The University of Hull is a public university in Kingston upon Hull, a city in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It was founded in 1927 as University College Hull. The main university campus is located in Hull and is home to the Hull York Medical School, a joint initiative with the University of York. Students are served by Hull University Union.
Alumni of the University of Hull are especially prominent in the fields of politics, academia, journalism and drama.
The foundation stone of University College Hull, then an external college of the University of London, was laid in 1927 by Prince Albert, the Duke of York (who later became king as George VI). The college was built on land donated by Hull City Council and by two local benefactors, Thomas Ferens and G F Grant.
The university’s expansion in recent decades has seen the addition of a variety of building styles: from the traditional older buildings, through 1960s teaching blocks, to modern additions.
The university is organised into the following academic faculties:
- Faculty of Sciences and Engineering;
- Arts and Social Sciences;
- Health and Social Care;
- Faculty of Education;
- Hull York Medical School;
- Postgraduate Medical Institute;
- Hull University Business School;
- Wilberforce Institute;
- Maritime Historical Studies Centre.
Entry requirements at the University of Hull vary according to which course the student apply for.
For more details about the entry requirements of a specific course, please visit the relevant page on their website.
Six interdisciplinary research themes bring together research into some of the most complex challenges facing the world today: connected communities; creative economy; energy and the environment; ethics and social justice; global economy, maritime and security; health and wellbeing.
The Complete University Guide 2015 – 64th (East and South Asian Studies ranked 5th and American Studies ranked 7th).
The Careers and Employability Service will help the students to acquire the skills they need to make them succeed in the workplace after they graduate.
The team will also help them to find work experience placements as well as internships and work during the summer holidays.
Unusually, the Careers and Employability offers career-long support to their alumni.