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Diversity? Night life? Accommodation? Prices? Things to do?
(also tell me about the medical school)
Are you in Year 12 right now? Or year 13
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im in year 13


Original post by Anonymous
Are you in Year 12 right now? Or year 13
Original post by leoishush
Diversity? Night life? Accommodation? Prices? Things to do?
(also tell me about the medical school)


Hi @leoishush,

Nice to meet you and great to hear you want to find out more about Keele! I'm the official rep over for Keele over here on The Student Room. I'm actually a mature postgraduate student - we're in the process of recruiting a new undergraduate rep at the moment as my colleague recently graduated - but I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about the university.

I chose Keele partly for practical reasons as I commute from home, so my choice was limited by my commuting distance. However, the reason I chose Keele out of the universities available to me was because I liked the feel of the campus and its location, because I felt the course was a good one, and because I felt that the staff and students who I had met were friendly, accommodating, and approachable. And I decided to stay after my MA to do my PhD at Keele because all of those things turned out to be correct!

Personally, I love Keele's campus. It's got everything you need on site - a mini-market, post office, food and drink outlets, pharmacy, GP surgery, library etc - but it's also just a short bus/taxi ride into Newcastle or Hanley for more variety. There's lot of information about campus life and the local area at https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/campuslife/ and https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/whereiskeele/. I also love how green the campus is. It's one of the largest campuses in the UK and so we benefit from having easy access to woodland walks and lovely green spaces where you can sit and study on a nice day.

As a mature commuting student, most of my social life is centred around the KPA (the postgraduate clubhouse, although it is open to everyone, and I highly recommend the food!) but the SU and the various societies put on lots of different events throughout the year: everything from quiz nights, DJ sessions, live music, board game evenings, silent discos, sports tournaments, and even a mini festival called Woodstoke! You can find out more at https://keelesu.com/. You won't get the same sort of nightlife as you'd find in a big city (although one of the other benefits of Keele is that we're only a train ride away - via Stoke station - from the bright lights of Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, and London!) but there's always plenty going on.

Cost wise, we're in one of the cheaper areas of the country to live. Accommodation prices vary across campus, but you can get all the details at https://www.keele.ac.uk/accommodation/. I've not lived in university accommodation myself but there's some video tours on there that will give you an idea of the campus accommodation options. You might also find it helpful to chat with one of our current undergraduate students on Unibuddy at https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/chat/.

We're recruiting some new student reps at the moment so, if you give it a couple of months, there should be more people to speak with! At present though, we do have Bassant - one of our medical students - who would be happy to tell you more about the medical course and what it's been like studying medicine at Keele. You can contact Bassant at https://api.unibuddy.co/og/keele-university/buddies/students/5f16f7eb2fe2fc012d01a4cd?buddyPosition=share.

Hope that helps but if you have any specific questions, please do let me know!

Amy Louise
PhD English Literature, Keele University

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