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.Show more
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Thanks to government funding the University of Huddersfield is constantly expanding and improving facilities available to students. The lecturers are friendly and can provide one-to-one support during their office hours for difficult aspects of the course. The university was awarded gold by the TEF which is an accurate reflection of the exceptional teaching provided at Huddersfield. All classes are recorded and can be accessed online in case of absence or for revision purposes. The university has a strict attendance policy to ensure students maintain at least 80% attendance, providing extra incentive to wake up on time! The campus is located within the town centre making it easily accessible by public transport and only a few minutes walk from bars and shops.
The University of Huddersfield is not necessarily a high-profile university in the UK, especially in comparison to many of the Russell Group institutions. However, as someone who has studied at a Russell Group university before transferring to Huddersfield, I can say that, for me, Huddersfield wins hands down in several ways. At times, with the Russell Group university, I felt it was difficult to make my voice heard or often my opinions were discounted. At Huddersfield, I feel the opposite is true. Support staff and lecturers are open, friendly, approachable and make time for you. Communication is clear and informative. The University won a THE award whilst I was studying there and since studying even more investment has gone into the buildings and structures around campus. New, innovative designs sit well within older buildings. There is a modern student union area, although no bar sadly for those who remember the old set up, but there are plenty within a stone’s throw of the university. It’s a TEF gold rated university and well deserved. Most of the teaching I received was excellent. Facilities are very good. The one thing lacking for me as a single student parent was an onsite nursery or crèche but as far as I am aware one of the student reps was looking into this.