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.

Huddersfield and District Archaeological Society reveals life with the Romans in Huddersfield

New book focuses on excavations at Slack Roman fort in Outlane, writes local archaeologist Gerrie Brown

Shaun Poucher is taking part in the Great North Run in his dad John's memory.

Student Shaun Poucher plans charity run in dad's memory

Fundraising on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support

Musical company launches new youth wing

Woodhouse Musical Theatre Company is looking for budding stars of the future


Meet the US TV star on Celebrity Big Brother - who actually lives in Huddersfield

Austin Armacost entered the CBB house last night but was booed by the crowd

Cash incentives for people to train as nursery teachers says Bradley-based National Day Nurseries Association

A call has been launched to get top quality candidates to train as nursery teachers in Huddersfield – and there are cash incentives for them to enter the industry

The dazzling colours of Africa - in Meltham

Huddersfield couple Magie Relph and Bob Irwin make regular visits to Africa in search of textiles and beads for their fair trade business that supports makers and their families. They have customers all over the world but keep a low profile in their home town


University of Huddersfield textile designer picked for London and Paris fashion show

Nicola Costello one of just 24 UK students selected to display work at Texprint London and Première Vision Fabrics, Paris

The new Central Student apartments

Huddersfield's poshest student flats? Middle Eastern investors fund £2m complex in town centre

Former Georgian hotel in St Peter's Street becomes bijou apartment block

Legendary Yorkshire bowler Hedley Verity plays his last match

The Last Match tells the tale of record-breaking bowler Hedley Verity's last professional match before he died in World War Two.

Huddersfield University scores high marks with students

The National Student Survey has rated Huddersfield University among the best

Denim-themed wedding for Huddersfield artist Ian Berry

Family travel from Huddersfield to Sweden - to wear denim

Huddersfield University confers emeritus status on Prof Bob Cywinski

Physicist Prof Bob Cywinksi, who has retired from Huddersfield University, has received the title of emeritus professor

Double delight for disabled pilot Roo Whiter

Mirfield man gets his pilot's wings - and a wife to be

Expansion plan for Huddersfield firm which is looking to move onto car park site

Planning application for the St Andrew's Road car park submitted to Kirklees Council

Leah Washington with her parents and boyfriend Joe Pugh, a Huddersfield University student

Alton Towers victim Leah Washington admits she's fearful for the future

Girlfriend of Huddersfield student Joe Pugh talks for first time of tragedy

More than 100,000 people pack the Square as the four-day Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival comes to a close

Saturday saw up to 60,000 visitors - what did you make of this year's Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival?

Nigerian students protest after sponsors cut off their funds

University of Huddersfield says it hopes they can come back one day and finish courses

Young actors will have had just three weeks to Jungle Book showtime

The young jungle VIPs, with just three weeks to rehearse, show what they can do.


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