Hull Student Map and Student Guide
Welcome to the city of Hull, now I bet some of your mates took the piss when you told them you were coming to uni here, well bugger them, they clearly know NOTHING about the Yorkshire city with more culture, bohemian arts and emerging enterprise than you can shake a chip butty at.
There is so much happening in this vibrant city you could be busy every single night of the week, but hang fire, here are a few boring facts to impress your new housemates with, whilst you settle in and find your feet:
Over a quarter of the city's population are under 20 years old. Students make up a huge number.
Hull was recently named the most enterprising place in Yorkshire, second nationally, have some of that Londinium!
There is enough wire in the Humber bridge suspension cables to go around the entire globe.
Hull was centre-stage at the start of the English Civil War when the forces of Parliament and the army of King Charles I fought over control of the town. The siege of Hull was the start of armed conflict throughout the country.
Hull's annual eight day fair in October is more than 700 years old and is the largest traveling fair in Europe. Scream if you wanna go faster!
Hull abolished slavery! Well sort of...William Wilberforce, the pioneering campaigner against slavery, was MP for Hull. His birthplace, Wilberforce House, is now a museum.
Hull is home to the UK's most commercially successful Millennium project – The Deep, it's an aquarium in case you didn't know.
Hull has it's own telephone system and white boxes, totally different from the rest of the UK; yes we're that special!
Hull is littered with ghost stories and secret smuggling tunnels, every now and again they are opened … eerie!
Hull's official name is actually Kingston-upon-Hull and people from Hull are called 'Hullensians'.
Finally...a grub related one for you...The pattie originated in Hull. It is a flat cake with a potato, sage and onion recipe, battered and deep-fried. It is popularly eaten with fish and chips, or with just chips, or in a bread cake known as a 'patty butty'.
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