Students are at the heart of the University of Hull, which explains why we rank consistently as one of the UK's top 10 universities for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. With a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research, we pride ourselves on offering a top quality education. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, over 60% of our research was ranked as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', and we are excited about the pioneering work of our academics. Student experience is also paramount at Hull, and we feel that our blend of impressive heritage and high tech facilities provides an ideal environment for study and socialising in the 21st century. Students at Hull are also assured a safe and affordable experience: in a 2015 study conducted by accommodation website Sturents.com, Hull was found to be one of the top 10 UK cities for student safety, and the university was ranked 1st out of 46 in The Student Barometer Autumn Wave 2014 for Accommodation Cost.
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About

At the University of Hull, students are at the heart of all we do, which explains why we rank consistently as one of the UK's top 10 universities for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. With a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research, we pride ourselves on offering a top quality education. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, over 60% of our research was ranked as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', and we are excited about the pioneering work our academics are involved in. Student experience is also paramount at Hull, and we feel that our blend of impressive heritage and high tech facilities provides an ideal environment for study and socialising in the 21st century. Students at Hull are also assured a safe and affordable experience: in a 2015 study conducted by accommodation website Sturents.com, Hull was found to be one of the top 10 UK cities for student safety, and the university was ranked 1st out of 46 in The Student Barometer Autumn Wave 2014 for Accommodation Cost.

An established university

The University's long and distinguished history began in 1927, when it was a college of the University of London. In 1954, the University was granted independence through a Royal Charter, becoming the 14th oldest university in England.

Diverse disciplines

Study a wide range of courses across our six faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Hull York Medical School; Faculty of Health and Social Care; Faculty of Science and Engineering; Business School, and Faculty of Education.

The University offers over 2000 courses a year, from the very latest disciplines to well-established traditional subjects. Our students have a varied selection of undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time, foundation and continuing professional development choices.

Leadership

Professor Calie Pistorius is the University's Vice-Chancellor, having taken up his appointment in September 2009.

The Rt Hon Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone has been Chancellor of the University since April 2006.

All in the numbers

The total student population at the University of Hull is approximately 16,000. Over 2,500 people are employed by the University, including more than 1000 are academic staff.

The University of Hull's yearly turnover is estimated at approximately £172 million pounds sterling.

International satisfaction

The 2014 International Student Barometer - a comparative study tracking international students’ opinions of education abroad - showed that the University continues to deliver first-class service to its international student body, with 91% of students satisfied or very satisfied with their experience here. Learning support, facilities and the campus environment scored particularly highly.

Volumes of knowledge

Knowledge will always be at your fingertips at the University of Hull. Our state-of-the-art Brynmor Jones Library offers the best of both worlds: more than a million books, journals and print periodicals as well as a massive collection of digital resources.

Progressive university

The University of Hull is committed to investing in facilities and resources in order to offer its students the most rewarding experience. This dedication was evidenced recently through the £28 million refurbishment of the Brynmor Jones Library created a perfect learning environment, and work is now beginning on a new £30m student halls complex which will accommodate hundreds of students on campus from 2016.

Famous alumni

Philip Larkin was the University’s Librarian for 30 years and he wrote some of his most celebrated poetry, including the Whitsun Weddings, whilst at Hull. Other famous alumni include Oscar-winning Director Anthony Minghella, poet Roger McGough, BBC Radio 4 presenter Jenni Murray and journalist and former Beirut hostage John McCarthy.

PhD Programmes

Education & Training (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at The University of Hull!

Services

You have the best of both worlds at the University of Hull. Not only does our campus have beautiful surroundings and an abundance of outdoor leisure opportunities right on their doorsteps, they are also well situated making them easily accessible by road, rail, sea and air.

The city of Hull is in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on the northern shore of the Humber Estuary, with good road links to the major cities of England. Hull is 200 miles from London, 100 miles from Manchester and around an hours drive from Leeds and York.

We have good international links as well, with easy access to several airports including Humberside, Leeds Bradford and Teesside. P&O Ferries also offers daily overnight services to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge from Hull's own port.

