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On 12th July 20

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By member1249863
On 12th July 20

Living in Huddersfield

Huddersfield, the home of the rugby league and the most beautiful railway station outside of London. What more could you want?

The University of Huddersfield and the town itself are well-known for their sporting prowess. The Huddersfield Giants rugby league team and the Huddersfield Town Football Club share the John Smith’s Stadium (also known as the Galpharm Stadium), which has a gym, pool, and sports classes if you want to get involved. There are a couple of other leisure centres in Huddersfield too, or those that aren’t so sporty can just drop their friends off and head to the Odeon cinema across the road.

For shopping there’s the Packhorse Precinct, Kingsgate Centre and the slightly smaller Piazza, which has the town Art Gallery and Library at the centre of it. For cheaper bargains and a range of goods you won’t find in the shops, it’s worth going along to the Kirklees Market. It’s in the Victorian Quarter, so you’ll know when you’re in the right area by all the classy old-style architecture of the buildings, most of which are listed. The market is partly covered and partly in the open air, so whether it’s raining (and in Britain, it usually is) or bright and sunny, you’ll still be able to visit.

If you like architecture, or just enjoy a good view, Victoria Tower sits on the top of Castle Hill so wander up there and enjoy scenery that stretches all the way into Derbyshire on a clear day. It’s a little further to get to, about half an hours walk from campus, but the novelty of “I can see my house from here!” never gets old.

Huddersfield is known for the number of bars it has, as well as how close they are to the university. The Queensgate area, just opposite campus, is the hub for all this so you won’t be stuck for nightlife. Popular student hotspots for clubbing include Tokyos and Camel Club, but there’s easily enough in the area to suit most tastes. If you fancy taking in a show or some music the Town Hall and Lawrence Batley Theatre are two of the larger venues, while smaller places like Proper Job Theatre give a more intimate experience.

The town also enjoys a number of cultural events, including the impressive Festival of Light every autumn involving a street parade and fireworks display, often with international artists performing. In the summer is the Caribbean carnival, which brings music, fairground rides and a carnival atmosphere into the town.

Day out

  • Pennines: Head south from Huddersfield and you’ll quickly get into the Peak District, where you can have as relaxing or as active a day as you like. Go north and you’ll get to the Pennines instead.
  • Lazer Zone: Ok, so we admit this will only keep you occupied for an hour... unless you play seven games in a row!
  • City visit: You can get to Manchester or Leeds by train in about 30mins. Perfect for a day’s shopping or a night on the tiles.


Good to know

  • Taxi: Huddersfield Taxis
  • Bus: You’ll only really need to use the buses if you end up living a long way outside of the main campus, which a few of the residential halls are. If this is the case, there’s a cheap bus pass you buy which brings your fare down to just £1 a trip. See the uni website for details.
  • Train: Huddersfield train station is very close to the university with regular trains to the nearest big cities, Leeds and Manchester. Remember to get your Student Railcard if you plan on making frequent trips.


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th July 20
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th June 20

Lack of shops here, however plenty of food places, train station is close to the town centre, lack of places to go on a night out

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 31st May 20

To expensive and no shopping at all. The food is really bad.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th May 20

My favourite places to go in Huddersfield was: the public library (fully recommended getting a card there - it has Libby, a really cool library app), Waterstones, New Look, Primark, H & M, Spoons, and Nando's. There's also a Heavenly Desserts. It's a lovely town and has plenty of food shops and the train station is a 15 minute walk from the university. Taxi's are cheap and nights out have plenty of club options. There is a cinema that takes a 20 minute walk or a 10 minute drive. It has everything you need along with parks and incredible walks.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd May 20

The centre of Huddersfield has plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy and socialise in

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th May 20

With is being a smallish town centre there rant loads of places to go n a night out but the places we have are great, you get to know the staff and bouncers who work especially student nights with makes you feel safe while on a night out. There are big chain restaurants such as spoons and revs but they also have lots of great independent cafes and places to eat that are great. I find the transport links to places like leeds, manchester, and halifax very good and reasonably priced. Finally student housing in huddersfield is some of the cheapest and nicest I've seen, very nice student houses, halls and studios all very well priced.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th May 20

Huddersfield is a very interesting town, with everything being very close in the centre. The only problem would be heavy traffic in my opinion

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st April 20

There is a range of restates and the train station goes most places

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th April 20

Transport is good and it is a cheap town to live in.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th April 20

Only one real club at the moment so not great in terms of nightlife

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th April 20

It's a good town, however you're not in town when living at storthes.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st March 20
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 1st March 20

Very bad experience over all

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 28th January 20

Other than the University and a few “clubs” there really is not much to do in Huddersfield! Which probably explains why it has a very high crime rate and is generally not a nice area to live in.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th December 19

It's just not good at all

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st November 19
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th October 19

Small town student friendly, close to leeds

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th October 19

Great city

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th September 19

Before you visit Huddersfield visit > https://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/Huddersfield

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th November 18

some areas are rough, really rough, but dont let that put you off, its still a great place, with great transport,

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th November 18

some areas are rough, really rough, but dont let that put you off, its still a great place, with great transport,

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd July 15

Love Huddersfield! It's such a friendly town with a lovely feel to it :) Actually bought a house here now and am making it my 'forever home', staying after I leave uni :)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd July 15

Shoppign isn't great unless you're a really small size or like charity shops. A few places for nights out, but not many. Standard places to eat, but the KFC is rubbish and the McDOnalds is always busy

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd July 15

Great life, great town, friendly and full of students

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th July 15

not that much to do really

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th July 15

Great place to live!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th July 15

Huddersfield is a great town for students. It's not that expensive and almost has everything needed for an amazing student life.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th July 15

Public transport is good, cheap and reliable. There's a range of nice places for food and drink, both affordable and more upmarket places.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd July 15

The places to eat in Huddersfield are fantastic, great places to drink too! Not fantastic for shopping but Leeds isn't too far away. Affordable to live there!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd July 15

Really pretty place to live. Bit rough in areas and taxi drivers are dangerous. But the pubs do good ale.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd July 15

Lovely little town with great pubs and nightlife but not too big or expensive.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd July 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd July 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd July 15

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st July 15

Great so far

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st July 15

It's got all the essentials and it's an awesome night out, plus it's not far from Leeds or Manchester

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st July 15

As Huddersfield is only a town it doesn't offer the vast range of shops and clubs which may be found else where in the big cities. However due to its location the drinks and living costs are cheap , in other words you get more for your money. The night life despite being more limited Is good and always packed. There I'd a small shopping centre with high street shops along with a range of other big brands and also some local business and markets. Transport links are excellent with connections by bus or train being easily found to most destinations.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st July 15

Great town with a lively night life and some amazing food places

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st July 15

awful nights out. food is ok but not a lot going on

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