Successful, global 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. 

  • The University of Huddersfield achieved a Gold Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) award in June 2017. This award expired in June 2021 and the scheme is currently being revised. We look forward to being reassessed when the awards are re-opened in 2023. 
  • 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). 
  • Triple proof of teaching excellence; our staff rank in the top three in England for the proportion who hold doctorates, who have higher degrees, and hold teaching qualifications (HESA 2022). So, you’ll learn from some of the best, helping you to be the best. 
  • We are joint first in the country for National Teaching Fellowships, which mark the UK’s best lecturers in Higher Education, winning a total of 20 since 2008 (2022 data). 
  • 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 96.5% of our undergraduate and 96.6% of postgraduate students in work or further study within fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2019/20, UK domiciled, other activities excluded). 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 2008, £156 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 and 2022 when it was awarded a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade. Professor Liz Towns-Andrews, 3M Professor of Innovation, also received an individual Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. Then in 2019 our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan, won the Examiner Business Person of the Year award. 

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 Enterprise Hub, 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. 

 

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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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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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Academic Schools

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

Senior staff

The University of Huddersfield relies on strong leadership. Learn about the Senior Management Structure including the Vice-Chancellor's Office, deans and directors.

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CMI% outstanding innovation and delivery award.

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.

Community impact

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

Environment and sustainability

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

Our buildings

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

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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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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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University Council

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

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.

Information for the media

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

Reception services

The University reception provides meet and greet services to visitors, staff and students. Plus other services.

Events calendar

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

Financial statements

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

Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

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

Constitutional and legal matters

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

Information Governance

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

Access Agreements

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


Our London campus

Offering the opportunity for International students to undertake selected University of Huddersfield postgraduate courses in London.

Vice Chancellor's Office

Find out about the team, policies and governance.