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Hull and Hull uni are really much better than people think! Hull isn't perfect, but nowhere is! And the uni is really good, especially for Drama, Spanish, English, Politics and Social sciences.
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I have an offer for Law from Hull and am really considering going, but people keep putting me off it saying bad things about the crime rate, the nightlife and basically just that its stuck behind other places.

Whats it really like then... with regards to the crike nightlife etc. ?
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Aye, everyone's telling me 'Ull is a dump and much worse than London. I'm gonna be visiting sometime in Feb, so i can make up my own mind, but do you think it is bad or are the problems over-exaggerated
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i live in hull,

it's okay, its better then some places but it has its bad sides,

the uni's great though i have lods of friends applying there for 2008
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Whats it really like then... with regards to the crike nightlife etc. ?[/QUOTE]

Well I've lived in Hull 6 years now (I lived about 2 miles away before that) and never had any break ins or any other crime against me comitted other than my bike being stolen, which was partly my fault for not locking it up!

It is not crime free, but I do think it's better than it's made out to be. It's like any city, so long as you're careful, you're fine.

As to the night life, there is pretty much somehting for everyone. Hull uni has a few bars on campus as well as a large nightclub called Asylum which has a v good reputation and had won awards and is very popular.

Near the city centre (only a 15 min bus ride from the uni) there is Spider's which had ridiculously cheap drinks including bargain cocktails and is v popular with the alternative crowd, goths,hippys,rock fans etc
Pozition is quite a bit more expensive, but has loads of different rooms and caters for fans of dance/r n b/rap mainly i think. Attic is a lot smaller (Pozition is v big) and has a mix of stuff, sometimes more dancey, someitmes more emo/indie. Then there is Welly and The Lamp on Beverley Road (near town), Lamp is more alternative, Welly's quite expensive and emo.

There are more clubs, inc Propaganda and Fuel, which are gay clubs, though a lot of (hetero) people fot a good night out.

There's others spread out too, like The Piper on Newland Ave which does good comedy and indie and 90s nights.

There's pubs everywhere,a dn loads of nice eateries and bars down Newland Ave and Princes Ave and quite a lot of bars/pool places dwon Beverley Road.

There's an ice rink, 4 mainstream cinemas, 1 arthouse/world cinema one, 3 shopping centres, includin the brand new st stephens (opened 3 months ago), quite a lot of leisure centres, 2 bowling places that i know of, 2 theatres, 1 main art gallery and a few museums in the old town (which also has lots of pubs n bars)

So Hull has plenty to do! Oh and we have the world's only submarium, The Deep, which is an enormous aqaurium!

Also, a huge relatively new stadium which is good for sports and concerts, also there's the city hall which holds smaller concerts.

Hope this shows you Hull has more to it than a muddy river!

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hull is ****, do not go there
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(Original post by clo_1988)
hull is ****, do not go there
Fancy expanding on this?

In the time I've been here, I've had no problems whatsoever. (Apart from the buses never turning up on time, but you get that everywhere.)

Hull is:
  • A decent, down to earth place
  • Cheap!
  • Friendly (just don't stray into the bad bits, again, same as everywhere)
  • Flat, so great for cycling around ...
  • A city, so it contains pretty much everything you're gonna need. If there's something you need which you can't get in Hull, York & Sheffield are about an hour away by train.
  • Improving it's image rapidly, this being clearest in the development of St. Stephens and the new train station/bus station.


Hull isn't:
  • Posh. Don't expect things like the QI club in Hull. Not saying they don't exist here, I just haven't found them yet.
  • A bad university. 42nd in the country places it squarely ahead of other Yorkshire universities like Leeds Met and Sheffield Hallam.
  • Right next to where you live. It's in a rural bit of Yorkshire called the East Riding. Quite nifty for hopping on a boat to Holland though.


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From personal experience, I can do nothing but recommend Hull as both a place (it's not a ****hole, it's a city that grew up around a now-dying industry and is adapting, turning into somewhere really rather nice) and as a university (BIG, red-brick campus, decent library and SU, brilliant support).

As a sidenote, awesome halls of residence. (Thwaite Hall represent!)

