Successful, innovative and modern – welcome to the University of Huddersfield

Whatever you aim to do in life, it pays to get a good education. And with high standards of teaching and learning and excellent facilities that's exactly what our students can expect from the University of Huddersfield. Based right in the town centre and at the heart of the local community, we help thousands of people, from school leavers to those returning to education after a gap, achieve their goals each year.

Why do nearly 20,000 students choose to study at Huddersfield?

Excellence

The University of Huddersfield is a growing centre of research and excellence and we always push the boundaries of knowledge.

  • We are proud to have been recognised as a gold-rated university by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
  • We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award recognising the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (Higher Education Academy, 2017).
  • Our academic staff are continually rated as providing high quality teaching in an exciting and stimulating environment. Infact, Huddersfield is first in England for professionally qualified teaching staff (HESA 2018).
  • The UK's leading university for the receipt of National Teaching Fellowships to mark Britain’s best lecturers in Higher Education for the past ten years.
  • We've world-leading applied research groups in biomedical sciences, engineering and physical sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.
  • The University of Huddersfield became the Times Higher Education University of the Year in November 2013. Judges highlighted the University’s outstanding record for student satisfaction and employability with the University placed in the top ten in the country in both categories. We asked our staff and students why they thought the University of Huddersfield won the University of the Year award. Here's what they said.

Employment

We have an impressive record for graduate employment, with 97.3% of our undergraduate and 93.8% of postgraduate students in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17). The University places a great deal of importance on industry experience and therefore 100% of our undergraduate students have the opportunity to undertake professional work experience during their studies.

Enjoyable

Since 2010, £80 million has been spent on campus development making sure our students have access to some of the best facilities in the country. Our campus also has a vibrant social scene and we have a very active Students’ Union with more than 110 clubs and societies.

Enterprising

The University is growing its reputation as a leader in the field of enterprise. In 2012 the University was awarded the prestigious Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year and followed this up in 2013 when it was awarded a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade. Professor Liz Towns-Andrews, Director of Research and Enterprise, also received an individual Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.

We have helped a number of graduates to set up their own successful businesses and have a fantastic Enterprise Team who are here to help students get their business ideas off the ground. The Duke of York Entrepreneur Centre, housed in the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, is a great hub for students who wish to set up their own business and provides a great opportunity to network with other students and local businesses.

Our awards

We are an award winning and a 'truly inspiring and innovative' University. Read more about the awards we are proud to have won.

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Academic Schools

The University of Huddersfield has seven academic schools. Find out what subjects areas are covered by each academic school

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A-Z of Academic Staff

Our staff have expertise across an impressive range of disciplines. Find out more about individual staff members are their work.

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Key facts

The University of Huddersfield is a great place for teaching and learning. These key facts show why Huddersfield is the place to be.

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Information for the media

Our Public Relations Office deals with all media enquiries, issues press releases and organises interviews with academics.

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Royal visitors

We have been honoured with many Royal visitors over the years - approving achievements and opening new buildings and facilities.

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Council profiles

The University Council is the principal decision-making body in the University. Find out more about its structure and members.

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Senior staff

The University of Huddersfield Senior Management Structure including the Vice-Chancellor's Office members, deans and directors.

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Honorary graduates

Honorary awards are conferred on an annual basis during the University’s award ceremony weeks in July and November. 

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Community impact

Find out more about our commitment to corporate social responsibility and the impact the University has on the local community.

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Environment and sustainability

Explore the ‘greener side’ and you’ll discover we’re more than just a great place to learn.

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Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

The QAA provides guidance and support to help UK universities provide the best possible student experience of higher education.

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Annual Review

It’s been an outstanding year for the University. Find out more about our amazing achievements in our Annual Review 2017.

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Financial statements

View our consolidated financial statements, including copies of current and historic University of Huddersfield audited financial statements.

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Constitutional and legal matters

Find out about the Legal and Charitable Status of the University and its Council and Committee members.

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Information Governance

Information Governance at the University ensures necessary safeguards for, and appropriate use of, personal and University information.

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Access Agreements

Find out more about our commitment to creating opportunities for people who may otherwise be excluded from higher education.

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Social Media Directory

Stay connected with the official University of Huddersfield social media channels.

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How to find us

Huddersfield is located between Leeds and Manchester. Here is everything you need to find us, no matter where you are coming from.

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Contact us

Whether you have a general query or want to get in touch with one of our members of staff, here you will find all the contacts you need.

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Events calendar

We offer a wide selection of events including VIP lectures, music concerts, theatre, exhibitions and much more.

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Our buildings

Learn more about our innovative buildings and the historic significance of their patrons.

 

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Brexit

The UK's referendum outcome to leave the EU will create significant challenges for universities, but we intend to remain global in our outlook.

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Vice Chancellor's Office

Find out about the team, policies and governance.

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