University of Huddersfield

Huddersfield, England

The University of Huddersfield is a public university located in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England.


United Kingdom

About University of Huddersfield

Factsheet about: University of Huddersfield

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At Huddersfield, you’ll be taught by some of the best lecturers in the UK. The University is number one in England for the proportion of staff with teaching qualifications (HEFCE, Dec 2016). We have been recognised as a gold-rated University by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

We're unique in the fact that all our permanent teaching staff have, or are completing, doctorates. This expertise, together with our teaching credentials, means that students here learn from knowledgeable and well-qualified teachers and academics who are at the forefront of their subject area. It’s all part of our ongoing drive for teaching excellence, which helps our students to achieve great things too.

We’ve invested over £100m in buildings and facilities in our campus in the past decade to provide a modern, vibrant and accessible learning environment.

University Alumni?

(Any well known or successful alumni?)

  • Sally Nugent Journalist (BBC News)
  • Adil Ray, actor and radio and television presenter
  • Matt Cowling, Head of Global Marketing, Hewlett Packard
  • Sally Nugent is a journalist who works for BBC News
  • Paul Grimwood CEO of Nestlé USA
  • The Rt Hon. the Lord David Blunkett
  • Sir George Buckley former President and CEO of 3M
  • Katy Lilley, Global Marketing Manager, Glaxo
Brief outline of the university’s facilities

The University of Huddersfield offers a diverse and vibrant student environment. Located on one central town centre campus site, you’ll have access to all the learning resources and social amenities you’ll need.

There are students from over 120 different nationalities represented at the University of Huddersfield and they contribute towards a lively and enthusiastic campus. Each year you’ll find different international student societies running cultural events, national celebrations and the renowned International Food Festival which showcases cuisine and culture from our different nationalities.

Student Central is home to a number of food outlets, a Starbucks cafe, and a shop stocking everyday essentials as well as plenty of space to relax with friends.

Our ‘i-point’ helpdesk will help provide you with information, support and advice, no matter what you need. There are dedicated and accessible advice desks offering information on everything from finance to careers, to part-time jobs or health, and well-being.
Student Central houses a new sports hall with state-of-the art Teachnogym Artis technology, an eight court sports hall, two squash courts and dance studios

Closest airport to the university?
(How long does it take to get from the airport to the main university campus?)

Manchester Airport (travel distance – 1 hour by direct train)

Leeds/Bradford Airport (travel time approximately 1 hour 20 min public transport, 40 minutes by car)

Student Union activities & societies? The Students’ Union is the home of sports clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities. Follow your passion for competitive or social sport, or get involved with student run societies covering a huge variety of interests and activities - it’s a great way to make friends and learn new skills.
The Students’Union also offers jobs in its retail and promotional services as well as the opportunity to become an elected officer on the Students’ Union Executive Committee.

Scholarships & Bursaries
(Any specifically for NI students?)

NI students are HEU in terms of fees.

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Internships/Placement/Study abroad opportunities?

Huddersfield is among the UK’s top 10 providers of ‘sandwich’ courses where our students undertake a 12 month paid work placement in industry or commerce. The Business School’s Business Placement Unit was awarded ‘Best University Placement Service’ at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2017.

Our Placement Units across the University alongside our Careers and Employability service link students with internship and employment opportunities.

What accommodation is available & what is the average cost?

First years are guaranteed a place in the University’s preferred accommodation supplier at the Storthes Hall Student Village. Average price from £80 - £110 pw.
3 Fun Facts about the university

  • Huddersfield is believed to be the only UK University with a canal running through it.
  • A third of the population of Huddersfield are students (from FE and HE institutions)
  • Famous Hollywood actor and local lad Sir Patrick Stewart (X Men, Star Trek Next Generation, Logan) was Chancellor for over 10 years

Link to university website