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23 year old MSc Advertising & Marketing disabled student at Hull University. A disability blogger and guest blogger for respective websites Hudgell Solicitors, Muscular Dystrophy UK, and Huffington Post.

Hull University: A place for you!

It’s coming to that time of the year where you are waiting to hear if we’ve been accepted for an interview for our chosen three universities. It can be a daunting and exciting thought of moving to a different city to study a degree to hopefully achieve your dream job.

As a student who has plucked up the courage to attend my local university, I can give nothing but Hull University praise. The transition from college to university was fairly fluid with the university helping with that. Just by putting a taster week on to familiarise with referencing, writing as an undergraduate and postgraduate student.

There aren’t many people who are aware of help you can receive if you have a learning disability. In fact, sometimes we may feel it is difficult to study but afraid to admit for help. Don’t worry about it! Hull University give students who are attending their first year at the University the chance to complete an online test that determines if you need help.

The university will determine if you need additional help from Student Finance who will assess you for an equipment grant. There are a number of programmes that are available for those who have a learning disability. The popular software used is Dragon a speech dictates software that enables the user to speak from reading a book.

How great does this all sound? Is Hull University one of your choices if not why not?

Hull University has it all for disabled students

Planning and moving to university can all be a daunting task to anyone, but even more so for disabled students. There are many questions that you have in your head such as does the university have easy access, what equipment do they have. There’s no need to panic as hopefully, this blog post will give you the answers you are hoping for.

There are many experiences you will face at University from making new friends, having a good laugh and the atmosphere of a busy campus. It’s a guarantee you will experience these even more at Hull University, making you feel like any other student despite your disability and without any challenges of access along the way.

Campus life for a disabled student is brilliant and makes life just that little easier knowing the university has all the equipment you need from automatic doors, accessible counter levels for wheelchair users. There is even a changing place for students who need to use a ceiling tracking hoist.

Hull University has many buildings on campus that are associated with different degrees, but each one has automatic doors and easy access for disabled students. With just one touch of a button, doors will open.

If you want to check out all of these facilities at Hull University visit their website. Don’t be afraid to give them a call, but hopefully, this has answered any questions you may have had.

Hull a definition of Culture

Hull a definition of culture. Since being crowned UK City of Culture 2017 the city hasn’t slept. Hull is at the end of the famous M62 but don’t let that fool you, music, heritage, festivals just a few of what to expect. Kai Gill recommends his top five places to visit when you come to Hull.

  1. Humber Street

If you love food, drink and music then Humber Street is for you. Following the City of Culture 2017, a large figure of investment was spent to develop Humber Street. Why? Well, it’s one of the city’s most prestigious for history and culture. Humber Street houses the marina that was largely used for the fishing industries.

 

  1. Feren’s Art Gallery

Now I know art galleries, aren’t every bodies favourite thing to visit but Feren’s Art Gallery may change your mind. The gallery has some fantastic paintings, sculptures even an exhibition of photographs from 2017.

 

  1. Scott Street bridge Banksy

You may or may not have seen media reports that Banksy has visited Hull. Yes, as strange as it sounds Banksy has a masterpiece of his finest art on a Scott Street Bridge in Hull.

 

  1. The Deep

If you love fish, sharks or anything that lives underwater then The Deep is for you. The popular aquarium has over 3, 500 varieties of fish including sharks, rays and even penguins. This award-winning venue has become one of the most popular within Hull and England.

 

Where are your favourite places in Hull? Comment below.