Keele University

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Founded

1962

Description

Keele University is a campus university located in the UK county of North Staffordshire.

Midway between Birmingham and Manchester, Keele is situated just a few miles away from the urban centres of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent, and 20 miles from the Peak District, a picturesque national park renowned for its natural beauty.

The university itself sits in the middle of a 630 acre estate surrounded by woods, lakes and parkland.

The estate was previously owned by the Sneyds, a family of successful drapers and merchants, before they fell on hard times. In 1939, it was requisitioned by the military for war, before passing to the newly created University College of North Staffordshire – later to become the University of Keele – in 1949.

The university’s founding ethos ‘the pursuit of truth in the company of friends’ still guides the institution, with teaching conducted in small groups and a reputation for world-leading research undertaken in a thriving campus-based community.

Recent investments amount to over £115 million in the university’s campus and infrastructure, including a £2.7 million transformation of the Student's Union and centre of campus, where a walk-through sculpture installation called the Forest of Light was installed to commemorate Keele’s 50th anniversary

The University also boasts a 70 acre development site for its Science and Innovation Park with 40 companies employing over 600 people currently hosted on its existing Science and Business Park.

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.

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Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Science and Biology, Social Science, Law, Physical Science, Arts and Humanities, Education, Psychology

Location

United Kingdom
Keele Hall, Keele , ST5 5BG, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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The campus is absolutely beautiful, lecturers are interesting and engaging. There is a lot to do around the campus including a very exciting social life with the student union. The location isn’t the best, also transport in the area is very poor.

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It's a stunning university with beautiful views. The lecturers and teaching fellows are really supportive and will always endeavor to help you. However, the parking at the university is atrocious. I have paid £100 for a parking permit and on some...

It's a stunning university with beautiful views. The lecturers and teaching fellows are really supportive and will always endeavor to help you. However, the parking at the university is atrocious. I have paid £100 for a parking permit and on some occasions I haven't been able to find a space!

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I will start by saying that I unequivocally loved Keele University. Despite its remote location there was a variety of students and teaching staff, with interests across the board being represented by the Student Union in societies. The campus is...

I will start by saying that I unequivocally loved Keele University. Despite its remote location there was a variety of students and teaching staff, with interests across the board being represented by the Student Union in societies. The campus is gorgeous and made a great change for a city girl like me, although I never really got used to the sporadic bus service to the nearest town! I definitely think the experience depends on your degree programme. I studied English and the department was amazing, supportive, interesting and passionate about their subject. The same can't be said for all departments, unfortunately, so look up your potential lecturers! See if they are interested in topics you like and if they've won things like teaching awards. Overall I would highly recommend Keele University. As the campus is so isolated there is a real community feel, and the 'Keele Bubble' is something you can't get at any other uni.

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I would highly recommend keele to anyone, the university has an amazing campus and there is always lots to take part in or be involved with. There are many unions that students can join to feel more involved in student life, also the SU will...

I would highly recommend keele to anyone, the university has an amazing campus and there is always lots to take part in or be involved with. There are many unions that students can join to feel more involved in student life, also the SU will always host events which allow you to meet new people. One personal downside for me is the library, there are not nearly enough computers for the vast majority of students who attend keele, often students struggle to get a computer, particularly during busy hand in periods.

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Keele uni is overall a great uni. It has small class sizes making lectures good and engaging and the campus is beautiful. However, travel on and off of campus is awful the buses are ridiculous and I have frequently been late because of their poor...

Keele uni is overall a great uni. It has small class sizes making lectures good and engaging and the campus is beautiful. However, travel on and off of campus is awful the buses are ridiculous and I have frequently been late because of their poor service. There really isn't much of a night life which was great for my grades but not so much for my social life. Overall, the academic portion of my uni time was great but the lifestyle was mediocre and boring.

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