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The people here are quite diverse in not only culture but also come from all walks of life. It has been great to be able to connect and get to know so many new people as at University of Hull, though classes, clubs and society, they make the interactions so seamless. The saddest part is that I only have 1 year here, nevertheless this past year has truly been amazing! I found everything I came here for, the people, the fun times, the learning experience and the Hull atmosphere.
Class have also been wonderful especially since the integration of online session and recordings of live sessions available to us whenever we need them. Allowing us to review and study at our own pace if needed. Our lecturers have given us so much support in ensuring we are able to follow along and the studeny support team keep in touch making sure we are not currently facing any hardships.
Hull is a wonderful place for students as everything is typically all in walking distance which is great for the student pockets. Any sort of furthur distance is covered well by the public buses which have very frequent schedules. The working opportunities here are endless, there are chances for everyone. With local store sgenerally posting about part-jobs to graduate schemes available for University of Hull students. As a minority here, its amazing to see the diversity in students and local residents. Giving off a safer feeling when going about my day.
Nearing the end of my first year at the University of Hull, I can safely say that I have no regrets coming here. Its a great uni with great, knowledgeable staff who both enjoy what they're doing and want you to succeed as well as great facilities for learning, including the laboratories, aquarium and extensive library. The campus is a good mix of small with everything you'll need within walking distance and open with places to sit and study or talk with friends. Whilst I haven't used much of the student union, from what I have seen and used, it's a key asset for students and even has a Spar (although perhaps overpriced for a shop in the heart of a campus) and a Wetherspoons. Whilst the Spar can be expensive for more general grocery shopping, Tesco Express, Lidl and Sainsburys are a relatively close 20 minute walk and if you live on campus, supermarket delivery such as ASDA is easily available. I lived in the Courtyard for my first year and it's a nice place to live. I shall be returning to the Courtyard for my second year. And whilst I haven't lived in any of the other university-owned accommodation, I've heard good things about both Taylor Court and Westfield. Overall, the University of Hull is both a great university to study at as well as a great, comfortable place to live. I would definitely recommend.
So far, I have fully enjoyed my course. Its fun, enjoyable as well as interesting. The course material has been engaging, the lecturers have been great and the practical sessions in the lab or out in the field have been amazing and engaging. With the covid pandemic having been an issue still during my first year, my first semester was mostly online lectures with the occasional in person workshop or practical and in the second semester, it has changed to more of a blended learning approach with the option of both on-campus teaching in lecture theatres or online via Teams so it has mostly been down to personal preference. However, with the university opening back up, things will most likely be different for my second year or for any new first years interested in the course. Contact hours and course hours are a good balance so far, as well as time with personal supervisors both in our tutorial groups or one-on-one. Additionally, personal supervisors are available often if you have any struggles with the course or for any questions you may have.
The area surrounding the University is great. There are plenty of ships available, all within walking distance as well as a number of churches and other places of worship for those that would like that. It's welcoming to students too which is great. There are plenty of buses available with the East Yorkshire bus services or Stagecoach being available to take you where you need to go, including Hull town center with access to even more shops or amenities you'd expect from a city centre, including places like the Deep.
The Courtyard is pretty good. It has reasonably sized rooms with good-sized beds with a great amount of storage and shelves. The on-suite bathrooms are what you'd expect, even if the shower can be pretty cramped with an unruly shower curtain. The kitchen and shared living space is well-sized and, with each regular on-suite flat having 8 students, there's plenty of refrigerators with you most likely sharing a fridge/freezer with one other person. There is plenty of cupboard space for your food, pots and pans, plates and other cutlery or utensils and it has a decent sized dining table as well as access to a television. The sofa, however, could be bigger, or an additional sofa fitted in. All Courtyard residents have access to a games room with a pool table and table-tennis. There's also access to a quiet study space and small library in reception as well as access to laundry. Reception is manned 24/7 by security staff that are able to collect, store and give you parcels, offer help and advice related to accommodation as well as being one way to report a fault, damage or problem with your accommodation. The reception staff are friendly and approachable. My only real problems with the Courtyard this year has been both the laundry services as well as the WiFi. The laundry services (provided by Circuit Laundry) can get pretty expensive depending on what you need with just a single wash and dry cycle costing anywhere from £5 to £7 depending on your washer and dryer settings and the dryer sometimes leaves your clothes feeling damp. The washing machines also use their own detergent which shouldn't smell of anything but can sometimes make clothes smell weird for a bit. You're also unable to use fabric softener or colour catchers. As for the WiFi (provided by Ask4) can be a bit finicky at the best of times. You're quite easily able to connect anything to it such as full computers, laptops, phones, games consoles or even devices like Amazon Echo or Google Home but the WiFi can be very slow at times. There's also been times where the WiFi has shut off completely with no or intermittent internet access which has sometimes taken ages to be repaired. Overall though, The Courtyard is a good place to live for any student regardless of their year of study.
