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Huddersfield is the largest town in Britain. It is situated in north Yorkshire in between Sheffield and Leeds. Although small when compared with other popular places to study such as Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham there exists an open countryside around the town which has a warmth and friendliness which you just would not find in a city.
There are still plenty of opportunities to have fun though. There exists a vibrant night life, plenty of outdoor activities (such as caving and rock climbing) and the university itself is having a million pound face lift to make sure that the facilities remain at top level.
Most students spend their first year in Storthes hall 20mins from the uni and out in the countryside. It is self catering, has its own football pitch, bar, gym and costs around £70 a week and is a great way to make new friends. In the second and third years students then tend to live in housing facilties close to the uni. Prices are among the lowest in the country (my house costs £200 a week but thats a comfortable sized house, 1 mile from the town, between 4 of us).
The actual university is renound for its teaching facilities. There exists a wide range of courses from politics to sport psychology to media and journalism. Many of the courses taken here are vocational and most students take a year out to work in the industry as part of a sandwich course. Many of the courses have been given excellent ratings by university inspectors (including my course podiatry!!!!)
If your an outdoorsy type person, who is not shy of making new friends and having fun then this could be the place for you. For more information go onto www.hud.ac.uk.
Written by Stan on 17th Oct 2007