As a postgraduate you’re going to be working hard, so in your free time we think you’ll really appreciate being somewhere with loads to do. Huddersfield has an abundance of attractions for the postgraduate student. It is arguably the largest town in Europe and as such, it has a distinct city feel to it. Whether your interests lie with art and culture, pubs and clubs, exploring the countryside or sport, there is something here for all.
One of the first things you will notice when entering Huddersfield is the stunning Victorian architecture that surrounds you. In fact, Huddersfield has the 3rd highest number of listed buildings in the country. A quick glance to the hills around the town reveals the landmark Victoria Tower at Castle Hill, built in 1899 and an excellent place to wander up to during warm weather for the exercise and the views!
Many events and fairs are hosted here, renowned internationally for their excellence. From the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival to International Food Fairs to the Huddersfield Literature Festival and beyond to the Festival of Light…your calendar will never be empty! The University itself is intimately involved with some of these events and the Music Department, being one of the largest in the UK, is a centre for music making (of all kinds) in the town. The Lawrence Batley Theatre showcases many well-known plays and performers alongside upcoming talents in musicals, drama and comedy.
Whether your perfect tipple is a pint of Real Ale or a trendy mocha-chocca-woogie-boogie-cino, there are bars, pubs and coffee shops everywhere you look. You can spend a pleasant afternoon relaxing or preparing for a night out at one of Huddersfield’s very popular nightclubs such as Tokyo or Camel.
As the birthplace of Rugby League, you’d expect there to be some great sport here. The Huddersfield Giants play at the Galpharm Stadium, a short distance out of the town centre. Sports fans can also see Huddersfield Town there and the University itself fields many varied teams, at all levels.
The cost of living in Huddersfield is reasonable too so you’ll be able to live a wealthy lifestyle without drama at the bank. As if all that wasn’t enough, being ideally situated on the M62 corridor with the vital Transpennine railway running straight through Huddersfield, you have direct, easy access to major cities in the area. For all your needs, academic and social, Huddersfield really is the place to live and learn.
Check out this student-produced re-make of the classic film Manhattan which shows off some of the sites and sounds of Huddersfield.