Useful Information

As we were once students in Huddersfield and have worked here for many years we like to think we know this town inside out. Below is some key information to help you out while living and studying in Huddersfield.

If you have any places you would like to recommend (or warn) to your fellow students please send the details to and we’ll add them to this section of the site.

Bars and Clubs 



Afterparty Huddersfield


Other bars and clubs:



Nawaab Indian restaurant -


Jumbo's, a Chinese all-you-can-eat


Arya serves Persian food. 

Fast Food

If you do not like these sort of foods, and you enjoy fast-food takeaway, Huddersfield town centre possesses a KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Wimpy and a number of Subways.

Keep fit & Healthy

Eat well – check this article our on how to stay healthy while on a budget 

University Gym

Council Sports Centre

Food Shopping 

There is a large Sainsbury’s supermarket facing the university campus. There is also a Tesco in the town centre, and a smaller Sainsbury's near the bus station. Also Lidl is a ten minute walk away in nearby Almondbury. 

Banks & Building Societies 

Huddersfield town centre has branches of several big banks; including HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds TSB, Halifax, Alliance & Leicester, Nationwide, Yorkshire Bank and Nat West; amongst others. Many of these also have exterior ATM machines for out-of-hours service. 

There are also a couple of free LINK cash machines at the university Central Services Building. 


Huddersfield has excellent links to Leeds and Manchester, along with services to Sheffield, Bradford, York, Newcastle, Hull, Scarborough and Liverpool. Connections to London are available via Leeds or Wakefield Westgate. The station is located in the town centre and is a 15 minutes away from the main university campus. 

Huddersfield bus station runs many local services, as well as regional services to nearby cities and some national coach services.

Part-time jobs 

There is a Job Centre on Southgate, as well as a short-term labour job centre on Kingsgate. Both can be used to find short- and medium-term jobs, in places such as supermarkets, restaurants, cafés and shops. 

The University itself possesses, what is known as the 'Job shop', which aid students in finding part-time work in and around the Huddersfield area.