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Explore new career and study choices at University open day


Have you made a New Year resolution to make a change in your life? To explore a new career or upgrade your skills?

If that’s you – then an open day at the University of Hull this week will offer you the chance to take the first steps towards these important decisions.

The ‘mini’ open day, which takes place on Wednesday from 10am to 3pm, will offer visitors the opportunity to discuss subject choices with staff from business to biomedical science; chemistry to criminology, sport, health and exercise science to social work. There will be more than 40 stands, representing courses from business, law and politics; science and engineering; arts, cultures and education; and health sciences.

Lisa Revell, Director of Social Work, said:

“At this time of year, many people reassess where they are and where they want to be in terms of their career and life goals.

“That might be someone who is working in a fairly routine job who decides they want to explore a more challenging and diverse career path, which is intrinsically rewarding, or someone who left school a few years ago but who wants to return to education.

“For example, the students who come to study social work with us might be looking for a rewarding career where they will have the opportunity to help people, to see the difference that they can make to someone else’s life, whether it is through care and support, or ensuring individuals are protected from harm.”

“I would encourage anyone who is thinking about it to take the plunge and go for it. If you want something enough, and you’re prepared to work hard for it, then every bit of hard work is very much worth it when you feel the greatest sense of pride and achievement on completion.” Stephanie Jackson, social work graduate


In addition to degree programmes in social work and other health programmes such as nursing, operating department practice, midwifery and paramedic science, the University has introduced a programme in Social Enterprise and Creative Care. 

This programme focuses on how to use innovative and enterprising thinking to improve the quality of life for those affected by disability, ill health, poverty, trauma or social exclusion. 

This course will also develop skills in leadership, social welfare, project management and problem solving.

Our health graduates make an outstanding contribution to improving the health of the people in our region and beyond: for four consecutive years 100% of operating department practitioners, nursing, midwifery and medical graduates have been in employment or further education within 6 months.*

Prospective students and their families will be able to get a flavour of University life at our open day on Wednesday – the perfect way to find out more about course options and employability opportunities from business, law and politics to robotics and mechatronics. As well as discovering the vibrant, beautiful campus, understanding more about student finance, scholarships and accommodation choices, visitors will be able to meet current students and take tours of the campus facilities such as the Brynmor Jones Library, our award-winning Allam Medical Building, and Beacon Sports Centre.

“This is our first visit to the University! Well we were totally blown away, this is such an amazing place for all students to attend.

“Our daughter is wanting to enter into nursing. This was a fabulous state of the art building with an amazing team of tutors who have the passion and compassion. They definitely sold it to us.” 

Lisa Lawson, past open day attendee

The University has benefitted from a £300-million campus investment programme giving our students inspiring places to study, state-of-the-art teaching facilities, high-quality accommodation and fantastic opportunities.

To book your place on our open day or for more information visit  our Open Days page

email, or call 01482 466500. 

*(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA June 2018)



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