The University of Hull was established in the year 1927 and its foundation stone was laid a year later by the Duke of York. The university is situated in Kingston upon Hull which is a city in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Initially called the University College Hull and with a proud heritage and history behind its formation, it is the 14th-oldest university in the UK. Each year the university campus sees an influx of students from abroad who come here to pursue their higher education. Currently, the university has more than 16,000 students and 2,500 employees which includes an academic staff of 1,000 from around the world.
The university’s main campus is located two miles north of the city centre while the other one is located in the seaside town of Scarborough, 40 miles from Hull and within an hour’s drive of York. The student union of the university consists of 150+ societies and sports clubs which is the perfect opportunity for everyone to get to know one another. Their Student Support Team assists you with anything you need and provides advice on visas and immigration, health and safety. The university campus also includes a huge library, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a top-notch concert hall, on-campus student accommodation, and a new sports facility.
The university is home to a large number of students from across the world, offering undergraduate, postgraduate research to PhD courses. With over 2,000 courses to choose from and 16,000 students across six faculties, the university’s academic portfolio comprises more than 50 disciplines in the arts and humanities, health, business, education, the social sciences and the sciences.
Finding student housing
Looking for student accommodation abroad once you’ve chosen which university to go to can be a daunting task. In that case, University Living is the right platform where you can find you ideal accommodation that not only meets your budget but also offers various facilities onsite. Whether you're looking for a studio or and en-suite room, just filter your choices on their website and get in touch with their student housing experts who will assist you.
Student life in Hull
The bustling city of Hull is just a stone’s throw from some of the UK's most picturesque country- sides as well as expansive sandy coastlines. As an international student, you will find there’s a reason why Hull was voted the second friendliest city in the UK. And that’s not all, Hull is one of the cheapest cities to live in, with more or less reasonable rental prices, so you’ll save money to spend elsewhere. The city has a range of restaurants, pubs, shops, all of the places that will make your time at Hull worth every penny.
All of the residences are well-connected to the entire city, making it easy for students to explore their surroundings. The bus stations will take hardly 5-minutes to reach on foot so you can travel around the city. If you’re up for it, go ahead and walk around the city, just clear your head. Take the direct train to London and be there in less than three hours, or head to York which is an hour or so away from Hull.
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!