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University of Hull

About Hull

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  • Hull, is a city and unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It lies upon the River Hull at its confluence with the Humber estuary, 25 miles (40 km) inland from the North Sea.
  • The town of Hull was founded late in the 12th century. The monks of Meaux Abbey needed a port where the wool from their estates could be exported. They chose a place at the confluence of the rivers, Hull and Humber, to build a quay.
  • It was named the city of Culture in 2017 and is most notable for the Humber Bridge. This is one of the first and longest suspension bridges of its time and still stands today. This is the bridge that connects Yorkshire in to North Lincolnshire

University of Hull Facts

  • The University of Hull was established in 1927 and opened its doors one year later to an initial cohort of just 3 students and 14 departments
  • Originally an outpost of the University of London, the then University College Hull offered courses in the arts and pure sciences, before becoming an independent institution (and Yorkshire’s third university) in 1954.
  • Today across six faculties, with its academic portfolio comprising 50 disciplines in the arts and humanities, business, education, health, the sciences, and the social sciences.
  • Courses are split between two campuses, with the main one located two miles north of Hull city center in leafy, redbrick surrounds. Its second campus is in the seaside town of Scarborough, 40 miles from Hull, and within an hour’s drive of the city of York.
  • The University of Hull has been the birthplace of many notable discoveries, including the scientific research that led to the development of LCD screens and the first-ever bone density scanner.

Location

Cottingham Rd, Hull HU6 7RX

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