As a student, can you imagine what life would be like without the tech we rely on every day? That means no TV, tablets, laptops or even texting mates on your smart phone!
In a way, it’s good thing the University of Hull has been around as long as it has (quick history lesson: it was established in 1927 and is the 14th oldest university in the country), because without the first liquid crystal technology being inspired here in 1973, some of our most cherished mod-cons wouldn’t even exist.
So, fancy being inspired in Hull too?
We’re a traditional yet vibrant university offering high-rated teaching, a fantastic support system and an outstanding student experience in a challenging, innovative and research-informed environment.
A first-class education, plus a culturally-diverse and rewarding life experience is what’s on offer to our resident UK students as well as our 3,000-strong international student population from 125 countries.
When you graduate you’ll be equipped with all the tools you’ll need to hit the job market with a bang. Last year, over 88% of our full-time degree students went into employment or further study within six months of graduating. Of those entering work, 73% had secured graduate-level jobs.
You don’t have to take our word for it though...
Named ‘Britain’s friendliest university’, our students tell independent surveys that they have a brilliant time while they’re here too; our student body of circa 22,000 repeatedly votes us into the top 10 universities for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.
Our awesome students’ union provides a wide range of exciting sporting, cultural and social activities with more than 100 societies and 45 sports clubs. We are particularly proud of our on-site sports and fitness centre. We have also won multiple awards, including Higher Education Students’ Union of the Year at the 2012 NUS Awards, plus it was named one of the safest Students’ Union in the country in 2013.
We invest heavily in all aspects of our operations, whether it’s infrastructure, facilities or staff. In recent years, we have spent £75m on redevelopments, including almost £25m on student accommodation. For example, the multi-million-pound Allam biomedical research facility includes state-of-the-art technology to diagnose cancer, while the Brynmor Jones Library is undergoing a major £27.4m face-lift (due for completion in 2014) that will afford the best place to study, work and meet.
Our attractive, self-contained campuses have the added bonus of central locations in culturally rich areas: the cosmopolitan city of Hull and the coastal beauty that is Scarborough. Our excellent accommodation is varied to suit your needs, and the cost of living here is also significantly lower than many parts of the UK. So everything you need – for studying, socialising, sport, recreation or shopping – is within easy walking distance.
When you come to Hull, you’ll feel at home in no time.
University of Hull
University of Hull average rating
The timesRank 58th
*Source: Times Good University Guide 2015