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University of Hull strengthens sporting ties

University of Hull strengthens sporting ties

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The University of Hull strengthens its sporting ties as partner to the Allam British Open

Following a significant investment into new squash facilities The University of Hull have signed a deal to support the 2013 Allam British Open as an Associate Partner

The University’s squash courts are currently being refurbished into a state of the art modern sporting facility, which will include five new glass back courts thanks to investment from England Squash & Racketball.

The 2013 Allam British Open is the most prestigious squash tournament in the world and will attract the top male and female professional players from across the globe to Hull, including double world champion Nick Matthew, current world number one Ramy Ashour and female star Nicol David.

The main event is being held on a spectacular all-glass court at the KC Stadium between 20-26 May whilst the British Open Masters tournament will be staged at the University during the same period.

The University will host hundreds of Masters players ranging from over 35’s to over 80’s from across the world.

Jon Carney, Facilities Manager at England Squash & Racketball commented: “We’re delighted to be working with the University of Hull and key partners across the city to deliver a high quality facility.  The Humber Squash Academy will be involved in the development of the centre and the local community will benefit from the facility too.  The courts are a real and lasting legacy to holding the British Open in Hull.”

Ian Pashby, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Engagement at the University of Hull said: “The University of Hull is delighted to be working with England Squash & Racketball to deliver the prestigious 2013 Allam British Open squash tournament. The refurbishment of our squash facilities for this year’s event will also deliver a lasting legacy by providing our students and the wider community with state-of-the art facilities. The tournament will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase what the city of Hull and the University itself has to offer.”

[notice] About the University of Hull

The University of Hull is an institution with a long heritage of academic excellence and is rich in tradition. Established in 1927 as England’s fourteenth university, it received a Royal Charter in 1954 and has campuses in Hull and Scarborough.

The University has an illustrious history which includes pioneering developments in science and engineering, health, business, humanities and social sciences as well as performing arts. The University today is a vibrant and future-oriented institution, recognised for excellence in learning and teaching as well as a commitment to research, enterprise and engagement. The University is known for its friendliness and high student satisfaction as well as the employability of its graduates.

The University regularly features in the top bracket of national teaching quality league tables and has consistently performed impressively in the National Student Survey, reflecting the high premium the University places on the quality of student experience. Staff and students frequently win prestigious national and international awards and accolades.

Research and enterprise are core academic activities of the University. Amongst its most well known achievements are the discovery of liquid crystal displays and the bone density scanner which revolutionised the detection of osteoporosis, both of which were featured in Eureka UK’s list of ‘100 discoveries and developments in UK universities that have changed the world’. The most recent Research Assessment Exercise revealed that 80% of the University’s submitted research is of international standard in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

For more information visit: www.hull.ac.uk [/notice]