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Hull – a student city that won’t break the bank

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We’re the UK’s most affordable city* - fact.

With the lowest rent in England‡, one of the cheapest pints in the country§ and all the perks that come with living in the UK’s reigning City of Culture, your student loan will go miles further.

You'll also have more money in your pockets - thanks to generous scholarships and plenty of opportunities for part-time work to top up your income.

Don’t believe us? Come along to an Open Day and see for yourself. If you're travelling more than 20 miles we’ll even chip in towards your travel costs. Bargain.

Average price of ...

Monthly rent
(one-bed city centre flat)

keys

Hull £487.18
London £1,709.71

Restaurant meal
(budget)

fish-chips

Hull £10
London £15

Monthly gym membership

gym

Hull £25.29
London £40.78

Cinema ticket for new release

popcorn

Hull £5.50
London £12.50

Pint of lager in a pub

beer

Hull £3
London £5

Jaw-dropping festivals at incredible prices

Hull’s year as UK City of Culture may technically be over, but there’s still an incredible array of activities and events that you can enjoy for the princely sum of zero pence.

Putting the ‘free’ into Freedom, Hull’s Freedom Festival is an annual five-day carnival of arts, culture, music, exhibitions and debates.

One of the UK’s biggest free Pride events swathes the city centre in rainbows each year, with tens of thousands of people celebrating at Pride in Hull alongside massive pop acts and international superstars.

If you don’t mind splashing out a little, Humber Street Sesh is a two-day festival featuring over 200 performances and tickets start at a bargainous ten quid.

You’ve also got Yum!, a two day festival of lip-smacking street food and all the thrills of Hull Fair, Europe’s biggest travelling funfair, on your doorstep.

Pride in Hull © Thomas Arran Freedom Festival - Friday-180
Humber Street Sesh

Massive nights out, miniature bar tabs

Work hard, play hard, right?

When you’ve packed up your books for the day and want to let your hair down, you won’t break the bank by partying in Hull. Soak up the sun in one of Hull’s many beer gardens and enjoy a pint for £3, that’s 40% less than the cost of a drink in London*. If you’re a bargain hunter you can head to the legendary Spiders and down a double for only £1.90. And where else in the universe could you order a pan-galactic gargle blaster? Trust us, it’s a real thing.

If you’ve got the munchies, you can treat yourself to a lip-smacking meal for around a tenner* - whether you’re in the mood for chicken and waffles at Newland Avenue’s Dirty Bird, hand-stretched pizza at The Brain Jar in the City Centre or vegan 'fisch' and twice-cooked chips at Humber Street's The Purple Robot. Full stomach + full wallet = a win.

Students exploring Hull city centre

All roads lead to Hull

Hull is, obviously, amazing but if you’ve got a bit of wanderlust you’re in the right place to start your next adventure. Hop on board a Hull Train to London for just over a tenner when combined with a railcard. Sail to Bruges with P&O Ferries from £40. Or if you just fancy a bit of seaside action, hop on board an EYMS bus to Scarborough and back for £4.30. You won’t even get charged excess baggage for your bucket and spade.

* numbeo.com
† expatistan.com
‡ Natwest Student Living Index
§ Independent - International Beer Day