The University of Hull was founded in 1927 as University College Hull. It’s motto Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, Hull has shared that light with thousands of people from across the world.
As England’s 14th-oldest university, Hull University has a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research.
Hull University gained Royal Charter back in 1954, which empowered it to award own degrees, making it the 3rd university in Yorkshire and the 14th in England. Twenty six years passed between the moment of university formation and granting it awarding powers. Within a year of the charter being granted applications to study at the new university had doubled, and in 1956 student numbers topped 1,000 for the first time.
The mission of Hull University is to “…advance education, scholarship, knowledge and understanding by teaching and research, for the benefit of individuals and society at large”. In the context of modern times the focus of attention is on building excellence in learning, teaching, research and enterprise, a transformative student experience and being an internationally-engaged anchor institution for surrounding regions. The ambition of Hull University is to create a fairer, brighter, carbon neutral future.
There are five main reasons why one should choose studying with Hull.
Holistic student support – as a student you are being supported throughout your entire study journey. This starts with support offered by Course Adviser team who will be contacting you to discuss degree consideration. Further as a student you are being supported by Student Support team. Skills team is available to support students in their writing, referencing and presenting skills.
Career guidance – investing in a degree means career progress. In order to help in planning next big career step Careers and Employability team is available.
Valuable learning resources – all course materials are available online. For additional study materials, university library is available.
Live digital and physical events –students of Hull University have an opportunity to attend optional, face-to-face workshops and events, held up to twice a year across Europe. These create an excellent opportunity to meet your tutors and fellow students. Graduation is also held on campus for online students to attend.
Vibrant international student community – collaboration with fellow students is crucial to gain a rich array of perspectives that will strengthen students’ learning.
Studying online with Hull University includes an interactive mix of online discussion boards, on-demand lectures and live webinars as well as submitting assignments online where they are also graded.
Via online learning platform - virtual learning environment (VLE) students can contact their tutors and interact with them.
All Hull Online courses are designed to be studied 100% online, giving students the flexibility needed to plan their education around the rest of commitments.
The University of Hull is ranked 4th in the north in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2022), and climbed 19 places in the Guardian University Rankings 2022.
97.9% of Hull’s postgraduate students progress into work or further study within six months of completing their studies (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2016/17 leavers).
The University of Hull has twice appeared in Universities UK’s list of ‘100 discoveries by British universities that have changed the world’.