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The information published on this page shows:

The number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants.

The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications.

The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us.

The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socio-economic background

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.


It should be noted that the information presented on applications, offers, acceptances and registrations contains data for the University of Hull and the Hull York Medical School. Applications to HYMS rejected prior to being allocated a campus have been split equally between Hull and York Universities. Only when a campus selection for Hull is known, following an offer, has the applicant’s data has been included in the University of Hull’s figures.

The University of Hull has a lower proportion of applications and registrations from BAME applicant when compared to White applicants. We have recognised this as an issue, and have identified activity with the University’s Schools and Colleges Liaison service that will concentrate on working with BAME students from our Principal Partner College Network and schools in and around London to experience campus life at the university to help reduce this imbalance.

The number of Full Time applications received from Females is significantly higher than the number of males. This is largely due to the large numbers of applications received for Nursing and Teaching programmes. Entry to these programmes includes an interview process, which reduces the offer rate for these programmes and leads to a lower female offer rate than male overall.

We have identified two gaps in attainment that are a key focus for the University of Hull. The first is to significantly narrow the gap between the proportion of BAME students and White students achieving a first or upper second degree classification, and the second to reduce the gap between students from Low Participation/High Deprivation areas and students from High Participation/Low Deprivation areas. Whilst we have made improvements in both of these areas, we have introduced the follow activities and interventions to address this:

  • Provision of a structured framework of support for all students, with specific elements targeted at our disadvantaged groups, underpinned by inclusive practice and taking into account the principles of equality, diversity and socio economic background.
  • Delivery of integrated, on-programme academic support for our disadvantaged groups with specific reference to induction/transition, engagement and progression. 
  • Continued support for hardship and other financial support packages available to Home and EU undergraduate students.
  • Supporting and encouraging disadvantaged groups to experience new opportunities and environments through study abroad and international summer school programmes.
  • Staff aligned to specific groups of disadvantaged groups at an institutional level, developing frameworks to support individual groups, monitor performance of individual groups and deliver targeted events and communications highlighting dedicated events, opportunities and support infrastructures.   

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Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants

Number of applications
Percentage of applications that received an offer
Percentage of applications that  accepted an offer 
Percentage of applications that led to a registration
Full Time
Ethnicity White 10660 82.1% 25.3% 24.7%
  BAME 2360 77.5% 16.7% 16.3%
  EIMD quintile 1 and 2 5450 76.3% 25.2% 24.5%
  3 to 5 7360 85.0% 23.4% 22.9%
  Gender Male 5760 88.5% 22.4% 21.8%
  Female 7370 75.7% 25.1% 24.5%
  Other N N N N
Part Time
Ethnicity White 490 100% 70% 70%
BAME 30 95% 75% 75%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 40 95% 85% 85%
3 to 5 60 95% 85% 85%
Gender Male 70 96% 79% 79%
Female 480 99% 70% 70%
Other N N N N
Ethnicity White 110 99% 95% 95%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 50 100% 95% 95%
3 to 5 50 100% 90% 90%
Gender Female 100 100% 95% 95%
Male 30 100% 90% 90%
Other N N N N

N/A Not applicable as no applicants to this mode of study
N 24 or fewer students in this population
DP Data suppressed for data protection reasons

Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2017-18 qualifiers

BAME 65%
White 74%
EIMD quintile
1 and 2 66%
3 to 5 77%
Female 73.1%
Male 72.6%
Other N


N/A Not applicable as no applicants to this mode of study
N 24 or fewer students in this population
DP Data suppressed for data protection reasons