We're Keele University and we're different. In 2017 we celebrate 70 years since the first students arrived to study with us.
Founded in 1949 by A.D. Lindsay, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, to overcome the division between arts and sciences and with the study of modern society central to our curriculum, Keele has always been different from other universities and, 70 years later, we're proud that we still are.
Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, many of our students and a number of our staff live, as well as study and work here. It's a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We operate on a human scale, providing people the space to think and plenty to do, with a vast array of clubs, societies, activities and volunteering opportunities.
We regularly rank near the top of student satisfaction surveys. This is because it's more than green and lovely, it's a place of research and academic excellence too.