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.

Mum Babette Harrison with her two children Breanna, five, and Ellie, two. They are living in the same house that former Prime Minister Harold Wilson lived in all those years ago...

Power house: 50 years ago this week Huddersfield's Harold Wilson became Prime Minister - but who lives in his childhood Cowlersley home today?

“My aunt Doris used to go to New St School with Harold. She said he was a loner and his mother used to kick him out and make him play with the lads roundabouts," said one neighbour

3D sound project at University of Huddersfield aiming to revolutionise the cinema experience

Music technology expert Hyunkook Lee receives £100k to add vertical dimension to recorded sound

Denis Kilcommons: Troubled times for pro Democracy students in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, a region of seven million people that is, at the moment, in political turmoil

Harold Wilson has been given 7/10 for his PM years by a political expert

Huddersfield PM Harold Wilson scores 7/10 - now it's your turn to rank Britain's post-war Prime Ministers

Political expert scored Wilson 7/10 - what marks would you give our post-war PMs?

£100,000 research grant to University of Huddersfield expert Prof Wendy Webster to study immigration during World War II

£100,000 research grant to University of Huddersfield expert Prof Wendy Webster to study immigration during World War II

Full steam ahead for Huddersfield and Penistone community rail projects at prestigious national awards ceremony

Friends of Huddersfield Station and Huddersfield University student, Jessica Kopka, who won prizes for the projects

Huddersfield University student wins design contest

British Ceramic Tile sponsored a design competition for students from Huddersfield University at the Flooring Show 2014

Fantastic Media makes three appointments

Birstall-based Fantastic Media has added to its team as a result of contined growth

Huddersfield university among Living Wage award finalists

The Living Wage Champion Awards will recognise organisations supporting local communities by offering staff the Living Wage

Brett Rice (left) and Matt Mallinson celebrate their civil partnership

New deportation blow for Huddersfield couple facing separation in visa row

Civil servants claim the couple do not earn enough to justify Brett staying in the UK - even though he has been here for several years

Five times Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault (left) visits French farmyard in St. George's Square, Huddersfield - with Bridget the cow and Kirklees Mayor Ken Smith.

We shall not be moo-ved! Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman wants to protect town's cultural heritage from council cuts

Barry bids to protect legacy of St George's Square French farming village

Kirklees Black History Month gets off to swinging start at Huddersfield Town Hall

Festivities continue with Jamaican Cultural Evening at Hudawi Centre

Huddersfield Music Society's new season of concerts opens

Opening the new Huddersfield Music Society season is a concert by The Jubilee Quartet

Former Afghan refugee and aspiring lawyer Jasleen Kaur

From Afghan refugee to London lawyer in just 10 years: Linthwaite's Jasleen Kaur's journey

Initially unable to speak English Jasleen now works for international law firm Nabarro

Family and Health: A business was born from Amanda's cancer battle

Amanda O'Neill comes from a family stricken by cancer but has fought back.

Huddersfield University stages netball showcase event

Yorkshire Jets match will see Greenhead College take on University team

Raise a glass to our greatest living Yorkshireman - Sir Patrick Stewart

It's official! Sir Patrick Stewart is our greatest living Yorkshireman

Mirfield-born star had runaway victory with almost 40 per cent of the vote in our online poll

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Journalists

Doug Thomson
Huddersfield Town correspondent
Chris Roberts
Huddersfield Giants correspondent
Louise Cooper
Crime correspondent
Nick Lavigueur
Health Correspondent
Joanne Douglas
Local Government Correspondent
Linda Whitwam
Education Correspondent
Henryk Zientek
Business Correspondent
Val Javin
Features Editor
Martin Shaw
Mirfield Correspondent