I haven't been this happy in years and I know I am doing a course that I am passionate about. I always recommend the Uni to anyone I come across as it gave me the options no other Uni could. Thank you Keele!
I did the HFY and now I progressed onto the Midwifery Programme. The HFY was great - tutors were amazing.
Brilliant, I wish I used it more.
My style... I knew I would have preferred to commute to Uni, but also living away from my parents allowed me to gain independence.
I socialise when I can, but as I commute I sometimes don't always go out.
I commute but I have experienced the societies, They are impressive.
Incredible amounts of support.
The university suited me perfectly. I loved the gorgeous campus with so much nature and a community feel. My course was interesting and allowed me flexibility in what I studied. Overall, the lecturers seemed to really care about my education and wanted to support me through the course.
The course gave me a number of skills, from the obvious, such as analytical, writing, comprehension skills, as well as teamwork, presentation skills, independent working and creative thought. The uni emails me openings for internships I may be interested in and is potentially my next step after my masters.
The lecturers care about you and the subject. They allowed me work independently but always shows an interest in my work and were willing to help. The course allowed me to choose electives, making it a personal and perfect fit for me. I was able to explore creative writing, film and social studies amongst other things in my Literature degree.
As a student who lived at home and isn't much for nightlife, I was surprised by how inclusive the SU was. I spent a lot of time in the SU building with friends. It's welcoming and there's an area for everyone.
I used the library quite a lot. Great mix of places to study with friends and quietly on your own, but still with a comfortable atmosphere. Only thing is on deadlines days the lines for the printers could get a bit hectic. I didn't use any sports facilities so can't comment.
There are a few small and friendly towns near Keele.
I was part of the uni newspaper, Concourse and loved it. I am proud to have been part of a fun and enthusiastic team. Though that is the only society I was part of, it was because of time and not lack of choice. It's cliche but there really is something for everyone.
I always felt I had someone to help and listen with work, personal and even financial issues. Keele offers a lot of support for the mental health of students, including running days such as Mental Health Awareness and having Nightline which is always there to listen to student.
The university is set in a beautiful place. There are woodlands and lakes nearby. You can go for a stroll or jog. The supervisors in my case have been really helpful and the administrative staff has also been very good to me. I like how it is in a quiet rural setting. There is not a lot of traffic or noise. And there are people from all over the world here and it has been enlightening.
I am doing MPhil here and working on my thesis. My program has mandatory non-academic training of up to 70 hours! These trainings will help me develop skills such as how to effectively teach, how to present in a lucid manner and etc! Plus having good research supervisors always helps in developing your research skills! I think Keele is doing a pretty good job!
Reputable Department Good and experienced supervisors I have my own desk and computer :D
I have been to the union a couple of times but my schedule doesn't really allow me to participate in much of the activities. I do get emails from them and I think they are doing a good job representing the student body!
The private housing is good. It's cheaper than accommodation at the uni. My private housing is also bigger and I don't have to share it with a lot of other people. In addition to all this, there are more options for buying groceries at cheaper rates if you live off campus.
They're good. I like how you can actually print wirelessly! And there's wifi everywhere! Plus we have a Keele card and we get discounts from stores and all the restaurants on campus!
The city is good. There are a lot of places to eat and there are good stores where you can buy whatever you want!
I have joined a few societies and I enjoy working and hanging out with them. They're alright!
They've been very good. I am international student and I wasn't sure about a lot of things and they've been really good in sorting things out for me!
It has been very good. Keele was my second choice but I am honestly glad I came here instead of my first choice. Everyone is always kind and welcoming, Its like a family here, even though there are some many people. It has given me a chance to try new things, with all the societies, and meet so many different people. The campus is beautiful, and it has become a second home.
It has careers fairs on one/twice a year along with talks that you can choose to attend, and promotes different jobs available in general and in the field you are studying so my uni has helped prepare me quite a bit
the relaxed atmosphere in both lectures/problems classes. the lecturers are very friendly and always willing to help if you don't understand. We also get to choose modules we are interested in rather than being set all of our modules, and personal tutors are always willing to listen if you need help or are struggling.
The students Union is very good. They take into account the students needs and always try to facilitate for us.
Shared flat with 4 people. Not quite on campus but close so is a nice short walk with beautiful scenery. Actual accommodation is well furnished and provides us with essentials.
Very good. There is a 24 hour library with silent study, computer labs and group study areas which is always useful. Both the Su and other buildings have nice staff and well prepared food available, which is also suitable for everyone's needs. The SU and other bars host good 'nights out' which cater for everyones taste.
Keele University is not in the city. You have to travel to get to a city, but it is cheap for students to get there and there are gopd stores and clubs for students.
There are many clubs and societies, for everyone to get involved in. All societies are welcoming and have their own type of atmosphere.
Academic support is very good, lecturers and personal tutors are always willing to help with and questions/queries you have and will try to meet up with you if you are stuck. Personally have not been to support for personal issues but have generally heard good stuff about it.
So far I have really enjoyed my university experience. The campus is beautiful and the people are lovely. Whenever I'm stressed or worried about deadlines or personal issues there is always someone to go to. It's a very friendly and inclusive university.
So far quite well, although for the job I would like I would have to undertake another degree at a higher level.
There is always help if you need it. Although not 'spoon fed', if you do not understand anything then the lecturers are happy to answer any questions an help you out.
Very good, although it would be nicer if the bands were a bit more diverse.
