Keele University, officially known as the University of Keele, is a public research university located about 3 miles (4.8 km) from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England.
Keele was granted university status by Royal Charter in 1962 and was originally founded in 1949 as the ‘University College of North Staffordshire’.
The university occupies a 620 acres (250 ha) rural campus close to the village of Keele and has a science park and a conference centre, making it the largest main campus university in the UK. The university’s School of Medicine operates the clinical part of their courses from a separate campus at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. The school of nursing and midwifery is based at the nearby clinical education centre.