Hello World! Wheels in motion to welcome families back to The Big Malarkey Festival this summer
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Hello World! Wheels in motion to welcome families back to The Big Malarkey Festival this summer

Preparation is underway for the return of Hull’s much loved family festival, The Big Malarkey, this summer. Hosted by Hull Libraries, the team is hoping to bring a smile to people’s faces and welcome families back with an invitation to come together to celebrate and experience the magic of The Big Malarkey Festival. After a year in which books and imagination provided escapism for all ages, The Big Malarkey Festival will bring together well-known authors…

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The University of Hull and Aura have celebrated winning the Excellence in Renewables Skills & Training category at the 2020 Humber Renewables Awards
DONG Energy's Westermost Rough, North Sea, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 22 May, 2015. Pictured: Eon Humber Gateway Wind Farm

The University of Hull and Aura have celebrated winning the Excellence in Renewables Skills & Training category at the 2020 Humber Renewables Awards

Held on Thursday, 4 March at a virtual awards ceremony, the University’s commitment to creating a “fairer, brighter, carbon neutral future for all” was praised by judges. The University was also a finalist in the Renewables Medium/Large Business of the Year category. Central to the joint University and Aura nomination was the expansion of Hull’s postgraduate training portfolio in low-carbon and renewable energy. The University of Hull was also recognised for its MSc Renewable Energy…

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Professor Stephen Hardy named Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences

University of Hull Dean Professor Stephen Hardy has been appointed as a Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Hardy, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics at the University, joined Hull last September, and has now joined a distinguished group of individuals from academic, public and private sectors, across the full breadth of the social sciences. An esteemed barrister and judge, Professor Hardy has acted in some landmark cases, and…

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Medical School’s Pathways to Medicine Programme welcomes largest ever cohort of Year 12 students

Hull York Medical School welcomes its largest ever cohort of Year 12 students this week as over 50 students commence its 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…

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University of Hull co-leading £3.7m EvoFlood collaboration to better predict global flood risk
Professor Dan Parsons

University of Hull co-leading £3.7m EvoFlood collaboration to better predict global flood risk

The EvoFlood project aims to create the next generation Global Flood Model – a state-of-the-art computer model which helps simulate the probability of flooding across Earth. Experts at the Universities of Hull and Southampton are leading a new £3.7m project which aims to revolutionise our understanding of global flood risk. Working as part of a consortium of nine UK universities, as well as multiple national and international organisations, the team has been successful in winning…

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Every child in Hull to be connected and stay connected
Chris Aldersley, Chief Operating Officer, Cranswick plc hands over laptops to Hull City Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Brady

Every child in Hull to be connected and stay connected

Hull City Council’s ambition that every child in the city is connected has moved a big step forward as local food company Cranswick donates 1156 laptops to children in the city. The council has been working with Academy Trusts to understand how many pupils don’t have access to a laptop or the internet. The data has shown around a third of pupils over the age of seven, don’t have access to a laptop and the…

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University of Hull welcomes Yvonne Moogan as new Business School Director
Dr Yvonne Moogan

University of Hull welcomes Yvonne Moogan as new Business School Director

Dr Yvonne Moogan has been appointed as the new Director at the Hull University Business School. Dr Moogan, who studied Economics at Hull in 1986, was the first person in her family to attend university, and said she was attracted to the city by its “beautiful campus and friendly Open Day.” Since then, Dr Moogan has worked at a number of universities across the country – most recently, as Associate Professor of Online Business Education…

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Over 3000 children receive secondary school place offer

Parents of children starting secondary school in Hull this September will be offered a school place. Over 3000 eleven year olds will be offered a place at one of the city’s 12 secondary schools. 87 percent of pupils have received their first choice of school and 96 percent have been offered one of their choices. Councillor Peter Clark, Portfolio Holder for learning, skills and safeguarding children, said: “There is a rising number of pupils needing…

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University of Hull celebrates their partnership anniversary with Team GB by announcing Max Whitlock, double Olympic champion, will be their lead Ambassador

Team GB double Olympic Champion Max Whitlock MBE has been announced as a new ambassador for the University of Hull – as it celebrates the two-year anniversary of its exclusive partnership with Team GB. As a trailblazer in his sport, Max’s role as an ambassador is set to be an inspiring addition to the University’s partnership with Team GB. It marks an exciting and eventful two years of the partnership so far, with students engaging…

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Saturday Night Takeaway and Willerby make inspirational teacher’s retirement dreams come true

