Let me introduce myself, I’m Jess, a dual languages student on a four-year degree programme studying German and Spanish which includes a year abroad.
On my A-level results day I didn’t get the results I expected and was rejected from my firm and insurance choices. I thought my chances of getting into university that year were over and I’d have to retake. I was devastated.
But I turned to clearing and rang lots of universities, and was given an offer from Hull to do my dream course, and I accepted. My experience with the University of Hull has been brilliant and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
When I made the call to the Clearing helpline, I was quickly transferred to the admissions tutor for my faculty who talked through my options with the grades I had received and she reassured me that my grades were good, and put me at ease straight away.
I accepted my offer and came to an open day a few days later.
When I arrived, I was apprehensive as I was conscious I knew nothing about Hull as a city, or a university, but I had just accepted an offer to study there for four years.
As soon as I arrived I fell in love with it, I spoke to so many staff and student ambassadors who made me feel so welcome, and after a disappointing and anxious few days, I was so excited to come and study at Hull.
I was given campus and accommodation tours and secured my accommodation whilst I was on campus. I also spoke with staff from my department who fully explained what to expect from my course and I asked all the questions I had, all of which they answered, and I had a LOT!
My time at the University of Hull has been the best two years of my life. Everyone at the university is so friendly and always willing to help. The facilities at the university are amazing and the library is such a good place to study independently, or with your friends and it has all the resources you could want and more.
Hull University Students’ Union is a great support network for students, helping with anything from accommodation and money worries to mental health and wellbeing support. Not to mention in Student Central, the Student Union building, there’s a supermarket, cafes, SANC (our Students’ Union pub) and Asylum, our student union club.
All of these facilities and resources the student union offer, have helped make my time at university, with many great memories of Wednesday night Asylum nights and post-lecture or exam meet-ups in SANC.
I joined the University Dancesport team in my first year, and then this last year I have been the Treasurer for the team.