In 2015, the University was named the New University of the Year at the Educate North Awards. A panel of more than 20 leading figures from the fields of education, business and politics selected the winners, who were announced at a ceremony in Manchester.
We excel inenterprise and innovation and in 2012, the University was named the Times Higher Entrepreneurial University of the Year.
The University relies on strong leadership. Headed by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan CBE who has won a number of awards for leadership.
In 2013, we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade and in 2014 we were ...
In 2014, we were awarded the Times Higher Education Best University Workplace and topped the tables in all four main categories...
In 2019, the University’s role in future-proofing the rail network earned a Queen’s Anniversary Prize. It’s one of the most coveted honours in UK Higher Education. The prize recognised the innovations made by the Institute of Railway Research to track, rolling stock and safety of the rail network.
Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Huddersfield delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
We were the first university in England to achieve recognition as having the highest proportion of professionally qualified teaching staff. This came after the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) released figures comparing the number of academics holding a teaching qualification in 130 universities across England. (HESA – First awarded in 2016, maintained in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Joint first in 2020.)
Global Teaching Excellence Award
Leading educationalists from around the world have selected the University of Huddersfield as the first winner of the Global Teaching Excellence Award. The feedback from one of the judges said: “This University is truly inspiring and innovative.”
This award further recognises the University's commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (Higher Education Academy, 2017).
In 2019 the University's HR Staff Development Team won the CMI Outstanding Innovation and Delivery Award for their work on a study programme for managers at the University. This programme helps managers achieve the CMI's Level 7 Award and gain chartered status.
Our standing within the international community is also on the rise as we forge strong partnerships overseas, which has resulted in growth of overseas students and earnings.
In 2015, we were also recognised for our commitment to gender equality – including the recruitment and career development of more female scientists and engineers – by being granted the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.