlisted for Best University Careers Employability Service (National Undergraduate Employability Awards, 2021).
Keele guarantees on-campus accommodation for all international students who apply on time with the option to live on campus for the duration of their studies. Campus houses over 2,800 bedrooms across four halls of residence with a range of room types to suit varying budgets. Student accommodation, teaching buildings, eateries, sports centre, library and shops are all within walking distance and University Security operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The University has a network of support services available to help international students adapt to studying in the UK. Services include a dedicated International Student Support team providing specialist help and advice with any visa or immigration queries and pre-sessional English language courses to develop the language and confidence needed to successfully study at a UK university.
Why Choose Keele University?
- Wide choice of degree programmes across 3 faculties with single honours, combined honours, integrated masters and professionally accredited degrees
- Dedicated undergraduate scholarships and bursaries for international students
- Guaranteed on-campus accommodation for all international students who meet the accommodation application deadline, with the option to live on campus for the duration of your course
- In the last ten years Keele have invested substantially in their campus including £45 million on providing additional world-class science and technology facilities
- Specialist learning facilities such as the Central Science Laboratories, Keele Business School (home to the Bloomberg Trading Platform) Moot Court Room, Anatomy Suite and Crime Scene House.
- Accessible employability and careers support
- Safety is one of Keele’s highest priorities. The university has a 24/7 security team
- Well established study abroad programme offering semester and year-long exchange to over 80 partner universities across the world
- The University is home to a 70-acre development site for its Science and Innovation Park
- Be part of a global community of over 100,000 Keele alumni in 162 countries
- Get involved with a wide variety of clubs and societies
Awards & Achievements
- Top 10 in England for overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2021, broad based public universities).
- Nine subjects ranked in the UK Top 10 for Student Satisfaction. Medical Technology ranked second in the UK (No.1 in England) and Children’s Nursing ranked third in the UK. Keele has also seen seven other subjects achieve UK Top 10 status, including: Biology, Geography, Mathematics, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Politics and International Relations (NSS, 2021).
- Top 10 for Student Experience (Times Good University Guide 2020)
- Global Sustainability Institution of the Year (International Green Gown Awards, 2021)
- Shortlisted for University of the Year (THE Awards, 2020)
- Top 10 in England for Student Satisfaction with course (Guardian University Guide, 2021)
- 96% graduate employability (HESA, 2017)
- 97% of Keele’s research was classed as world-leading, or of international importance
(Research Excellence Framework 2014)
- Top 150 for Psychology, Top 250 for Social Sciences, and Top 250 for Education subjects (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021)