At the University of Huddersfield, you'll find services and support networks to help you get ahead in your studies and social life. Whether you study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you'll soon discover that you're never far away from our dedicated staff and resources to help you navigate through your personal student journey.
We offer a friendly and supportive environment for all. Our Student Support services will be there for you when you need them – from practical advice to more intensive support – to help make your time here at Huddersfield run as smoothly as possible.
Tuition fee information and information about financing your studies can be found on our 'Undergraduate fees and finance' webpages. These pages also include details on how to apply for your tuition fee loan, information about the maintenance loan, undergraduate scholarships, and financial help for parents in higher education.
Finance information for postgraduate students can be found on our 'Postgraduate fees and finance' webpages including information on postgraduate tuition fee loans funding for PGCE and PgDipE courses and Progression bursaries.
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As a care leaver you may have concerns about studying at university - both on a personal and financial level. We can offer you support throughout your academic journey.
One of our dedicated Support Co-ordinators, specifically trained to work with care leavers and vulnerable adults, will meet you before the academic year begins to discuss any concerns or worries that you may have and answer any questions. You will also be able to access ongoing support throughout your studies. If you would like to know more, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or see our Care leavers webpage.
Some of our students, along with Aimhigher and the Frank Buttle Trust, have created an inspirational film with the support of Fixers UK - a group of young people aged 16-25 who work together to broadcast a huge range of issues including Care Leavers in Higher Education. In the film some of our care leaver students share their experience at the University.
The University of Huddersfield recognises the challenges that young people face when they leave the care system and begin to live independently.
We support the key principles of the Care Leaver’s covenant which are:
That all parts of society have a responsibility to help care leavers to avoid poor outcomes and make a successful transition to adulthood. Ensuring that action to support Care Leavers should be in their best interests, to promote their health and wellbeing and secure the best outcomes for them and improve their life chances.
We know you're coming to university to undertake your course, meet new people and broaden your horizons. However, we also help you to focus on life after you have graduated to ensure that your hard work pays off and you achieve your ambition. We offer all our students careers advice for life, meaning you can access support for the duration of your career.
The Careers and Employability Service is here to help you find work opportunities and to apply. Our team will give you one-to-one guidance to help you work out your career options and provide you with information, advice and guidance. Some of the resources that you'll get access to when you join us include:
Our approach to guide you to become an employable graduate, encouraging you to get involved with activities that could help you stand out in the jobs market through a concept we call EmployableME. Your EmployableME journey starts the very minute you begin University and continues throughout your working life. As soon as you're a student here, we'll be looking out for ways to help you get a fulfilling and rewarding job. We can also help you with identifying transferable skills if you are looking for a career change.
We also offer a number of online resources. The Careers and Employability resource hub, MyCareer, is a home to the JobShop, where you can access hundreds of vacancies from organisations that want Huddersfield's students and graduates. MyCareer also features useful tools such as a CV builder, interview simulator and a number of employer videos, providing a valuable insight into employers' perspective on key aspects of what they're looking for.
Pearltrees is an online resource for graduate opportunities and information about different industry sectors, allowing you to search for opportunities based on what your area of interest is and to gain sector-specific information. Goinglobal is a resource for exploring career options abroad, and our employment market statistics are another valuable source of information that can give you an idea of what other people from your course have gone on to do after graduating.
What our students love about Huddersfield is that there's a real focus on practical career advice, emphasis on work placements and a variety of opportunities for students.
The University's JobShop advertises jobs that are ideal for students. They can range from working in retail, to the Students' Union, and even working in the University Library as a Student Helper.
Andy Rhodes, Sports Journalism BA(Hons) student
Throughout your time at the University, Computing and Library Services will make sure you have access to all the resources you need to take your degree to the next level.
We provide high quality and customer-focused services, having held the Government Customer Service Excellence ® standard for many years. Our National Student Survey results show a high level of satisfaction with the library and computing facilities at the University.
IT Support provides and maintains access to the University’s computing, Wi-Fi and printing facilities, and online resources such as the University's virtual learning environment, student email, electronic library resources and more.
IT support is available through the Help Centre, based in the Library, and via a 24-hour telephone helpline.
Training on using various software, hardware and assistive technology is also available for all students, through workshops or one-to-one support.
The Library has a wide range of books, ebooks, online resources and more to support your studies. The Library also loans out laptops, and AV equipment such as cameras.
Open 24-hours a day through term-time, and with many resources available to access online from wherever you are, the Library is always there to support your learning.
