University of Hull

The University of Hull – the 'friendly university' – puts students at the heart of everything we do. We're also proud of our academic reputation, which reflects the high quality of the education we provide.

Learn more about our humble beginnings, and what we stand for, the courses we offer and other little-known facts about England's 14th university and Yorkshire's hidden gem.

A history set in stone
The University of Hull – developed from University College Hull, which was opened in 1928 – received its Royal Charter on 6 September 1954 (the Charter and Statutes states that the University College of Hull was incorporated on 7 October 1927). The Duke of York (George VI) laid the foundation stone in 1928 and the College opened in October with 39 students and 14 ‘one-man’ departments. There were 100 students in 1931.

The Hull divide
The University comprises seven sections: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Hull York Medical School; Faculty of Health and Social Care; Faculty of Science and Engineering; Business School, and Faculty of Education.

Location, location
The University of Hull has campuses in the cosmopolitan city of Hull and the coastal gem of Scarborough.

Leadership stats
Professor Calie Pistorius is the University's Vice-Chancellor, having taken up his appointment in September 2009.

The Rt Hon Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone has been Chancellor of the University since April 2006.

All in the numbers
The total student population at the University of Hull is approximately 20,000 across Hull and Scarborough campuses. Over 2,500 people are employed by the University of Hull; more than 1000 are academic staff.

The University of Hull's yearly turnover is estimated at approximately £172 million pounds sterling.