2016 top news stories

This story published on Wednesday 21 December 2016
Huddersfield top university for best-qualified staff in the sector and wins Queen’s Anniversary Prize


Engineer combines mechanical and electrical in KTP with company

This story published on Wednesday 21 December 2016
MEng graduate Terence Zimvu is the KTP Associate with Rochdale-based CR Solutions


Huddersfield fashion designs receive Royal approval from Princess

This story published on Wednesday 21 December 2016
Princess Beatrice praises Royal designs by fashion students Celine Constantinides and Amy Bean


The Ted Hughes Network launches with celebrated poets

This story published on Wednesday 21 December 2016
Poets Christopher Reid, Ian Parks and Carola Luther join the University’s Dr Steve Ely for the launch


Research investigates ‘lad and ladette culture’

This story published on Tuesday 20 December 2016
Postgraduate psychologist Hayley Craig explores the issues in her ‘Acceptance of Sexual Assault Scale’


Hudds tops English universities for best qualified academic staff

This story published on Tuesday 20 December 2016
The figures were released today by the Higher Education Funding Council for England


Christmas past – Uni brings life to vintage recordings

This story published on Tuesday 20 December 2016
Music Technologist Ben Evans restores the vintage tapes for the Old Girls’ Association of Dolgellau’s Dr Williams’ School in Wales


Qatari Cultural Attaché welcomed to celebrate Qatari National Day

This story published on Tuesday 20 December 2016
600 attended the event organised by the University’s Qatari Student Society


Award-winning research dispels myths around Economic Tyre Turning

This story published on Friday 16 December 2016
Dr Yousif Muhamedsalih was named Best Young Researcher of 2016 by Rail Research UK Association


Enterprising student launches 3D printing company in the New Year

This story published on Friday 16 December 2016
Mason Rowbottom’s Cad Pad enterprise takes 3D print market by storm


Huddersfield Weather Watch – November 2016

This story published on Friday 16 December 2016
A nip in the air


Tackling extremism TOGETHER – students’ message for U.S. comp

This story published on Thursday 15 December 2016
Huddersfield students working with the University’s Secure Societies Institute will find out if they made the final in the United States today!


Uni symposium on cyber security – SMEs are most at risk

This story published on Wednesday 14 December 2016
Latest figures show a 144 per cent increase in successful cyber-attacks on businesses


Heritage Quay welcomes its artist-in-residence

This story published on Wednesday 14 December 2016
Multi-media artist Poulomi Desai takes up residence


Cancer breakthrough - device shows which drugs will perform best

This story published on Tuesday 13 December 2016
“…the device allows early assessment of the effects of drugs, speeding up the adoption of those that are shown to be therapeutically effective…”


Town’s music heritage becomes a tourist trail courtesy of the Uni

This story published on Tuesday 13 December 2016
The Music Trail was created by students on behalf of DISCOVER Huddersfield


New online journal receives overwhelming response to first issue

This story published on Monday 12 December 2016
The Journal of Creative Music Systems is an open access journal


Great-Great-Grandson of Uni’s founding father pays a visit

This story published on Friday 9 December 2016
Sir Michael Swann, great-great-grandson of Huddersfield’s Frederic Schwann, came to see where it all began


Huddersfield Weather Watch – October 2016

This story published on Friday 9 December 2016
Low rainfall in October means third driest


University launches Ted Hughes Network

This story published on Thursday 8 December 2016
Wednesday 14 December – 5.30pm for a 6pm start


Polly Toynbee’s lecture – Brexitland: Press and Politics Today

This story published on Thursday 8 December 2016
Leading political journalist Polly Toynbee gives her take on ‘Brexitland’, Theresa May and the Daily Mail


Duo keep Hudds in National Teaching Fellows top spot

This story published on Wednesday 7 December 2016
Dr Jess Power and Dr Jane Tobbell are two of the 55 recipients of this year’s National Teaching Fellowships


£1m government funding takes social work training to new level

This story published on Wednesday 7 December 2016
The University will be part of the Government’s new Social Work Teaching Partnership scheme


Necrophilia – most offensive of offences, but no one prosecuted

This story published on Tuesday 6 December 2016
Fear, embarrassment or both prevail as the UK resists prosecutions for necrophilia – even lawmakers find it difficult to confront!


£286,000 project unveils the history of the viol

This story published on Tuesday 6 December 2016
Professor John Bryan and Dr Michael Fleming published their findings in a newly-published book Early English Viols: Instruments, Makers and Music


University secures new £30 million Future Metrology Research Hub

This story published on Monday 5 December 2016
The new Research Hub is one of six created by funding from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


University celebrates 100th KTP

This story published on Monday 5 December 2016
The latest Knowledge Transfer Partnership is with flow measurement company, Mainstream Measurements


Professor’s None-in-Three project wins national award

This story published on Friday 2 December 2016
Professor Adele Jones’s domestic violence project takes the Health and Wellbeing award in the NCCPE’s Engage competition


“IT’S a badge of honour to be a relic of the Sixties!”

