HUDDERSFIELD University has received national acclaim.
Two of its projects have been praised by a national directory.
Both target young people from backgrounds not usually attracted to higher education.
The Directory of Widening Participation, published by Universities UK, a group representing higher educational institutions, refers to 10 university projects from across Britain.
Huddersfield is the only university in Yorkshire in the study.
The first of the two projects featured in the publication is Design Your Future, a series of courses run by the School of Art and Design.
They are free and range from a "robot challenge" for 11 and 12-year-old children to summer schools for 14 to 17-year-olds.
The other project is a maths bridging course.
It is run by the university's School of Computing and Engineering and aims to improve mathematical ability of degree and HND applicants.
Prof John Tarrant, the university's vice-chancellor, said: "It is very gratifying that we should be included ahead of many others. Credit should be given to staff.
"We pride ourselves on being a university that has widened participation and has been successful in attracting students from groups traditionally under-represented in higher education."