Hull Science Festival 2022
The Hull Science Festival took place on the University of Hull Campus 10th September 2022. The event, funded with £6,000 from the Ferens Education Trust, and was a huge success.
2,103 free tickets were distributed for events including a planetarium, virtual tours of CERN and tours of electron microscopy suites.
728 people visited the festival over the course of the day. Most attended more than one bookable event. Most visitors attended with children aged between 5 and 14.
50% of visitors were from the 2 lowest polar quintiles (i.e., regions with lowest participation with higher education).
Feedback from visitors was overwhelmingly positive (over 99% rated the festival as good or excellent).
A comment from one parent sums up the response to the festival nicely.
‘We attended on Saturday and were there from opening till closing [10am – 4pm]! We brought a packed lunch, but it remained untouched as we were so busy, and our 4 children didn’t ask for any food or drink all day! This is unheard of.’