Back to school wellbeing boost for pupils and teachers

Pupils and teachers in Hull have returned to full-time education better equipped to deal with the impacts of Covid thanks to a programme which has been designed to boost emotional wellbeing and mental health support in schools and colleges. Working in partnership with Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and voluntary and community sector partners, HeadStart Hull developed a Covid Recovery and Restoration Plan for Children and Young People’s mental health.  The…

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University of Hull ranked fourth in the North in The Times Good University Guide 2022

The University of Hull is one of the top universities in the North according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. Once again named in the top 5 universities in the North, the University has climbed 8 places in the prestigious Good University Guide, up from 60th to 52nd in the table. This year the University of Hull moves up to number 4 in the North, with the universities of Leeds, York and…

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Advice to get you through Freshers’ Week

A huge welcome to everyone beginning their journey at the University of Hull this year. We hope you are settling in and looking forward to what Hull has to offer, starting with Fresher’s week! Fresher’s week should be such an exciting time – you’re living independently, you’re making new friends and ready to embark on a new chapter.    However, it’s important to take measures to keep yourself, others, your home, and belongings safe from…

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Read more about the article Largest ever intake of Spencer Group apprentices all secure full-time positions
Humber Quays, Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 06 September, 2021. Pictured: Spencer Group, apprentices.

Largest ever intake of Spencer Group apprentices all secure full-time positions

The largest ever intake of apprentices taken on by engineering specialist Spencer Group have all now secured full-time positions with the company. Hull-based Spencer Group hired 14 apprentices two years ago, with the full cohort of 18-year-olds coming from the city’s employer-led school, Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC). Now, having completed their two-year apprenticeships, all 14 have started permanent, full-time trainee positions with Spencer Group across a range of different departments of the business.…

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Reckitt CEO and CBI Director General visit Hull’s Ron Dearing UTC

The CEO of Reckitt, the world’s leading consumer health, hygiene and nutrition business, has visited Hull’s Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC), reinforcing the company’s commitment to the region and its partnership with the pioneering school. Laxman Narasimhan and Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Director General Tony Danker, together with other Reckitt senior executives, met Ron Dearing UTC Principal Sarah Pashley and students at the employer-led school following a visit to Reckitt’s factory and R&D…

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Children’s willow sculptures bring art and nature together on Bridgehead wildlife trail

Pupils at a local primary school have created charming wildlife-inspired features that have pride of place on a popular wildlife trail around the Bridgehead business park in East Yorkshire. Children from All Saints CE Junior Academy in Hessle visited the Bridgehead site close to the school to see how the art installations they created in a project funded and delivered by Wykeland Group, owner and developer of the business park, have become a landmark on…

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Read more about the article Hull graduate Andy Morgan-Harrison sets sights on Olympic Games in Tokyo
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Hull graduate Andy Morgan-Harrison sets sights on Olympic Games in Tokyo

University of Hull graduate Andrew Morgan-Harrison has his sights set on the Olympic Games this summer as he aims to be in the 200m starting blocks in Tokyo. Andy, who graduated from Hull last year with a First-Class degree in Sports Rehabilitation, won gold at both the 2020 British Indoor Championships and Outdoor Championships, and last month represented Team GB at the European Athletics Team Championships in Poland. The East Yorkshire sprinter is a Talented…

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Read more about the article Follow the White Rabbit and discover Hull’s Old Town wonderland
The White Rabbit Trail will shine a light on the history of Hull's Whitefriargate as part of the areas multi-million pound regeneration.

Follow the White Rabbit and discover Hull’s Old Town wonderland

The history of Hull’s magical Whitefriargate and Old Town area will be celebrated with a new trail inspired by the White Rabbit from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll’s family had a strong connection with Hull, with his mother being raised in the city. The trail will visit locations in the Old Town that are linked to the Carroll family and the work of Lewis Carroll. The White Rabbit Trail, which will run from…

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Read more about the article Meet the University of Hull team tackling climate change through video gaming
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Meet the University of Hull team tackling climate change through video gaming

University of Hull students and staff are supporting a major digital conference which looks to use gaming to increase awareness of climate change. Victoria Bessonova and Hannah Marsden – both students at Aura’s Centre for Doctoral Training – have been joined by MSc Renewable Energy lead Dr Simon Waldman as mentors at Climate Jam, which started on Earth Day on April 22 and runs until May 2. Games at the Climate Jam covers a wide…

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University of Hull shines in first ever Knowledge Exchange Framework

The University of Hull has performed strongly in a new sector-wide assessment of university knowledge exchange. The Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) measures the efficiency and effectiveness of knowledge exchange in universities in seven key areas, providing a picture of how they engage with external partners to contribute both to the economy and society. Developed by Research England, it forms the third pillar of assessment of universities’ activities, alongside the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and the Research Excellence…

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Hull schools invited to get involved in Rugby League World Cup competition

Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has launched a competition giving schools across England the chance to win an exclusive trophy visit and tournament merchandise. Pupils from schools across Hull have been challenged with showcasing why their city is the perfect host for this year’s tournament, which will see 21 nations arrive in England for what is set to be the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup in history. RLWC2021 is asking teachers to…

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Read more about the article University of Hull to re-launch legal Mediation Centre
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University of Hull to re-launch legal Mediation Centre

The University of Hull is to re-launch its legal Mediation Centre, with the help of one of the most senior and respected judges in England. The Mediation Centre will be available to local businesses and individuals in need of mediation services to solve civil law disputes such as consumer, tenancy or employment problems. Re-launched through a foundational contract with Hull City Council, it will provide final-year law students at the University of Hull with real-world…

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

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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Read more about the article University of Hull co-leading £3.7m EvoFlood collaboration to better predict global flood risk
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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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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article University of Hull welcomes Yvonne Moogan as new Business School Director
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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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