The University of Hull is a public University located in the city of Kingston upon Hull in East Yorkshire. The University was founded in 1927, and the foundation stone was laid in 1928 by George VI, when the University opened its doors to just 39 students. The University of Hull has come a long way, as today it is one of the oldest and most respected universities in the UK, being a home to over 16,000 students- of which 2,000 are international, from over 100 nationalities.
The University of Hull prides itself with its top-class facilities and with different developments constantly being implemented. Examples of such projects include a £200 million project consisting of a £28 million health campus, a £9.5 million renovation of a performance venue and cinema space, as well as new luxury accommodation. The library of the University of Hull has also undergone a £28 million refurbishment, so as to create a perfectly equipped space for a productive learning environment.
The University of Hull has constantly proven its reputable stance through several titles and awards it has received. The QS Stars Ranking has awarded the University of Hull 5 stars for teaching, facilities, innovation, as well as inclusiveness. The University of Hull has also been given accreditations by international kite marks of quality such as AMBA and AACSB, only accredited to a total of 24 schools in the UK. Additionally, the 2016 Guardian University Guide ranked the University of Hull as 15th in the UK in the General Engineering subject area. On another note, 98% of international University of Hull graduates find a job or continue on to further studies within only 6 months of completing their studies.
Overall, the University of Hull offers an exceptionally high standard of education while also providing students with an unforgettable experience. Hull has been ranked as one of the top 10 cities to live in, in the whole world by Rough Guides 2016 and is known as the UK’s city of culture- officially being awarded this title in 2017. Close to the University of Hull’s campus, students can find a rich selection of bars, coffee shops and restaurants, as well as a quirky, bohemian part of town. The Hull city centre is lively with high-street shops as well as theatres, art galleries, live music, and boutique markets, all of which can be seen while walking along the iconic marina.
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