STC Summer School 2018
Travel and Accommodation
The Summer School will take place on the University of Hull main campus on Cottingham Road, located about 2.5 miles from Hull train station/Paragon bus interchange.
Accommodation for participants will be at The Courtyard.
From Hull station:
Bus: Number 103 or 105 will stop directly opposite the campus main entrance with a short (5 minute) to The Courtyard accommodation. Number 115 or Simplibus 5 stop near main campus North Entrance next to the Courtyard.
Taxi: About 10 minutes from Hull train station (to the main campus/accommodation at The Courtyard).
The Courtyard accommodation is open 24 hours for arrivals.
The School Icebreaker with snacks and drinks will take place from 7pm, Sunday September 2 2018, at the Multifunction Room at the Courtyard with school registration desk open from 5.30pm in the same room.
The registration desk will also be open on Monday, Sep 3, 2018, 7.30-9am.
Map of the campus can be found here
Hull campus is about 4 miles from Hull city centre (Bus 103 or 105), and within walking distance from the lively Newland and Princess Avenues where you will find many good pubs and restaurants (bus 103 also goes to town via the “Aves”).
In particular, Hull provides a large selection of amazing restaurants for all budgets. Few suggestions, courtesy of Milne Centre’s Marco Pignatari, are provided below (but there are many more great places to try).
The Greek on Princes Avenue.
For big portions, try Kurdistan.
Caribbean food is amazing at Roots on Newland Avenue.
Moroccan food is a must at Marrakech Ave.
If you like mezes, Meze in Cottingham Road is a really good option (location of our school dinner on Thursday)
For a fine dining experience, try Cerutti’s along the river Humber.
Vegetarians can’t miss the weird, wonderful and utterly unique Hitchcock’s.
Immediately across the road from the campus is the The Old Grey Mare, which offers a small selection of food and drink.
A five minute walk along Cottingham road from the university is The Gardener’s Arms. This lively pub usually serves both Hull locals, and the student population. There is always a good selection of beer (with cheap prices), and a sports bar to the rear with pool tables etc.
Located on Newland Avenue, around 15 minutes walk from campus, the Boathouse has a good selection of cocktails, craft beers, and excellent burgers.
Also on Newland Avenue, The People’s Republic has a very retro feel, even with an arcade games table (featuring the likes of Pac-Man, Galaga etc.). There is a large selection of great tasting beer, both bottles and draught, in the mid-expensive price range.
Another venue on Newland Avenue, Xander’s can be found on Newland Avenue. Its menu consists of traditional pub food, and there is a good selection of beers available. The food is slightly more expensive than that of an average pub, but is worth the price.
Newland Avenue is not short of options for a drink as Larkin’s, named after famous honourary Hullensian Philip Larkin, is also located here. Larkin’s serves both good English pub food, and has a good selection of various types of beer. Typically a main course would be no more than £10, and the portion size is enough to satisfy any customer.
Situated in the Old Town district of Hull’s city centre, the Lion and Key is a small but cosy pub. While the prices may be slightly higher than most places, they offer a good selection of beers and whiskies.
Alongside the river Humber sits the Minerva pub. This classical pub serves excellent food, and has a wide variety of beer/gin to choose from. To accommodate trying all the different beers, a ‘flight’ would be recommended (which gives 3 1/3 pint glasses of whichever beers you choose). Outside seating provides views of the Humber with which you can enjoy your food/drink.
Hull Fruit Market
Hull’s very own hipster enclave with street food, craft beers, vintage clothes, contemporary art spaces, graffiti, and plenty of beards.
It’s been a long day and you want to grab some food on campus. The on-campus facilities include a Spar supermarket, and the Sanctuary bar (‘Sanc’) serving food and drinks. These are located in ‘University House/Student Union’ and are be open during the day apart from weekends.