Private housing - relatively close to the university, very nice interior.
I don't really venture out into the city.
I don't have much time this semester, although last year I did and they were very inclusive.
Very good. There are many places that you can o to get support of any kind.
I have really enjoyed my three years at Keele University and have made some brilliant friends while here. I have always enjoyed my course and my lecturers and tutors have been supportive and helpful whenever I have needed them.
I feel that university has prepared me fairly well for finding a job, but in terms of prospective employers I have met through the university, I have not met any employers in the sector I am hoping to work in.
My course isn't too heavy in terms of coursework or exams, they are both balanced out pretty evenly. All of my lecturers are fantastic to listen to and talk to, I have no problem approaching any of them if I have any issues with my work.
I like the Students' Union as a social hub of the university and really enjoy going there for a night out. In terms of elected officers and such, I find the Union to be quite biased towards a certain group of students and find that it is quite a politically-fuelled place.
I live in a 4-bedroom, semi-detached house about 10 minutes from my university campus. My housing is pretty basic, it has all the essentials I need in terms of what is provided in the kitchen, the bathroom and my bedroom. The bills are paid for on meters which we top up.
Keele has really good facilities for both studying and socialising.
My experience has been great so far, moving away from my home in Northern Ireland I was worried and nervous initially, but the lectures are really friendly and if I need any advice or support I can email my personal tutor or my peer mentor and usually have a reply within a couple of hours. I never feel bored at Keele because there is so much to get involved in and the campus is beautiful.
For nursing Keele gives you the skills and knowledge required to go into practice placements, and also help from you personal tutor who is the main port of call if you have any questions or queries about employment. Keele also have carer fairs and workshops which are tailored for certain areas of employment which are free to attend to go and get some advice or workshops to help with CVs.
Adult nursing is very practical and the numerous skills sessions and lectures are trying to help relate theory to practice as well as having assessments like moving and handling and Basic life support, which are all helping give you the knowledge to be fit for practice.
The students union is a great place to go if you want a night out there SU hosts a lot of events throughout the week and there is also several bars around campus if you fancy a more relaxed atmosphere.
I live in the halls of residence, The Oaks are en-suite accommodation and have access to a laundry room open 24 hours as well as a social space, the cross. The kitchen area is shared between 8 residence and there is a resident support team on call if there are any problems or conerns as well as 24 hour security. I love my room it's spacious with a three-quarter bed and there is loads of hot water.
There's are brilliant library facilities, and the library is linked the the library at the clinical education centre so booked can be returned or borrowed from either and Student support in the Tawney building have weekly drop in sessions if you need help with anything academic like essay structure or help with how to reference.
Getting the bus into Newcastle is easy and there are lots of shops and grocery stores, the town is a great place to spend the day and there are also nice places to eat or sit and have a coffee. The shopping centre in Hanley is also accessible by bus and it has all the high street stores as well as an indoor market.
There's are so many clubs/societies and the choices are endless, there are sports and societies fairs on during freshers week which give you the chance to chat to some of the team members or others who are involved and most of the clubs hold taster sessions to give you a chance to experience the sport before signing up. I've joined two Zumba and Taekwondo which are really enjoyable.
Keele has a lot of support available, the student services centre have support for student welfare, residence support, help with electives, money advice and guidance and also support international students. For carees and employability there is a job shop on the ground floor of the SU, which all the latest jobs available. A counselling service is available as well as mental health support.
Amazing, couldn't have gone any better. I did my first year at Nottingham Trent and it nowhere near had the inclusive and community feel which Keele gives me through its Union, amazing and committed teaching team, and amazing students that attend who are all so willing and friendly.
As I am only in my first year it is hard to tell, however I feel that looking at the Students Union and constant careers fairs and advice talks we have going on I have a pretty good chance of finding a job, also the array of societies and volunteering programmes to get your claws into are vast and so these make you an interesting candidate from the rest.
The commitment and interesting material provided in the course.
AMAZING. that is all.
Crap, but Keele makes up for this with it's beautiful scenery.
AMAZING- PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC- JUST OUTSTANDING HELP FOR ANY POSSIBLE PROBLEM
Amazing, I have been involved in some way with over 10 clubs and societies, competed for the university for 2 different sports teams and had the best times of my life
Well, the university offers may things other that academia that will aid in finding a job post uni, for example a massive range of societies and sports clubs, and the possibility of gaining work experience though volunteering or paid work.
The accreditation by the IOP and the fact that all of the lecturers are currently doing research and being published.
It's really good, a lot of societies and clubs, and many great nights out
Nice, a flat of 4 people including myself, everyone is awesome! the cooker is a bit poor but it does the job. If anything breaks it gets repaired or replaced quickly, and the internet is good.
The gym is a bit poor, overpriced and under equipped, the lack of a swimming pool is also noticeable. Other than that generally good.
Absolutely loved Keele so far. The staff and students are all friendly and helpful and the campus is beautiful. My course is very intensive, but it provides a good challenge that I genuinely believe will advance my skills significantly and all the staff on the course are willing to sacrifice time to just talk, or help with anything!
It's getting there.
SU seems very active and helpful, however, I've not got much time to get as involved as I'd like to be.
Keele is outside of any city, really and I've lived around here all my life, so I'm a bit bias!
Societies are numerous and varied, so it's pretty good! Also impressed by the array of MFL's on offer!!
Not requested any yet, so I'm not really sure.