About the University
Keele University is located in Staffordshire, England. It has a strong history of inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary learning, setting it apart from other UK institutions.
Keele is strongly endorsed by its students, coming #1 in England in the National Student Survey 2018 and consistently ranking highly for student satisfaction.
The university is in the Top 175 in the world for Psychology, the Top 250 for Social Sciences and the Top 300 for Education subjects in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
They have also recently invested £45 million to redevelop STEM facilities on-campus. It has achieved the highest Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), and has a 96% graduate employability rate.
Times Higher Education Rankings
Guardian Academic Rankings
The university has over 2800 bedrooms on campus, with a range of accommodation available. These include shared facility and en-suite rooms, all within easy reach of lecture rooms and teaching facilities.
Union Square is the heart of campus and is home to the Students' Union, supermarkets, a Pharmacy, Post Office, food and drink venues and a Library and Chapel. There is also an Islamic Centre on campus, a GP Surgery and 24-hour security.
There are also social spaces, halls bars and common rooms. Sports facilities include a gym, dance studio and outdoor spaces.
The Students' Union organises social activities throughout the year. These include a range of societies and sports clubs.
There is also an award-winning student radio station, and a University Challenge team. Student sports are managed by the Athletic Union and include rugby, lacrosse and dodgeball.
The Union's venues also host major cultural and musical events, including gigs by Ed Sheeran, Snoop Dogg, Chase and Status and Stormzy.
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