Why Choose Hull Last updated on 7/13/2015 Print this page UoH Community Follow us @UniOfHull Join us on Facebook Download the iHull app Top 10 reasons to choose the University of Hull Satisfied students » Independent surveys have repeatedly shown that our undergraduates are some of the most satisfied students in England – we have been voted into the top ten universities for student satisfaction in six out of the eight annual National Student Surveys carried out so far. Our international students agree – according to the International Student Barometer, 89.1% were satisfied or very satisfied with their overall learning experience. Friendly folk » Starting university can be daunting as well as exciting. But you can be sure of a warm welcome if you choose to join the University of Hull. We have been named Britain’s friendliest university in an independent survey and are proud of the sociable atmosphere on our campuses. You’ll feel at home in no time. Award-winning Students' Union » Our students' union was crowned Higher Education Students’ Union of the Year at the NUS Awards 2012. It’s also one of only four unions in the country to acquire a Gold Award from the Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative. Run by students for students, it is a hub for social activities and support. Employable graduates » Our alumni emerge with highly regarded qualifications at the end of their studies, and we have high rates of graduate employability. 88% of our graduates from full-time Bachelors degree courses went into employment or further study within six months of graduating, which is above the national average. We work closely with employers to ensure that you have the skills and experience required when you graduate. Cosmopolitan community » Our campuses are culturally diverse, with students from more than 100 countries around the world. We offer many opportunities to work or study in another country, or to learn another language. Attractive and convenient campuses » Our two campuses offer outstanding learning environments in attractive surroundings. Both provide a leafy, safe and inviting setting in which you can study, socialise and relax. We are continually investing in our campuses to ensure that we can provide state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent experience for our students Over the next few years we will be investing over £100 million in the Hull and Scarborough campuses, providing state-of-the-art facilities and modern student-centred spaces. The next development will be the new multi-million pound Brynmor Jones Library renovation. Ground-breaking research » The University has a long history of research excellence, including the pioneering of stable liquid crystals (used for LCD screens) and the development of the bone density scanner. If you join us, you will be taught in a vibrant, research-informed environment, where our staff are pursuing new knowledge and where your thinking will be challenged. Excellence for entrepreneurs » We offer a range of opportunities to support you in gaining business skills and know-how for future employability, including student employability schemes and free elective modules in areas such as business, management and enterprise. Every student can access help with starting a business, and we have a popular society (the Hull Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Society) where you can meet and network with like-minded colleagues. Excellent, guaranteed accommodation » All new students are guaranteed a place in University -owned, -managed or -directed accommodation. Over the last five years we have invested over £24 million in refurbishing student accommodation. Sporting opportunities » Sport is taken very seriously at Hull – from national sporting competitions to supporting the 45 well-established clubs. On campus you will find the recently refurbished, Sport and Fitness Centre, open seven days a week.