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Living in Hull

This is the second year that I live in Hull.  Everyday is the same but also different. I used to take an umbrella with me in case the sudden rain splashes me into wet.

Boston ivy and unknown flowers planted next to Ferens Building in the University of Hull.

Cherry blossom burst into bloom in spring.

This city attracting people’s eyes because of 2017 UK City of Culture.

” We’re finally going to share our secret.If you’re from Hull, we always knew we had culture, it’s just the world didn’t know, so the secret’s out. Finally we’ve had to let them in. In a way we’ve kind of had these doors up to keep everybody out of our culture (McAllister, 2017).”

The Deep in Hull is one of the UK’s biggest and aquariums. It welcomed over 850,000 visitors, making Hull’s new aquarium busier than London Zoo in the first year. Click to see tickets and prices information.

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“Why Hull…?”

…as an exchange student this questions you will hear often! No matter who ask’s you. Many people of my Hometown know neither Hull nor the University of Hull. You have to answer these question the locals in Hull as well as the people in your Hometown.

Of course there are some points why you can vote against Hull – Kingston upon Hull has a population of about 258k and is located in the northeast of UK. Well, it’s not the richest City of England.

Beverley Road

You will find a lot of places like Beverley Road. No Castles, no sheep, nothing of the romantic imagination of a sleepy small city in the UK. Back to my initial question.

And, why Hull?

Asylum

As an exchange student, the focus is not only on study. You need to perform at all the student party’s ;). Asylum is a club right on the campus. A great and safe place for clubbing with your fellow students.

Brynmor Jones Library

One of the best Libraries I have ever been ­­– Very modern and a lot of space. Even with an own twitter account.

Business School

I had a lot of contact with the employees of the Business School. Especially with those from the International Office. They are very polite and will help you with all your questions. Besides, there is no problem to change modules after your arriving.

Believe me. It is worth to study in Hull. Leave a comment and let me know if you come to Hull!

Photo Credit: Own taken

 

Let your hair down in Hull!!


I’d be confident in saying that Hull offers a diverse nightlife scene…. there’s something for everyone in this amazing city.

Take a look at what the city of culture has to offer…


–Welly–

A firm favourite. Often packed with students looking for cheap drinks and a place to throw some shapes on the various dancefloors. Thursdays you’ll air guitar  to Indie and Rock classics, Saturdays you’ll strut your stuff to old school classics and chart anthems and occasionally you’ll attend Welly’s DnB night Shinobi. Don’t forget to have really drunken picture taken by the resident photographer.

Source; Ents 24

–Spiders–

Only open Saturdays, Spiders is the place if you want to mosh, get sweaty and have a blast. The darkened building hosts 3 rooms of music including a Motown room. The drinks are ridiculously cheap and come in all types of weird and wonderful colours. Just don’t let the prices fool you into drinking too many Pangalactic Gargleblaster’s or Green Gremlin’s otherwise them weird and wonderful colours will be reappearing down your toilet when you get home.

Source; HEYtoday

–The Sugarmill– 

Sugar as its known to us locals is Hull’s largest nightclub. Its open Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays and generally plays chart, RnB, house and old school classics, so you’re spoilt for choice really. Just be aware if RnB is your forte, its on the top floor and the stairs are not forgiving to those in huge heels. Want to see some hot totty from your favourite reality TV show? Sugar is the place.

Source: The Sugarmill

 

Drink responsibly!