University of Huddersfield

Huddersfield University is the direct descendant of the Young Men's Mental Improvement Society, which started in 1841. After various changes in name and structure it became Huddersfield Polytechnic in 1970 and then the University of Huddersfield in 1992. It continues to invest millions of pounds in buildings around the campus and has over 13,000 students locally, as well as many overseas and surrounding areas. It has recently been awarded the prestigious award of Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2012.

Kingsgate Centre in Huddersfield.
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Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman brands lack of action in Cologne investigation into death of Jane Khalaf 'scandalous'

He made his remarks ahead of a poignant memorial service on what would have been her 20th birthday at Huddersfield Town Hall on Sunday

Sir Patrick Stewart to step down as Huddersfield University chancellor

A tough act to follow as curtain comes down on Sir Patrick's chancellor role

Huddersfield University takes technology from lab to shopfloor

A new project will see Huddersfield University's nanoscale defect detection technology adapted for the factory environment

Family and Health: My make up and clothes are my daily battle armour

The fashion industry has long been criticised for its use of tall, skinny, leggy models who are hardly representative of the general population

LOOK: Duke of York back in Huddersfield to support University

Royal guest unveils foundation stonefor planned new building

Panda's Kitchen is bottling success

Huddersfield University student Stephen Bond is set to sell his Panda's Kitchen liqueuers from a unit at the Byram Arcade

LOOK: Hundreds of people across Huddersfield get out of bed early to watch solar eclipse

Dozens make it up to special observatory in Crosland Moor

Duke of York to visit Huddersfield

Royal guest will honour University of Huddersfield winners

Motorist rescued by firefighters

CIPR award for Huddersfield University professor Anne Gregory

Prof Anne Gregory has received an honorary fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

First ever Tajikistan student at Huddersfield University Fozil Radzhabov shines light on his home country

He wants to transform public attitudes and also act as an ambassador to encourage more students to study in Huddersfield

Walk into Huddersfield's past with historic trails looking at how the town was formed and then gained its rich cultural diversity

One trail looks at exiles from Europe while another examines the Ramsden's family impact on Huddersfield

Denis Kilcommons: Huddersfield's Builder's Club

People of a certain age have memories of The Builders Club the place engraved on their souls

Huddersfield brass band player Jessica Martin and fellow Huddersfield Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band members named Yorkshire Brass Band Champs

Paddock resident Jessica and eight other hometown members will now compete with the best bands in the world at the National Brass Band Championships

Grace Dyson, 18, and fiance Jason Booth


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