Keele University

Keele shortlisted for University of the Year


Keele University has been shortlisted for the University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018. The awards – known as the ‘Oscars of higher education’- are highly respected, and recognise universities’ efforts to improve and expand their research and services to students.

The University of Keele has been nominated for the award following its successes in the past year:

  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2017)
  • Ranked No.1 in England for student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2018)
  • Ranked joint No.1 in England for course satisfaction (Guardian University League Table, 2019)
  • Made headlines with ground-breaking research
  • Launched a £70m programme to support local businesses.

Professor Trevor McMillan, Vice-Chancellor of Keele University, said:

“Being shortlisted for this award is a fantastic achievement in itself. I am thrilled that we have been recognised for our commitment to delivering an outstanding student experience, creating impact through our research, and increasing widening participation opportunities.

“Our undergraduate population has grown by almost 30% in the five years to 2017, our graduate employment levels remain impressively high, and we are leading the way in terms of sustainability in the education sector.

Furthermore, through the New Keele Deal, we are working with hundreds of local businesses to boost the local economy by £200 million.

“I would like to thank everyone in the University community; it is the continued dedication and effort of every member of staff which has resulted in us being shortlisted for University of the Year.”

Winners will be announced on 29th November.

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