Located upon the River Hull at its confluence, Kingston upon Hull (usually known as Hull) is a port city and unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire, northeastern England. The town was founded in 1292 by Edward I as "Wyke-upon-Hull" which was later renamed as Kings-town upon Hull. It had been a market town, military supply port, and an industrial metropolis. Hull was an early theatre of battle in the English Civil Wars and struggled for a long time to get back on its feet after being heavily bombed during World War II. While the city does not have a cathedral, the Holy Trinity Church is a popular place of attraction, dating back to the 14th century.
Students from various parts of the world come to this city to study in its reputed universities. These students either stay in student hall provided by the universities or in private student housing Hull. These off-campus alternatives are located at a walking distance from the university campus and thus helps students save both time and money on daily commute. Those who are new to the city will not find it difficult to find an accommodation as there are student housing platforms like UniversityLiving who provide well-built student home in the city.
You’ll find several free museums throughout the UK, but in Hull no museum charge will you anything. The other good thing is that there are some pretty good museums in the city, like the Ferens Art Gallery, the Hull and East Riding Museum. If you want to learn about William Wilberforce and his contribution to ending the slave trade in the UK, the Wilberforce House should be on your list. The city is burtsing with art and culture, you can fing numerous small gallery exhibits as well as large art installations all over town. This boldly designed "submarium” known as The Deep is the deepest such aquarium in Europe. It has a main tank that's buried 33 feet underground allowing superb viewing opportunities from its spectacular glass elevator and walking tunnel.
What makes Hull unique
Kingston Upon Hull is extremely affordable, which is not the case with many good cities in the UK. It is located quite close to many good places like a 15-minute train ride will take you to the lovely market town of Beverley and 10-minute drive will take you to the Humber Bridge, which is a huge 1.4-mile-long suspension bridge spanning the Humber estuary. This bridge was opened in the year 1981 and has gained quite a reputation since then for its harmonious blend of technology and aesthetics. Take part in the Freedom Festival – an urban festival of theatre, music, comedy and poetry.
Universities in Hull
Kingston Upon Hull is home to the famous University of Hull, which was founded in 1927 as University College Hull. It is a public research university that has been categorised as a 'younger civic university.' The university has a proud history of academic excellence and of creating and inspiring life-changing research. At University of Hull, you can find everything you need to study, live and socialise. There are more than 150 societies and clubs ranging from extra-curricular to political, from religion to activism to the whacky and wonderful, and everything in between. Students on the main Hull campus can opt to stay either in catered or self-catered rooms in University accommodation. They also have a choice of staying in private accommodations offering a wide range of student room types such as student studio, student apartments, en-suite rooms, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of accommodation?
University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.
What are the different types of rooms?
The major room types are:
Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.
Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.
Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.
How do I know my accommodation is safe?
All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.
Does my accommodation offer meals?
Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!
Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.
Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.
What items should I bring while moving in?
Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!
What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.
Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.
Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!