The University of Hull is among the UK's top five universities for the employability of its graduates because of its academic strength. The University is located in the vibrant riverside city of Hull; a city with an inescapable, rich heritage. There are a number of museums, shops, restaurants, as well as a lively program of events and festivals, and other attractions. If you have always wanted to travel overseas, explore the UK and meet new people from all over the world, then apply to study at the University.
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Hull is located in Northern England, approximately 3 hours from London by train. The city was established at the end of the 12th century. It entered a prosperous period in the mid-1800s, thanks to the whaling industry. During WWII, 7,000 inhabitants were killed and 92 percent of the houses were bombed, making it one of the most heavily bombed cities in Britain. Now, Hull is a dynamic, vibrant city, a wonderful combination of old and new: from the cobbled streets of the Old Town, to the Princes Quay Shopping Centre, which proudly sparkles above the waters of the Marina. Currently, Hull offers a variety of opportunities to students and visitors: pedestrian areas for shopping, a wide selection of parks, trails, sporting activities, symphony, theatre, cinemas, and festivals. Hull is synonymous with live music, and Hull Arena is a magnet for big rock and pop concerts. The city's nightclubs invite people to dance until late. Theaters deliver internationally-acclaimed drama, comedy, ballet, opera, and musicals. Distinguished orchestras from Prague, Moscow, and Berlin perform sell-out classical concerts within the richly- ornamented Hull City Hall. The Hull City Tigers, the home football team, has a stadium within walking distance for avid sports fans. Hull has an active port from where various European destinations can be reached. The train station/bus station in Hull is easily accessible, as is the Humberside International Airport, located 30 minutes from the city. Within easy traveling distance from York, Beverley and Lincoln, Hull is the ideal touring base. The city centre of Hull is a mere 2.5 miles from the University of Hull campus, a great walk on a nice day or a 5-10 minute bus ride on one of the city buses that runs every 30 minutes.
The University of Hull is a traditional university, founded in 1927, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The University is known for being one of the friendliest in the UK. Study Abroad students become quickly attached to the University and think of Hull with the same fondness of their own university back home. This medium-sized university of approximately 14,000 students offers over 200 degree programs that provide a balanced education in the classroom and many enriching activities outside of the classroom as well.
TOP REASONS TO STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HULL
Exceptional graduate employability
Hull is consistently among the UK's top five universities for the employability of its graduates.
Of those whose teaching has been assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency, nearly three-quarters of the academic departments have been awarded 21 marks or more, which has become widely accepted as the standard of excellence. As The Sunday Times recently observed: Such teaching success, across all disciplines, is a rare find.
A major research centre
In a recent Funding Council exercise, the research work of more than 70% of University academic staff was assessed as being of national excellence with evidence of international excellence.
Excellent academic facilities
University of Hull libraries contain over a million books and periodicals, and work closely with the Computer Centre and Language Institute to create a first-class environment for study.
Superb student union
Hull's Union is among the best-equipped and most successful in Britain. Hundreds of students represent their peers on University bodies across both campuses, and a "millennium makeover" will provide even more space in the Union's Hull Campus base for headline bands, theatre, dance, bars, restaurants, and other facilities.
Within the student union is the Job Exchange, where students can gain employment advice and information regarding available employment opportunities. For more information and for current postings, click here.
Top sports facilities
An excellent Sports and Fitness Centre with adjacent sports grounds and floodit all-weather surfaces on the Hull Campus; a range of other outdoor pursuits (from climbing to mountain biking, not to mention the east coast's best surfing) from the Scarborough Campus.
Students who apply in good time are guaranteed a place in accommodation owned, managed, or arranged by the University.
An exciting and attractive environment
Hull and Scarborough provide all the social and cultural amenities you would expect of a vibrant modern city and its region's busiest resort, with the sea, the Wolds and the North York Moors for recreation, and direct links to continental Europe.
A cosmopolitan experience
University life is enriched by our international students from more than 100 countries and a growing number of mature students (from 21 to 70+).
Good student retention rates
Official figures place the University of Hull among the top five UK universities for completion rates. Very few students drop out, which reflects that Hull is among the UK's friendliest and most supportive universities.
Courses are offered in many disciplines including Business (Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, Management); Social Sciences (Philosophy, Social Work, Social Policy/Criminology, Sociology, Anthropology), Geography, Gender Studies, History (and Art History), American Studies, European Studies, Scandinavian Studies, South-East Asian Studies; Biological Sciences and Chemistry; Languages (Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish), Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Computer Science, Educational Studies, English, Sports Science, and Theology. Classes (called modules in England) are done differently in the UK than in the US. Instead of taking 5-6 courses a semester, Hull students take 3. Each module meets two times a week (usually in two different locations) for one lecture and one seminar. The lecture is a traditional lecture-style meeting with varying numbers of students in each section. The seminar meetings, however, are meant to be more discussion-style. All credit earned at the University may be applied toward your degree. Students will typically earn a total of 15 credit hours for their semester of study. Transcripts will be sent to the student's home university upon completion of program. Learn more information about courses. Learn more about module details.
It should be noted that the Hull fall semester normally runs into UNI's spring semester, though UNI students are normally allowed to take Hull exams back at UNI, after their return to the US.
Accommodation & Meals
Single semester study abroad students are recommended to stay either in furnished student houses or in private apartments managed by the Head Leasing Office. Most of the student houses are two-story buildings located adjacent to the main campus and over 80% of Study Abroad students stay in them. Each accommodates between 5 and 10 students, most of whom are new to the University. Most houses have a shared dining room and kitchen, equipped with various cooking utensils. In addition, inexpensive meals are also available at the cafeterias on campus. Hull also offers traditional residence halls for full-degree students and those staying for at least one year.
Learn more on the accomodation website.
Students pay at a partnership rate of tuition and fees plus the study abroad fee. There will be additional costs for housing, food, books and supplies, round-trip air, international health insurance, and other personal expenses. There are no meal plans in Hull, which makes food costs extremely flexible.
Participants in the University of Hull Partnership are eligible for the Study Abroad Scholarship, UNI Financial Aid, and a variety of other funding options. Consult with the Study Abroad Center's staff for more information.
Also, US citizens studying in the UK are eligible for the Marshall Scholarship.
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