From a world-class concert hall and cinema to the development of a pioneering Health Campus, the University of Hull will showcase its multi-million pound investments in its facilities at an open day on Saturday.
On a tour of the campus, visitors will see for themselves how the University is creating an exceptional learning environment for the 21st-century. Developments include: the £28m transformation of the Brynmor Jones Library, a £30m new student accommodation complex, £15m of improved sports provision, the £9.5-million redevelopment of Middleton Hall to create a stunning new music and arts venue and the £28m Health Campus which will include state-of-the art medical and allied health teaching facilities.
At the open day, prospective students and their families will be able to talk to current students and staff to find out more about what’s on offer at the University.
As well as details of degree programmes and the opportunities for work placements and study abroad, visitors can get a feel for what life is like as a student at the University. For some, Hull’s status as City of Culture next year will be a unique selling point, promising a student experience like no other.
Open day visitors earlier this month were impressed by the friendliness of the city and the beautiful campus.
Dr Jenny Rees, Director of Student Recruitment at the University, said:
It is always a pleasure to see the excitement of those visiting the University for the first time.
Even those who live locally say they are really pleasantly surprised by how attractive the campus is and its relaxed, friendly, feel. Those coming from further away often imagine a very urban setting. Of course, this is not the case at all – they appreciate how green the campus is.
It is really great to witness the buzz from visitors when, after visiting universities the length and breadth of Britain, they realise Hull is the place for them.
Of course, we recommend they take a tour of the city – and we provide transport and tour guides for that. They are similarly impressed by the friendliness of everyone they meet – whether that’s in the cafes on Newland Avenue or the staff on Hull Trains when they are on their way home.
Hull History graduate Hannah England, decided on Hull after travelling from her home in Surrey to attend an open day. She said:
I’d never been to Hull before, so going to the open day was really important.
In the end it came down to a gut feeling about the place. I was able to look at the accommodation and just immediately felt at home there.
The University has a great track record of producing the kind of graduates in demand by employers. According to the most recent figures, it is ranked joint eighth for employability.
It is also ranked in the top three per cent in the world, for the second year running, in the Times Higher World University Rankings.
- The University is holding open days on Saturday (22 October) and Saturday 19 November. For more information or to register, please visit www.hull.ac.uk