Student accommodation in Huddersfield
With its picturesque parks, a range of restaurants, cafes and pubs, and entertainment in the form of nightlife, sports, music, and more, the town of Huddersfield has enough to keep you exploring for the course of your degree.
But you’ll need a place to stay during that time in order to uncover Huddersfield’s obvious and not-so obvious charms. We at Student.com can help you do just that with our range of student accommodation options in Huddersfield.
We offer modern student housing in great locations near the town’s university and the city centre. With our world class university accommodation, Huddersfield will become a place that you can proudly call your home.
If you’re unsure about anything or need additional information, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Get to know Huddersfield
Often overlooked as a great university destination, the friendly atmosphere and multicultural makeup of the local community make Huddersfield a true student town.
Huddersfield is a bustling town that’s full of history. It has a strong cultural heritage and a vibrant nightlife. The city is located perfectly with stunning countryside and big cities nearby. The town has an idyllic location on the northern edge of the beautiful Peak District and is right between Manchester and Leeds.
With stunning nineteenth century edifices abound, Huddersfield’s cultural heritage hits you as soon as you arrive in the town.
Stepping off the train onto the platform of the Grade I-listed railway station, built in 1850 and described by John Betjeman as the most splendid in all of England, will give you an immediate feel of Huddersfield’s heavy Victorian construction.
Much of the neoclassical buildings in the town centre were built out of local, honey-hued Yorkstone during the Victorian construction boom. The splendour of the Victorian buildings have been complemented by more recent constructions, such as the colourful wrought-iron Open Market and the art deco Library & Art Gallery.
You can get your fix of culture at any of the long running festivals such as the Huddersfield Literature Festival and the acclaimed Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. You’ll find a diverse line up of entertainment, theatre and local culture.
The home of one of the two codes of rugby, Huddersfield has a proud sports heritage. Rugby League was born in Huddersfield in 1895 and its local Super League team, the Giants, has a huge fan base.
The Huddersfield Town A.F.C. football team was promoted to the English Premier League in 2017 and played there for two seasons before being relegated back to the Championship.
Student life in Huddersfield
Huddersfield is small and charming but vibrant as it thrives off student energy. It’s compact, but students can still spread their wings with a great social life without having to break the bank.
This small town punches well above its weight when it comes to nightlife. The perfect size for a good night out, Huddersfield is big enough to support a wide array of bars, clubs and pubs, but small enough to make bouncing between them easy enough.
Whether it’s a pint or two of locally brewed ale, tasty cocktails prepared by an expert mixologist, or clubs that buzz until the early light there are plenty of options for a night out.
Huddersfield is quite proud of its locally produced beers and ciders. You’ll find a fine selection of them in traditional bars like The Zetland (Huddersfield’s original student bar), multiple CAMRA Pub of the Year awardee the Sportsman, the Kings Head, or The Grove.
Many of these bars have DJs and live music, as well as decent menus of affordable bites.
With its broad selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs, Huddersfield has something for virtually every palate and you’ll find two-for-one and other great deals all over town.
Wetherspoons is the go-to place for students with its cheap and cheerful pub-grub.
You can find the best of Thai, Mexican, Jamaican, Brazilian, Polish, Lebanese and more cuisines. The ideal time to let your taste buds roam over some of the town’s best cuisines is at the annual Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival during the summer.
In addition to the Food & Drink Festival, there are a variety of other festivals organised in the town throughout the year.
For the music lovers there’s Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (in November) and Marsden Jazz Festival (in October). For the bookworms there is the Huddersfield Literature Festival in March and for the film buffs the Holmfirth Film Festival in May. If you love history and traditional culture, don’t miss the Holmfirth Festival of Folk in May.
There are a few hills to tackle, but Huddersfield is compact enough that almost all journeys within the town can be made on foot or by bike.
Huddersfield’s central location makes for an easy getaway should you want to breathe the clearer air of the countryside or bask in the bright lights of bigger, more metropolitan cities. Good connections to the M62 and M1 make it easy to reach the rest of the UK by car or bus.
Buses serve the outlying villages that surround the town while its excellent rail links make for short trips to Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, York and Sheffield.
Getting an MCard is a good idea for people who want to travel around West Yorkshire frequently.
Universities in Huddersfield
Recognised as a gold-rated University by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the University of Huddersfield is an exciting, stimulating place to learn and is growing as a centre of research and academic excellence.
It won the 2013 Times Higher Education University of the Year award for its ‘bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives’ and was also awarded the first Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) by the Higher Education Academy.
The university has a diverse population of nearly 20,000 students, studying for more than 400 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Home to overseas students from 120countries, it’s ranked as one of the best 750 universities in the world by QS University Rankings.
The University of Huddersfield is also respected for its strong professional orientation and focus on employability, ranking in the top ten in the UK for integrating paid work placements (internships) into its courses that have been developed in conjunction with employers and industry needs. As a result, the university enjoys a higher than average graduate employability rate (92%).
Frequently asked questions about uni accommodation in Huddersfield
How do I apply for student houses in Huddersfield on Student.com?
First, find your ideal student house with our vast search filters and mapping feature. You can use these to find a property that is suitable to you and in a location you like.
Then go to the property page and click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. One of our booking consultants will then be in touch with you to take you through the next steps and answer any enquiries you might have. When you’re ready to book, your booking consultant will prepare you a contract to sign.
What are the different types of university accommodation you offer?
We currently offer three different types of uni accommodation in Huddersfield.
Our Shared Rooms offer a bedroom where two or more people can sleep. Kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms are also shared with your roommate as well as other tenants from other rooms.
Our Private Rooms offer a private bedroom for each tenant, while kitchens and living rooms are shared with other tenants from other rooms. Depending on the property, your bathroom may be private or shared.
The Entire Place offers a self-contained studio property where the bedroom, bathroom and a kitchenette all belong to just one tenant, with no need to share anything.
Can you arrange a viewing for me?
Yes. Our booking consultants will be happy to arrange a viewing for you
if you wish to see the property before booking it.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes, the landlord will typically require a deposit payment to secure your booking. Your booking consultant will give you further information about paying your deposit.
Do I need a guarantor?
Many of the properties we list in Huddersfield require a guarantor who will be responsible for paying your rent if you are unable to do so. This is typically a family member, but it can be anyone.