Pre-arrival events

If you will be joining us at Keele as a mature student or living off-campus, then you are invited to attend a pre-arrival event to help support your transition to life as a Keele student. These events take place before the start of the academic year and are an opportunity for students to meet each other, get to know their way around Recru it networ, and take part in various sessions and activities aimed at making the transition to university a smoother process. Please see the following frequently asked questions and click on the event buttons below for further information about the pre-arrival events.

Our pre-arrival event for students over the age of 21

Our pre-arrival event for students living off campus or commuting to Keele

The pre-arrival events involve a timetable of information sessions, activities and tours to ensure that you know everything you need to know before you start your course at Keele. The timetable is designed to help you meet other students coming to Keele and relevant staff members as well as allowing you to explore the campus and find your way around. 

Yes, we have a limited capacity for each of the events so you will need to fill out an online booking form to let us know if you would like to attend. The booking form will be available on each of the events webpages from 19th August 2019.

If you have not registered for the event before the day then it may not be possible for you to just show up to the event due to capacity. Therefore we advise you to complete the online booking form in order to guarantee your attendance as we have a maximum number of spaces available for each event. If you haven't been able to sign up, then please the Student Services Centre before making a journey to Keele as if we have reached capacity then we will not be able to exceed this.

The events are targeted at different students, therefore you should attend the event that relates to your personal circumstances. You may feel that you meet the criteria for both events, however the timetables and sessions for each of the events are very similar therefore, it is not necessary for you to attend more than one event.

Although you will get the most out of the event if you attend all of the timetabled sessions, we recognise that some people may have prior commitments that prevent them from staying for the whole attend. We just ask that you let a member of staff know if you need to leave early.

All you really need to bring is yourself, however it may be useful to bring along a pen and paper to take away any useful hints and tips you find out from the information sessions. 

Parking permits are available on the day to any attendees who require parking. You will be able to collect one of these from a Student Ambassador on arrival or from the registration desk. Further information about parking arrangements for the events will be sent to you via email prior to the event.

We will have a team of Student Ambassadors available to meet and greet you as you arrive and to show you around throughout the day. 

Unfortunately not, as due to capacity only new students to Keele will be able to take part in the events. We recommend that if someone is bringing you to the event that they make alternative arrangements whilst you attend the event. 

The pre-arrival events are designed to provide transition support to mature students and off-campus students, and therefore are not subject specific. There will be campus tour included as part of the day, but there will not be any access to the accommodation blocks or teaching spaces for specific subjects. However, we will be able to show you the main spaces on campus and point out which buildings are used for teaching. 

Tea and coffee will be available on arrival at all events. There are a number of catering outlets and shops available on Keele Campus if you require any further refreshments throughout the day. 

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