Keele University is committed to being a ‘research-led and student-focused’ University. They value the quality of teaching as highly as research. How well the university's academics perform is illustrated in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, which found that 97% of research was world leading or of international importance. Being student-focused is evident in the fact that Keele has been ranked number one for student satisfaction three years in a row (National Student Survey, 2014, 2015 & 2016). Keele was also recently awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017 which aims to recognise and reward excellence in teaching and learning.
Students come to Keele because of this academic reputation, the courses which are relevant to careers, and the beautiful and spacious campus; over 600 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodlands and lakes. The campus is self-contained with student residences, teaching buildings, library, mosque, restaurants and cafes, Students’ Union, shops, a bank, sports centre and medical centre. Despite it being a big campus, it has a small and cosmopolitan community with a genuine, friendly student and staff community. There are great indoor and outdoor sporting and leisure facilities, with 100 sports clubs and societies to choose from; our Student Union was voted 4th best in the UK for nightlife by Which?.
Keele was ranked 5th in the UK for teaching quality (Times Good University Guide 2017) and University of the Year for Student Experience 2016 (Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide). They offer foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes across three faculties: Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. Keele graduates are confident and well educated with a broad experience that makes them highly employable; it’s little wonder that Keele was voted No. 1 in the UK for Graduate Employment in 2016.