Mature Students

The KPA and Keele University offers a great many services aimed at students over the age of 21 or those who are returning after time away from education.

The Mature Students of Keele (MaSK) society provides events and information for Keele’s mature student population.

The forMat! pre-arrival event also provides mature students a chance to explore the University and to meet fellow students before the academic year starts.

All the usual support services that the University offers are available to mature students; Student Support also has a dedicated contact for mature student issues. For more information, get in touch with Alison Felton by calling on 01782 733599 or by emailing her at

Parents’ Learning Allowance and Childcare Grant

The Parents Learning Allowance grants full-time students with children up to £1,573 a year, depending on household income. For more information, click here.

Similarly, full-time university students eligible for student finance with dependent children may be entitled to a Childcare Grant – a maximum of £150.23 per week for one child or £257.55 per week for two or more children. For more information and to apply, click here.