About the institution
The University of Huddersfield began in 1825 as the Huddersfield Scientific and Mechanic Institute. Its campus is situated in Huddersfield city centre and students can take advantage of being both close to town and to areas of natural beauty such as the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales. The hub of the campus is Student Central, which opened in 2014 and is home to the student union. The university lists among its achievements being named the 2013 Times Higher Education University of the Year.