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 Thursday 17th January at 14:00pm at the City Hall, Kingston upon Hull in the UK.

Below is some further information which might help with choosing;


  • From London Hull is 3 and half hours by car and by rail it’s 2 hours 44 minutes (quickest connections and train)
  • 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 

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

Hotel Name Walking distance from graduation
Holiday Inn Express 10
Double Tree By Hilton (NEW *) 10
Holiday Inn Marina 10
Travelodge Hull Central 10
Mercure Station Hotel 10
Ibis Hull 10
Premier Inn Hull City Centre 10
Kingston Theatre Hotel
 Campanile  15

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

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.

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;

Frequent asked questions?

What happens on the day at Hull?

What do I need to do now?

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 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.

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

mercure station hotel

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

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

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

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 you might be able to find a suitable restaurant by using TripAdvisor.


Hungry House

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

Emergency calls:            999

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