The University of Hull - an accessible university

We are intent on advancing equality and diversity as key features within all our activities. We pride ourselves on making a difference to our students, our staff and to the businesses we work with. We're delighted to have DisabledGo - Education promote access to our facilities.

Student Support Services

Here at Hull, we have a range of dedicated and specialist services to help you reach your goals. Our friendly Skills Team can help you with any study-related issues you may have; they offer one-to-one and group sessions on everything from note taking to academic writing and referencing. IT support, a Languages Learning Centre, a Wellbeing Team and many other services that may be useful to you at some point during your student life are always available.

Student Life

Getting around

There are many ways to get around Hull and the surrounding areas.

By Bus

There is a bus stop on Cottingham Road just outside the main entrance to the University; most buses from here go to the city centre (approximately a 10 minute bus ride). The bus stop opposite, in front of the Dennison Centre, will take you to The Lawns. You can take buses numbered 105 and 115 in both directions.

By Train

The train station is in the City Centre and is approximately 10 minutes drive from the Hull campus. For further train timetable information please visit Hull Trains or National Rail.

By Bike

A popular way to get around the City of Hull is by bike. There are lockable bike sheds on campus and at student residences. Bikes may not be left in hallways or bedrooms. If you do wish to bring a bike, please ensure that you have it security marked and bring a strong lock. You are also advised to top-up the basic insurance package to cover your bike.

City of Hull

One of England's 10 largest cities, Hull combines a strong maritime past with a confident, cosmopolitan present to offer an exhilarating urban experience. With a deserved reputation for friendliness and an extremely reasonable cost of living, this revitalised waterfront location defies most visitors' preconceptions.

Shopping

  • St Stephen's Shopping and Leisure Complex is the latest addition and lies at the heart of the city
  • Princes Quay Shopping Centre houses a number of popular high street stores, a cinema and a variety of restaurants
  • Savile Street is lined with designer clothing stores
  • Hepworth Arcade offers retro gear, skatewear and clubwear
  • Princes and Newland Avenue are popular for student focused cafe bars and boutiques

Entertainment

  • Hull City Hall is a frequent venue for stars of the stand-up comedy circuit
  • Hull New Theatre is the place to see touring shows from the West End
  • Hull Truck Theatre is nationally renowned and specialises in challenging and stimulating productions
  • KC Stadium hosts Hull FC and Hull City football and rugby matches, and also doubles as a concert venue
  • Hull Arena has welcomed popular acts such as Keane, The Killers and Arctic Monkeys
  • Choose from a variety of local pubs and clubs for bands, comedy nights and open mic poetry

Nightlife

Whatever type of music you're into, you'll find something to suit you at one of the city's many venues.

  • The Adelphi is established as Hull's home of live music (having given breaks to Radiohead, Green Day and Oasis)
  • The Springhead is a former Live Music Pub of the Year
  • Welly showcases emerging talent through its associations with NME
  • Freedom Festival is a three-day music and arts festival taking place in September

Accreditation

The Business School is proud to hold multiple industry accreditations as well as independent international accreditations such as AACSB, held by less than 5% of the worlds 13,000 business programmes.

This places us in a select group of UK business schools, assures students of our commitment to providing an outstanding experience and further enhances the value of their degree in the global employment market.

Accredited by AMBA, the Hull MBA provides graduates with an internationally recognised qualification, greatly enhancing the value of this degree. As members of AMBA, the school joins a network of established business schools committed to developing the business leaders of tomorrow.

AACSB accreditation is an internationally recognised, specialised accreditation for business schools. It assesses standards across the whole the school, from taught programmes, to research, to internal operations. It is also a sign of quality that employers recognise, and graduates from AACSB-accredited schools are known to be ready for business.

The value of these accreditations is considerable, with benefits reaching far beyond rankings or prestige. The rigorous accreditation process and the high standards set further fuel the desire within the school to continually improve quality through innovation and dedication. They assure students of our commitment to providing an outstanding experience and add value to their degree, especially when competing in the global employment market. Students, staff and partner organisations can also take advantage of the vast networks represented by the accrediting bodies, such as AMBA's world-wide contacts.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Hull, England, United Kingdom

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