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University of Huddersfield

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Overview of University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield is a public university located in West Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England. Since 1992, it has been a university, but it originated in a series of institutions from the 19th century. It has put teaching quality into a focus of its activities by winning the first Global Teaching Excellence Award for Higher Education Academy and by receiving a Gold Award for Teaching Excellence (TEF) in both 2017. The university comprises 7 scholastic schools, and is located in the heart of Huddersfield, alongside the picturesque narrow canal.

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Queensgate’s main campus is south-east of the town center of Huddersfield. Huddersfield is a historic market town in West Yorkshire, 310 km north of London and 16.6 km south of Bradford, the nearest town. It is the 10th largest city in the United Kingdom and has a total population of 146,234 with one of the highest number of listed buildings in the United Kingdom. The town is known as the birthplace of the rugby league and British Prime Ministers Harold Wilson and Herbert Asquith.

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Fun Facts
  • Huddersfield is practically home to the Rugby League – a town that invented sport in 1895 in a dispute over compensation to players. The John Smiths Stadium is now home to the Huddersfield Giants who, oddly enough, won the four Rugby League Championships in 1914.
  • In even more sports-related news, Huddersfield Town FC was the first English team to win the championship three times in a row.
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