Learning to live well
Keele takes a whole organisation approach to the health and wellbeing of our students, young people and staff, so that it permeates every aspect of our work and is embedded across all policies, cultures, curricula and practice. Our vision is to promote the health and wellbeing of our community and nurture the physical, social, psychological and spiritual wellbeing of our students and staff to enable them to fulfil their potential.
Keele is one of the few universities with an executive commitment to the UK Healthy Universities Network. We look across all aspects of the student journey to support effective transitions into, through, and out of higher education. To deliver benefits to all students through the implementation of early intervention systems and improved referral processes, and a step change in support to and from NHS partners. We are determined to influence the development of best practice on a sector stage.
"Lauren Mullan graduated with a first class degree in Psychology. With support from the Student Services Team, combined with Lauren’s resilience and drive, helped her to manage caring responsibilities for her now-late grandmother, who she cared for since becoming a teenager - whilst also succeeding academically, and contributing to the Keele community in her non-academic endeavours too. Demonstrating advocacy for students in similar personal situations, Lauren worked with Student Services to write a blog sharing her experiences, and encouraging students with caring responsibilities to pursue a university education. Lauren was also involved with a mental health campaign run by the Keele University Students’ Union, working with the Education Officer to raise awareness of mental health at university and to emphasise the importance of talking about it. Lauren went on to pursue a Masters degree in social work at Keele."