Hull’s academic institutes are among the most respected in Yorkshire.
The University of Hull, ranked in the UK’s top 60, is one of the oldest universities in the country. It offers more than 2,000 courses to 18,000 students at its campus in the leafy north of the city.
Famed for discovering the first bone density scanner and also the research that led to the development of LCD screens, it is known around the world for its research and enterprise.
The university has undergone a £200 million investment programme, which has included a £30 million student accommodation complex, a £28 million redevelopment of the Brynmor Jones Library, a £9.5 million world-class concert hall and cinema and a £28 million health campus. It now attracts a diverse body of students from across the world.
Its alumni include late Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella, The Coca-Cola Company’s former chief executive Muhtar Kent and journalist and broadcaster Rosie Millard, former chair of Hull City of Culture who is now chair of Children in Need. Poet Philip Larkin famously worked as the university’s librarian for 30 years.
The Hull York Medical School, a partnership between the university with its counterpart in York, provides world-class research and cutting-edge training for the doctors of the 21st century. The facility sits within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the university.
Live and learn
The city is also well-served for further education.
Hull College Group is one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the country. It offers the region’s widest range of technical and professional qualifications, with more than 1,000 courses, from entry level to master’s degrees, to its 26,000 students. The college’s state-of-the-art facilities across several campuses include hair and beauty salons, music, dance and recording studios, theatres and workshops.
Wyke Sixth Form College is the largest A Level provider in the city, with a pass rate of 99.7 per cent in 2017, while Wilberforce College is celebrating the best A Level results in its 30-year history.
And Ron Dearing UTC, a government-funded school for 14 to 19-year-olds in Hull, works in partnership with the University of Hull and the region’s leading employers, to provide an employer-driven academic, technical and applied education to fast-track students into exciting and lucrative careers.