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Hull Guide for Students

An animated waterfront city with fascinating culture and excellent nightlife, Hull is a sparkling jewel nestled in the county of Yorkshire. The city offers great educational opportunities and is home to some 22,000+ students who basically run the place, meaning there’s only the best in entertainment and clubbing to be found!

Top 5 on the originality scale, Hull has lots of unique activities for you to get involved in. Students and locals both love The Deep, an amazing multi-million pound aquarium centre and home to 40 sharks and 3500 fish, where you can dine while watching the sea-life and enjoy an interesting day beneath the surface of the ocean! For the adventurers amongst you check out Rockcity, the UK’s largest climbing centre - put on a brave front as you face their mammoth walls and really challenge yourself, or just see if you can beat your mates! For something a little less adrenaline based, why not invest in some skating lessons at the Hull Arena and have some winter fun, or just catch an exciting hockey match while getting hyped along with the crowd.

Hull puts on a thrilling programme of quality entertainment all year, divided between its top class theatres. There are shows to satisfy any appetite; from plays and pantomimes to live music and comedy nights – there’s sure to be something on the menu for you. Check out the Hull Arena and keep up with your favourite artists while sitting right up close and personal

For a quick culture injection, visit The Museums Quarter which links four of Hull’s eight spectacular museums together, taking you on a journey through time without the need to trek around all over the city. Not just any old museum, this is an interactive as well as educational experience, plus it’s all free of course. Art enthusiasts should take some time out and visit the Ferens Art Gallery to take in the ever-changing temporary exhibitions as well as awe-inspiring permanent collections. Or, for history with a twist, why not step aboard the Spurn Lightship and learn how life was for the ship’s crew and captain back in the day. That’s certainly not something you’ll see anywhere else!

The nautical theme continues into Hull’s shopping district. Start off at the enormous Princes Quay, a complex which substitutes floors for decks and gives shoppers 75 great stores to browse through, all under one roof and by the side of a breath-taking waterfront. You’ll feel like you’re on holiday while enjoying sun drenched outdoor dining in the summer, and keeping dry on those rainy days during winter. You’ll find fellow students love hanging out here and relaxing in one of the many funky coffee shops, or catching a film at the Vue Cinema. On a smaller scale is Prospect Centre, to be found in the heart of the city. It offers high street and specialist stores, with goods at competitive prices and an excellent location. For Hull’s newest shopping centre, get yourself to St Stephen’s and enjoy the variety of funky and glitzy stores on offer in this stylishly modern setting. This brand new location also offers a multiplex cinema and tons of cool restaurants and coffee shops to eat or hang out at.

The city of Hull has certainly catered to its students, pumping millions into The Asylum, a fantastic venue specially designed for students! The club is huge, and with three dance-floors and a state of the art sound-system it has not surprisingly attracted big names such as Kasabian and Wheatus to come perform wicked gigs exclusively for Hull students! The Emporium is one of Hull’s premier student spots, throwing down in style each week with a live act and organising awesome events such as the world-famous Ministry of Sound. The Welly Club is known throughout the city for hosting the best Drum & Bass/Dubstep night around, as well as crazy-fun nights all weekend long playing the latest alternative and rock music. Also check out Spiders for a great night, cheap drinks and fun loving people, or The Piper for wicked student Fridays jam packed with the hottest indie tunes.

For a change of scenery why not take a day trip to one of the neighbouring towns or villages and discover something new. Go shopping for one-of-a-kind items or just get away from the buzz of the city for an afternoon. For something a little closer to home check out the peaceful Pearson Park for serene paths and a beautiful lake to relax beside.

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