The University of Huddersfield

4.2 from 167 ratings
Ranking
50/354 Universities
Location: 
3.9 / 16 reviews
Party Vibe: 
3.7 / 16 reviews
Halls of Residence: 
3.0 / 25 reviews
Clubs & Societies: 
3.7 / 14 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
3.8 / 6 reviews

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Why Study Here

Overview

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 is recognised as a gold-rated University by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.

At Huddersfield, you’ll be taught by some of the best lecturers in the country. Huddersfield is first in England for professionally qualified teaching staff (HEFCE Dec 2016) and for the past nine years, Huddersfield has been the UK's leading university for the receipt of National Teaching Fellowships to mark Britain’s best lecturers in Higher Education.

Our student satisfaction score is 86.39% - higher than the national average (NSS, 2017).

 

Nightlife

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.

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.

  • Total Students
    19,175
  • Male / Female Students
    56% Female 44% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    78% Full Time 22% Part Time
  • International Students
    15% International 85% UK

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The University of Huddersfield Reviews

4.2 / 167 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    78
  • 4 Stars
    49
  • 3 Stars
    35
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Star
    1
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Anonymous

27th January 2018
Good facilities, staff contact is very minimal. A lot of support from the student union. Careers service is good
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Harley Widdowson

6th February 2018
My course when I started seemed ace, but a lot of tutors have left and I feel a bit cheated, locked into a degree that I feel has gone down in value, especially as they’ve increased fees!
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Rankings

Rank City Student Rating
50 Derby
3.8 / 27 reviews
51 St Andrews
3.8 / 26 reviews
52 Chelmsford City
4.2 / 11 reviews
53 Carlisle City
4.2 / 10 reviews
54 Huddersfield
3.9 / 16 reviews
55 Loughborough
3.7 / 22 reviews
56 Ormskirk
3.7 / 22 reviews
57 Chichester City
3.9 / 13 reviews
58 Uxbridge
3.6 / 25 reviews
59 Penryn Town
3.8 / 14 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Storthes Hall Park
3.0 / 24 reviews
2 Ashenhurst Houses
3.0 / 1 review
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Basketball
5.0 / 1 review
2 Football (Women's)
5.0 / 1 review
3 Huddersfield University Business Society (HubSoc)
5.0 / 1 review
4 HUSSI (Snowsports)
5.0 / 1 review
5 Musical Theatre
5.0 / 1 review
6 Cheerleading
3.5 / 2 reviews
7 Badminton
4.0 / 1 review
8 Feminist Society
4.0 / 1 review
9 Hud Movies
4.0 / 1 review
10 Women's Rugby Union
2.3 / 3 reviews
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Camel Club
4.5 / 17 reviews
2 Five Bar
4.8 / 6 reviews
3 Tokyo Huddersfield
3.8 / 12 reviews
4 Revolution (Huddersfield)
4.2 / 5 reviews
5 The Warehouse
5.0 / 2 reviews
6 The Parish
4.5 / 2 reviews
7 Huddersfield Cocktail Club
5.0 / 1 review
8 Associated Bar
0.0 / 0 reviews
9 Eden Night Club
0.0 / 0 reviews
10 Magic Rock Tap
0.0 / 0 reviews
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1 Huddersfield, University of
3.8 / 6 reviews
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Location Details

The University of Huddersfield
Queensgate
Huddersfield
HD1 3DH
United Kingdom