Location of university
Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
7.7 / 10
(based on ratings in 2016)
"The location of the university is extremely pretty and mesmerising. However, the nearest city is around a 20-minute bus journey away. The campus blossoms every day with exciting societies trying to bring individuals of different backgrounds to mingle and create something new. The university encourages societies to hold exciting events and also holds open days to accommodate the students across their timetable to have access to the facilities."
"My university is built on a hill. It takes 20 to 30 minutes to get to the closest town and 45 to 60 minutes to get to the train station. There are not many cafeterias to choose from on campus or in the towns nearby. The teaching buildings are mostly concentrated in the centre of the campus but the campus has both a woodland and lakes as well. There are basic facilities on campus such as the library and the gym that provide basic equipment."
"The location of Keele is very green and we're a close bus ride to the town. There's a gym, shops and takeaways on campus."
"The library is excellent but gets quite busy during exam periods and it can be quite difficult to find a place to study. There is a bus route that goes through the campus but the bus can be unreliable. There's a wide variety of societies and events taking place throughout the day. The student accommodation could be better but new accommodation is being built to meet students' needs."
"It was nice being on a huge campus with lakes and ducks."
"I love the location of Keele; it's away from everything so it's not as busy with traffic and it's peaceful."
"There are good facilities and accommodation but they need more food options on campus."
"The local area is boring but the campus of Keele is lovely and we have most amenities there so it's not too much of a problem. The campus is beautiful with cherry trees and 640 acres of forest."
"The university is located near Stoke-on-Trent and there is very little to do in the area, especially if you don't want to spend money. The campus is compact but has a range of places to eat and drink as well as a post room for on-campus students. The accommodation isn't terrible but certainly isn't worth the amount one pays in my opinion. There is very little storage space and students have to use expensive (and often faulty) on-campus launderettes."
"Keele is a campus university with the biggest, and one of the most beautiful, campuses in the UK. The university is located on a hill very close to Keele village and is only a couple miles from Newcastle-under-Lyme and a few more miles from Stoke-on-Trent. There is a lot of good student accommodation available on campus with different room types. All university buildings are easily accessible since everything is located on campus."
"Keele University is situated near Keele village and it's a five-minute drive from Newcastle-under-Lyme. Facilities are only a five-minute walk from the centre of campus and this includes the gym, football fields and the doctors. Student accommodation is all on campus with the exception of one block."
"Campus is excellent but the local town is not so great. The facilities are excellent and the library hours are the best I've heard of but accommodation is dated."
"We're located just outside of Newcastle-under-Lyme. It's a nice enough town but not that exciting. Student accommodation is fairly standard but Keele could do with more on-campus accommodation."
"It's a great location; not in the city but easy to get to it. There are lots of great transport links and it's cheap for students. The facilities are excellent, we have a 24/7 library and a safety bus for nights out. The university has great social aspects as well as a student ambassador programme and the opportunity to study abroad."