The Keele Postgraduate Association is an independent body established by the Charter of the University in 1962; we are a postgraduate union and independent from the Students’ Union.
The Keele Research Association (as it was then known) started off its life in 1963 as a social bar mainly for lecturers in the basement of Keele Hall. Over the years the association identified the changing needs of its postgraduate members, and has attempted ever since to satisfy them. From what was originally focused on the social side of research at Keele, grew a committee composed of postgraduate students committed to representing graduate affairs within the University.
In 1994, the clubhouse moved location, from Keele Hall to its present site in Horwood Hall today and provides facilities for all postgraduates and research staff, with members of the Association being invited to sit on the relevant University committees.