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Visiting us FAQs

Got a question about open days, applicant days, or visiting the University of Hull? We hope our FAQs will help.

When are the open days taking place?

Our next open days are:

  • Friday 10 July 2020 (virtual event)
  • Saturday 11 July 2020 (virtual event)
  • Saturday 12 September 2020
  • Saturday 11 October 2020
  • Saturday 7 November 2020
  • Saturday 28 November 2020
  • Wednesday 6 January 2021

You can book your place at an open day here.

Because of the ongoing coronavirus situation, we've had to move our July Open Days online.

When are the next applicant days taking place?

These are a great opportunity to sample student life here at Hull. 

If we have made you an offer, you will receive an email with an invitation to book onto one of the days once they're announced.

What's the difference between the events?

Although there are some similarities between open days and applicant days, we encourage you to come to an applicant experience day even if you’ve already attended an open day.

Applicant experience days offer an opportunity to find out in more detail information about your course, modules and the department, as well as meet the lecturers, current students, and other applicants.

Choosing the right university for you is a huge decision. An applicant experience day will give you another chance to see the campus, accommodation and the city - to make sure you’re going to be happy studying and living here.

Whilst applicant visits are shorter versions of our applicant days for those offer holders who have not yet been able to attend an applicant day. They offer a chance for you to meet lecturers, speak to current students, and ask any questions you may have.

I can't make the open day/applicant day, can I visit on a different day?

Yes. We run weekly campus tours to give you a feel for what life is like at Hull. 

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the weekly tours are not available at the moment. In the meantime, you can explore our virtual tour.

Do I need to book to attend the open day?

We recommend that you register online. A programme for the day will be posted to you about a week before the event. However, don’t panic if you’ve not had the chance to book, you can turn up on the day and register at the arrival point.

For virtual events due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, we recommend you book so that we can email you with the details of how to join.

What time does the open day/applicant day start and end?

Open days

The day runs between 9 am and 4 pm.

Check out the programme for details and times of any talks and tours you’re interested in.

Applicant days

The day runs between 9 am and 4 pm.

General university activities take place between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm. However, you will spend the afternoon with your chosen subject department. The exact times of the departmental programmes vary, so please check the individual programme you have been sent by email.

Applicant visits

The visits run between 11.45 am to approximately 4 pm.

You will receive a downloadable programme in advance by email and a hard copy on the day so you can plan your visit. 

When will I receive my programme?

Open days and applicant days

Around 2 weeks before the event you will receive a reminder email with a link to download a PDF copy of the relevant programme. If you’ve provided us with your address, the programme will be posted to you about a week before the event. In the event you don’t receive your programme in time, don’t worry, there will be plenty available on the day.

What do I need to bring with me?

Open days, applicant days and applicant visits

Before the event, you will receive an email containing a QR code for us to scan at the arrival point. We will either scan it from your phone or from a printed copy of the email.

Also, you might want to bring a notepad to write down any important information you find out on the day. We’d also recommend wearing comfy shoes for walking around the campus and warm clothing in bad weather.


Please check your invitation carefully as some subject areas will ask you to bring specific paperwork with you on the day to support your application.

Can I bring family and friends?

Of course. We recommend you bring somebody with you to help you take in all of the information on the day, as well as ask any questions you may not have thought of asking. 

Due to limited space on applicant days, we advise bringing a maximum of 2 guests.

How do I get to the University?

The postcode for our campus is HU6 7TS. Please check the event instructions we send you for any specific directions or information about car parking.

How do I get from the train/bus station to the University?

On open days and applicant experience days, a complimentary shuttle bus runs regularly from the bus/train station to the University between 8.30 am and 1.00 pm. The return service runs between 2.30 pm and 4.45 pm.

Alternatively, a taxi from the station takes about 10 minutes, but please allow more time at peak times. Bus services 105 (stand 20) and 103 (stand 13) will take you from the station to the main entrance of the University.

Where can I park?

We provide free parking on campus during our event days. Please check your email booking for more details. 

Is there disabled parking available?

Yes. Designated disabled parking bays are available next to the Canham Turner Building. Please display your blue badge when parking in disabled bays.

Do I need a permit to park?

Open days and applicant days

No. Parking is free of charge.

Where do I go when I arrive?

Open days and applicant days

When you arrive, please make your way to the Arrival Point marquee in the Plaza, next to the Brynmor Jones Library. If you're making your way from the car park, please allow for a five-minute walk.

Interviews, campus tours, and other visits

If you’ve been invited for an interview or applicant visit, double check your letter or your email for details about where to go. If you are unsure or get lost, please report to the Venn Reception were somebody will be able to assist you.

Is there disabled access?

Yes. Most areas of the University are accessible to disabled visitors.

Please contact us on +44 (0)1482 466500 or to discuss any special requirements.

Is there somewhere to get refreshments?

There are lots of places to eat on campus throughout the day, including The Pantry (Canham Turner), The Library Café (Brynmor Jones Library), The Arts Café (Middleton Hall), and EATS (Student Union).

Can I visit the student accommodation?

Open days

Yes. Tours of The Courtyard are available throughout the day. 

Taylor Court and one of our student houses will also be available to visit. For more details please ask at the arrival point on the day.

Applicant days

Yes. Tours of The Courtyard are available throughout the morning. 

Applicant visits

Yes. You can visit a range of our accommodation: The Courtyard, Westfield Court, Taylor Court, and a student house. Please check your programme for opening times. 

Interviews, campus tours, and other visits

We may be able to arrange for you to visit some of our accommodation with prior notice. Please contact us in advance via or +44 (0)1482 466500.

How long do the departmental sessions last on open days?

The sessions last about 45 minutes. They are optional and include an introductory talk and the opportunity to meet staff and students. These will be followed by an optional tour of the department, which will also take approximately 45 minutes. Each session varies depending on the subject area, please see your programme for more details.

Can I attend more than one departmental session on an open day?

Yes. If time permits, you are welcome to attend as many as you wish.

How long will I be with my department on an applicant day?

Each subject area runs their own programme throughout the afternoon. Please check your programme for your specific events and finishing times.

I'm attending an applicant day, but I'm a joint honours student - what do I do?

If you are a joint applicant, you will have the opportunity to see someone from both of your subject areas. Please make yourself known to a member of staff when you register with the department.

I can no longer attend the open day/applicant day/campus visit/interview - do I need to notify you?

Open days

Please let us know by emailing

Applicant days and applicant visits

Please let us know by emailing


Please let us know as soon as possible by calling the admissions team on 01482 466100.

Other visits

Please contact the member of staff you have arranged the visit with, or call us on 01482 466500.

Not answered your question?

Please contact us directly and we’d be happy to help.