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.

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Study in Keele

In between the village Keele and market town Newcastle-under-Lyme (referred to as Newcastle by locals) is Keele University, which has the largest campus in the UK.

 

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Keele University

Keele University is a public research university with a proud reputation for global research that creates a better world. It has a beautiful and very large campus with lots of facilities and its own woodland! Their reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and more than 10,000 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.

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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.

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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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Keele House 4.56 /5

I have been living at Keele House for my second year of study. I wish I had spent my first year here too because it's been such a wonderful place to l...

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This is a great place to live, some noise but staff are so helpful and kind, the facilities incl. a gym and on site laundrette are fantastic and it’s ...

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My Accomodation experience so far has been fantastic and overall a one of a kind service. I originally lived independently in my own flat and had conc...

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Horwood Hall 3.82 /5

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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Barnes Hall 3.66 /5

Living in Barnes W block is fantastic, it takes minutes to be in the centre of campus. Fantastic facilities in my en-suit room. Although you only real...

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Holly Cross 3.59 /5

Had an amazing time living in these halls so far. The kitchen's are a great size and a good place to chill with your flatmates. It's close to the cent...

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Having no table seems like a small inconvenience, but really after nine till five day, coming home to cook a meal for 30 minutes and Then having nowhe...

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18th February 2022

Nothing else to s...

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11th February 2022

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Newcastle under Lyme is a small be nice town, with plenty of pubs and cafes. Nothing to shout about but enough to do read more

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10th February 2022

I don't eat out b...

I don't eat out but there is a good variety of places to go. I don't go on nights out either so I can't really comment on that. I suppose it's a pretty average town. There are plenty of shops that I think are good for a student budget such as the ALDI and Poundland. Lymelight Boulevard seems good too from what I can tell. read more

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10th February 2022

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10th February 2022

Range of supermar...

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9th February 2022

Not much to do in...

Not much to do in the local town (Newcastle Under Lyme) but the campus itself is lovely. read more

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11th January 2022

Most shops and im...

Most shops and important establishments such as banks are located at Newcastle town centre. Although, there are local pharmacies and food shops at Keele campus. read more

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8th January 2022

Keele is a nice l...

Keele is a nice little area haha read more

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8th December 2021

Cheap and cheerfu...

Cheap and cheerful I suppose!!! read more

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1st December 2021

Very pleasant pla...

Very pleasant place to live with lots of nice and friendly people. Plenty of places to go on nights out that are also very safe. read more

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29th November 2021

Although the town...

Although the town is not dazzle, local students can still find lots of bars to hang out. Only 3 stars on "Nights Out" because of those night places are not for international students, people are trying to be nice but the town is not ready for big diverse. Stay chill and focus on your study at night if you are not local kids. read more

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22nd November 2021

Pretty decent tow...

Pretty decent town to live in. It can sometimes get confusing when taking the buses, but overall it's a nice town with lots of kind people read more

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10th November 2021

I've not really v...

I've not really ventured out much but it all seems great tbh read more

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8th November 2021

keele is a great...

keele is a great university but newcastle is not where you want to spend your late teens and early twenties read more

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4th November 2021

A wide range of e...

A wide range of eateries, some good entertainment in the area and great public transport! read more

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3rd November 2021

Not as hectic as...

Not as hectic as bigger cities but has everything you would need read more

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3rd November 2021

Public transport...

Public transport could be better. Abundant amounts of shops to get supplies from. read more

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3rd November 2021

Very good city an...

Very good city and very good restaurants read more

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3rd November 2021

Excellent locatio...

Excellent location and modern building with helpful employees and fantastic shared facilities. read more

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3rd November 2021

One London Road i...

One London Road is a new build that is pretty modern, with lovely little studios with kitchen and ensuites, as well as quite nice communal facilities. read more

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3rd November 2021

quaint and lovely...

quaint and lovely area with lots of greenery read more

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3rd November 2021

Nice place to liv...

