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.