Keele University Events & Conferencing - Newsletter


As daffodils and tulips abound outside Keele Hall and we see all the flora and fauna coming to life on our leafy rural campus, we wanted to share some highlights around Keele University Events and Conferencing.

With almost a year in hibernation, we are looking forward to welcoming our clients old and new back to Keele Hall and our Campus conference and event facilities. Throughout lockdowns 1, 2 and 3 our dedicated team of event professionals have been on hand remotely to manage enquiries for 2021 and beyond.

So we are delighted to say that we are OPEN FOR BUSINESS this Summer, in line with government guidelines.

Step Back in Time

2020 was a challenging time for us all but here at Keele University Events and Conferencing, we still had a few milestones which we would like to share with you:

  • June 2020 saw the launch of our new website. From a new look and feel to our content, created with you in mind, combined with a 360 Tour which allows you to take a tour of Keele Hall whilst sitting comfortably at your home office! Why not take a look?
  • In October 2020, we were proud to be winners at the CHS Awards 2020 in the Best Academic or Research Institute Meeting Venue category. Our team were delighted to win the award at the virtual ceremony. This award recognises our commitment to consistently deliver conference and events for out clients.
  • Throughout 2020, we have continued to work remotely and have gained four key accreditations to give our clients confidence to meet at Keele in 2021 and beyond:

Courtyard by Marriott Keele Staffordshire Now Open

We are delighted to introduce our latest business partner, Courtyard by Marriott Keele Staffordshire. The hotel, which sits on the edge of the Keele Campus means #nowyoucanstaytoo!

The team at KUEC can manage your hotel accommodation requirements with your conference and event enquiries, or if you are looking to stay for leisure, then head over to the hotel pages of our website and book direct.

Courtyard by Marriott Keele Staffordshire opened its doors on 1st February offering 150 stylish bedrooms consisting of Double, Twin, Family and Accessible rooms all with floor to ceiling windows and fully air-conditioned, offering stunning views over the local countryside. The fitness centre is a great place to work out before heading down to refuel.

Scholars Restaurant and Bar is a signature food and beverage dining experience, complemented by Scholars Terrace, an outdoor al fresco dining experience and great to meet up with work colleagues, family and friends. Restaurants are open 7 days per week, check out the website for times.

The Campus Coffee Shop serves drinks, snacks and your favourite Starbucks throughout the day and you can choose to sit in or takeaway…the choice is yours.

Courtyard by Marriott is part of Marriott International’s portfolio of brands. The hotel will be adopting Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean policy to provide guests with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat Covid-19.

Launching our New Hybrid Virtual Conference Packages

Keele University Events and Conferencing are proud to announce that we have partnered with the virtual events platform Reattendance to offer our clients a premium Hybrid Conferencing service.

Host your conference, networking sessions and training seminars online with our virtual conferencing package which allows you to stream live and pre-recorded video content to your delegates around the world.

Reattendance directs all your attendees to a centralised, branded lobby where you can share all the important information about your event at the forefront.  Sponsors, speakers and high-profile supporters gain enhanced exposure with a fabulous interactive exhibition area for your delegates to virtual network with suppliers to their industry.

A dedicated support team will be on hand to assist you in running your event, and although you may not be physically together, you can continue to connect and collaborate with the option to create online breakout rooms.

Here at Keele University Events and Conferencing we specialise in bespoke packages to enable you to price your event for attendance and virtual delegates…It’s the Keele difference.

Find out more about our new Hybrid Virtual Conference Packages