The University of Hull is serious about helping students be their best, as shown by their exclusive university partnership with Team GB. It has a proud heritage of academic excellence and of life-changing research – with teaching awarded Silver (TEF 2017) and departments recognised for their research. The university's single site campus provides all that students need, with the library, versatile work spaces, cafés, venues, theatres, bars, nightclub and plenty of on-campus sport.

Town Centre
Town Centre

In or close to the centre of a town


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

Full Service
Full Service

Offers degrees in a wide range of subjects

UCAS Code: H72

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 86%
  • Postgraduate 14%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 87%
  • Part Time 13%

Where students come from

  • UK 88%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 8%

Student gender

  • Male 45%
  • Female 55%

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • The Brynmor Jones Library is one of the most iconic buildings on campus – a recently refurbished seven-storey building, which is open 24/7 in term-time.
  • It offers more than a million books, journals and periodicals, as well as flexible spaces for individual and group study, an array of helpful technology, an art gallery and a popular café.
  • There are more than 1,100 open-access computers and 1,600 study spaces around the university. Free high-speed Wi-Fi turns the entire campus into a virtual classroom.

Student jobs

  • The university's online job opportunities platform gives students access to part-time and vacation jobs, as well as graduate jobs, work experience, internships and volunteering opportunities.

Careers advice

  • The university's careers team offers students lifelong support including advice and training on careers, entrepreneurship and study abroad opportunities.
  • Resources include specialist training on CVs, job applications and interviews, as well as expert advice on how to take advantage of social media, e-mentoring and psychometric tests.
  • Students can build on the advice and guidance from the careers service by taking part in the Hull Employability Awards – a special scheme designed to help demonstrate work-friendly skills to future employers.

Health services

  • The university works with Hull's City Health Care Partnership to provide access to a range of health services, from sexual health to advice on quitting smoking.
  • There are also plenty of GP practices nearby. The closest, Newland Health Centre, is opposite the main campus entrance.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • The university's Student Well-being team provides support and advice to students who need it in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
  • It works closely with Let's Talk, a service that offers support for people suffering from depression, anxiety and panic attacks.

Disability support

  • Students who come to Hull can access a wide range of dedicated student support services.
  • Before they arrive, they can complete an online screener to help identify any learning difference needs they may have. If a student declares a disability or other health condition, the university will contact them before the start of their course with advice and information about the resources and support on offer. The principle behind this is simple – there's no reason why anything should stop students from getting the very most out of their time at Hull.
  • The university's own Learning Support team provides help and assistance to students with specific learning differences such as dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Other services and facilities

  • Student Central, right at the heart of campus, provides a friendly and easy to access central support service covering all issues affecting student life, from money and accommodation to health and well-being. The university's experts work with external partner services, making it easier for students to get the help they need more effectively. For course-specific enquiries, students can pop into one of four faculty student hubs located close to where lectures are based to get face-to-face help with academic issues.
  • Social spaces on campus include a world-class concert and performance venue, a surround-sound cinema, a wide range of cafés, bars and restaurants, and a nightclub.

Students' Union

  • The award-winning Hull University Union (HUU) is a charity run for students by students. It is the student hub and students automatically become members before they even arrive in Hull.
  • Based in Student Central at the heart of the campus, it has two popular bars, Sanctuary and John McCarthy (Johnny Macs), as well as the legendary 2,500-capacity Asylum nightclub. There are also a range of places to eat, from sandwich and salad-bar 'Eats', to pizza and pasta hub 'Eats Italia' and a new ice cream and milkshake parlour.
  • Students can sign up to more than 140 clubs, societies, and faith groups, seek advice on a wide range of issues and visit their sabbatical officers.


  • The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Its motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as 'carrying the light of learning'.
  • The university had two entries in the Universities UK list of the top 100 discoveries by British universities which changed the world. One for its globally-renowned breakthrough in liquid crystals which led to the LCD screens on phones, TVs, laptops and tablets. And again for its pioneering work on a bone density scanner used for the early detection of osteoporosis.
  • The university's Wilberforce Institute won the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2016 for its work in tackling modern day slavery. The work goes on. The university is working with one of the UK's largest supermarkets to identify and eliminate slavery from its supply chain.

Fascinating Fact

  • University of Hull students live in a city named as the most affordable for students in the UK (NatWest Student Living Index 2018).

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Muhtar Kent – chair and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company.
  • Marianne Elliott – Tony and Olivier Award-winning theatre director.
  • Rosie Millard OBE – chair of BBC Children in Need.
  • Siobhan Greene – producer of ITV's The X Factor.
  • Matt Davies – CEO of Tesco UK.
  • Robert Elstone – CEO of Everton FC.
  • Kieran Breen – 20th Century Fox president of international marketing and chair of BAFTA.
  • Alastair Cotterill – global head of creative and brand strategy at Pinterest.
  • Liz Sproat – Google's head of education.


The University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX