What is Hull like?
People don't tend to think “Hull-computers”. Maybe they don't even think “Hull-university!” However, there are lots of good reasons for coming to Hull, both as a place to live and as a place to study. The sheer number of ex-students who stick around after graduation means there must be something about the place (although the fact that local companies do like to recruit our graduates may have something to do with this).
Hull as a city has about 250,000 inhabitants. This makes it around the tenth largest city in the country. Although we can’t boast a world beating football team (although they have made it to the dizzy heights of the Premier League this season - and look like staying there), we do have a couple of renowned Rugby League teams, Hull Kingston Rovers and Hull FC. In addition we have Speedway and Ice Hockey teams of some stature.
Hull is the home of Hull Truck, the theatre group for long associated with the playwright John Godber, (if you get the chance to go and see his play "Bouncers" in its home town, you should jump at it) The city is well served with amenities, boasting an ice rink, four multiplex cinemas, two bowling alleys, a karting circuit, an impressive marina and innumerable pubs and clubs. The centre of Hull has now been extensively redeveloped, with a brand new shopping centre and two new multiplex cinemas.
In addition, Hull has been selected as UK City of Culture 2017 and this is sure to generate a huge amount of activity around the place.
The Old Town and around the Hull Fruit Market and the Marina is well worth a visit. There are lots of interesting cafes, pubs and nooks and crannies and you can walk along the water's edge all the way to The Deep. A great place to take mum and dad when they come visit.
Hull is one of the least expensive places to live in the country. It is also a little off the beaten track, but we like to think that this as a benefit, not a disadvantage!