There is a good public transport system, however the busses are a bit slow. The local high street doesn’t have many shops. However, grocery shopping is cheap as Lidl and Aldi are one bus ride away from campus.
By member1054441 On 22nd February 21
Study in Keele
In between the village Keele and market town Newcastle-under-Lyme (referred to as Newcastle by locals) is Keele University, the largest campus university in the UK.
Keele University is a public research university located in the West Midlands, Staffordshire. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and 10,880 students are enrolled at Keele University.
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Situated in the heart of the UK and with good transport links to local towns and cities, students at Keele University can enjoy the benefits of visiting larger cities but study at a university set in over 600 acres of parkland.
Cost of Living
Student accommodation costs range from £90 - £180 per week; the average is £139 per week.
Compare the average elsewhere: Nottingham: £166/week, Chester: £132/week, Derby: £136/week.
(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)
You’ll get used to getting around by bus very quickly whilst at Keele as its the best way to get around. As a Keele student, you are able to get a ‘Keele Key’ which is an exclusive bus ticket for cheaper and easier travel. Buses run regularly from campus to Newcastle-under-Lyme, Hanley, Stoke and Crewe. Keele is connected well via road and rail, the closest stations are Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe, which are easy to get to by bus, taxi or bike.
For all your high street shopping needs including supermarkets such as Aldi and Sainsbury’s, Newcastle-under-Lyme will have you covered. For a bigger selection of shops and to make more of a day of it, Stoke-on-Trent is the nearest city or head further afield to Birmingham or Manchester which are both great shopping destinations.
You’ll be just 40 minutes away from the UK’s biggest theme park! As a student, you can get discounted day tickets from Student Beans. With some of the biggest and fastest rollercoasters in the country, we can’t think of a better way to blow off some steam!
Just 50 minutes away is the Peak District National Park. Grab your hiking boots and explore some of the best walking trails in the country. You can also try abseiling, climbing, mountain biking or canoeing.
If you after some bright city lights, Manchester is just a 45-minute train journey from Keele. The city offers superb cultural attractions, great shopping, a huge selection of restaurants, and nightlife spots too.
Whether you are a seasoned pro or a complete beginner, Tamworth SnowDome needs to be on the top of your to-do list! It’s a fantastic indoor ski centre where you can snowboard, ski or even grab some skates and get on the ice rink.
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Orme house is located exceptionally well, with over four supermarkets within walking distance and a bus stop on the same road going to the university....
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Horwood P Block during the 2020/21 Covid year. Provided us with extra social spaces due to being unable to socialise outside. Rooms large with nice bi...
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Not many shops in Newcastle...
Not many shops in Newcastle (the closest town), but it does have a couple good ones, and Hanley is not too far by bus and offers a better shopping and nighlife experience read more
There is a good public...
There is a good public transport system, however the busses are a bit slow. The local high street doesn’t have many shops. However, grocery shopping is cheap as Lidl and Aldi are one bus ride away from campus. read more
It's relatively cheap...
It's relatively cheap live in keele,(aim for the residential estate/ forge houses), there are a number of quiet shops but hanley isn't too far if you're after a bigger shopping centre. Nights out are fairly quiet, but again if you like going out and meeting the same people that's not a bad thing (go to fiction, hanley, or revs, NuL) read more