This section of our website is designed to ensure you have all the information you might need in preparation for your arrival at Keele and to make the most of your event.
Getting here by car
Keele is between Junctions 15 and 16 on the M6, and is just west of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme. We are halfway between Manchester and Birmingham.
For SatNav users please use the University post code ST5 5BG
Once you are on campus follow the directional signage
Getting here by rail
For national train times and enquiries go to: www.nationalrail.co.uk
The nearest railways stations to Keele are:
Getting here by air
Manchester Airport is nearest to Keele and is about 35 miles (56km) away.
These are also within close proximity to Keele
If you require any assistance on how to get here please call 01782 734014.
Things to do when on campus
The Woodmeadow Walk
A new ‘nature corridor’, called The Woodmeadow Walk, has been created at Keele University, thanks to a local community project. The Nurture project has been established Mondrem, a community interest company based on the University’s Science and Innovation Park, to help build local communities, improve health and wellbeing, and raise environmental and ecological awareness.
Arboretum and Woodland Walks
Keele’s wooded estate with its lakes, springs, streams and formal flower beds is the perfect place to take some time out of your busy schedule and check out the stunning surroundings around Keele Hall by completing one of our Arboretum and Woodland Walks. Keele has one of the largest campuses in Europe and is situated in 240 hectares of landscaped grounds, of which some 120 hectares are farmland.
By improving biodiversity and creating calm and relaxing spaces along Keele’s interconnected paths through their Woodmeadow Walk initiative, Nurture aims to create a connected community of residents, businesses, academics, students and staff who all share similar sustainability values.
The Nurture project is being led by Ellie-Kay Dawe, a second year Keele student who has been employed by Mondrem after a successful internship. Speaking about the project, Ellie-Kay said:
“The pandemic has created some challenging situations for us all, and has reinforced the benefits and value of spending time in nature. At Nurture, we want to develop fully accessible outdoor spaces that help create more habitats for wildlife, while encouraging community collaboration and improving mental health and wellbeing in the process.”
Working closely with partners, the Woodmeadow Walk initiative hopes to improve habitats and wildlife by planting native trees and creating wildflower margins, bee-friendly plantations, bug hotels, hedgehog homes and bird and bat boxes. The initiative also aims to create outdoor working and meeting spaces to encourage collaboration between all campus users.
The project has several collaborators involved including various areas of the University, the Woodmeadow Trust, Cheshire East Green Party, Invisible Disabilities Society, EQ Partnering, and the Keele Students’ Union Volunteering team.
Ellie-Kay added: “The Keele campus will be our first place of happiness, but we aim to collaborate with more communities to create even more places of happiness and ecological diversity across the region and beyond.”
If you or your organisation are interested in getting involved with Nurture, please click here to visit their website.
For more information about Keele’s Science and Innovation Park, internships and other support opportunities available via Keele Gateway, please visit www.keele.ac.uk/gateway