Hull Children's University

Outreach Engagement

Connecting with our communities to realise potential and shape a brighter future for everyone.


Hull Children's University

We are a local children’s charity that has been running for 21 years.  Our mission is to raise the aspirations of young people in Hull by building their confidence with our unique learning experiences. Find out more about Children's University Hull.

Scarborough and North Yorkshire Children's University

The Children’s University (CU) is a national charitable scheme which aims to raise children’s confidence, attainment and attitude to learning by rewarding them for engaging in extra-curricular learning.   It does this by encouraging children to take part in learning activities outside of normal class times, both inside and outside school. By doing so, the scheme helps children to identify, develop and celebrate their own strengths, skills and talents; and to connect those concepts to the real world.  Scarborough & North Yorkshire’s Children’s University is managed by the University of Hull.  Find out more about Scarborough & North Yorkshire Children's University.

Pre-16 Outreach

The outreach team are committed to providing inspiring and informative activities that raise awareness of higher education and encourage students to realise their aspirations. Find out more about our work.

If you are interested in working with the University to overcome barriers to progression for your students, please contact us at to find out how we can help.

Post-16 Outreach

The outreach team are committed to giving students the impartial information they need to make informed choices about their future. Find out more about Post 16 outreach opportunities.

Mature Learners Project

Understanding barriers to higher education, and providing relevant advice and guidance to enable progression

The Outreach team are committed to providing support tailored to the needs to mature learners, through working with adults to gain an improved understanding of the issues faced by those either already returned or considering a return to education. 

We aim to develop information and guidance that is relevant and useful, and by reaching out to our local communities, we hope to encourage people who want to make changes, to consider education as a realistic and achievable option. If you would like to find out more please email

Resources for Mature Students

Applying to University through UCAS as a Mature Student [Video]
Entry Requirements for Mature Students [Video]
Why Consider University as a Mature Student [Video]
Personal Statement Talk for Mature Students [PDF]