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Going to University can be an exciting but daunting prospect -
not only for the student, but also for the parents and carers who
are involved in the decision making process.
Here at the University of Hull we fully understand this and hope
the following will help provide you with all the information that
Your child's time at university is about more than just lectures
and tutorials. Where they live and who they live with is just as
important. This is why we advise first-year students to live in
For a full list and further information about the accommodation
available please visit www.hull.ac.uk/accomm.
We also have a University of Hull Accommodation Guarantee:
All un-accompanied new students who apply for Accommodation by 1
September 2014 are guaranteed an offer of a place in University
owned, managed or directed accommodation.
How do they apply?
If they have accepted their offer at Hull, they will be sent
further information in May about how to apply for their
Is there anything they need to consider when they are
When they are choosing what accommodation to apply for, it is
important to take the following into account:
When do they prefer to go to sleep/wake up?
Do they mix with large groups of people?
Can they share space with other people?
Do they have any disabilities/additional needs?
Do they have specific dietary requirements?
Are they a social or quiet person?
What happens after they have applied?
After they apply, you will be required to pay a deposit of £150.
This will then be transferred to your residence account and held as
damage deposition until the end of the residence contract.
What if Hull is their Insurance Choice?
If they have chosen Hull as their insurance choice - their
application for accommodation will be accepted when the
applications open but it will not be processed until Hull becomes
their firm choice and they have received an offer of
Once the Accommodation Office have received their completed form
and deposit, and your accommodation has been allocated, you will be
sent (by email or post) your contract and additional information
about how to pay and also when to arrive.
What if they don't want to live in University
Private sector accommodation is relatively cheap and there is
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Often the biggest question about University is how much this is
all going to cost? The cost of being a student can be split into
two sections: Tuition Fees & Living Costs
When should they apply for finance?
We would advise that your son or daughter applies to the
relevant Student finance body (England, Ireland, Wales or Scotland)
as soon as possible to ensure that they will receive their loan in
time for the start of the academic year.
What if they haven't applied when they start their course?
They can still apply for their loan up to nine months after the
start of the academic year.
What if they haven't received their loan/grant by the start of
They can still register but they will need to provide official
documentation from Student Finance to confirm that they are waiting
Are there any other types of financial help available?
Yes - at the University of Hull, there are a number of
Scholarships and Bursaries available. For more information, please
visit LINK TO MONEY MATTERS WEBSITE
Is their anyone to help them on campus if they are struggling
Yes. If they have any general enquiries or worries relating to
money, the Advice Centre in the Students Union provides guidance
and information on a wide range of issues. In cases of extreme
hardship, financial support is available through the Access to
Learning Fund - details can be obtained from the Student Loans and
Many students work part-time to supplement their income. The Job
Shop (which is based in the Students' Union) caters specifically
for students looking for part-time work. There are also a number of
people in and around the university who are able to offer students
part-time work to fit in around their studies.
A Day in the Life...
Although the University is an educational establishment, new
students will find that the environment differs from school/sixth
form college. It provides an open, public, supportive environment
where each individual is treated like an adult.
Every students' day is different depending on the course that
they have chosen to study and any extra curricular activities they
choose to get involved in, but a typical day may include:
Seminars (smaller working groups)
Practical Sessions and Workshops
Your son/daughter will also spend time studying independently,
or in a group to explore the areas covered in lectures and
Self Discipline in Studies
To succeed in their studies, it is important that each student
is responsible for and self-disciplined in their studies and is
able to apply themselves accordingly. Although lectures are not
obligatory, students are advised to attend as many as possible to
ensure that they get the most out of their time here. Some
programmes (especially those with professional training elements)
do have mandatory attendance requirements.
Self Discipline in Life
For the majority of students, this will be the first time that
they have lived away from home and there isn't anyone telling them
'what to do'. Although this may seem quite daunting for some, it is
a very exciting and challenging time for them where they will gain
invaluable 'life experience' on personal, professional and academic
While the University will liaise directly with your son or
daughter about their studies and any support they might need, we
are able to contact you directly if we feel that this is a
necessary course of action and you need to be informed about a
Outside of the Classroom
Outside of lecturers, and tutorials - student are free to do
whatever they like. Whether this would be independent study, or
taking part in numerous social and sporting events that happen on
campus. The Hull campus is compact and friendly, with a number of
catering outlets, social areas and student spaces.
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Support - should they need it
Knowing that your son or daughter has settled into university
life and adapted to their new environment will give you great peace
of mind. However, if any problems should arise, there is an
extensive network of support services available to help them.
While your son or daughter is in University accommodation,
wardens and tutors are available to offer support when
Each Hall of Residence has a live in warden who is available to
offer discreet practical or emotional support for students. The
majority of wardens are trained members of University staff,
supported by a deputy who is usually a postgraduate or a final year
Each Student House is assigned a tutor, who is non residential
but makes regular visits and are on hand to help with any
Academic Personal Supervisor
Each student is also allocated a personal supervisor within
their department who is able to offer academic or personal guidance
and support. Supervisors are assigned to students once they have
Additionally the Union endeavours to meet every welfare need.
Student Support Services available within the union include:
Advice Centre - a student version of the Citizens Advice
Student Loans and Hardship Office
Last but not least, the Study Skills Team (located in the
Library) can help students to hone their academic skills, from
revision techniques to grammar and punctuation.
Our vast array of support services ensure that, during their
time at University, your son or daughter always have somewhere to
go for any guidance and advice they may need, on academic matters
as well as health, disabilities, money, housing....the list is