Ten Reasons to be Proud of the University of Hull in 2021

As we begin 2022 we are looking forward to a positive and productive year with lots to be excited about, and we’re hoping that you’ll be sharing your success stories with us also. But we wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on 2021, and what was a great year for the University of Hull and our alumni!


1. University’s Success in 2022 Times Good University Guide

Among the universities in the Yorkshire and Humber region, we are now ranked 4th by both the Times and the Guardian.


2. Medical School welcomes largest ever cohort of Year 12 Students to Flagship Pathways to Medicine Programme

The Pathways to Medicine programme was launched in 2015 and is now in its sixth year. Delivered in partnership with the Sutton Trust, the programme is a widening participation initiative which supports sixth form students in the local area who are aspiring to study medicine at university; providing them with insight into the medical profession and supporting them through the application process.


3. Five Alumni Named in 2021 Hull and Humber Top 30 under 30 List

Now in its fourth year, Hull & Humber Top 30 Under 30s was set up to highlight and recognise rising stars within businesses in the Humber region. The recipients of the 2021 award were revealed earlier this year, with five of the 30 being alumni from Hull.


4. Celebrating Refugee Week 2021 with a Podcast

‘Voices of Sanctuary’ was a podcast that saw university experts explore different perceptions on how we understand sanctuary and those seeking refuge. Dr Martin Nickson, Lecturer in Education at the University of Hull, said: “People seeking asylum or refuge bring a wealth of talent, experience, skills and knowledge to the UK and individually and collectively have a wealth of social, human and educational capital that can only enrich our society.”


5. New LGBTQ+ Scholarship Funded in Memory of Graduate Jeremy Round

A new scholarship, funded by the University of Hull and graduate Jeremy Trevathan (BA Politics and Philosophy, Class of 1979) has been established to support LGBTQ+ students. Jeremy has helped to establish the scholarships, in memory of his former partner, good friend and fellow Hull graduate Jeremy Round, the hugely respected food and cookery writer who sadly passed away in 1989.


6. First Cohort of Paramedic Science Students Graduate

Paramedic Science Student Sally Jean Mckee

The University of Hull’s first ever cohort of Paramedic Science students graduated in 2021 and are already providing a boost to local NHS and healthcare services.


7. Launch of Student Success Plan with Team GB

The University of Hull has launched an exciting, innovative personal success plan for students, designed to support them whilst studying and living at the University. Helping students reach their potential and equipping them to perform at their best, the plan centres around four key themes, from positivity to health and wellbeing.


8. University Unveils New Law Court in Honour of Graduate Dame Eleanor King

The University of Hull has officially unveiled its new campus law court, named in honour of its most prestigious legal alumnus. The Lady Justice King Courtroom will provide students at the University with a realistic courtroom environment, to help prepare them for careers in the legal world. It is named in honour of The Right Honourable Lady Justice Dame Eleanor King – who since studying at the University has become one of the most respected and recognised names in law.

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9. Starstruck students help Team GB get kitted out for Olympics

Students from the University of Hull were given a volunteering opportunity like no other as they helped Team GB athletes in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


10. University of Hull’s £14.5million Sparkfund Programme Extended to Boost Region’s Business Innovation

The University of Hull’s £14.5m SparkFund has extended its grants programme to help more SMEs across Yorkshire and the Humber succeed and thrive. Despite the challenges presented over the past 18 months, SparkFund’s success story continues with more grants and additional time available to support small and medium-sized businesses in the Humber, North Yorkshire and York areas.


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