Nice place to live but not many halal places in Newcastle under Lyme read more

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3rd November 2021

Amazing city with...

Amazing city with all things accessible to you at a short distance. The grocery stores, clubs, restaurants etc are only about 10 minutes away from the accommodation. read more

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3rd November 2021

quite accessible,...

quite accessible, lots of supermarkets and stuff read more

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3rd November 2021

Keele is a great...

Keele is a great place to stay, it has everything you need within a small area and it’s all easily walk/bike distance as it has a carbon neutral goal read more

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2nd November 2021

Really pretty and...

Really pretty and I’m glad I chose keele read more

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2nd November 2021

Quiet town, not m...

Quiet town, not many shopping areas or activities but a few shops around. Low cost of living. read more

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2nd November 2021

Keele is great in...

Keele is great in terms of cost of living and has some nice places for socialising. Public transport is great and there is a regular bus service going from campus. read more

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2nd November 2021

The busses are do...

The busses are don't run very late but often are on time read more

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2nd November 2021

run down place, n...

run down place, not much going on read more

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2nd November 2021

Good town but tra...

Good town but transport is terrible and not to many shops read more

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2nd November 2021

It’s pretty good...

It’s pretty good living here. Not much to complain about read more

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2nd November 2021

Generally a reall...

Generally a really nice place to stay read more

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2nd November 2021

Keele is a good t...

Keele is a good town to live in read more

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2nd November 2021

Transport is easy...

Transport is easy to catch and the area is relatively safe. read more

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2nd November 2021

It is quite acces...

It is quite accessible and their are shops every where read more

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2nd November 2021

Train station and...

Train station and buses going round are great. Shopping centre in Stoke is decent and has good food places but only a couple good shops read more

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2nd November 2021

Freshers was grea...

Freshers was great! They had a wide range of activities read more

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2nd November 2021

Small but cozy, e...

Small but cozy, everything is close read more

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28th October 2021

very easy to get...

very easy to get around and affordable student area read more

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22nd October 2021

Keele is very goo...

Keele is very good for a night out but dangerous read more

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18th October 2021

The local area is...

The local area is perfect for every day life however it doesnt have the best nightlife for uni students read more

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27th September 2021

nights out are no...

nights out are not the best but it’s not a huge city so it’s understandable. read more

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24th September 2021

It’s a really aff...

It’s a really affordable but fun area with a lot to do whilst remaining quite cheap! read more

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24th September 2021

Limited transport...

Limited transport but good in everything else read more

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23rd September 2021

The town is nice...

The town is nice however the nightlife lacks atmosphere. read more

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24th May 2021

I don’t really ca...

I don’t really care about the city. I’m just furious with my accommodation read more

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16th April 2021

Not many shops in...

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

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2nd April 2021

It’s alright not...

It’s alright not too bad but just quite read more

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26th March 2021

Love it! Grew up...

Love it! Grew up around here so I know the place pretty well read more

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24th March 2021

Shady ljchlchochc...

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24th March 2021

I can’t rate goin...

I can’t rate going out as I have not been able to due to corona read more

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26th February 2021

Need more things...

Need more things to do this place is dead read more

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23rd February 2021

Its a small town...

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

I’m close to the...

I’m close to the bus stop so it’s very convenient. read more

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22nd February 2021

Not a nice town f...

Not a nice town for a night out tbh read more

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22nd February 2021

Keele is a villag...

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 p...

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 l...

Night outs seem like they could be good if it wasn't for covid but it's still not like it's a big city read more

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5th February 2021

Night outs are fa...

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

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4th February 2021

The bus system ca...

The bus system can be pretty hit or miss read more

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3rd February 2021

Nice city can be...

Nice city can be quiet at times but with the right people you can definitely make the most of it read more

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11th November 2020

Best gyms around...

Best gyms around (M club is where The Beast Eddie Hall trains), all the supermarkets you need, large shopping centre in Stoke on trent. read more

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7th April 2020

It's relatively c...

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

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