Huddersfield has a rich history of vocational education, which is still a cornerstone of the present institution, and this dates back to the creation of the Huddersfield Scientific and Mechanic Institute in 1825.
We offer high quality teaching with a strongly vocational emphasis. In fact, we were voted a top university for teaching quality in the Times Higher Education Supplement league table in May 2005. We're also among the UK's top 10 providers of 'sandwich courses' where students undertake a paid work placement in industry or commerce. That's one of the reasons why we've got an impressive record for graduate employment. It's a direct result of our practical and vocational approach, combining real work experience with high academic standards.
The University of Huddersfield’s researchers are dedicated to solving the problems and answering the questions posed by industry, science and society as a whole. Our pioneering research is showcased by internationally recognised centres of excellence, strategic industry relationships and a commitment to providing state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
The Careers and Employability Service offers a range of support and practical help to help you to prepare and step into your chosen career after you graduate with us. This includes:
Student Services is committed to supporting students throughout their time at the University of Huddersfield. It provides a network of support and guidance enabling students to develop in a caring, friendly environment and to leave the University better equipped to face the future.
Huddersfield has several Hotels that can be booked:
Our library is open 24/7 (during term time) with a huge volume of material available online. There’s no need to buy expensive books, and studying can be done at a time that’s right for you with all the information you need, instantly at your fingertips. And with Wi-Fi access throughout the campus, there’s really no excuse to be behind with your studies.
At Huddersfield, you’ll be able to access up-to-date software, computers and training so that you can maximise the facilities on offer while you're studying with us. We have computers available throughout our libraries and most of our school buildings also have computer rooms.
Our campus is an inspiring place to study and also provides chilled out space for relaxation or taking time out with a book or chatting to friends. Running through the heart of the Huddersfield campus is the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. It’s a picturesque setting with that all-important WOW factor for visiting family and friends, and it’s unique to Huddersfield.