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Here at Hull, we know that university offers an unprecedented life experience. It’s a chance to grow and develop as a person; to make new friends, explore new ideas and find your future path.

Here you can find out how we invest tuition fees, to ensure that our students have a rich, varied and inspiring platform to achieve the careers and futures they want.

The breakdown below explains how we spend tuition fees. 

Breakdown of costs
 Direct teaching costs  40%
 Teaching premises  14%
 Academic services (e.g. IT infrastructure and library)  22%
 Students' Union and sports facilities  2%
 Supporting student success (e.g. student services, welfare and careers service)  3%
 Bursaries and scholarships  5%
 Outreach and communications  7%
 Support services (e.g. HR, legal services, finance, admissions)  6%
 Financing costs  1%

N.B. Rounded down by 1%. Figures are for the 2018/19 academic year. This information will be updated annually.


We continue to invest in our teaching and research facilities

Everywhere you look on campus there is evidence of a £300-million investment programme -  all to deliver the best possible student experience, teaching and research facilities.

As well as strengthening our student services and IT infrastructure, this includes brand new accommodation on campus, our new health campus opened by HM The Queen, a new concert and performance venue that opened ahead of Hull’s reign as the UK City of Culture in 2017, and a new £16-million investment to enhance our sports facilities.

The value we offer

We are extremely proud of the difference we make to transforming lives and positively impacting society through our education and research.

  • For the second year running, we have been awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which was introduced by Government to recognise excellence in learning and teaching in UK Universities and colleges. We are particularly proud to have received strong praise for the support we provide to our students and the outcomes they achieve.
  • We’re extremely proud of the difference our students, graduates and staff make to transforming lives and positively impacting society – whether that’s in the arts, business, politics, law, teaching, healthcare or science and engineering.  95.9%* of our graduates progress into work or further study within 6 months of completing their studies here.

*UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, for the academic year 2016/17 published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018.