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

VACANCY: LAC Reading Tutor

15 Jan 2017

​The role of the Looked after Children Reading Tutor will be to co-ordinate the delivery of the Letterbox Club programme to looked-after children in the Hull area. This exciting role will include working alongside a multitude of agencies, including Hull City Council’s Virtual Team, to support children in care with their reading, literacy and emotional wellbeing.

Hull Children’s University launches into the East Riding!

11 Nov 2016

Building upon the success of 20 years of Hull Children’s University, we are delighted to have launched the project in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The event took place at New Pasture Lane Primary School, Bridlington earlier in the week.

Our Sponsors

  • Smith and Nephew

    Smith and Nephew are Bronze partners of Hull Children's University and provide a learning experience for our children.

  • The Education Network

    The Education Network are specialists in education recruitment and have chosen Hull Children's University as one of the charities that they will support this year. They are not only Bronze sponsors but their staff have also been mentoring our children on educational visits to give them the best experiences possible.

  • 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!

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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