University of Hull

University of Hull

The University of Hull is a public university, founded in 1927, located in Kingston upon Hull, a city in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The main university campus is located in Hull and there is a smaller campus in Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast. The main campus is home to the Hull York Medical School, a joint initiative with the University of York. Students are served by Hull University Union.

Hull University is a campus university; though situated in a city, its main campus is in a suburban rather than urban district. The main campus occupies a single, clearly defined site and is self-contained in regard to catering and entertainment for students and staff.

Most of the major features of the campus are described in the ‘history’ section above; in addition, the campus has a large Students’ Union building, which is often described as one of the finest in the country, and extensive playing fields and other sports facilities. The large village of Cottingham on Hull’s north-western outskirts houses most of the university-owned student accommodation.

The University of Hull’s main student accommodation complex is The Lawns in the nearby village of Cottingham. It accommodates nearly 1,000 students across seven halls of residence: Ferens, Lambert, Nicholson, Morgan, Downs, Reckitt and Grant. Students from six of the halls rely on the communal Lawns Centre as a catering and social hub. Ferens Hall was built during the Second World War as a barracks for the US Air Force whilst the other six halls were purpose-built between 1963 and 1967.

Thwaite Hall is a traditional hall of residence also in Cottingham set in an 18th Century country house surrounded by its own parkland and lake. It has 187 rooms. The university’s other accommodation in Cottingham is Needler Hall, also an 18th Century country house. It has 167 rooms.

There is on-campus accommodation at the Taylor Court flats, which comprise 288 self-contained, single study-bedrooms. Student housing is based primarily in the terraced streets around the university campus itself, as well as around the Newland Avenue and Beverley Road areas of the city.

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