Visiting Hull for graduation and the surrounding areas – useful information for visitors


Many of the University of Hull MBA graduates (locally supported in the Gulf by MDCI) will be looking forward to attending their graduation on the Wednesday 12th July at 16:30pm at the City Hall, Kingston upon Hull in the UK and possibly visiting the University’s main campus.

City of Culture 2017

The City of Hull has recently been awarded the City of Culture 2017 and the city which is proud of its history and a bright future ahead.

Below is some further information which might help with choosing;

  • Getting there


    • From London Hull is 3 and half hours by car and by rail it’s
    • From Manchester to Hull it’s a 1 hour and 45 minute train journey
    • From Humberside Airport to Hull (20 – 30 minutes) by taxi

    Train companies



    • KLM to Humberside (30 minutes away from Hull) and you can get a taxi or rent a car
    • Etihad airways / Emirates Airlines / Qatar to Manchester – can get a train or use a hire car
    • Gulf Air flies direct to London Heathrow – you can get a tube and then a train direct to Hull 
  • Accommodation

    Below is a list of hotels and other accommodation which might be suitable to your needs;

    Hotel Name Walking distance from graduation
    Holiday Inn Marina 10
    Holiday Inn Express 10
    Travelodge Hull Central 10
    Mercure Station Hotel 10
    Ibis Hull 10
    Premier Inn Hull City Centre 10
    Kingston Theatre Hotel 20 minutes
    Campanile 15 minutes

    The following information has been provided by the University and is available on their website; Travel and Accommodation

  • Campus tour – please let me Roberto know if you’re interested (depending on numbers)

    For graduates who have been supported by MDCI, the University have kindly arranged for a campus tour. Please let Roberto (+447832 688530 or at MDCI know if you would like to attend the campus tour to finalise arrangements.

    HUBS new entrance

  • Graduation information from the University

    The following links from the University you could help you;

    Tickets for students who don’t have them can be collected from;

    Student Administrative Services (Graduation)


    Collect them from the Student Reception desk in the Mortimer Suite, City Hall, on the day of your ceremony.

    Please note that guest tickets are non-transferable and cannot be passed on to friends. If you no longer require tickets, please return them to Student Administrative Services (Graduation) as soon as possible.

    You can request a guest visa letter by clicking here.

    Download the graduation brochure click Winter graduation booklet (PDF)

  • On the day of graduation (Wednesday 12th July 16:30pm) and other useful information from the University

    You’ll have to get your Cap and Gown before your graduation ceremony – be careful with ensuring you have enough time to be collecting these and get in place for the graduation ceremony. The University recommends you are at the venue by at least 45 minutes before the start of the ceremony as there will be many graduates attending the summer graduation. Your cap and gown will also have to be returned once you have finished with them on the day or you can buy them.

    Please note that the graduation will take place in Hull City Hall.

    Below is some further helpful information;

    What happens on the day at Hull?

    What do I need to do now?

    Gown or Robe Hire

    Roberto Rice (+447832 688530 below) from MDCI will be outside of City Centre (Graduation hall) from 3:30pm.


    Robing and photography is located in the Guildhall (pictured below) just a short distance from the City Hall.

    hull guidhall







    Getting to the Guildhall

    Getting your Robe and going to the graduation venue (10 minute walk – a leisurely one at that). When robed, please make your way to the Mortimer Suite at the City Hall and report to the Student Reception Desk to obtain your seat number for the ceremony. Once you have your seat number, make your way into the Main Hall.

    Hull City Hall











    Location of the graduation venue on Google maps;

    You must be in your allocated seat at least 30 minutes before the start time as you will be given important instructions relating to the ceremony. If you arrive late, you risk not being admitted to the ceremony and your graduation is likely to be delayed to another ceremony.

  • Graduation Celebration Reception 2017

    mercure station hotel

    Hull University Business School is holding a celebration drinks reception for all those who are Business School graduands at the University’s summer Degree Ceremonies – more information will be provided closer to the time.

  • Places to visit

  • the deep

    The Deep – Futuristic aquarium which is home of 3,5000 fish including a stunning pair of green sawfish, spectacular sharks, rays and new colony of penguins.

    Venue Type
    Hull and East Riding museum Museum
    Hull Truck Theatre Theatre
    The Deep Aquarium
    Wilberforce house Museum
    Hands on History Museum / The old Grammar school Museum
    Martime museum museum
    Ferens Art Gallery Art Gallery
    Hull Marina Attraction
    Holly Trinity Church Church
    St. Stephens Shopping Mall

    Outside of Hull

  • Places to eat

    There are plenty of restaurants, takeaways and food shops. There are a number of Halal restaurants and takeaways in the City Centre and just outside.

    Below are some links which might help you;

    Halal Restaurants

    There are many food outlets also in St.Stephen’s shopping mall.


    Hungry House

    Trip adviser seems to cover a lot of the food outlets and visitor attractions.

  • Other useful information sources

    Emergency calls:            999

    Information from the University

  • Living streaming of graduation ceremony

    For those people who were unable to attend the graduation they’ll be able to watch the graduation live by visiting the following site;