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.

 

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Keele University

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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Keele Student Life

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)

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Public Transport

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.

Eating Out

 

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Shopping

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.

Days Out

 

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Alton Towers

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!

 

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Peak District 

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.

 

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Manchester 

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.

 

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Tamworth SnowDome 

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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Loves living here, not the most modern but is a nice size room with a huge bathroom, the kitchen is not cramped and there’s places for everyone to han...

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24th March 2021

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26th February 2021

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23rd February 2021

Its a small town so all...

Its a small town so all of this is to be expected but the SU at Keele makes up for it and Manc and Birmingham are close anyway read more

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22nd February 2021

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22nd February 2021

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22nd February 2021

Keele is a village. Very...

Keele is a village. Very remote. The nearest town is Staffordshire and it’s quite a long walk read more

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22nd February 2021

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

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22nd February 2021

Night outs seem like...

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5th February 2021

Night outs are fab and...

Night outs are fab and shopping is decent too. read more

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4th February 2021

The bus system can be...

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3rd February 2021

Nice city can be quiet...

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7th April 2020

It's relatively cheap...

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