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Before you enrol

Complete all three steps prior to your arrival within our pre-enrolment portal - 'Your Next Step'.

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Once you arrive at Huddersfield you will enrol on your course and obtain your student ID card allowing you access to University facilities.

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Pre-departure checklist

Print out our friendly checklist to prepare for your journey ensuring that you have done everything you need to do before you set off.



At the University of Huddersfield you'll find services and support networks to help you get ahead in your studies and social life.

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Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some common questions such as what student life is like, term dates and information about tuition fees.

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Freshers' Festival

Hosted every year by the Students' Union (SU), Freshers' festival is a jam-packed week of activities and events designed to introduce you to student life.

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Take a look at our 'Advice for Freshers' film for some tips from our current students of how to get the most out of Freshers' week.


Student Central, our learning and leisure hub, combines access to the library, computing, sport, leisure and eating facilities all under one roof.

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A student guide on what to pack for Uni

Read drama student Molly Charnley's blog post about her experience of what to pack for Uni and what not to buy.

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What happens during induction week?

You probably aren’t really sure what to expect from your first week with so much going on around campus. Here are a few hints on what you will be doing.

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Whether you're an aspiring athlete or a Harry Potter enthusiast Huddersfield is a home to almost 100 sports clubs and societies so there really is something for everyone to try.

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University term dates for 2017/18

Autumn term: 18 September 2017 - 15 December 2017

Induction and registration Monday 18 - Friday 22 September
Induction and Counselling (continuing students) Wednesday 20 - Friday 22 September
Teaching (12 weeks)  Monday 25 September - Friday 15 December

Christmas vacation: 16 December 2017 - 7 January 2018

Spring term: 8 January 2018 - Friday 23 March 2018

Teaching (1 week consolidation plus 10 weeks teaching) Monday 8 January - Friday 23 March

Easter vacation: 24 March 2018 - 15 April 2018

Summer term: 16 April 2018 - 6 July 2018

Teaching (continued)

Monday 16 - Friday 27 April (2 weeks)

Revision/assessment (1 week)  Monday 30 April - Friday 4 May 
Assessment/marking (3 weeks)

Monday 7 - Friday 25 May 

Marking/moderation/CABS (3 weeks)  Monday 28 May - Friday 15 June
Revision/remedial work/intro work (2 weeks) Monday 18 - Friday 29 June
Assessment (1 week) Monday 2 - Friday 6 July
Marking/moderation /referral CABS (2 weeks)  Monday 9 - Friday 20 July

Please note that the above are the University's standard term dates. Term dates may differ for some courses and you are advised to check with your School's Student Support Office. You can find their contact details in your course joining information in the pre-enrolment portal.

Register with the Health Centre

We recommend that you register with the University Health Centre if you're going to be living in student or private accommodation within a three mile radius of the University campus. Registration is quick and easy. Visit the Health Centre Registration webpage and follow the instructions for pre-registration. You could complete one of the following steps to speed up the registration process:

  • Complete both pages of the pre-registration form and submit it. This will not register you fully with the Health Centre but will speed up your registration when you attend.
  • Download and complete the registration pack, then bring this along to your registration slot scheduled by your department. If your department hasn't identified a specific registration slot just call into the Health Centre at any time during the week (9.00am-4.00pm) to register.

Out of area registrations

If you live out of the practice area but study or work within three mile radius of the University campus you are now able to register here. Please note, as you will be registering as an 'out of area' patient, this means that if you were sick at home we wouldn't be able to offer you a home visit. However, there are systems and processes in place whereby you can access urgent care closer to your home address.

Please call the Health Centre on +44 (0)1484 430386 if you require more information.

Student accommodation

It’s not too late to book your accommodation for September. Here’s an overview of the options offered by DIGS Student – our preferred, recommended and approved accommodation provider who will guarantee you find a place in student accommodation.

Storthes Hall Park is home to over 1300 students and is Huddersfield's largest student community. The newly refurbished social area includes a cinema room, console gaming arena and games room. Pair this with the already existing on-site amenities including a shop, gym, launderette and beautiful parkland and it's the ideal environment for your first year. Storthes Hall Park also hosts the biggest Freshers' event in town.

Ashenhurst Houses is home to 280 students and is located only a short walk away from the University. Ashenhurst is extremely popular with students and has a great community feel. With town centre amenities easily accessible, Ashenhurst is the perfect place to live, socialise and meet new friends.

Moving in

Look out for emails from your accommodation provider. They will give detailed instructions on what time to arrive, where to park and where to unload.

If you haven't yet booked accommodation, it's not too late. Visit our accommodation pages to find out what your options are.

Want to do your own thing?

Choosing where to live can be a real dilemma. Don't worry though, we've got it covered with our handy list of pros and cons when choosing to live in halls, a house, or commute from home. In 'Halls, Student Housing or Home?' Huddersfield students Callum, Maddie and Marthe give you their pros and cons when it comes to choosing where to live.

Huddersfield and its surrounding areas offer some great alternative accommodation so you can find a place that's right for you. To find out more about alternative accommodation call  +44 (0)1484 473446  or visit HudLets - the lettings agency run by the Students’ Union.

Staying at home?

If you are going to be travelling regularly, try a young person's rail card or Metro card and visit to plan your journey. If driving is your only option, there are a number of public car parks close to the University campus.

What is there to do in Huddersfield?

Beautiful countryside, great shopping, big nightlife, sporting legends… they’re all on your doorstep when you’re living in Huddersfield. Explore Huddersfield for yourself by downloading our free introductory guide to Huddersfield which has been produced by Lonely Planet.

Here's a quick 'to do' list to tick off during your first few months – guaranteed to get you feeling like a local in no time:

  • Experience Huddersfield on match-day with discounted Giants or Town tickets from the Students' Union.
  • Huddersfield has some fantastic countryside right on its doorstep. Head up to Castle Hill for fresh air and breathtaking views.
  • Kingsgate Shopping Centre offers all the usual high street shops and there are many independent boutiques dotted across town – remember to take your student ID card to claim your 10% student discount.