Choose Hull

One campus,
one   community

Why Hull should be
your first choice

University is a place to feed the heart and the head. Somewhere to develop yourself personally, socially, academically. It’s where you find friends for life. Where you say yes to every opportunity and do things you never dreamed of. It’s your key to a brilliant future. At Hull, you get it all, and so much more.

See for yourself at an Open Day

  • TEF Gold award for teaching excellence
  • £300-million boost to new facilities
  • 95% in work or study within 15 months1
  • Most affordable city in the UK2
  • Guaranteed room3

Think you know Hull? Think again…

Hull is like nowhere else. Like discovering a juicy secret. Yes, we’ve got big ticket attractions. But it’s the quirks, the culture, the hidden gems waiting around every corner – they’re the reason students fall in love with our city … and you’ll soon see why Hull’s one of Britain’s great city breaks.⁴

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Lots to see, loads to do

Free museums, eclectic galleries, new bars, historic pubs, famous nightclubs, heart-racing sport, hair-raising shows, foodie haunts, indie shops, bohemian cafés and more …

So many festivals, so little time

Every year, 30,000+ people come to watch 200 bands play at Humber Street Sesh. Pride in Hull is the region’s biggest LGBT+ festival. Then there’s Freedom Festival: a whole weekend dedicated to art, music and theatre.

See what else is on in Hull

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More gourmet burgers, less beans on toast

There's something for all the foodies out there. Burgers at joints like Crafted. Brunch spots like Thieving Harry's. Hideaways like Nibble. And dinner spots like Butler Whites. Plus a whole world of tastes at places like Thai House, The Greek and Marrakech.

Discover Hull's best foodie spots

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The Marina

A beautiful spot for a peaceful stroll, The Marina is also buzzing with life. Just a skipping stone’s throw away you’ll find the independent cafés, bars, restaurants, shops and art galleries of the Fruit Market.

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Hull Fair

The sights, the smells, the lights, the food... For one week in October, one of Europe’s biggest travelling funfairs comes to Hull. You do not want to miss it.

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Dive in at The Deep

Who wouldn’t want to see baby penguins? One of the UK’s biggest and best aquarium is also home to sharks, sawfish and over 3,000 other sea creatures. Plus, your ticket includes free returns for 12 months, so you can go as many times as you like.

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Here, you're a name, 
not a number

When you join Hull, you’re a valued member of a tight-knit community where the lecturers know your name. This is a place where everyone matters. A place for all ages, all backgrounds, all walks of life. It’s no coincidence that “friendly” is the word most of our students use to describe Hull. So whoever you are, there’ll be like-minded people here. You just have to find them. And that starts now. 

Not sporty? Not a problem.

Our partnership with Team GB is built on a shared belief. We believe that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things.

Whatever you’re studying, and whether you’re sporty or not, there’ll be plenty of CV-boosting opportunities⁵ for you to get involved in our partnership with Team GB:

  • Work experience placements
  • Volunteering at future Team GB events
  • Business challenges
  • Research projects
  • Athlete appearances

Plus, introducing our new ambassador: five-time Olympic medallist and triple Olympic champion gymnast, Max Whitlock OBE. He'll be helping our students to discover just what it means to be extraordinary.

Roll out of bed
and into your lecture

Imagine it. Waking up each morning literally minutes away from your lectures. No need to catch the bus at the crack of dawn, no rushing across town to get to campus, just lots of lie-ins and leisurely breakfasts.

When you live in our swish on-campus apartments, you’ll also have our brand-new gym and sports centre on your doorstep. Plus bars, coffee shops (including Costa), a 7-storey library, a mini-supermarket and a nightclub.

And then there’s the views. Rose-filled lawns, 1,000+ trees, ivy-clad red-brick buildings … and an adorable squirrel population. This is one of the oldest universities in the country, after all.

So, let’s recap: all you need, all your mates, all on one beautiful campus. Choose Hull and live your best student life.

Westfield Court

Stylish, top quality, fully equipped. On top of all the facilities you’d expect, Westfield Court has games, music and big-screen rooms.

The Courtyard

Modern, bright, central. As well as single en-suite rooms, The Courtyard offers rooftop apartments and a bookable MasterChef-style kitchen.

Taylor Court

Small, friendly, convenient. An established and close-knit community, Taylor Court offers the best value for money on campus.

Rose Bowl

This is where it all started. Arguably the most beautiful spot on campus, The Rose Bowl area is also one of the oldest: dating back to 1927.

The Pantry

The most popular place to grab lunch on campus. You’ll find food for every mood here – from hot and hearty meals, to lean greens and grains.

Living on campus

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More money, less worry

Hull’s the most affordable city in the UK. Cheaper than Leeds, Lincoln, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, London, and more.²

We have one of the lowest rents in England and one of the cheapest pints in the country. So your student loan will go miles further here.

But don’t just take our word for it. As you can see, the numbers don’t lie:

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London: £15.00
York: £10.00
Leeds: £9.00
Manchester: £9.95

Source: Numbeo. Prices correct as of September 2023.

Making a difference

Motivated by society’s challenges, and inspired by the power of our global community, we’re shaping a fairer, brighter and carbon neutral future. Our research makes a real difference to all our lives, and tackles some of the planet’s greatest threats head on.

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Our groundbreaking research into flood resilience is helping communities around the world.

15,000 people signed our #PlasticPledge to help reduce pollution in our oceans.

We're leading the charge for a cleaner world. We'll be totally carbon-neutral by 2027.

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24-hour student support

Nothing should get in the way of reaching your personal best. With our team of academics, advisers and experts by your side, there’s no stopping you.

So whether it’s about money, your health or your studies, or you need pointing in the right career direction, you only have to ask.

We won’t meddle, we won’t pry, we won’t preach. But we will do everything we can to help. Before you arrive, while you’re here, and even after you’ve left.

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Boost your degree with work experience
Emily Brown, University of Hull student on work placement at Jaguar Land Rover

CV-boosting experience

Boost your degree with world-class work experience to help you secure your dream job.

Hull offers opportunities with the likes of BMW, Disney, IBM, Game Republic, BP, and many more. Plus the chance to study abroad for a full year, a trimester or over the summer.

So you’ll leave here as a well-rounded graduate and future professional with standout international experience. 

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Become part of Hull
at an Open Day

See our beautiful single-site campus in person. Discover what it's like to study at a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold-rated university. And live the student life while you explore our on-campus accommodation. 

  • 1 UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 20120/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.

  • 2 Europe Cost of Living Index. Correct as of September 2023.

  • 3 All full-time, unaccompanied first-year students are guaranteed a single-person room in University-owned, managed or directed accommodation if you apply by 1 October. Please note, there is no on-campus provision for families.

  • 4 10 great British city breaks for both culture and outdoor fun, The Guardian.

  • 5 Places will be limited and exact details will be provided when available. Some opportunities dependant on your subject.