University of Hull

University Information, Campus and History
(Hull, Yorkshire, England)

The University of Hull is located in the busy city of Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Its main campus is located in Cottingham Road, which covers 114 acres of land, while a smaller campus can be found in Scarborough. The famous Hull York Medical School is part of the university.

Through the assistance and support of local benefactors such as G F Grant, Thomas Robinson Ferens and the City Council, the University of Hull was founded in 1927 as an outpost of the University of London. George VI, former Duke of York, laid the foundation stone in the university in 1928. It began with 39 students and 14 departments. The college hosted only one building then called the Venn building. The university received its Royal Charter in 1954. It was given degree-awarding powers and was constituted as the third university in Yorkshire and the 14th university in all of England. More academic facilities and buildings were added in the 1960's.

In 2000, the university merged with a small but financially-stable university called University College Scarborough. The college was originally a teacher training institution but became the University of Hull Scarborough campus after the merge. In 2003, the university was able to purchase several buildings of the University of Lincoln where the Hull York Medical School and the university's Business School are now located.

Today, the University of Hull provides a thriving, cutting-edge educational experience to about 18,000 students a year. Its academic portfolio offers more than 50 disciplines at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels that covers a wide range of academic subjects including the arts, sciences, humanities, business, education, and the social sciences.

The University of Hull has four faculties:
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Health and Social Care
  • Science and the Environment


The University of Hull has a number of facilities including a library, computer centre, language centre, and other academic and leisure facilities.

Built in 1960, the university's Brynmore Jones Library contains a wide selection of books, dissertations, published journals, archives, microfilms, and other reading materials. Students, professors, distance learners, and visitors can have access to this selection.

The Computer Centre has over 1,100 computers with Internet connectivity that the students and professors can access. It also provides computing services, booklets, user guides, and support documentations to the students.

The Language Institute is equipped with innovative technologies for language learning and translation studies. It has two state-of-the-art digital language laboratories called the Melissi Digital Classrooms. The students learn and experiment with advanced texts and subtitle processing in these laboratories.

The university also has other facilities like threatres, museums, galleries, and sports and fitness centres with spas and solarium.

Famous Students

The University of Hull boasts of many graduates who have gained national and international recognition in their chosen fields including film director Ken Annakin, actor Sir Tom Courtenay, award-winning actor Dame Judi Dench, playwrights Sir Alan Ayckbourn and John Godber, authors Margaret Drabble and Lady Antonia Fraser, poets Professor Douglas Dunn and Roger McGough, internationally renowned poets Philip Larkin, Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, MP, record-breaking Olympian Sir Steve Redgrave, journalist John McCarthy, Oscar-winning film director Anthony Minghella, and Professor George Gray who invented the twisted nematic liquid crystal display in 1972.

The International Office of the University of Hull accepts enquiries regarding applications and registrations of foreign students in the university. The office can be contacted through + 44 1482 466904. Applicants may also email their queries to

Contact University of Hull:
Address: Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1482 346 311
Fax: +44 (0)1482 466 511
Hull University

Hull University

I'm looking for: