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University of Huddersfield Switchboard (Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Friday: 08:30am – 4:00pm)+44 (0)1484 422288+44 (0)845 155 666601484 516151 (uk)+44 1484 516151 (overseas)
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Student Support+44 (0)1484 472675+44 (0)1484 473120
Careers and Employability Service (e-mail)+44 (0)1484 472124+44 (0)1484 473120
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The University of Huddersfield (informally Huddersfield University) is a public university located in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England.


The present University of Huddersfield can trace its history back through several predecessor institutions.

An early failure (1825)

In 1825 there was an attempt to set up a Scientific and Mechanics Institution in the town. Supported by a group of donors, its patron was leading Whig and large local landowner Sir John Ramsden. Its aims were to instruct local mechanics and tradesmen in scientific principles relating to their work, through lectures and a circulation library, which by 1827 contained over 700 volumes. The financial crisis of 1825–1826 led to the failure of the institution’s bankers, and it faltered and later became part of the Huddersfield Philosophical Society, an organisation with which its rules now more closely aligned. Some 19th century students earned qualifications as external students of the University of London.