University of Huddersfield
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 4.17 / 5.00
- 2.65 / 4.00
- 0.32 / 1.00
- 72.7 / 100.0
- 70.9 / 100.0
- 80.7 / 100.0
Huddersfield is 1st in England for professionally qualified teaching staff (HEFCE, December 2016). The university is a top 10 university in England for paid work placement years in industry (HESA 15/16) and its overall undergraduate student satisfaction is 87%, higher than the national average for English universities (NSS 2016). 94.5% of undergraduate students and 94.8% of postgraduate students go on to work and/or further study within 6 months of graduating (DLHE 2014–15).
- Please refer to the university website for details of entry requirements and the university's admissions policy.
- Depending on the course students choose, they will be offered a range of study methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops.
- Assessment could include exams, coursework, group exercises and in-class tests.
- 79% of undergraduate students are happy with assessment and feedback methods – this is higher than the national average for English universities (NSS 2016).
- Many courses are offered both full-time and part-time and provide option modules alongside core modules, allowing students to study areas of particular interest to them.
- All students have the opportunity to undertake professional work experience during their studies, and many full-time undergraduate degrees include an optional paid placement year.
- Study and work abroad opportunities are also available through the Erasmus scheme and the university has strong links with overseas institutions including universities in the USA, Hong Kong and China.
Student Services and Facilities
- The Student Central building is a learning and leisure centre giving access to all student services including the library, sport and gym facilities, the Students' Union, a shop and plenty of eating outlets including Starbucks, all under one roof.
- The library contains over 300,000 books and journals, with millions in digital format. The library opens 7 days a week during term time and 24 hours a day at certain periods. Heritage Quay is the official, interactive archive for the University of Huddersfield.
- Within the library are 500 PCs and Macs; the computer laboratory is open 24 hours a day all year round, and there is free Wi-Fi across the campus.
- The campus is also home to the University Health Centre, a podiatry clinic and a branch of Santander Bank.
- The Disability Services team works alongside students, offering confidential advice and guidance and encouraging them to discuss their specific requirements so that appropriate support can be put in place.
- The team coordinates support for students, which can include adjustments for teaching and assessments, linking students up with support workers, assistance with Disabled Students’ Allowance applications and help with assessment of or access to other services at the university.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
- The Students’ Union is led by students for students, ensuring that students have an independent voice concerned only with their interests. As well as representing students, the SU also runs an on-campus shop, the free HudLets accommodation service and an advice centre, as well as offering volunteering opportunities.
- The SU manages huge events such as Freshers’ Week and Varsity, ensuring that there is plenty of fun and entertainment going on all year round to make student life even better.
- The SU is also home over 100 societies and sports clubs, so whatever a student’s interests – football, frisbee, drama or politics, to name just a few – they can get involved and meet new friends who are into the same things.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- The university's JobShop advertises good quality vacancies for University of Huddersfield students and graduates, including part-time jobs, and summer vacation schemes.
- JobShop is available both online and in the form of the JobShop wall in the careers centre. Students and graduates can access all available opportunities from the careers website.
- The university's Careers Service offers a range of support and guidance to University of Huddersfield students and graduates.
- JobShop vacancies include Insight days, summer vacation schemes, part-time jobs, internships and graduate jobs.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
19,272 students in 2015–16:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 77%
- Postgraduate 23%
Mode of study
- Full Time 77%
- Part Time 23%
Where students come from
- UK 84%
- EU 4%
- Other 12%
- Male 43%
- Female 57%
- The university has a long and proud tradition of providing education since 1825.
- In 1992 the institution changed its named from Huddersfield Polytechnic to the University of Huddersfield.
- In July 2015 His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG became the Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield.
- Sir George Buckley Hon DSc – formerly Chairman, President and CEO of multinational conglomerate 3M.
- Kavita Oberoi OBE – founded her own business healthcare consultancy Oberoi Consulting in 2001, and was awarded an OBE for services to Entrepreneurship and Start-up Businesses in 2014.
- Matt Roberts – TV presenter best known for BBC Sport and Eurosport's Moto GP motorcycle racing coverage.
- Robbie Hunter Paul – former New Zealand international rugby league player, along with stints at Bradford Bulls and Huddersfield Giants.
- Natalie Gavin – actress appearing in several British TV dramas and comedies, including Prisoners’ Wives, Shameless and Jericho.
- Sir John Andrew Harman – former Chairman of the Environment Agency and former leader of Kirklees Council, knighted in 1997 for services to local government and the environment.
- Katy Lilley – Global Marketing Manager at the oral division of GlaxoSmithKline.
- Adil Ray – actor and radio and TV presenter, best known for BBC1 comedy Citizen Khan.
- Owen Williams – Chief Executive at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust and formerly Chief Executive of Calderdale Council.
- Sally Nugent – journalist and presenter at BBC News.
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