Hull became the 'UK City of Culture' in 2017 and there's been makeover magic going on ever since. This once tired harbour town is flourishing from its cultural renaissance.
The writer made Hull his home and penned most of his poetry here.
City life – third year student at the University of Hull
'Hull has a very active theatrical background with its own theatre and music production suite, there are choirs, and bands that you can join.'
There's only one way to have your chips in this city – sprinkled with special paprika salt.
Nightlife – second year student at the University of Hull, 2017
'The Welly club is an extremely diverse night and it's very cheap. Welly plays all sorts of music and once a month hosts Shinobi, which is a drum and bass night.'
The world's longest single-span suspension bridge sits on the city's edge.
Living in Hull
Local gems, tips, and things to do, as recommended by students.
Browse quirky shops along the historic Hepworth Arcade
Show off your dance moves with the cool crowd at Welly club
When family visit
Marvel at 3,500 aquatic creatures at The Deep aquarium
Catch cult classics at the Hull Screen art-house cinema
Grab a bite
Try Hull's famous chippy spice at Kingfisher Fish and Chips
Low on cash
Walk the Wilberforce Trail, and follow in the footsteps of the man who campaigned against the transatlantic slave trade.
The Deep Aquarium
The Deep has over 3,000 sea creatures, including sawfish and sharks.
Nightlife – third year student at the University of Hull, 2017
'The club in the student union, Asylum, has student nights where students get discounted entry on the door.'
Built in 1807 and originally known as Humber Dock, the marina is home to cafes and restaurants, the maritime museum, and a thriving nightlife.
Third year student at University of Hull, 2017
'I was close to Newland Avenue though which is a brilliant street - anything you want, you'll be able to find it on Newland Avenue.'
Streetlife Museum of Transport
This museum is a direct route to the past. If you're interested in transport, this is the place for you to experience 200 years of history.
Second year student at University of Hull, 2017
'The houses in the Beresford Avenue/Wellesley Avenue area are nicer and cost less, but are slightly further away from the university.'
Hull's Old Town
Cobbled streets and quaint buildings, step back in time to experience classic Hull.
Living in Hull
Housing, travel, and budgeting tips:
Where you'll find students*
- Newland Avenue
- Cranbrook Avenue
- Beresford Avenue
*Average mean rents via Spareroom.co.uk (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.
Student money tips
If you know that you'll be doing a lot of travelling, get a bus pass.
The cost of living as a student soon adds up, us our budget calculator to find out roughly how much you'll need each month.
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