Thinking of coming to Hull to study?
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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'
Careers and Employability Services at the University of
- From the start of your course, a friendly team of experienced
Careers Advisers, employer liaison and
information staff are here to assist you, whether
or not you have any firm ideas about the next step in your
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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 opportunties.
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
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
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,
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
"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