A much-loved teacher is to enjoy her retirement in a brand new Willerby holiday home after an Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway surprise. Hull-based Willerby, the UK’s holiday home market leader, donated a stunning Willerby Brookwood caravan to Kath Crawley as a reward for 32 years of dedication to teaching and her local community after being approached by the producers of the smash hit ITV show. It was the culmination of months of undercover…

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Hull school chosen as region’s Teaching School Hub

St Mary’s College in Hull has been selected by the Department for Education to be a Teaching School Hub, providing school leadership and teacher training & development for the region’s teachers. The Hub will lead the provision of high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders at all stages of their career and play a key role in helping to support trainee teachers as they enter the workforce. The teaching workforce will receive best-practice and expert…

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Hull University Business School receives prestigious AMBA re-accreditation

Hull University Business School has been ranked as one of the top two per cent in the world after securing prestigious re-accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Accreditation from AMBA, one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education, represents the highest standard of achievement in post-graduate business education. It demonstrates the University Business School’s efforts to provide the highest-calibre teaching, curriculum and student interaction opportunities, with a focus on adapting the curriculum…

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Professor Xudong Zhao elected Fellow of European Academy of Sciences

Professor Xudong Zhao has joined some of the world’s most distinguished scientists in being elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences. Professor Zhao, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies and Deputy Director at Environment and Energy Institute at the University of Hull, has developed a global reputation in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable heating, cooling and power systems. At the University, he is currently working on…

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Professor Stephen Hardy appointed new Dean of Faculty of Business, Law & Politics at University of Hull
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Professor Stephen Hardy appointed new Dean of Faculty of Business, Law & Politics at University of Hull

Esteemed Barrister, Judge and Professor Stephen Hardy has been appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics at the University of Hull. Professor Hardy, a respected figure in both higher education and the legal sector, began his career in academia in 1993, and has since risen through the ranks from PhD student to Dean. He has now been announced as the University’s Dean of Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, and said…

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New resources to help children returning to school

New resources have been developed to help children returning to school life. HeadStart Hull, along with Barnardo’s, have consulted children of primary school age to find out about their concerns, and helped to address these in new guides; Stepping into Secondary School and Returning to School Life After Lockdown. The Stepping into Secondary School guide is designed to help children to explore their thoughts and feelings about the move to secondary school, so they can…

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Back to School Safely

Schools in Hull are preparing to welcome back all pupils, with additional safety measures in place.Councillor Peter Clark, Portfolio Holder for learning and skills said: “Returning to school is a priority for education and it will be good for the wellbeing of children and young people in the city, giving them the opportunity to socialise with others.“A phenomenal amount of careful thought and planning has taken place by schools in conjunction with advice from Public…

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Heroic Hull catering staff feed city during Covid-19 pandemic

Hull catering staff, who have supplied thousands of meals to school children and the city’s most vulnerable throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, have been praised for their “heroic” efforts. Over the summer holidays, Hull Catering continues to feed thousands of children as part of the Hull City Council Healthy Holiday Scheme, where children get a healthy packed lunch containing a wholemeal sandwich, fresh fruit and salad every day of the holidays. The scheme supplies around 450…

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Children to receive a free book every month through Dolly Parton scheme

Hull City council has allocated £88,500 funding for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library scheme to be rolled out to eligible two year olds in Hull during the next academic year. From September, over 1,500 children eligible to receive the two year old early education entitlement will receive a free book every month through the scheme. Councillor Peter Clark, Portfolio Holder for learning and skills said: “The reading age of children entering school in Hull is…

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Secondary Schools Develop On-Line Learning for Pupils
Mr Longwa teaches modern foreign languages to year 10 Kelvin Hall students via live on-line lessons

Secondary Schools Develop On-Line Learning for Pupils

Secondary schools in Hull have been developing how they deliver online learning to pupils Secondary schools have remained open for key worker and vulnerable children only since the end of March, and have now invited back some pupils from year 10 from the end of June. The majority of students across secondary schools remain learning from home and schools in the city have developed how they ensure pupils continue with the curriculum at home. Malet…

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Prospective Students to get taste of University life at Virtual Open Days
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Prospective Students to get taste of University life at Virtual Open Days

Prospective students will get a glimpse of what the University of Hull has to offer at a series of Virtual Open Days taking place next week. The Open Days, on July 10 and 11, will give visitors the chance to speak to course tutors and students, enjoy a virtual tour of the University’s campus, and get a real sense of life at Hull. While July would normally be a time when the University opens up…

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