Best University Workplace

In 2014, we were named Times Higher Education (THE) Best University Workplace. The University claimed top spot in every one of the four key areas which were covered in a survey sent out to staff at higher education institutions across the country.


“I would recommend working at my university”

  1. University of Huddersfield - 91
  2. University of Kent - 87
  3. University College London - 86
  4. Newcastle University - 85
  5. University of Sheffield - 80

“The leadership of my university is performing well”

  1. University of Huddersfield - 92
  2. Newcastle University - 78
  3. University of Sunderland - 72
  4. University of Sheffield - 64
  5. University College London - 63

“My work responsibilities allow for a healthy work-life balance”

  1. University of Huddersfield - 76
  2. Bath Spa University - 68
  3. Newcastle University - 67
  4. University of Manchester - 63 = University of Sunderland - 63


“My university offers a fair deal to its employees in terms of working conditions and benefits” 

  1. 1. University of Huddersfield - 91
  2. =2. Liverpool John Moores University - 88 = University of Sunderland - 88
  3. Newcastle University - 85
  4. University of Kent - 84 

Note: numbers are a % of respondents who agreed with each statement.

In the media

There was a congratulatory message from the University’s Patron, HRH The Duke of York and a feature on his website:

Congratulations @HuddersfieldUni on achieving 1st place in 4 key areas of the @timeshighered #BestUniWorkplace survey.

— The Duke of York (@TheDukeOfYork) January 30, 2014

A word from the Vice-Chancellor

The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan, was delighted with the result: “It has made me very proud indeed. Our staff are our biggest asset and hugely important to the success of the University. Time and time again I have seen them go the extra mile for their students, which is what it’s all about. So it’s pleasing to know that they are happy in their work and in the direction that the University is heading.'