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.

The derelict Storthes Hall Hospital building

Developer behind huge Storthes Hall retirement village plan wants to change who can own them

Condition to allow anyone to own retirement home, but only over 60s to occupy them

Yorkshire Jets toppled by Manchester Thunder as netball draws big crowd in Huddersfield

A sold out crowd of almost 900 watched the action at the University of Huddersfield and saw Anna Carter’s Jets team go down to their neighbours from over the Pennine, writes Stephen Naylor

Kate Adie (right) with Prof Alison Fell at Huddersfield Town Hall

Huddersfield Literature Festival to be staged from March 5-15 2015

Line-up now being organised but will include the art of Japanese storytelling and Huddersfield author Joanne Harris

Huddersfield and District Family History Society helps Honley historian Cyril Ford with a new book on World War One

Society holding its fair on November 8 at Cathedral House in Huddersfield

A mile of shelves? New University of Huddersfield archive centre to store 300,000 pieces of our past

The University was awarded £1,585,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the new archives centre that will be one of the most technologically advanced in the UK

NOVUS scheme in line for its third award

A course run by Huddersfield University to boost career prospects for graduates in logistics has been shortlisted for a supply chain award

Kirklees Business Week hailed a stunning success

Almost 800 people were involved in the Kirklees Business Conference at the John Smith's Stadium

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


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