TWO of Huddersfield University's principal lecturers have stepped down after a combined service of 47 years.
Keith Harris and Dave Marland, who lectured in the Department of Engineering and Technology, played major parts in pioneering some of the university's most successful courses.
Mr Harris graduated from Bradford University in 1968 and went on to do postgraduate research on power electronics before coming to the then Huddersfield Polytechnic in 1971.
Over his 32 years, he played a major role in his department and helped it to achieve the maximum score for its teaching quality assessment in 1997.
Mr Marland, an electronics engineering graduate from the University College of Wales, joined Huddersfield University in 1988 after 10 years abroad doing nuclear physics research.
He went on to create the university's first music technology degree in 1998.
Both men plan to pursue a umber of interests and hobbies in their retirement.
Mr Harris has recently studied Spanish to A-level standard and one day hopes to live in Spain.
Mr Marland is refurbishing an older property he has bought in Bubwith, near Selby.