The University of Huddersfield

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City/Town - Huddersfield
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Why Study Here

The University of Huddersfield is in a great central location with Leeds and Manchester only a quick train ride away. It has a reputation as one of the friendliest towns to live in and offers a relatively low cost of living. With almost 20,000 students there's a thriving student community.

The University of Huddersfield achieved a Gold Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) award in June 2017 which recognised the delivery of outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. This award expired in June 2021 and the scheme is currently being revised.

At Huddersfield, you'll be taught by some of the best lecturers in the country. Huddersfield is joint first in England for the proportion of professionally qualified teaching staff (HESA 2021) and is second in the country for National Teaching Fellowships which mark Britain's best lecturers in Higher Education.


Huddersfield has loads of options for a night out. From locally brewed ales to expertly prepared cocktails, there's something to suit every mood.

The town is home to a range of independent bars as well as popular chains such as Revolution.

There are numerous live music venues across the town, from punk and rock bands to special DJ nights.

You can also party the night away at clubs such as Tokyo and Camel Club who have regular student deals.

Halls of residence

The University offers accommodation through DIGS Student, our preferred, recommended and approved accommodation provider. DIGS guarantees to find students a place in student accommodation and has two sites: Storthes Hall Park and Ashenhurst Houses. Prices start at £70 a week.

Storthes Hall Park is the largest student community in Huddersfield with over 1300 students. Facilities include a bar/cafe, cinema, gym and gaming room all in one location.


The University is located on one campus, in the centre of a vibrant town. Student-friendly cafes, bars and restaurants are just a couple of minutes' walk away. Huddersfield is set amid beautiful Yorkshire countryside and also has great rail and road connections.

The countryside offers plenty of outdoor pastimes and the town has a proud football and rugby heritage. There's also plenty of culture to soak up including literary and music festivals.

Clubs and Societies

The Students' Union is home to over 110 sports clubs and societies from American Football to mindfulness, there is even a range of Academic Societies to choose from or you can start your own!

Many of our Sports Clubs represent Huddersfield in national and regional leagues and each year we have Varsity, the SU's biggest annual sports competition against local rivals, the University of Bradford with more than 2,000 students going to head-to-head.

Freshers' week

Freshers' Week is full of activities. With something for everyone from HudCrawl to Feel Good Friday and of course Freshers' Fair, where you can pick up freebies and meet Sports Clubs and Societies.

The perfect way to welcome you to Huddersfield is Give It A Go Week, giving you the chance to try an activity, Sports Club, Society or even a day trip to a UK attraction. It's the best way to see what Huddersfield has to offer and meet new people.

Student Population
Female / Male Students
56% Female
44% Male
Full / Part Students
82% Full Time
18% Part Time
International Students
81% Domestic
19% International
Stats from HESA

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This University is great! The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. During my experience at Huddersfield, I worked in the library therefore, I met different people of different backgrounds and everyone are just a friendly bunch! I love this University, the diverse community, the atmosphere and if I'm not happy with anything and I raise my issue then it is dealt with immediately just like anyone else's issue would be.


Amazing and helpful staff who are very caring. They push you to reach your goals and help you get there.

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