We are really looking forward to welcoming new and returning UG and PG students to Keele’s Media, Communications and Culture programmes.
Here is a break down of resources in place to help ensure that our students make a successful transition to Keele (information supplied by Ian Munton from Keele Student Services)
Welcome Web pages:
We have revamped the Welcome web pages; they are a great resource for all new students as they prepare to come to Keele www.keele.ac.uk/welcome
This year, to compliment the webpages and reduce paper resources we have also introduced a new Welcome App. This is the go-to resource for all students, whether they are UG or PG. With over 1700 downloads already we are really excited to see what difference it makes for our students. The App provides all the information about the different Welcome events and activities as well as useful links about the support and facilities that are available at Keele and in the local area. We hope that this new resource will appeal to both students and staff. It is a great way to keep informed about what is going on. It also provides opportunities for students to actively engage by signing up for events, building their own welcome schedule as well as connecting with other students. Do please download the App too so you can see the full range of activities that will be taking place over the Welcome period. The App is available from both the App Store and Google Play or at the following website https://guidebook.com/app/keele/
We are steering all new students to download the app for the best experience, but we do understand that not all will be able to do this. A small supply of printed events guides will be available should students not be able to access the technology during Keele Welcome. The Welcome Info Point will be staffed each day to help with questions or concerns.
This award winning online induction resource has been further developed to include resources for students before they arrive as well as additional resources throughout Semester 1. This will provide students with an extended online welcome, enabling us to upload resources when students need them. It covers a wide area, starting with some key IT related questions, moving on to introduce the Library and Student Services before providing information about practical topics to help students as they start their time living and studying at Keele.
Many of these resources are video based so that students can watch them in their own time. They are accessible to students in the KLE. If, though, you would like to see some of these videos they are available on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcT3UHm4j_7nBVZNNraxONg/videos
International Arrivals and Enrolment:
Our International students will start to arrive on Wednesday 20th September and we will be offering the free Meet & Greet Airport Collection Service from both Heathrow and Manchester airports on Wednesday when the majority of students will be arriving. There will also be a service from both airports on Thursday 21st September. Students have pre booked for this service. Students arriving on later dates should contact Student Services for advice and information about independent travel options to Keele.
Enrolment for Visiting students will take place in the Chancellor’s Building Exhibition Suite on Wednesday 20th September from 2.00 – 7.00 pm.
Enrolment for International and EU students will take place on Thursday 21st September from 11 am – 2 pm for PGs and 2.00 – 6.00 pm for UGs. Late Enrolment will be on Friday 22nd September from 10 am – 12 noon.
Home Arrivals and Enrolment:
The majority of our Home students will arrive on Saturday 23rd September with enrolment and collection of Keele cards in the Exhibition Suite from 9 am – 4.45 pm and on Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm.
Students who arrive after these dates will be able to enrol during the Home enrolment times and also in the pop-up Student Services Centre, which will be based in the Exhibition Suite until Friday 6 October.
We’ll have 1750 new students moving on to campus and some living in College Court (formerly known as Liberty Court) and with other private providers in the local area. Students living on campus will be able to collect their room key from the Chancellor’s Building on Saturday. After 4.45pm key collection will transfer from Chancellor’s Building to Darwin Building. All halls buildings will have a member of the Domestic team on duty to respond to any issues or queries the new residents may have.
We will again have an information point and Student Services Pop-up Centre in the Chancellor’s Building for the first two weeks. This will be the main point of contact for any student enquiries.
We have been using Social Media to share information about everything that is going on in the run up to Keele Welcome. For avid Social media users, please help us by reposting and sharing key information and using #KeeleWelcome.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We’ll do our very best to help.