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University of Huddersfield

Our mission is to be an inspiring and innovative University of international renown. Through awards, we are gaining recognition for our outstanding work towards achieving this vision.

If you’re looking to work in an ambitious, thriving University that continually demonstrates excellence – we’d love to hear from you.

A gold-rated University
We are proud to have been recognised as a gold-rated University by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 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.

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. 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).

No 1 in England for teaching
In December 2016 the University was ranked as the first in England for 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.

The University won both the Times Higher Education Outstanding Leadership and Management Team award and the Outstanding Strategic Planning Team award. We are the only UK University to win all of their top awards. We are now the only large organisation in the world where all senior leaders are Chartered Managers. In 2013 the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan CBE was awarded the Guardian Higher Education Award for Inspiring Leader and the Leadership Award at the Educate North Awards in 2015.

In 2014, we were awarded the Times Higher Education Best University Workplace and topped the tables in all four main categories in a survey carried out amongst staff in higher education across the country. 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. We are a Disability Confident Employer, an approved Mindful Employer and have recently achieved The Workplace Wellbeing Charter status.

We're very good at what we do. If you think you are, please check out the opportunities and benefits we have to offer.

Key Facts

  • 2160 employees, nearly 20,000 students
  • Recognised as a gold-rated University by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • The first winner of Global Teaching Excellence Award
  • Times Higher Education University of the Year 2013
  • First in England for professionally qualified teaching staff (HESA 2018)

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