Careers and Employability Service

Thinking of coming to Hull to study?

Reasons why to choose the University of Hull

  • The University of Hull has an excellent track record of helping its students to succeed in work.
  • We know how important it is for you to get the job you want. Studying at Hull will mean that you have access to the skills you need to prosper:
  • Our alumni have achieved success at the top level of every sector – from commerce and politics to science and the arts. We are committed to developing student enterprise, entrepreneurship and employability through our programmes of study.
  • The University of Hull consistently ranks in the top ten mainstream universities in the National Student Survey (NSS).
  • Based in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, with easy access to the coast and the countryside, you can be assured of a friendly campus, where staff go beyond to provide that 'extra' support.

Careers and Employability Services at the University of Hull

  • From the start of your course, a friendly team of experienced Careers Advisers and employer engagement staff are here to assist you, whether or not you have any firm ideas about the next step in your career.
  • We run a full programme of events at both our Hull and Scarborough campuses to develop your career awareness, helping you to explore opportunities, including employer talks and careers fairs.
  • You can obtain advice and guidance from an impartial, professionally trained Careers Adviser. Opportunities are available each day and not restricted to final-year students.
  • We offer a range of services to assist you to develop the skills looked for by employers. These include skills workshops, practice interviews and practice ability tests, as well as opportunities to gain work experience, volunteer, undertake a placement or obtain part-time work..
  • We have extensive information, both web-based and in printed format, which is kept up to date with the latest job vacancies and changes to recruitment processes.
  • We maintain very close links with graduate employers, both on a local, regional, national and international level.
  • We offer free elective modules on Career Management Skills.
  • We work closely with academic colleagues and student committees to provide specific opportunities, information and events.
  • Many of our academic programmes offer you the opportunity to undertake an internship or work placement, and many modules are designed to help improve your employability skills.
  • We continue to offer you careers services beyond your graduation or current programme of study.
  • Our Careers and Employability Service was one of the first to be accredited against the new Matrix standard. Matrix is the UK quality standard for advice, information and guidance services.
  • There is the opportunity to have an e-mentor, to become a student careers ambassador and to gain a Hull Employability Award.

Many students undertake vacation and part-time work during their course. The University Students' Union runs a Job Shop to help you find part-time and vacation jobs whilst at university, including many on-campus work opportunities.

Come and see for yourself

The Hull campus is located north of the city and combines historic and new buildings, a vibrant museums and cultural quarter, a beautiful marina, and student accommodation options close to campus. There is a strong feeling of community, with Newland Avenue shops nearby to cater for the needs of every student. The Scarborough campus is located on the beautiful north coast, with its castle, sandy beaches and picturesque harbour.

"The University of Hull remains one of the best kept secrets in higher education." The Sunday Times

To help you decide whether the University of Hull is for you, come along to an Open Day or arrange to visit the University. Take a look at the facilities and the campus, and talk to staff and students. The Careers and Employability Service deliver a number of talks and have a stand in Staff House during open days so feel free to come and talk to us if you have any particular queries.

University Open Days and campus visits

Choosing where to study

It is important that you carefully consider your options. Being a student is about more than choosing your course. After all, you might be leaving home for the first time. You will want to be sure that you will fit in and that your choice of university meets your expectations and needs.

University offers you opportunities for new experiences, for meeting new people from across the world and developing new skills and greater confidence in addition to extending your education and challenging you academically.

You may be thinking about studying close to home or branching out for greater independence. You may feel more at home on a smaller campus, or want a larger campus. Try and reflect on what is right for you.

We have produced a checklist of things to consider when choosing a course and a university - from accommodation to course modules, from location to local travel costs. You might like to print a copy and take it to open days. Checklist of things to consider when choosing your course

Read Katie's articles about preparing for life beyond college.

A big thank you to all those who entered our recent competition. The winner, Katie, has now written a handful of articles for our website about considering higher education and making an application.


Seventeen students from the region have embarked upon degrees at the University of Hull with the backing of a full fee waiver as part of a special one-off scholarship. All 17 are from families that have an annual income of less than £42,000 a year, and were selected to receive the scholarship after demonstrating exceptional academic potential. The scholarships were announced as part of the launch of the current Strategic Plan last year. Click here to read more.

Thinking about engineering? You may be eligible for a Whitworth scholarship of up to £20,000. For more information, visit Whitworth Scholarships.

What others have said about Hull

"Anyone who goes to Hull will tell you it's friendly and down to earth, with a diverse population and a very low cost of living". The Guardian, June 2013.

"Good networks .. amazing quality of life, disposable income is really high and a big sell ... Hull is not your classic gritty industrial Northern City, it is a nice City with great access to countryside and space". Robert Crampton, Journalist, The Times, June 2011.

"Hull is Yorkshire's secret haven. I love coming to Hull. More people should come here. The City is full of interest and the countryside around it is spectacular - it is some of the most stunning in England". Gyles Brandreth, writer, broadcaster, presenter and comedian, June 2011.

Hull will be the City of Culture 2017 and our local football team, Hull City AFC is in the Premiership.

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