The psychedelic toad of Hull!
The city of Kingston upon Hull (normally referred to as ‘Hull’) can be found in the East Riding of Yorkshire and has a student population of over 22,000. The abundance of young people in the city means there are many options for a night out. The bars and clubs are grouped together in several smaller areas of the city and are referred to as Old Town, New Town and George Street. The Old Town covers the area of Lowgate and runs through to Posterngate, where The Sugarmill can be found. The Sugarmill has three floors of bars and dancefloors and plays a varied mixture of current chart and R&B to Hip Hop, Indie and Dance. George Street can be found north of Lowgate and is the destination of choice for many students. The area is home to many bars including Pozition. Pozition often has cheap drinks offers and hosts a regular foam party, which is a lot of fun! The New Town is also popular with students and young people, many of the bars and clubs have ‘student only’ nights, so don’t forget your student card!
Red Gallery on Osborne Street opened in 1997 and provides visitors with an independent exhibition space and a platform for contemporary art. The gallery showcases a varied mixture of art exhibitions and also provides a platform for local art students to display their work. Red is a non-profit organisation, run by a small group of local artists. Ferens Art Gallery is located on Queen Victoria Square and admission is free. The gallery has a great collection of paintings and sculptures including works from Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Gillian Wearing and Frans Hals. Guided tours are offered and there is also a charming café.
Hull provides excellent retail spaces and a diverse range of high street brands. The city has an extensive collection of designer outlets, boutiques, quirky independent stores and vintage arcades. St Stephen’s Retail and Leisure Centre is the latest offering to the city centre’s shopping facilities and also features a theatre, gym, cinema and several restaurants.
A student’s honest opinion
“I’ve really been challenged at Loughborough but at the same time I feel like I’ve had some of the best times of my life here.
My course was pretty intense, so don’t expect an easy ride in any subject- Loughborough has some high standards and they intend to stick by them- after all Loughborough is a real rising university so it has to keep standards up. I can’t complain though- working hard means I am put the test and use my full potential.
A beautiful dusk in Loughborough.
They say ‘work hard play hard’ and this is true at Loughborough. The nightlife is mainly aimed at the students which is really cool as they put on lots of theme nights or give out goodies or have special incentives. The town could have a few more shops but overall Loughborough is a cool place to live and study!” Yasmin, 21
Loughborough Student Guide – Where can I study?
Loughborough Student Guide – An overview
Where can I study?
Loughborough is home to one university: University of Loughborough, which provides places of study to over 18,000 students every year. Loughborough University is a research based campus university and enjoys a strong reputation as one of the top universities in the UK. In 2012, The Complete University Guide placed Loughborough 19th in the national league tables.
The main campus at Loughborough University is in the centre of Loughborough town centre. The campus covers an area of 433 acres and includes academic departments, halls of residence, two gyms, a Students Union and gardens. In 2003, an additional campus was developed in Peterborough. Loughborough Student’s Union represents the study body and offers support and guidance for all students. The Union also provides opportunities for students to get involved with clubs and societies. Loughborough University Athletic Union offers 56 different sporting clubs (both elite and recreational). The Societies Federation consists of over 60 societies and provides students with opportunities to get to known other students through a shared common interest.
The university is organised into ten schools: the School of Engineering, School of Business and Economics, School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough Design School, School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, School of Science, School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, and the School of the Arts, English and Drama.
Loughborough Student Guide – An overview
The pride of Britain in Loughborough.
The town of Loughborough is situated in the county of Leicestershire in the East Midlands of the UK. The town is the largest settlement in Leicestershire outside the city of Leicester. Loughborough has a student population of over 18,000, forming nearly a third of the town’s population. The abundance of young people in the town means there is no shortage of options for a night out, as there is always something going on in the many bars and pubs in the town. The Loughborough Student’s Union is the destination of choice for many students on a Wednesday and Friday. The Union attracts students for its social atmosphere and cheap drink offers. There are a number of clubs and bars scattered throughout the town centre- Rain and Echos are the most popular clubs. Rain hosts a student party every Monday and boasts cheap drink offers, a cocktail bar and a rotation of live DJ’s. Echos is the firm favourite on Saturday nights; the club is one of the town’s largest clubs and includes a variety of rooms catering for every taste with an eclectic mix of music genres. Vodka Revolution is the place to be on Thursdays, the club recently introduced a range of cheap drinks and on some nights you can find a bouncy castle, bucking bronco and a ball pit!
History enthusiasts can enjoy any of the four museums in Loughborough. Charnwood Museum is the largest and houses a range of exhibits reflecting the geology, industry and history of the town and surrounding area. The Carillon and War Memorial and be found in nearby Queens Park and is home to a small museum, the museum showcases military memorabilia from the first and second World Wars.
A student’s honest opinion
“3 words to describe my time at Huddersfield? A great time! My course was pretty smooth running, I had nice lectures and often a really good timetable!
The nightlife is varied and pretty good for the size of the town. Everything is in stumbling distance which comes in handy for meeting up with friends in other places.
One of the sights to see in Huddersfield.
One thing Huddersfield could improve on is the Student Union, which was decent but needs a bit more going on I think. The same goes for facilities- could be a bit better, but it’s still fine to work with.” John, 23
Huddersfield Student Guide – Where can I study?
Huddersfield Student Guide – An overview