The University of Hull, is serious about students' future. As England's 14th-oldest university 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 (REF 2014). 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.


In or close to the centre of a town


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

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 82%
  • Postgraduate 18%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 84%
  • Part Time 16%

Where students come from

  • UK 86%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 10%

Student gender

  • Male 42%
  • Female 58%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities


  • The Brynmor Jones Library is the most iconic building on campus – a recently refurbished seven-storey building, open 24/7 in term-time.
  • It offers university students access to 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.

Student jobs

  • The Careers, Entrepreneurship and Study Abroad Job shop gives students access to part-time and vacation jobs, as well as graduate jobs, work experience or internships and volunteering opportunities.

Careers advice

  • Students graduating from Hull gain more than a degree. They get a head start on their career, with bags of relevant experience, key skills, and valuable connections – and support that continues beyond graduation.
  • Through the university's Careers and Employability Service and the Degree Plus+ programme, students can access a range of support – including placements, internships and work experience, support for entrepreneurship, volunteering opportunities and employer mentoring.

Health services

  • The university recommends health centres for its students; one is just opposite the main entrance to the campus (Newland Health Centre).

Disability support

  • Students who choose to come to Hull will find the support they need from day one. Before they arrive, the university offers students the option to complete an online screener to help identify any learning difference needs they may have.
  • If a student declares a disability or other health condition, another questionnaire will help identify what kind of resources can be offered.
  • The principle behind all of this is simple – there's no reason why anything should stop students from getting the very most out of their time at Hull.

Other services and facilities

  • Students can find all the university's student support services in one place – right at the heart of campus at Student Central. It covers all the things that can get on top of people from time to time: managing money, immigration, accommodation and health and well-being issues.
  • It means the university can deliver help more effectively, because all of its experts – in learning differences, health and well-being, finance, inclusivity and more – work side-by-side. Between them, they can figure out the best way to give the university's students the support that they need.
  • Social spaces at the university include a world-class concert and performance venue at the heart of their campus. Middleton Hall features a concert hall, surround-sound cinema, industry-standard recording, and rehearsing facilities, as well as a café. With that and the Gulbenkian Theatre on campus, there are always performances to enjoy – and chances for students to take centre stage. There are also various cafés, bars, and restaurants on campus. At the Students' Union, people love the pub feel of Sanctuary, the relaxed Johnny Mac bar and its legendary club, Asylum.

Students' Union

  • Hull University Union (HUU) is a charity run for students by students. Students automatically become a member before they even arrive in Hull. That means they'll already be part of something bigger by the time they set foot on campus and will be made very welcome in its fantastic centrally-located union building.
  • HUU has two bars, Sanctuary and John McCarthy, as well as a nightclub and live music venue, Asylum.
  • On the first floor is HUU's membership services area. Here students can sign up to more than 140 clubs, societies, and faith groups, find part-time work to fit alongside their studies or 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 has appeared twice in the Universities UK list of '100 discoveries by British universities that have changed the world'. Once for its globally renowned breakthrough in liquid crystals – facilitating the technology for screens on phones, TVs, laptops and tablets – and also for pioneering work on a bone density scanner for the early detection of osteoporosis.
  • The university's Wilberforce Institute won the Queen's Anniversary Prize for work on combatting modern day slavery. This important work still continues: the university is working with one of the UK's largest supermarkets to identify and eliminate slavery from their supply chain.

Fascinating Fact

  • University of Hull students receive double the UK average amount of bursary (NatWest Student Living Index 2017).

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Muhtar Kent – Chairman 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 Chairman 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