The University of Huddersfield

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With over 20,000 students, the University of Huddersfield has a thriving student community. The award winning University is recognised for its teaching excellence and real-world experience. One of our awards includes the best University Employability Strategy at the National Graduate Recruitments Awards 2021. Our environmentally friendly campus is in the heart of a vibrant, cosmopolitan town, where you’ll have everything on one campus. It’s a quick train ride to Leeds and Manchester and surrounded by beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Unlike some large cities, Huddersfield offers a relatively low cost of living, giving you more for your money. You’ll have access to top-class facilities and resources, as we’re continually investing in equipment, technology and new buildings.

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Why Study Here

You’ll have lots to think about when choosing a university that is right for you. So Why Huddersfield? We would answer that we have it all, from teaching excellence to the student experience, work placements to graduate employment. You can choose from 100’s of courses that offer professional accreditations and the chance to gain real-world experience. Alongside your degree, you can study for the Global Professional Award, to gain valuable skills which employers are looking for.

At Huddersfield, you'll be taught by some of the best lecturers in the country. We have triple proof of teaching excellence: our staff rank in the top three in England for the proportion who hold doctorates, who have higher degrees, and hold teaching qualifications*. So, you’ll learn from some of the best, helping you to be the best (HESA 2022).

It's not just about our inspirational teaching, you'll need top-class facilities and resources. So we’re continually investing in our campus, facilities and technology giving you access to state-of-the-art laboratories, specialist studios and industry-standard equipment. Our facilities give students real-world experiences. You might hone your skills in our Trading Room, mock Law court or crime scene suite. Perform in one of our concert venues or help to build a Formula student car.

Our art, design and architecture students have use of the unique Phidias Lab, to develop and prototype 3D models in a VR environment. We also have professional production studios, simulation hospital wards and automotive simulator engines, as well as a cutting-edge podiatry clinic with an orthotics lab and surgical theatre suite.

All of this, as well as 24-hour computer labs and a library which is open seven days a week and round the clock most of the year, with access to Windows, Mac and Linux. 

Did you know that we are moving towards a carbon-neutral campus? We're committed to reducing our impact on the environment and tackling the Climate Emergency.  

Come and see it all at our next Open Day.

We’ll let you into a secret. The new student who seems massively confident and self-assured? They’re just as nervous as anyone else. We’re here to help with support services on campus. Wellbeing Services are on hand to offer advice, support and guidance to strengthen your wellbeing and personal development. Disability Services also provides confidential advice and guidance, to focus on you and support you during your studies. We’re with you all the way.


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.

Huddersfield has a range of multicultural restaurants, with food to suit every palate and budget. You’ll be spoilt for choice, if it’s dancing the night away, eating out or chilling with a coffee in one of the independent cafes and tea houses.

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 at Storthes Hall Park, where you can enjoy a buzzing events programme whilst having the beautiful countryside and walking routes on your doorstep. Prices start at £87 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, with a picturesque narrow canal running through it. The student-friendly town is a 2-minute walk away, with friendly cafes, bars and restaurants, unique shops and historical buildings. Huddersfield is set amid beautiful Yorkshire countryside and 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.

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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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