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.


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Oldgate House in Huddersfield.

Another Huddersfield town centre eyesore to be revamped as student flats

Work begins to convert Oldgate House into 179 studios

Trade union criticises 15% pay rise for Huddersfield University Vice Chancellor

Huddersfield's Vice Chancellor Prof Bob Cryan sees pay rise to £337,000

The Duchess of York visits Huddersfield University to support "Be a hero" campaign for more organ donors. Justin McKinlay Clinical lead for organ donation Humberside and Yorkshire, left, Jamie Foster, Duchess of York, Oliver Roberts and Eorl Crabtree.

Duchess of York urges people to join organ donation register on visit to University of Huddersfield

She joined Huddersfield Giants stars to push Leeds Hospital Trust's Be A Hero campaign

HD One: New John Smith's Stadium hotel WILL be built, thanks to council loan

Kirklees Council agree to borrow £9m to kick-start four star hotel scheme

Four-star performance by Diverso String Quartet

A vividly evocative and passionate concert

Rugby stars from years gone by help put names to faces in Huddersfield

They helped caption hundreds of photographs at the Rugby Football League archive

Former police officer Lisa Farrand, left, and Sarah Lancashire as Catherine Cawood

The real Catherine Cawood: Meet the former Huddersfield police officer the Happy Valley sergeant is based on

Ex detective Bob Bridgestock also lent his expertise to new series

SPECIAL FEATURE: Is the university experience becoming too expensive?

A degree is no longer the passport to a good job it once was, so should young people be encouraged to shun traditional degrees in favour of other employment routes?

Watch Huddersfield prankster Speedo Shy strip-off to back the #HandsOffHRI campaign

Campaigner up to high jinks again to highlight fight for A & E - mind the strong language!

Pennine Sinfonia's classic way of helping charity

Boost for Jessie's fund which helps children with complex needs through music

Chinese New Year: Watch Chinese dragon dance at University of Huddersfield festival

The University hosted calligraphy and chopstick tutorials and a Chinese dragon dance for Chinese and Lunar New Year

University of Huddersfield signs deal with one of the world's top construction firms

Students at the department of Art, Design and Culture will be given employment opportunities at Chinese firm BCEG

Hands off HRI: Talented Huddersfield University student Lucia Widdop suffers rare illness

Twenty-one-year-old says her battle has given her key insight into proposals to move services

Oakmead, Lindley

Linthwaite pupils' poignant tribute to Holocaust victims

Praise for 30 youngsters from Ardon School

Diverso String Quartet

Diverso String Quartet coming to Huddersfield University's St Paul's Hall

The quartet will be playing a selection of pieces by Mozart, Janacek and Bartok


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