Keele University has a truly international campus, with a global perspective and a student population that represents over 120 different countries.
Keele is located in the city of North Staffordshire, halfway between Birmingham and Manchester. Bars, cafes, restaurants, and pubs surround the campus and provide a thriving student life. The university’s centralized location is close to the M6 and rail links, making it easy to get anywhere in the country.
Situated on an estate with extensive woods, lakes and parkland, the university was founded as the University College of North Staffordshire in 1949 and received its Charter as the University of Keele in 1962. Today, Keele University continues
to be one of the UK’s leading campus-based university communities and provides a high quality educational experience for students shaped by outstanding research, contributing positively to social, environmental and economic agendas locally, nationally and internationally. Everything you could need in student life is on the doorstep of the campus, with a small student population size that brings a great sense of community.
Beautiful, picturesque village and campus with acres of woodland to explore. The local town with nightlife and shops is only a 10-15 minute bus ride or a 30 minute walk and there are plenty of amenities on campus which mean you don't need to visit town too often.
The village is recognised for its association with the University and its position astride the M6. But during the middle ages, Keele was a major route from the North-West to London for laden packhorses and caravans alike. Keele Precepto
ry was granted to the Knights Templar sometime between 1168-69 by King Henry II