It’s in a really cheap city, and it’s not so big you get lost easily. The campus is pretty small which I love, and there’s plenty to do near campus or a short bus ride away. It could be improved with student support, especially in later years. Also a lot of things on campus are really expensive.
It’s a mixture of online and on campus, though currently it’s mostly on campus. Three hours a week per module.
Incredibly cheap, easy to navigate, great transport links which are often (buses and train)
The course was fantastic and so were the lecturers, however the student union did not help students during accommodation crisis
AMAZING, honestly couldn’t of asked for a better course, I felt ready for a career afterwards
UNI is overall okay
okay at best
Great accommodations, looked even betted
It's a great place to study because hull is a quiet city and it's very calming. Also the university campus is huge and the library has many study rooms to study in and just multiple study spaces available, if you want to change your environment to work in. However would could be improved with the university is the support, as students have to take time out to fill out forms and wait a couple of days to get a response or there mis communication.
I love my course as I'm business driven and the content is substantial as you learn useful content that you can use in your life and not only I learn about business, but as its a marketing course too you learn new skills like working with photography and cameras. Although, the course can be lengthy and repetitive and sometimes wordy.
The university location is in a great safe area as its surrounded by student houses and has a tight feel of student life, as well as this, the university has diversity as alot of internal students come to the University. For me I cant think of anything that isn't so great.
The on campus accommodation I stayed in was the most expensive as it was brand new and newly built, buy it definitely had alot of great amenities like a games room, study rooms, cinema room and the laundry room. The rooms were great and you has multiple options in terms of rooms like, a double ensuite, deluxe ensuite and room with no ensuite with shared bathroom. Each room vary in price, but the rooms are modern and definitely aesthetically nice. However for the price I don't think it was worth it as you had to pay for the laundry service and I think for the price of the rooms I think it was too much money for what you got.
The accommodation is good and affordable
It is very demanding but also rewarding.
There’s a lot of accommodation surrounding the university so owned by University quarter and other private landlords so regardless of whether you’re staying on or off campus you’re close by and at most a 15min walk away The university of Hull is in a quiet town not thats not as active as a bigger universities but has a great sense of community especially when it comes to international students the university is very accommodating. If you’re ever struggling or need support the lecturers are really welcoming and the student union is very helpful and will support you or give you any information you need. The only thing I would complain about is the Town of Hull - in terms of not having much to do however that’s my personal preference since I’m from Birmingham which has quite a lot going on.
The lecturers teaching Biomedical Science are very helpful in terms of material, all the content is easy to access online. Lectures are recorded and can be accessed later on, online classes are very rare that is dependent on the pandemic, there are a lot of contact hours within the week due to the amount of modules three modules in the first term three modules in the second term. Materials to prepare for lectures are provided each module leader provides a timetable with information on what each lecture is about, the date, and the location. At the end of every module review is sent out to students to fill-in feedback is then taken by leaders to improve the module. Lectures provide revision sessions and assignment prep lectures to ensure students understand what they’re doing. There is a substantial amount of preparation put into lab practicals, students are provided with significant amount of information before going into it and are continuously supported within the lab however also given space to work as individuals and independently Overall biomedical science is a heavy content course for all materials are provided timetables, reading lists, video links and any other useful material.
Amazing help from lecturers, always message back quickly and available for meetings. A lot of online work is given meaning there’s a lot of information to help me learn. Access to free resources through university accounts. Not too much of a big campus so it’s easy to find my way around. Good resources and massive library meaning you can always get a computer or table to study on. Everyone is lovely and helpful. A lot of extra clubs you can join and multiple sport clubs which all come with social nights. A lot of social media coverage so you’re always up to date on what’s happening. Wetherspoons on campus and a club which are both affordable. A good place to make new friends.
As a medical course we were allowed on campus very early after covid. Always had PPE for us to keep us safe. Online lectures are still run which include quizzes or breakout rooms to get us involved. There’s always reordered lectures so we can go back if we need to look over something from previous weeks. On campus practicals are always taught with a lot of detail and are made fun. I have learnt a lot through practical as it allows us to get hands on and be given feedback. The placements are very varied depending on what youre wanting your career to be. There’s always contact with university if you need help and they give detailed long answers and provide shared PowerPoints we can access.
Great friendly people and staff, courses are interesting and engaging
hours and contact is good