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University set to welcome thousands for summer Open Day


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

Visitors, on Saturday, July 6, will be able to meet current students as well as take tours of the city, campus and accommodation, among other things.

Plus, more than 200 families from across the country will also be spending the weekend in Hull as they will be staying in the University’s new state-of-the-art on campus accommodation as part of the Open Day experience.

Prospective students will be able to learn about the unique activities available to them 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 in June.

Ten 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.”


“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.”

Leah Cox, a Physics student


During the Open Day, students will also be able to find out about finance, including bursaries and scholarships open to them, including our new Attainment scholarship which will be offered from September.

The scholarship offers £1,200 for students who achieve 112 UCAS tariff points from three A levels (excluding general studies)

This is in addition to the Merit scholarship that offers £2,000 for students who achieve 120 UCAS tariff points and the Achievement Scholarship that offers £4,000 for students who achieve 152 UCAS points.

Students are automatically checked for eligibility when they apply.*

University lecturers and professors will also be on-hand to offer subject and course information.

Leah Cox, a Physics student, 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.”

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 is almost complete, giving our students inspiring places to study, state-of-the-art teaching facilities, high-quality accommodation and fantastic opportunities.

Visitors will also be able to attend a presentation about the University of Hull and student life here.

Subject stands will be available for students to learn in more depth about the course they want to study.

To book your place on an Open Day or for more information visit,, call 01482 466500.

For those who can’t make this weekend’s Open Day, there will be a further three during the year:

  • Saturday, October 5
  • Saturday, November 2
  • Saturday, November 23

For information and to book visit

*International students, and those living in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland are ineligible for these scholarships.


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