As a global institution, situated at the heart of a multicultural and diverse town, the University of Huddersfield welcomes job applicants from all countries and nationalities.

Going to live and work in another country is a major change in anyone’s life and we want to help to make this transition as smooth as possible for you.

To help international job applicants plan for life in the UK, we have put together some useful information on passports and visas, accommodation and a number of other practical considerations we hope you will find useful and will help to ensure a smooth transition to Huddersfield.

Financial support to assist with relocation is available to senior members of staff (grade 10 and above) taking up a first appointment with the University of at least three years’ duration.

The University is located close to the centre of the thriving West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield, near to areas of outstanding natural beauty publicised in TV programmes such as 'Last of the Summer Wine' and 'Where the Heart Is'. The University is surrounded by a number of attractive villages in the Holme, Colne and Dearne valleys and is within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District and the major urban centres of Leeds and Manchester. The cost of housing compares favourably with other regions in Britain. The town is well known for its musical traditions, including the world famous Choral Society and the internationally renowned Contemporary Music Festival. The Lawrence Batley Theatre, and a large sports stadium host various cultural and sporting events, respectively.

The Education Guardian has carried an article about working for the University of Huddersfield.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Bob Cryan on coming to work for the University

Before you arrive in the UK

Useful information before you arrive in the UK

Arrival in the UK

Useful information for when you arrive.


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Money Matters

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Childcare and schools

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Support for you and your family

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