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Nursing degree at the University of Hull achieves world ranking

The University of Hull is one of the top universities in the world to study nursing according to the latest QS World University Rankings – published on 22 March 2023.

Nursing at Hull, which is named in the top 180 globally, is placed in the 151-180 ranking group, out of almost 800 institutions analysed globally.

Other subjects at the University of Hull which have been included in the QS ranking this year are: Medicine, Business and Management and Chemistry.

Professor Paul Hagan, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull, said:

“We are immensely proud that the University of Hull’s nursing degrees have been recognised in these prestigious rankings. We have highly-committed staff and I would like to thank and congratulate them all for their hard work in supporting the success of all of our healthcare students.

“The University’s Faculty of Health Sciences has a long tradition of helping to build the skilled workforce required by the NHS to deliver the highest standard of healthcare in our region.

“Our nursing and other healthcare graduates make an outstanding contribution to improving the health of the people in our region and beyond.”

This is evidenced by the fact that for the second consecutive year, 100% of operating department practitioners*, nursing, midwifery and medical graduates are in employment or further education within 15 months of graduating.**

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Nursing at Hull

Nursing degrees offered at Hull include: BSc Nursing (Adult), BSc Nursing (Child); BSc Nursing (Learning Disability), BSc Nursing (Mental Health). The ranking applies to the University of Hull Nursing and Midwifery degrees.

The breadth of the University of Hull’s healthcare courses continues to grow – the University now offers a range of healthcare apprenticeships and a degree course to train much-needed physiotherapists began in 2020.

The BSc Physiotherapy degree further strengthens the University’s healthcare provision and was developed at the specific request of local healthcare providers to meet a critical shortage of physiotherapists.

This followed the successful launch of BSc Paramedic Science in 2017, designed to meet the critical local shortage of paramedics – part of the University’s mission to improve the health of people living in the region. The University of Hull’s Paramedic Science degree now ranks first in the country – out of 35 institutions – according to the latest rankings from the Complete University Guide (2023).

Last year, the University of Hull’s largest ever cohort of healthcare graduates, celebrated their graduation in July, with the majority working for local health services and hospitals. More than 1800 nurses and other allied health students graduated at the University’s degree ceremonies. More than 130 Hull York Medical School graduates, graduated at the same time.

Medicine at Hull York Medical School continues to be ranked in the 501-550 QS ranking group. Business and management is in the 451-500 group with Chemistry in the 551-600 group.

Last year, QS recognised the University of Hull’s commitment to sustainability and social justice in the first-ever QS World University Sustainability rankings 2023. In the Sustainable Institutions category of the global rankings, the University of Hull was ranked joint 55th out of 700 universities; and 9th in the UK (out of 68 universities). The rankings, which compare 700 of the world’s top universities against a range of environmental and social sustainability metrics from research impact to graduate outcomes, focus on how universities are taking action to tackle the world’s greatest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) challenges.

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University of Hull offers 50% scholarships to international students who want to change the world

The May deadline for the University of Hull’s Fairer Future Global Scholarships for international students, is now approaching. The scholarships are part of the University’s commitment to shaping a fairer, brighter and carbon neutral future.

The ‘Fairer Future Global Scholarships’ are part of the University of Hull’s response to achieving progress in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The new scholarships will be awarded to 17 international students aspiring to join a range of undergraduate programmes, each of which are closely connected to one or more of the SDGs. The award for each student is 50% of the tuition fee for the whole duration of their undergraduate studies, starting in September 2023.

These scholarships are designed to support students who want to make a difference to the world, contributing to shaping this ‘brighter’ future for everyone.

The deadline for submitting applications for the Fairer Future Global Scholarship 2023/24 is 31 May 2023 (23.59 GMT).

Highlights of other rankings success for the University of Hull

  • Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings named the University of Hull in the top global 100 for impact. These global rankings are based on the United Nations’ (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With remarkable successes in a number of impact categories including peace and justice, inequalities, partnerships, life below water, the 2022 ranking shows the University of Hull is taking action towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are an urgent call for action for countries to work in partnership, to address global challenges, to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
  • In the latest UK rankings, the University of Hull was named in the top 5 universities in Yorkshire and the Humber: it is ranked 4th by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 and 5thby the Complete University Guide 2023 and The Guardian University Guide 2023.
  • The University has 17 subjects in the top 20 in this year’s Guardian University Guide (2023). These are Animation and Game Design, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Children’s Nursing, Economics, English, History, Mental Health Nursing and Philosophy. Three subjects are in the top 10: American Studies, Physics and Education.

* Operating department practitioners provide care before, during and after surgery.

** (UK domicile full-time first-degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2018/19, published by HESA July 2021).

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