You're going to be weighing up lots of things before making your decision about where to go to university. But the standard of teaching is bound to be high on your list. Knowledgeable, qualified teachers can inspire you to be the best that you can be and support you to achieve great things.
Huddersfield is joint first in England for professionally qualified teaching staff
Everyone at Huddersfield puts the experience of our students at the heart of their work.
Professor Tim Thornton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
We are joint-first in the UK for the proportion of professionally-qualified teaching staff and were the inaugural university to achieve recognition of this.* 94% of our academic staff hold an appropriate teaching qualification.
We're second in the country for National Teaching Fellowships. Think of them like the teaching Oscars – they rate the UK’s best lecturers. It’s part of our drive for teaching excellence, which helps you achieve great things too. (2021 data)
And we're the UK’s only university where 100% of permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy**. So you'll learn from some of the best, helping you be the best.
* HESA – Initially awarded in 2016, maintained in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Joint first in 2020 and 2021.
** 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.