Hull is a large and resurgent waterfront city with a strong maritime tradition. Currently being transformed by over £1 billion of investment, the city is at an exciting point in its history. A regional centre for arts, culture and heritage, offering plenty to do and see, it is a perfect place to spend your student years.
As well as the theatre (including the internationally acclaimed Hull Truck), cinema, art exhibitions and an impressive museums quarter, the buzzing city centre offers traditional pubs, stylish new café bars and shopping to suit all tastes.
The spectacular marina is a surprise to many first-time visitors, and The Deep, the world’s only submarium, has become an icon of the city’s regeneration. The latest addition is the £165 million St Stephen’s Development, which includes a new retail centre and transport interchange, plus a hotel and apartment complex.
Hull also has a rich sporting culture, with the magnificent Kingston Communications Stadium at its heart. Home to Hull’s premier sports teams, including Premiership football side Hull City AFC and rugby giants Hull FC (one of Hull’s Super League teams, alongside local rivals Hull Kingston Rovers), the stadium has also hosted sell-out concerts by the likes of REM and Bon Jovi.
The creative gene has long flourished in Hull. Poets such as Philip Larkin and Andrew Motion and the late Oscar-winning film director Anthony Minghella all have connections with the University, while Hull is the birthplace of award-winning actors Tom Courtenay and Maureen Lipman, and has produced leading musical acts The Housemartins, Fine Young Cannibals and The Beautiful South.