What we do for the kids

Learning experiences
We provide children with sometimes life-changing learning experiences that they may otherwise never get the opportunity to have.Whether it is a trip to London to have a sleepover under the dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum or if it is visiting a local business to learn about that industry, all of our children leave these experiences happy, excited and with new aspirations that they will hopefully carry with them into adulthood.

The real world
Our children visit fantastic locations that engage, inspire and broaden horizons such as the Houses of Parliament and many local businesses.We strongly believe that ALL children should get to see beyond the end of their street and experience the world around them. We strive to help children believe that they can achieve their dreams and we give them the confidence to try. We believe that every child is intelligent in different ways; they just need to opportunity to discover their hidden talents and ignite their aspirations for the future.

Encouraging aspiration
We strive to raise the aspirations and build the confidence of young people in Hull with the hope that we can improve the huge levels of unemployment in the city as Hull has the highest percentage of unemployment in the country. Our mission is to help create a better future for our children and a better future for Hull.

What it's all about

Latest News

Smith & Nephew become Bronze Partners

08 Apr 2016

On Tuesday 29th March, Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, launched a fantastic new partnership with local charity Hull Children’s University. Having sponsored the work of the charity since its inception in 1996, Smith & Nephew has this year become official Bronze Partners.

Ambassadors of Hull

05 Jan 2016

Hull Children's University helps children feel proud of Hull with our newest learning experience.

Santa’s busiest year!

31 Dec 2015

Santa and the HCU elves visited the most children ever this Christmas to deliver a very special breakfast.

Our Sponsors

  • Hobson Porter

    We are delighted to have Hobson Porter as our offical Construction partner for 2016. They will be supporting our work and will be delivering educational workshops around construction to local Primary Schools.

  • Project Ready Steady Go

    Project Ready Steady Go have chosen Hull Children's University as their charity of the year. Partners of the project will collectively fund-raise to take two very deserving schools on experiences of a lifetime!

  • ResQ Outsourced Communications

    ResQ have chosen Hull Children's University to be their Charity of the Year 2015. They have recently held a Charity Boxing event that raised a huge £3728.93 in one night!

  • East Yorkshire Coaches

    East Yorkshire Coaches are the exclusive coach provider for Hull Children's University and, as part of their sponsorship, have donated a public colour bus in order to raise awareness of our charity.

  • GGP Consult

    GGP are Silver Partners of Hull Children's University and their sponsorship has enabled us to take even more classes of children to London for our London Experience. They are an excellent company to work with and we are so happy to have them on board!

What everybody says about us...

  • In all of my 40 years in education, this programme is the single best thing I have seen.

    Volunteer mentor
  • The children realised there is more to life than the city they live in and learnt what London is like and what the people are like.

    Teaching Assistant at New Pasture Lane
  • I am now more clever! My mind is bigger and wiser.

    Student from St Charles' Primary, aged 11
  • I am now more clever! My mind is bigger and wiser.

    Student from St Charles' Primary, aged 11
  • I used to be afraid to talk to other schools but I grew confident because of you.

    Student from St James' Primary, aged 10
  • Thank you for making me feel more confident in myself and eating more fruit

    Student from Alderman Cogan, aged 9
  • The passion, enthusiasm and drive of all involved with this charity is something that will always remain with me. Never have I witnessed so many young people prosper and achieve personal goals, all with smiles on their faces.

    Andrew Deyes, Volunteer Mentor
  • I feel inspired to become a charity worker!

    Child from The Parks Academy
  • My Daughter had a brilliant time! It was an amazing experience for her. I felt confident that my child would be safe and well looked after. I am very grateful to the staff of Stockwell Primary and the Children's University for giving their time. She has many happy memories of her time away. Thank you for giving her this opportunity.

    Mum of Stockwell Primary School Pupil
  • We can not thank you enough for everything you have done for our well deserved student

    Teacher - Newland School for Girls

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