Okay, this rambled a bit, but hey.
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ive had an offer for law and i reckon its going to be my firm choice! i havent actually been and visited the uni but ive booked the open day on the 5th of march to go and have a look. ive got aq lot of family in grimsby just over the bridge so if i dont like it there that much ive got a bit of support.

from what my friends and people have told me its a really nice place nd the accomodations good. tbh the city itself doesnt bother me. im thre to go to a good uni and get a good degree. obviously night life is important nd i dnt wanna get stabbed on a night out but it cant be that bad
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Rite, i've had an offer for accounting and financial man, but tbh, i'm a bit concerned about the floods.whats it been like there this year?
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Rite, i've had an offer for accounting and financial man, but tbh, i'm a bit concerned about the floods.whats it been like there this year?
Not really much evidence of the floods around now, most shops that were flooded have reopened now. The uni accommodation was sorted over summer before the students moved in, and those living in student houses were found alternative houses to live in whilst repairs were made.

To be honest the chances of the floods happening again in such a small space of time is pretty small, the council and fire services are much more prepared now to act in the event of flooding.

Don't let the media reports put you off coming to Hull, not had any problems in the time i've been here.
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what about accommodation. if put hull as my firm ill have to decide what i wanna go in. i want to go into halls for my first year but where's the nicest?
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the accommodation is miles away from the uni, takes you ages to get there on the bus. do you fancy sharing 3 toilets with 28 people? i'm guessing not
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just want to say that apparently lawns are 15-20 mins from uni, and within cycling distance. ive heard there are buses quite frequently and that the accomodation is quite good. this is just what ive read and heard, im choosing lawns.
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i thought about it but im not sure. it might be better to be in an accommodation that i might be able to stay in over holiday periods.

and clo get lost. if you've got nothing helpful to say go away. wee here to ask questions about the uni not be told be some idiot with some stupid grudge not to go there at all. and theres this amazing thing called en-suite accommodation!
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Isn't Taylor Court right on Campus? What is it like there?
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Many moons have passed since I graduated and I'm now surfing for info for my daughter. But I do remember (back in the day!) being taken round the student accommodation on Cranbrook/Auckland etc. and being told by my guide that the houses were the best places to live bu, for me, University equalled Halls of Residence so I duly applied to the Lawns. Due to a mix up and a lost application, I ended up on Cranbrook Avenue by default and it was the best thing, in social life terms, that could've happened to me. Lawns friends all, to a man/woman, wished they'd applied to live in a student house for the first year.

I was so close to the Uni so 9.15 lectures were not as big a deal as they were for Cottingham students; student house parties in private accommodation on De Gray St. Grafton St. etc. were easily accessible; and buses/taxis into Hull for clubs were cheap. Also the Union Bar was, in those days, the place to be... but maybe times have changed.

Wherever you live, you'll have a great time 'cos Hull is wonderful but please don't feel if you don't get into the Lawns that it's a big disaster.
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only problem with the lawns is its a much smaller contract. i only live in york so its not that much of a problem shipping my stuff off every holiday nd such but itll cause problems if i get a job and have to work a day int e holidays or something coz its a long train journey!

hopefully they'll show us around accommodation on the open day.
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i lived in the lawns (ferens...the best of course_ in my first year and i did enjoy it although there are obviously good and bad points

Good-
- the social there is amazing, you meet so many people even on your first day and because it's seperate from the main uni campus there's a great sense of community within the different halls
- the rooms (within ferens) are pretty large although if you want to go for smaller rooms but bigger community space, some of the other halls are best like lambert or morgan.

Bad-
- the food isn't the most exciting i've ever eaten, there is a certain choice but if you're a fussy eater you might have to go for cheese rolls most days. i did enjoy the food but i eat anything and everything!

Basically, i love hull and would recommend everyone and anyone to go here. ive made some of the best friends of my life (although this is just being at university so not purely because im at hull) and i find that the teaching staff within the uni are amazing and supportive.
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Where are you guys getting information for accomodation from? They sent me an offer early Jan yet no auxillary information barring an open day offer for 6th Feb.
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theyre current students / postgraduates.

how many week contract is the lawns? i thought it was a pretty short one. did it not kinda suck having to lug everything home every holiday? if i got a job in hull it might be a tad annoying having to leave on a certain date when i'm menna work that weekend and having no way to get there guess ill just need a flexible job!

how much is lawns per week? and are they en-suite?
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