…as voted by our students

We asked our students to tell us the things in Hull you must do before graduation. Here’s what they said.


Visit the seventh floor of the Brynmor Jones Library

That’s right – our students can’t get enough of all those books. Well, ok ... they actually meant the views from our seventh-floor observatory. Catching a sunset and heading up there on Bonfire Night for a panoramic firework display were top of their list.


Explore The Deep

Perched on the banks of the River Hull, inside the iconic attraction you can see sharks, penguins and more than 3,500 fish. A firm favourite with our student population.


The Humber Bridge

Connecting East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, Britain’s longest suspension bridge is definitely worth a walk, run or cycle over. It’s so much more than that though. The connection students seem to develop with this local landmark is pretty well summed up by Vinny on Twitter …


Be part of a society or sports team

So many students couldn’t wait to tell us how much being a part of a sports club or society has enhanced their experience in Hull. Meeting new people and trying new things: that’s what the University of Hull is all about.


The museums and galleries

Who knew students were so cultured?! Well, we did tbh. And the museums on offer in Hull have played a big part in inspiring our undergrads. The Maritime Museum and Ferens Art Gallery – which hosted the 2017 Turner Prize – got the biggest shout-outs.


The Avenues

Just a stone’s throw from campus, The Avenues is Hull’s unofficial ‘student quarter’. Newland Avenue and Princes Avenue have bars, restaurants, clubs, cafes and independent shops aplenty. Big student love for Hull Pie, Café Gelato and The Boardroom (drink, eat and play board games – what more could you want?!).


The nightlife

Our students were quick to give us their weekly itinerary of what we will politely refer to as ‘socialising’. Monday Night: Piper; Sanctuary on a Tuesday; Asylum on Wednesday nights; Thursdays at Welly; and Spiders on a Saturday. Phew!

Watch our Asylum video


Hull Fair

The sights, the smells, the lights and the food! For one week in October, one of Europe’s largest travelling fairs comes to Hull. You do not want to miss it.

Watch our Hull Fair video


The parks

Hull isn’t always associated with greenery, but as our students tell us, the parks here are a ‘must see’. Pearson Park (off Princes Avenue) is perfect for a picnic with friends. While East Park has a boating lake and animal centre –plus it’s great for a boot camp or Parkrun if that’s your thing.


Chip spice

Mmmm, Chip Spice. Hull just wouldn’t be Hull without it. Iconic and oh so tasty. If – like Rosie on Facebook – you’re a fan of cheesy chips, when you come to Hull, you’ll want chip spice with everything.

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