The University of Hull first opened its doors to students in 1926 and for the last two years – 2016 and 2017 – it has been rated among the top 3% of universities in the world by the Times Higher Education.
We are one of the top 10 universities in England for graduate employability with 96% of our students in work or further study within six months of graduating, according to the 2016 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) report, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.
Our students also find that Hull – the 2017 UK City of Culture – is one of Britain’s most affordable cities with consumer prices, including rent, 46% lower than in London (numbeo.com, February 2017).
We recently received a commendation for the enhancement of our student learning opportunities, in an official review of our academic standards by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the UK’s higher education watchdog, published in the Higher Education Review.
We’re also proud to have a five-star rating for teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, innovation and inclusiveness by world university ranking experts, QS (www.topuniversities.com).
The University of Hull is renowned for our life-changing research – such as giving the world liquid crystal displays (LCD) which pioneered the development of flat-screen TV, tablet and smartphone screens.
That was one of our two entries in Universities UK’s list of 100 discoveries by British universities which changed the world – the other being the bone density scanner (Eureka UK: 100 Discoveries and Developments in UK Universities That Have Changed the World, Universities UK, 2006).
At Hull, you are taught by leading experts in their fields. More than 60% of our research was classed as internationally excellent or world-leading in the most recent national assessment, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
We are investing more than £200 million in new buildings and facilities to provide our students with the ideal environment in which to live and learn on our beautiful and friendly campus.
New additions include one of the country’s finest libraries; a world-class concert, performance and cinema venue; and superb new on-campus accommodation including luxury rooftop apartments.
We are also creating a new health hub, featuring advanced training facilities such as a mock operating theatre and hospital ward. Work has also started on a major upgrade to our sporting facilities.
We have come a long way since the University of Hull first opened its doors in 1928 – originally as University College Hull – with 39 students and 14 ‘one-person’ departments.
The University is now a truly global institution with more than 16,000 students from more than 100 countries around the world.