Keele has the largest campus-based university in the UK, with a friendly student community that will make you feel welcome from day one. All of the facilities are located on campus, including the library, shops and a range of places to eat and relax.
Woodlands and lakes
Situated in 600 acres of parkland, Keele’s peaceful campus has lakes, a stream and woodland walks for you to explore. The campus also features one of the largest collections of flowering cherry trees in the UK.
As well as three campus shops, there is a newsagent, the Students’ Union shop, book store and a bank. There are also daily traders, selling DVDs, CDs, books and posters.
There is a wide choice of excellent cafes and restaurants on campus, where you can meet your friends for something to eat and drink.
- The Refectory offers a range of dishes from around the world, as well as lighter meals.
- Chancellor’s Café is a relaxing coffee lounge serving sandwiches, pastries and cakes.
- Lindsay Café Bar serves hot dishes such as chilli, fish and chips or pizza.
- Hawthorns Restaurant provides meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks.
- Blend offers freshly blended coffee and a range of cakes, biscuits and lunch-time snacks.
- The Scruffy Squirrel serves pub-style food, such as burger and chips.
Clubs and societies
Joining a society is a great way to share your interests, make new friends and have fun. You can choose from over 100 societies, including Drama, Bhangra and Sci-Fi, to name just a few.
Fun and entertainment
Keele University Students' Union is the perfect place to have fun and spend time with your friends. There is a fantastic line-up of entertainment, including live music, weekly dance nights and events such as the Freshers’ Ball and Winterfest Christmas Party.
The University Sports Centre has excellent facilities, including two sports halls, a dance studio, six squash courts, nine football pitches, two rugby pitches, a lacrosse pitch and a fitness centre. Whether you want to try a new sport, or compete against other university teams, there is a sport for you at Keele. You can also choose from over 25 fitness classes per week, in activities such as pilates, yoga, zumba and karate.
There are two libraries (open 24/7 during semester time) have free Wi-Fi and offer a choice of silent or group study spaces. You will also have access to the Keele Learning Environment where you can find additional course content to support your studies.
Places of worship
The university has a multi-faith, diverse community. The Chapel on campus is a partnership Christian church with space provided to support the entire university community. The Space in the East Chapel is available for interdenominational meditation, or feel free to use the Islamic Centre. There are also many faith-based student groups that meet at the Students' Union. If your faith doesn't have an official group you can receive an information pack on how to start your own group.