This story published on Friday 2 December 2016
Record producer and writer Joe Boyd proclaims at the University’s first Annual Music Journalism Lecture


Photographer’s work exhibited in the company of the ‘Greats’

This story published on Thursday 1 December 2016
Postgraduate photographer Alex Beldea exhibits alongside the work some of the most iconic photographers of the 20th century


Staff Travel Survey 2016

This story published on Thursday 15 December 2016
Take part in the 1-minute survey and win Amazon vouchers!


Student Travel Survey 2016

This story published on Thursday 15 December 2016
Take part in the 1-minute survey and win Amazon vouchers!


Monetising the social value of organisations

This story published on Tuesday 6 December 2016
Leire San Jose, Visiting Research Fellow and leader of the Ethics in Finance and Social Value Research Group at the University of the Basque Country, and her colleague José Luis Retolaza gave a thought-provoking example of doing research with real world impact at a FEGReG seminar on 30th November.


Thank You Awards 2017

This story published on Tuesday 6 December 2016
Staff are invited to nominate a Course Rep


University Christmas e-card is available

This story published on Wednesday 7 December 2016
Season's Greetings e-card and web version available


Careers and Employability Service Survey

This story published on Thursday 8 December 2016
Please complete the survey


Huddersfood Opening Hours

This story published on Thursday 8 December 2016
Opening hours for all campus catering outlets


Call for Papers: conference on history and gaming - 11 Feb 2017

This story published on Wednesday 7 December 2016
At the University of Huddersfield, 11 Feb 2017


Celebrating staff achievements

This story published on Friday 9 December 2016
Congratulations to staff completing their Doctorates


Inaugural Marketing Sustainability Conference

This story published on Thursday 8 December 2016
20 December 2016


Schwann Building lift unavailable

This story published on Friday 9 December 2016
from Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 December


Top Marks for Combined Honours Student

This story published on Tuesday 13 December 2016
Charlotte Traynor, French and Linguistics student at the University of Huddersfield, has achieved a National Award from the Chartered Institute of Linguists for top marks in the country for the Certificate in Languages for Business. This was presented to her at the annual CIOL and IoL Education Trust awards evening on 14 November by CIOL’s Royal Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent.


Innovative student composition based on Todmorden Wind Turbines

This story published on Friday 9 December 2016
At the University of Huddersfield Choir Concert on 15 December in St Paul’s Hall one of the pieces being performed is a new work by Music student Jo Kennedy inspired by the moorland windfarms around Todmorden, where she lives.


Music staff celebrate new book launches

This story published on Monday 12 December 2016
Dr Lisa Colton, Professor John Bryan and Michael Fleming celebrated their success at a book launch with Music, Humanities and Media staff on Wednesday.


Learning Bytes session

This story published on Monday 12 December 2016
Wednesday 14 December


Bangladeshi Night

This story published on Monday 12 December 2016
Monday 12 December


Share your favourite Instagram photos

This story published on Monday 12 December 2016
Celebrate Huddersfield using #explorehud


Inaugural Marketing Sustainability Conference

This story published on Friday 9 December 2016
The Inaugural Marketing Sustainability Conference is sponsored by the University of Huddersfield Researcher Development Fund and the Academy of Marketing Business-to-Business Special Interest Group (AM B2B SIG).


Lecturer in International Business wins Best Paper Award

This story published on Friday 9 December 2016
Dr Palitha Konara wins Best Paper at the 42nd European International Business Academy (EIBA) conference.


The Jazz Room

This story published on Tuesday 13 December 2016
Saturday 17 December


Cutting edge media room unveiled at University of Huddersfield.

This story published on Monday 12 December 2016
Opened on 1 September, the £250,000 development in the Journalism and Media building gives students the chance to experience working in a real newsroom. Built over the summer, this newsroom allows our students to broadcast news on multiple platforms with a TV studio built in, a radio studio close by and space for 40 students to work collaboratively.


Hudds is first in England for best qualified teaching staff

This story published on Monday 23 January 2017
The figures are released by the Higher Education Funding Council for England


Overview of AV equipment in Pooled Lecture Theatres

This story published on Wednesday 14 December 2016
A refresher for using Audio Visual equipment for staff


CIB Student Chapter

This story published on Wednesday 14 December 2016
The University of Huddersfield is delighted to announce the launch of a CIB Student Chapter, open to all postgraduate and undergraduate students with an interest in research and innovation of built-environment related subject-areas.


