University of Huddersfield • Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Tracing its beginnings back to 1825 with the founding of Huddersfield Scientific and Mechanic Institute is what we today know as the University of Huddersfield in Yorkshire, Northern England. This public institution is located right in the town centre and has a student body of around 20,000 under and postgraduates. The Huddersfield Narrow Canal even runs through the campus.
The university is comprised of 7 schools, with each one made up of various departments. These schools are; Art, Design and Architecture, (includes contemporary art, photography, among many others), Computing and Engineering (music technology, electronic and electrical engineering, etc.), Applied Sciences (pharmacy, forensic biology, etc.), Education and Professional Development (teacher training, youth and community work, etc.), Business (accountancy and finance, law etc.), Music, Humanities and Media (English literature and creative writing, music and music technology, etc.), and Human and Health Sciences (nursing, exercise and nutrition, etc.).
Research is also facilitated at the University of Huddersfield, aided by the institution’s connections in the corresponding industries.
Additionally, the university possesses a diverse range of sporting facilities, including but by no means limited to a sports and conditioning room, a physiotherapy treatment room, and two dance studios.
Huddersfield maintains an extremely impressive record of employment concerning those who have graduated from the institution, with approximately 94% of both under and postgraduate students finding work or further study within six months after their graduation from Huddersfield. Such a high rate of post-graduation employment seems to be thanks to the university’s focus on work experience, in fact every student has the chance to spend some time in a professional work environment during the course of their studies. The Careers and Employability Service on campus offers many services to students so as to give them the best chance possible at a successful career.
Finally, a further impressive aspect of Huddersfield is its level of teaching, which has been rated as gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).