University College Hull was founded in 1927 with just one building as an outpost of the University of London and offered courses in the arts and pure sciences.
TagEvac Evacuation System installed 2013
“TagEvac has provided us with a good system to prove zones and refuge areas have been cleared.
The system is intuitive, with clear plans, and requires very little training for academic and professional support staff.”Ian Hughes, Fire Officer
During its early years, the College faced the changing economic trends of the 1930s and then the outbreak of war, which led to falling student numbers, buildings being commandeered and books being evacuated for safe-keeping.
In 1954 a Royal Charter was granted and the University of Hull became a separate institution with the right to award its own degrees – it was Yorkshire’s third university and England’s 14th.
The number of applications doubled within a year, and in 1956, the student population topped 1,000 for the first time.
A new library was opened by the Queen Mother in 1960, with various other significant development during the 1960s and early 70s. No new academic buildings were built from 1974 to 1996 however student numbers more than doubled during that time.
The next big development was the University’s merger with University College Scarborough in 2000. The college (originally a teacher training institution) became the University of Hull’s Scarborough Campus. This now represented a significant extension of the University’s geographical reach and academic portfolio.
Scarborough offers specialist undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the arts, business, coastal studies, education and internet computing.
The Universities Fire Officer approached TagEvac to help provide a system that would optimise the evacuation process for the Scarborough campus in its entirety. Following a site consultation and planning exercise we submitted proposals that would identify all parts of the complex as evacuation zones including the protected safe ‘refuge’ areas. The system is now installed and used for managing evacuation.
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