Campus Life

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At HSAD, the student experience is paramount, it’s all about you! Our aim is for you to enjoy every minute of your time with us.

Our campus is situated in the very heart of Hull with up to 26,000 students on site contributing to an energetic, vibrant atmosphere and cultural scene. The campus hosts café’s, a restaurant and a reprographics and stationery shop.

The city is going through a renaissance after being named the UK City of Culture. It is a great place to live and study. Hull is a diverse cosmopolitan city with a reputation for friendliness.

It’s a cheap place to live and offers an excellent student experience with over 40,000 students enrolled at the University, College and the Medical School.

HSAD is unique – everything is under one roof in an iconic purpose built School of Art

The building itself straddles the site of Hull’s 14th century medieval north walls. Our city centre campus overlooks the beautiful Queens Gardens and is just a minute’s walk from the museum and cultural quarter of the City’s Old Town where buildings date back as far as 1400. Many of the UK City of Culture events and annual cultural festivals take place on our doorstep.

Hull’s hidden gem

Hull’s Old Town is a hidden treasure and home to our recommended halls of residence. In the Old Town you can discover Hull’s collection of free museums such as the Streetlife Museum of Transport, Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology where you’ll find Roman mosaics, a life-size woolly mammoth and Wilberforce House, once home to William Wilberforce, perhaps Hull’s most famous son.

It is also home to Hepworth Arcade where Mr Marks and Mr Spencer had one of their first penny bazaars! There is also a strong link between Hull Old Town and the start of the English Civil War where plans were hatched in the plotting parlour at Ye Olde White Harte pub. Sir John Hotham and colleagues refused entry to Charles I in April 1642 at Beverley Gate, the first overt act of rebellion against the King, now a visitor attraction.

Students enjoy easy access to the City’s art museums, major shopping districts and leisure facilities, all just a stones throw from the School of Art and Design. Social activities and clubs are numerous and include events organised by the Student Union.

The Ale Trail takes you to some of the oldest pubs in the city and is only a 5-minute walk from HSAD. These include George Hotel – Hull’s oldest surviving licensed pub with the smallest window in England, Ye Olde Black Boy – Hull’s oldest pub dating from 1337 and Ye Olde White Harte.

When you visit us in person, you’ll get a taste of the warm welcome that awaits students in Hull and the benefits of life at HSAD. Bring a smile.

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