A student’s honest opinion
“Hull is a real student city and I really think I made the right choice coming here.
Regarding the university, the facilities are top notch and my accommodation was pretty good too. Can’t say much for the catered halls though- food was pretty awful most nights!
The social life is good here too- a good mixture of clubs with different music as well as bars and pubs for quieter nights. And the Student Union always offers a cheap night out! Failing that most students end up on George Street.
Anyone who wants a to attend a pretty decent uni, make lots of friends and have a good time should consider coming to Hull.” Zach, 20
Hull Student Guide – Where can I study?
Hull Student Guide – An overview
Where can I study?
The University of Hull.
Hull is home to one university, the University of Hull, which provides places of study to over 22,000 students every year. The university is classed as a traditional ‘red brick university’, although it has seen a number of recent expansions, which have combined traditional building styles with modern, state-of-the-art additions. The main campus can be found in North Hull on Cottingham Road. The university also has a smaller campus in Scarborough and is a partner with the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education. In 2010, The Hull History Centre opened on Worship Street in the city centre. The Centre is a partnership between the City Library and the University Library and combines Hull City Library’s Local Studies collections and Hull University’s archives.
The University of Hull offers a range of different courses, the courses are divided into 8 faculties: Faculty of Science, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Faculty of Education, Hull York Medical School, the Postgraduate Medical Institute, Hull University Business School, the Wilberforce Institute, and the Maritime Historical Studies Centre. The University of Hull enjoys a solid reputation and performs consistently in the league tables. In 2012, The Complete University Guide placed the university 62nd in the national league tables.
Hull University Union can be found on the main campus and provides accommodation, catering, entertainment, and student services. The union has over 100 student societies providing a great place for people with similar interests to meet. Facilities at the student union include a nightclub, bars, a bookshop, advice centre and a careers advice service.
Hull Student Guide – An overview
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.