Help is available during normal working hours at our Help Centre, online, and through a 24-hour helpline.
Heritage Quay is the official archive for the University of Huddersfield, acting as the guardian of the archives of other organisations, families and individuals dating back over 200 years.
For more information, visit the Heritage Quey website.
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The University Disability Services provides confidential advice and guidance, with a focus on you and the support you need. You can find full details of what they offer on the Wellbeing and Disability Services webpages.
The Service works with students with a range of disabilities and long-term conditions that have a significant impact on their ability to study. This includes specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, long-term medical conditions such as diabetes, mobility or physical disabilities or conditions, hearing impairments, visual impairments, social communication difficulties such as autistic spectrum conditions or mental health issues. Our main aim is to work alongside you to get the right support in place at the right time as we believe that nothing should stop you achieving what you're capable of.
We appreciate that it can sometimes be difficult to discuss your disability so, we'll give you the time you need as well as clear information about what support we can offer, who we will share the information with and why. Here are some of the things we can help you with:
More information about the ways in which we could help you please visit our Disability Services webpages. You can find details about the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) on our fees and finance webpages.
Here at Huddersfield we celebrate diversity and strive for equality of opportunity.
The University of Huddersfield is an equal opportunities institution. We have developed several policies to ensure that we do not inadvertently exclude groups by our practice or our culture (perceived or real). We aim to create conditions where staff and students are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, age, race, caste, class, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, family responsibility, trade union activity, political or religious belief, or age.
More information about our equal opportunities policies and the University Equal Opportunities Policy Statement can be found in our equal opportunities policy document.
Whatever your faith you'll find the Faith Centre a relaxing and calming place to be and unwind. The Faith Centre is home to the Community Lounge - a vibrant, busy, welcoming space where you can meet new friends and enjoy free tea and coffee. It’s is a great place to explore and discuss spiritual issues with like-minded individuals. We have a range of worship, prayer and ablution facilities on campus. You can also take part in interfaith events or request a prayer from our chaplains. There are prayer rooms for all faiths, which can be used for individual and group prayer or faith group meetings.
It doesn’t matter what your beliefs are, everyone is welcome at the Faith Centre. You'll get a warm welcome and have the chance to chat with like-minded people. There are rooms for worship, meditation and prayer as well as ablution facilities. Find out more on the Faith Centre website.
Here at Huddersfield, we help current students and graduates prepare for self-employment, freelancing and starting their own business. Taking the first step towards running your own business can seem like a real challenge. We're here to support you right from the beginning to help you grow your seed of an idea into a successful business.
Our Enterprise Team supports students and graduates to set up businesses and to meet other like-minded peers during their degree or after they graduate. They are based in The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Centre - a fantastic modern facility for start-ups housed in the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre. The centre offers free hot desk office facilities, one to one business advice and support, and a range of business facilities such as landline telephones and bookable meeting pods.
When it comes to choosing a placement while you are studying at undergraduate level, the conventional route is not your only option. If you think you've got what it takes, you could choose to set up and run your own business during an Enterprise Placement Year.
The University also offers a range of enterprise-focused degrees and one to one and group support to help students develop their ideas into successful businesses ventures.
The Enterprise Team will support you when starting your own business by providing business advice and support, funding opportunities and office facilities. Its series of Enterprise Events is an ideal starting point for those who want to increase their enterprise awareness. These events offer advice on writing a business plan, researching the market, developing a brand and essential networking skills. The Team will work with you to help you make a success of your business.
Following an initial chat with a Business Advisor you can apply for on-going support and access to the Enterprise Team’s services through Enterprise Support. Enterprise Support is open to UK/EU current students of the University and graduates within five years of graduation who have viable business or self-employment propositions and can evidence high commitment and enthusiasm for their business idea.
Apply for Enterprise Support if you have the enthusiasm and ambition to start out on your own.
University life is a great experience where you will make lots of new friends and learn lots of new things. However, there may be times when you have concerns or become worried and it is at these times that we can support you. A healthy body and a healthy mind is exactly what you need while you're studying.
Wellbeing Services is here to help students get the most out of their time at University and offer confidential one-to-one and group support with a wide range of personal and emotional concerns. You can find full details of what they offer on the Wellbeing and Disability Services webpages.
Here are some of the things we could help you with:
Here are some of the ways we could help:
More information is available on our Wellbeing and Disability Services webpages.
