Huddersfield is an attractive, cosmopolitan, friendly town with a rich history. In a central location in the UK, there are great train links as well as good connections to the M62 and M1. It also offers a relatively low cost of living.
Nightlife and culture
- Huddersfield has a lively nightlife scene. There are some great clubs and bars such as student favourites Sketch and Camel Club, which offer regular student deals.
- The town is also a thriving centre for craft beer and real ale, with many independent breweries and pubs. Plus popular chains such as Revolución de Cuba and Wetherspoons.
- There's a range of restaurants offering food to suit every palate and budget, right across the road from campus – from Nandos to independent places such as Med-One.
- Get a culture fix at events such as the Literature Festival and Contemporary Music Festival. A theatre across the road from campus shows performances from plays to comedy.
- The nearby countryside has hiking, walking and cycling routes. The John Smith's stadium hosts sporting and music events, and is home to the town's football and rugby clubs.
- DIGS are the university’s preferred, recommended and approved student accommodation provider. They guarantee students a room.
- Storthes Hall Park Student Village offers en suite rooms. Ashenhurst offers home-style living in a shared house.
- Both sites offer a welcoming and inclusive community and a 24/7 on-site presence.
- Storthes Hall Park has a free gym plus an on-site bar, gaming room, study room and more, including free events and activities.
- Ashenhurst offers independent living with the benefit of having a friendly reception team on hand and weekly bathroom cleaning.
Accommodation costs 2020/2021
£70- £115 per week
- Located in the centre of campus, the Students' Union provides an inclusive, supportive and exciting side to student life.
- Sport clubs and societies range from football to frisbee and salsa to sci-fi. There also lots of academic societies to join.
- Events throughout the year from the welcome festival, Hud Crawl and Varsity to Bonfire night and the Give it a Go programme.
- The campus is in the town centre, with good rail links to Leeds (20 minutes), Manchester (30 minutes) and London (under 3 hours).
- Student accommodation is a short walk or a bus ride away. A bus pass to Storthes Hall or Ashenhurst is around £40 a year.
- Active travel to campus is supported, with good cycle and changing/shower facilities. Rail and bus stations are both nearby.
- The nearest airports are Leeds and Manchester, with a direct train to Manchester. Liverpool airport is less than 2 hours away.
- Huddersfield is in a great central location in the UK. The are good road links to both the M62 and M1.
- The university's JobShop lists good quality vacancies for students, including part-time jobs and summer schemes.
- Students can apply for paid jobs at the university such as student ambassadors, social media reps and library helpers.