UNISON Festive Fair

This story published on Thursday 15 December 2016
Informal event for UNISON members


Bodypump 100 Fitness Class Marathon

This story published on Thursday 15 December 2016
A spectacular 3-hour fitness class marathon in aid of Kirkwood Hospice


Employee Benefit

This story published on Thursday 15 December 2016
Staff discount at the Body Shop


University Sports Clubs

This story published on Thursday 15 December 2016
University Sports Clubs 2017 Calendar in support of #TakeAStand


Reinvention Thriving in the 21st Century

This story published on Thursday 15 December 2016
Dr Martyn Walker recently attended the Independent Libraries and Mechanics’ Institute International Conference hosted in San Francisco 4th-6th November 2016.


Staff clean up at awards ceremony

This story published on Monday 19 December 2016
A recent award ceremony put a spotlight on two outstanding members of the Cleaning Support Service team.


First cohort of BA Secondary QTS students’ complete first term

This story published on Monday 19 December 2016
This September saw the first cohort of students embark on a brand new degree pathway into a career into secondary teaching. The students have now completed their first term on the new courses.


Senior Lecturer offered fellowship in Sweden

This story published on Monday 19 December 2016
Journalism and Media Senior Lecturer Deirdre O’Neill has been offered a Visiting Fellowship at the University of Karlstad, Sweden, next year (2017) at the Ander Centre for Research on News and Opinion in the Digital Era.


Time Capsule to mark the 175 anniversary of the University

This story published on Monday 30 January 2017
175 Anniversary of the Young Men’s Mental Improvement Society


Getting to the heart of Hinduism

This story published on Tuesday 20 December 2016
The School of Education and Professional Development held a ‘Getting to the heart of Hinduism’ experiential day for students on the Religion and Education BA(Hons) course to celebrate Hinduism on Thursday 1st December 2016.


The Neo-liberal Economic Reforms and Challenges in India

This story published on Wednesday 21 December 2016
The Business School's Emerging Markets Research Group (EMERGE) heard Dr. Kalim Siddiqui from the University of Huddersfield, present his research on the neo-liberal economic reforms and challenges in India.


Greater Manchester’s Resilience Workshop 

This story published on Wednesday 14 December 2016
Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga was an invited facilitator at the Agenda Setting Workshop entitled “Creating a Resilient Future for Greater Manchester”, held at Manchester Town Hall on the 29th November 2016.


Making Cities Resilient Campaign Steering Committee

This story published on Wednesday 14 December 2016
Dr Kaushal Kermainiyage took part at the Making Cities Resilient Campaign Steering Committee,
held from 24 – 25 November, 2016, at Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, Sant Leopold Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain.


Meeting the RICS

This story published on Wednesday 14 December 2016
On the 24th of November 2016, Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga and Richard Haigh had discussion with the RICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) on the topic of “Mainstreaming disaster resilience within the construction process”


Key note speech to inspire Postgraduate Researchers

This story published on Wednesday 14 December 2016
Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga was the invited Keynote Speaker at the University of Huddersfield’s multi-disciplinary postgraduate research conference held on the 18th in November 2016.


World Tsunami Awareness Day

This story published on Wednesday 14 December 2016
Professors Richard Haigh and Dilanthi Amaratunga attended the commemoration of the First ever World Tsunami Awareness day on the 5th November in New Delhi, India.


Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR

This story published on Wednesday 14 December 2016
GDRC's Professors Richard Haigh and Dilanthi Amaratunga were organisers of several key sessions at the Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR 2016 (AMCDRR), held from 02 – 05 November 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India.


Capacity for the development of societal resilience to disasters 

This story published on Wednesday 14 December 2016
ASCENT project’s UK project meeting was held in September at the University of Huddersfield, UK.


ESPREssO and the Researcher night

This story published on Wednesday 14 December 2016
ESPREssO project activities were disseminated to the General Public of Huddersfield and Yorkshire, UK


PhD student takes part in RIBA President's Awards

This story published on Thursday 15 December 2016
IDL PhD student, Danilo Gomes, has taken part of the RIBA President’s awards for Research 2016.


Updates from Dr Algan Tezel

This story published on Thursday 15 December 2016
Lean Construction blog | British Council grant | Serious Gaming


Welcoming Polina Zioga to the Innovative Design Lab

This story published on Thursday 15 December 2016
Updates from new member to the Innovative Design Lab, Dr Polina Zioga


Federal University of Ceara visit IDL

This story published on Thursday 15 December 2016
Professor Jose de Paula Barros Neto from the Federal University of Ceara (UFC), Brazil, will be visiting the Innovative Design Lab between the 14th and the 18th of November 2018


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