The institution was incorporated as a Higher Education Corporation (HEC) on 21 November 1988 by virtue of the Education Reform Act 1988 (ERA) (Commencement No. 2) Order 1988. The Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (section 77) enabled Higher Education Corporations who were Polytechnics to change their name to University and on 16 June 1992 the Privy Council gave its consent to the new name of the Corporation, and our official, and preferred name, The University of Huddersfield.
University of Huddersfield
As a higher education corporation, the University is not registered with Companies House and does not have a company registration number.
The University has charitable status as an exempt charity under Schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011. It is therefore subject to charity legislation but is not required to register with the Charity Commission and is not regulated by it. As an exempt charity, the University does not have a registered charity number.
In 2018, the Office for Students replaced the Higher Education Funding Council for England as the independent regulator for higher education in England. The Office for Students was set up by the Higher Education and Research Act of 2017 and it published its new regulatory framework in February 2018.
The University Council is the principal decision-making body in the University, please click here to view the Council and Committee member profiles
|Council Member||Other Charitable Trusteeships|
|Mr Bernard Ainsworth||
Professor Bob Cryan CBE DL FREng
Peter Jones Foundation
Institution of Engineering & Technology
Mr Mark Fisher CBE
Clore Social Leadership Foundation
|Mrs Virginia Lloyd DL||Henry Watkinson Educational Trust|
|Baroness Kathryn Pinnock||
Yorkshire Water Community Trust
Scholes Village Shelter
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
|Mrs Helen Thomson DL||
|Mr Jonathan Thornton||
Colne Valley Museum
Huddersfield Mrs Sunderland Music Festival
One Community Foundation
|Professor Tim Thornton||
Millenium History Fellowship
Grants of the Société Jersiaise
Feel free to view our full audited consolidated financial statements for the latest financial year, or even view our previous years accounts, at our Financial Statements page.
Please click on the following link for the University's current Modern Slavery Statement
Previous years' Statements are listed below: