BUFDG 2018 > Venue



The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Their motto, ‘Lampada Ferens’, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, they’ve shared that light with thousands of people from across the world.

As England’s 14th-oldest university, the University of Hull has a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research.

The University was founded in 1927 and opened for business the following year with 39 students and 14 ‘one-man’ departments. The University now has more than 16,000 students and around 2,500 employees, including more than 1,000 academic staff.

Hull’s Royal Charter says their mission is to “…advance education, scholarship, knowledge and understanding by teaching and research, for the benefit of individuals and society at large”. 

This is interpreted into the University’s mission in a modern context with a renewed focus on excellence in learning, teaching, research and enterprise, a transformative student experience and being an internationally-engaged anchor institution for our surrounding regions. 

The vision is for the University of Hull to be recognised for academic excellence that empowers people to shape the future. 

Hull are committed to providing students with top-class facilities and an ideal environment in which to live and learn, and are currently undergoing a £200-million project to dramatically improve their buildings and facilities.

The University has particular research expertise in social justice, environmental technologies and maritime history. Their work in healthcare, 3D visualization and nanotechnology is also widely respected. In research terms, Hull are perhaps best known for developing liquid-crystal technology. For which they received the Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement. 

The University of Hull prides itself on friendly academics, a beautiful campus, and superb facilities.

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