Our friendly sport and fitness team – TeamHud – welcomes you to join the fantastic sports facilities here at Huddersfield once you arrive at University. With flexible membership options and over 28 different classes led by qualified instructors, the Sports Centre is the place to be. Our fitness suite features the most up-to-date Technogym equipment and with a sports hall, squash courts and two purpose-built studios you will have everything you need to get the most out of your membership.
Check out TeamHud's website for more information.
One of the first things you'll need to do when you arrive on campus is register with an NHS general practice. There's one right next door on the University campus, so if you live within three miles of the University that could be ideal. You'll find doctors, nurses and physios on hand to help. They can give you advice on everything including sexual health, contraception, sports injuries, rehabilitation, travel vaccines, relaxation and stress.
For more information please visit the Health Centre website.
We welcome students returning to Higher Education after doing something else in life or have had change in personal circumstances before returning to studying. In fact, 63% of Huddersfield students are aged 21 or over (HESA 2015/16). We have plenty of experience and resources to help you decide on your course, look at entry routes into Higher Education, explore ways to enhance your career prospects and support you with the application process.
If it's been a while since you left the education system, we have lots of ways to help you get back into the swing of studying. If you don't have the formal qualifications required for degree-level study, you can enrol for an extended degree of either four or five years, which includes a foundation year. You don't have to choose your degree course until you've completed your foundation year.
If you already have a good idea of what course you would like to study, why not find out what courses we offer at Huddersfield.
Studying when you have a family is a rewarding experience – there’s no doubt that you’ll be very busy, and it might seem like a huge challenge, but you certainly won’t be the only one juggling university and home life. We have a number of students parents who have decided to study with us.
Caring for children can be expensive but don’t let this prevent you from going to university especially as there are a number of schemes that can help you. The Government offers a number of different options for financial support for parents in Higher Education including Childcare Grant, Parents' Learning Allowance and help with paying for childcare.
If you need any help finding childcare you can search for local childcare providers on the Kirklees Council website. There is also a wealth of information to support parents on the Kirklees Council Family Information Directory.
You can find further information and help on the C & K Careers' website. C & K Careers offer high quality, impartial information, advice and guidance (IAG) services to young people and adults on behalf of schools, colleges, local authorities, prime and area-based contractors and employers.
We want you to get the most out of your time during your time at Huddersfield. There are a number of study resources to help you achieve your goals and ensure you are well-prepared to tackle student life in Huddersfield.
The University provides a number of online resources which you can access once you enrol. UniLearn is an online portal where you will find information relating to your course. You can also access your University email account, download the University app and pay your fees online.
Students at the University of Huddersfield also have access to a wide range of online study resources once enrolled. UniTube is the University’s video streaming and lecture capture service, online Module Guides, and Summon - home to the University Library resources online.
For more information visit our 'Study resources' webpages.
The University works in partnership with Blackwell books to meet the needs of students including books, CDs, DVDs and more. For all your book related needs once you become a student with us you can take advantage of the following benefits:
Whether you have come to University straight from school or college or after some years in work or raising a family, you will have certainly found that it differs in many ways from any studying you’ve done before. We offer assistance and help with academic development for students at the University through personal Academic Skills Tutors.
The Academic Skills tutors will help you find your feet in those first few weeks and to develop the skills you need to succeed whatever challenges you face throughout your course. They will help you improve your academic writing style, structure your work appropriately, construct arguments, gain confidence in referencing, finding and evaluating information, or in preparing for exams.
More information about Academic Skills Tutors support can be found on our Academic Skills webpage. There is also a Student Views Video Gallery where you can find out how some of our students have benefitted from the advice and guidance of our Academic Skills Tutors.
For information, support and advice, iPoint is your one-stop shop for everything you need, no matter what it is, while you are with us. You can find the iPoint helpdesk in Student Central as well as specific help points around campus, which means that you are never far away from someone who can help.
iPoint is a great team of really helpful people. They are always on hand to answer all types of questions no matter how small. Whether it’s directions around campus or what to do when you're struggling with an assignment, they’ll point you in the right direction!
Jesarat Hamad Hussain, Journalism BA(Hons) student
For more information please visit the iPoint webpages.
To learn more about how we support our students here at Huddersfield you can visit our Student Support services video library on YouTube where you can watch in detail what each service has to offer.
Our International Student Support Advisors can assist you with many issues you may face during your studies, including:
You can access our support service in the following ways:
In person: International Office, Level 4, Student Central Building (10.00am – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday)
By telephone: 01484 472048 (9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday)
By email: email@example.com (Please note that it may take up to two working days for a response to your email).
For more information please visit the international web pages.