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Thousands of students set to visit on University Open Day


Thousands of prospective students and their families will visit the University of Hull on Saturday for the first of three Open Days this Autumn designed to offer a flavour of University life.

Anja Hazebroek, Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing at the University of Hull, said: “We are looking forward to our biggest Autumn open day ever – with more than 2200 students and their families booked to attend.

“We will be welcoming visitors from 9am to 3.30pm – and it’s not too late to book or even just turn up on the day itself. Visitors will be able to meet current students as well as take tours of the city, campus and accommodation to get a really good feel for university life in Hull.

“We know that for many prospective students – when they set eyes on our beautiful campus for the first time – they get a strong sense that this is where they are meant to be – and that is really lovely to see.”

Physics student Leah Cox, said: “As soon as I looked round it, I knew it was the place for me.

“Everybody was so welcoming, so friendly. The staff are really, really supportive here too.”

Following the success of the Summer open day when more than 200 families from across the country were able to spend the weekend in Hull by taking advantage of a campus accommodation offer, the University has extended its open day support for travel* and accommodation for all three Autumn open Days.

This support means that prospective students in the region, living in places even as close as Goole, Driffield, Scunthorpe and Grimsby, will be eligible for financial assistance for travel costs.

For details of this support, to download the programme and book on to our Open Day, please visit our website.

On Saturday, prospective students will be able to meet University lecturers and professors who will be on-hand to offer subject and course information. They will also be able to learn what our admissions staff look for in a personal statement at a dedicated seminar session while a personal statement clinic offers the opportunity to bring along a personal statement for a friendly review on how to make your application stand out.

Visitors will also hear about other unique activities available at the University of Hull, including unrivalled opportunities from our Team GB partnership.

The exclusive partnership covers a six-year period and includes the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games and the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

It includes opportunities that will benefit the University of Hull’s students, staff and communities, as well as presenting opportunities for joint research and enterprise projects, delivered by the University in support of Team GB.

This will include hosting and participating in Team GB events, developing courses and CV-boosting opportunities such as work experience and volunteering. 

One of the first opportunities students have had as part of the Team GB partnership is Kitting Out for the Minsk European Games, which took place this Summer.

A group of students had the opportunity to go to the event, at the Birmingham NEC, and help athletes get kitted out for the games.

Charlotte Pettitt, who is studying a Masters in History at the University of Hull, was a personal shopper for cyclist Jason Kenny.

She said: “It was a fantastic experience. I have realised how lucky we are to get amazing opportunities like this through the partnership, which other universities’ students won’t.”

During the Open Day, students will be able to find out about finance, including bursaries and scholarships open to them such as the Merit scholarship** that offers £2,000 for students who achieve 120 UCAS tariff points (from three A levels or equivalent – not including General Studies). The Attainment Scholarship** offers £1,200 for students who achieve 112 UCAS points (from three A levels or equivalent – not including General Studies).

Tours of the campus will also be on offer, inviting visitors to view the University’s state-of-the-art facilities. 

A £300-million campus improvement programme provides students with inspiring places to study, state-of-the-art teaching, high-quality accommodation and fantastic sports facilities.

For those who can’t attend this weekend’s Open Day, there will be a further two during November:

  • Saturday, November 2
  • Saturday, November 23

Book a visit here.


"It was a fantastic experience. I have realised how lucky we are to get amazing opportunities like this through the partnership, which other universities’ students won’t.".

Charlotte Pettitt, History Masters student at the University of Hull


*For those travelling more than 20 miles

**Students are automatically checked for eligibility when they apply. (International students, and those living in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland are ineligible for these scholarships).


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