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.
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.
“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 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.