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.

Speaking out against violence to women

Huddersfield activist Norah Hamill's poetry speaks out against violence towards women

Express yourself: Stray Weather's Mikey Baird

Formed just over one year ago, the form has given Birkby’s spoken word artist Mikey a great outlet

Free events Monday at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Musicians will treat audiences to some experimental and intriguing sounds in a series of free events on Monday as Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival gets into full swing

World premieres and free concerts - the week ahead for HCMF

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival begins today and promises 10 days of events.


Huddersfield on the small screen: TV hits filmed in our back yard

From The Last of the Summer Wine to a new BBC drama to hit our screens this weekend, film crews have flocked to Huddersfield over the years

The John Smith's Stadium

Sodexo staff host students' visit to Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium

Hospitality and business management students from Huddersfield University were given an insight into life at the John Smith's Stadium

Lauren Ramoth proves to be top midwifery student

Lauren Ramoth had a demanding job as a benefit fraud investigator, but she wanted a career change

Sir Jimmy Savile

Just one-tenth of child abuse officially reported says Huddersfield University professor Nigel Parton

Prof says 'punitive' government measures will have little long-term effect

Victor Grayson

Ten days that put Huddersfield at the centre of contemporary music

For its 37th year the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is hosting 37 world premieres.

Victor Grayson
Rededication of First World War Memorial at The University of Huddersfield - Mayoress of Kirklees Clr. Christine Smith, Mayor of Kirklees Clr. Ken Smith, Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Dr. Ingrid Roscoe and University Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Tim Thornton

Huddersfield University students and staff pay tribute to fallen war heroes at memorial re-dedication ceremony

Former Huddersfield Technical College saw more than a thousand staff and students serve in conflicts

Bob Cryan

Examiner Business Awards 2014: nominees in the Creative category sponsored by The Media Centre

Find out more about nominees Fettle Animation, Paradigm Creative Ltd

Examiner Business Awards 2014: nominees in the Employer of the Year category sponsored by WalkerSingleton

Find out more about nominees Wesco Aircraft Europe Ltd, Orchard Energy and Five Star Autocentre

Examiner Business Awards 2014: nominees in the Community category sponsored by Stafflex

Find out more about nominees Huddersfield Town FC, Legacy Sport and Holiday Inn

The Double Donut Burger, launched as part of a brand-new Hungry Horse menu last month, comes with the tag line "So Wrong It's Right" and includes two beef burgers topped with melted cheese, four smoked streaky bacon rashers & BBQ sauce served in two grilled, glazed ring donuts

Could you eat this? Health experts slam pub's "heart attack on a plate" double donut burger

The giant burger contains 1,966 calories which is 98% of an adult woman’s recommended daily intake


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