Here are some key facts that make the University of Huddersfield a great place to be.

Great learning

  • We're in the top 20 in the UK for placement years in industry. (HESA Student Record 2021/22)
  • 100% of our undergraduate students have the opportunity to undertake professional work-related experience during their studies. This includes placements, industry standard projects and real-world case studies*
  • The University of Huddersfield scored 76% for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2022 (NSS, 2022).

* This applies to undergraduate courses of more than 12 months duration.

Great teaching

  • 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. The award recognised that the University of Huddersfield delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
  • In 2017, the University 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)
  • 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 were the first and are the only university in the UK where 100% of permanent teaching staff* are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

**Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield once they have started teaching.

Great future

  • 96.5% of our undergraduate students go on to work and/or further study within fifteen months of graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2019/20, UK domiciled, other activities excluded.)
  • 96.6% of our postgraduate students go on to work and/or further study within fifteen months of graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2019/20, UK domiciled, other activities excluded.)
  • We have over 1,300 alumni working at 62 of the FTSE100 companies, more than 5,000 alumni are company leaders, more than 2,000 are owners/founders and more than 20,000 are in managerial roles. (LinkedIn 2018)

Research and innovation

  • We've world-leading applied research groups in biomedical sciences, engineering and physical sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities
  • We're a dynamic institution that has quadrupled our research income and its postgraduate research in seven years

Customer service

Our Library was the first to gain the UK National Customer Service Excellence Award and is the holder of eight marks of distinction.


DLHE – Destination of Leavers of Higher Education
HEFCE – Higher Education Funding Council for England
HESA – Higher Education Statistics Agency
NSS – National Student Survey
TEF – Teaching Excellence Framework