Keele University 2017/18 Term Dates

Keele University logoKeele University 2017/18 Term Dates

Semester days 2017-2018

Semester One: Monday 25 September 2017 to Friday 19 January 2018

Semester Two: Monday 22 January 2018 to Friday 08 June 2018

Christmas Vacation: Saturday 16 December 2017 t0 Sunday 07 January 2018

Easter Vacation: Saturday 24 March 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018


Graduation ceremonies

Winter graduation –  Thursday 18th January 2018

Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th July 2018


International welcome

20 – 24 September 2017



08 – 19 January 2017 (University Examination period)

08 – 25 May 2017 (University Examination period)

04 – 08 June 2017 (Semester One Re-examinations)

13 – 17 August 2017 (Semester Two Re-examinations)


Keele University, officially known as the University of Keele, is a public research university located about 3 miles (5 km) from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England. Keele was granted university status by Royal Charter in 1962 and was founded in 1949 as the University College of North Staffordshire. Keele is the 24th oldest university in the UK List of UK universities by date of foundation, and highest research-ranked university in Staffordshire. A science park and a conference centre complements the academic buildings, making it the largest campus university in the UK. The university’s School of Medicine operates the clinical part of its courses from a separate campus at the Royal Stoke University Hospital with the School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at the nearby Clinical Education Centre.

The university occupies a 620-acre (250 ha) rural campus close to the village of Keele and consists of extensive woods, lakes and Keele Hall set in historic Staffordshire Potteries heartland. The estate was originally given by King Henry II of England to the Knights Templars, AD 1180. When the Templars were condemned and dissolved by the Council of Vienne in the time of Pope Clement V AD 1311, their possessions were annexed by the Knights Hospitallers until their dissolution by Henry VIII. The estate was purchased from the Crown by the Sneyd family and remained in their property until acquisition by the Stoke-on-Trent Corporation in 1948.0