In 2016 our institution celebrated a very special anniversary. We marked 175 years since an educational institute was set up in Huddersfield to educate local working people. In 1841, it was known as a Young Men’s Mental Improvement Society and had about 400 students. Since then we’ve grown into a university with over 23,000 students. On these pages you can explore a timeline of our history, find out more about the university estate, and see where our alumni’s ambitions have taken them.