The University of Hull welcomed more than 1,070 prospective students and their family and friends for the first of its Autumn open days last weekend.
Anja Hazebroek, Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing at the University of Hull, said: “This was our biggest Autumn Open Day ever – families came from as far away as Devon and Kent – and there was an incredible atmosphere on campus.
“It was the first of our three open days this Autumn and we are already looking forward to welcoming even more families to our next open days on Saturday 2 November and Sat 23 November.”
“We know that applicants who come to visit us fall in love with our campus and are much more likely to accept our offer than applicants who don’t make the journey. So we are absolutely delighted that more people than ever made the trip for last Saturday’s Open Day.”
The University’s travel grant, which was introduced at the Summer Open Day, continued to be popular, with visitors appreciating money back towards their travel costs.
This support means that prospective students in the Humber region, living in places such as Goole, Driffield, Bridlington, Scunthorpe and Grimsby, were eligible for financial assistance for travel costs.
More than 100 students and their guests from further afield also enjoyed the University’s offer of a free overnight stay in new on-campus accommodation the night before.
For details of this support and to book on to November open days (Saturday November 2 and Saturday November 23) please visit our website.
Throughout the day, visitors enjoyed campus, accommodation and city tours as well as subject talks and the opportunity to speak to staff and current students for their chosen subject areas.
Visitors also heard about other unique activities available at the University of Hull, including unrivalled opportunities from its 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.
During the Open Day, students were also 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).
A £300-million campus improvement programme on campus provides students with inspiring places to study, state-of-the-art teaching, high-quality accommodation and fantastic sports facilities.
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.”