* Established in 1825 as the Huddersfield Scientific and Mechanic Institute. * The university has a long and proud tradition of providing education. * Excellent teaching quality. * Pattern of excellent performances in every National Student Survey with around 80 per cent of scores at or above the national average * In the 2008 RAE, most of the areas in which Huddersfield entered contained world-leading work. * A third of the university’s submission was placed in the top two categories, with music and social work being among the exceptional performers. * Result of the 2008 RAE was a 45 per cent increase in research funding. * Centre of Excellence in Teacher Training. * Centre for Industrial Collaboration in Precision Technology. * As well as the Research Standards strengths, the university is strong in sciences, notably chemistry. * Emphasis on work placements in almost all course areas has resulted in exceptionally high figures for graduate employment – Huddersfield is now 16th in Unistats league. * The university's learning resources (computing and library support for students, and the quality of the estate) continue to be highly rated. * The university met or exceeded the national average in every case (NSS). * Good availability. * University runs a job bureau to help students find good quality part-time jobs with local employers.