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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

  • £300-million boost to new facilities
  • 92.2% in work or study within 15 months1
  • One campus, everything you need
  • One of the UK’s most affordable cities2
  • Guaranteed room on campus3

Think you know Hull? Think again…

Think cobbled streets, indie shops, famous clubs, big festivals, foodie halls, bohemian cafés, eclectic galleries, free museums, new bars, ye olde pubs … and you’ll soon see why Hull’s one of Britain’s great city breaks.⁴

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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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The BoardRoom

Board games and beer: what more do you need? The BoardRoom has hundreds of games to choose from – everything from old classics like Monopoly to an ever-growing list of new games. Speaking of choice, you should see the menu too…

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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.

Take a look around

More gourmet burgers, less beans on toast

Where’s good to eat? You’ve got big burger joints like Crafted and Dope Burger. A whole world of tastes at places like Thai House, The Greek and Marrakech. And then, the little hideaways: Zoo, Viet Memories, Secret Garden Café…

Discover Hull's best foodie spots

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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.

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

A chance meeting brought Anna, Hannah and Leah together. Watch what happened next…

A student couple look at an item of clothing in a vintage clothes shop in Hull

More money, less worry

Hull’s one of the most affordable UK cities. Cheaper than Leeds, Lincoln, Manchester, York, 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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Hull

£5.50

London: £14.00
York: £10.00
Leeds: £8.50
Manchester: £8.75

Source: Numbeo. Prices correct as of February 2022.

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.

A male student sits outside the Library, looking at a laptop and drinking a coffee Student Holly Cockerham sits on.a blue bench in the Library's Art Gallery
A girl and her parents talk to a member of staff at a stand at one of our Open Days

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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Get the Hull experience
at an Open Day

See our beautiful single-site campus in person. Feel what it's like to study here when you hear from our lecturers and chat to our students. And live the student life while you explore our on-campus accommodation. 

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  1. UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2018/19, published by HESA July 2021.

  2. numbeo.com (February 2022).

  3. All unaccompanied first-year students who apply by 1 October are guaranteed a room in University-owned, managed or directed accommodation.

  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.