In the West Yorkshire borough of Kirklees, you’ll find Huddersfield. This large market town was a prominent mill town during the industrial revolution and is also the birthplace of the popular sport, rugby league. With 20,000 new students coming to Huddersfield every year, it has a buzzing student community that makes it a popular destination for students. Check out what life is like in this town with our Huddersfield student accommodation.

Accommodation for students in Huddersfield at a glance

For student accommodation in Huddersfield right in the town centre, take a look at Oldgate House. This modern complex offers a range of studio rooms, as well as comfortable communal areas, a cinema room, and an on-site gym. The best part, it’s only a short walk to the town centre or a 5-minute walk to the University of Huddersfield. It’s also right by a huge Sainsburys, so the weekly shop couldn’t be easier.

If you’re after student flats in Huddersfield that are close to campus but out of the bustle of the town, check out Snow Island. This contemporary accommodation offers a range of ensuite rooms depending on your taste and budget, with shared kitchen and living spaces. Location-wise, you’re only a 5-minute walk to the University of Huddersfield, and a 20-minute walk to the town centre, so these Huddersfield student halls are close by without being in the thick of the action.

For modern student halls in Huddersfield, have a look at the Saw Mill. This well-designed student accommodation offers both shared accommodation and private studios, with great social spaces for chilling with friends, and even has an outdoor courtyard for the days when you can study in the sunshine. It’s only a 10-minute walk to the University of Huddersfield, or a 20-minute walk into town, so you’re never far from where you need to be.

If you’re looking for accommodation for students in Huddersfield on the south side of town, check out iQ Castings. This modern accommodation has both private studios and ensuite rooms depending on whether you like your own kitchen and living spaces or whether you’d prefer to share with others. It has an on-site gym and games room, as well as plenty of study spaces and communal areas to hang with friends. You’re also only a 7-minute walk to the University of Huddersfield, so it’s very convenient. If you need some help making your room your own, check out our cheap and easy guide to brightening up your student halls.

Huddersfield at a glance

  • Home to notable higher educational establishments such as the University of Huddersfield, Kirklees College, and Huddersfield New College, all with convenient student halls in Huddersfield.
  • Huddersfield is a beautiful, historical town with some great landmarks to explore. Why not take a walk up Castle Hill, a scheduled ancient monument in Almondbury that overlooks the town. The Iron Age hill fort is surrounded by defensive ditches and ramparts and has Victoria Tower at its crest which was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897.
  • If you’re keen to learn about the history of Huddersfield, check out the Tolson Museum. This fascinating museum takes you through the history of the industrial revolution and how the town has evolved.
  • Fancy a show? Head to the Lawrence Batley Theatre. This is the best spot in town to catch a drama, music, dance, or comedy performance.
  • Huddersfield is known for having some of the best micro-breweries in the UK with some offering great tours to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the beer is made. Some of the best tours we’ve found are at the Black Sheep Brewery, Theakston’s Brewery, York Brewery, Great Newsome Brewery, and Saltaire Brewery.
  • When it’s time to step away from your student flats in Huddersfield and get some much-needed time in nature, check out Greenhead Park. Close to the town centre, this 30-acre park is a great way to unwind with lots of trails, a skate park, bowling greens, tennis courts, a miniature steam railway, and Italian gardens. Getting outside and relaxing is an important part of maintaining your wellbeing while away you’re studying. Check out our guide tobuilding better mental health at university.
  • Even though Huddersfield is a town, you can still have a great night out. Some popular student spots are The Warehouse, The Camel Club, and Bar Maroc.

Student travel in Huddersfield

As Huddersfield is a town, getting around is easy, especially as most Huddersfield university accommodation is close to the town centre and campus. Most students choose to make their way by walking or cycling, but there are also great bus routes and train links for when you want to go further afield.

By Bus

The bus is a simple way to get around town if your student flats in Huddersfield are a little out of the town centre. Check out timetables and ticket prices here. There’s also a free bus service that runs from the station to stops within the town centre, and runs Monday to Saturday.

By Train

In the town centre you’ll find Huddersfield Train Station, the main station to connect you with surrounding areas and the rest of the country. It runs a regular service with easy connections to Leeds, Manchester, Stockport, and Sheffield.

Featured neighbourhoods around student accommodation in Huddersfield

Town Centre

If you want your student accommodation in Huddersfield to be right where the action is, then the town centre is the place for you. Here you’ll find an abundance of accommodation options to choose from, as well as lots of bars, restaurants, and cafes right on your doorstep. Why not check out Arcade Coffee and Food, Cafe Society, or Coffee Cali when you need your caffeine hit. Not to mention you’re likely a 10-minute or less walk to the University of Huddersfield and also have Kingsgate Shopping Centre right in the town centre, so whatever is on your to-do list, you’ll be close by.

Turnbridge

Just east of the city centre is Turnbridge, a popular area for Huddersfield student halls due to its proximity to both the town centre and the University of Huddersfield campus. While there isn’t much nightlife in the heart of Turnbridge, you do have everything you need only a short walk away from the town centre. It also has a big Sainsburys nearby, which is perfect for stocking up on your student essentials.

Aspley

Right by the University of Huddersfield campus is Aspley. A quiet neighbourhood popular with students due to its location, Aspley is the perfect place for students who would prefer to stay away from the buzz of the city and be close to lectures and student resources. It has a few independent shops and restaurants, as well as the local pub, The Aspley. However, you’re still close enough to head into town when you’re taking a break from the books to socialise.

Student accommodation Huddersfield FAQs

What is Huddersfield like for students?

Huddersfield isn’t a big city but that doesn’t mean it doesn't have a thriving student community with great University of Huddersfield accommodation options. This friendly and inviting town offers students a wonderful university career with easy transport links, plenty of bars, pubs and clubs, and the ability to walk most places.

How much does student accommodation cost in Huddersfield?

The cost of student accommodation in Huddersfield will depend on where it’s based and what facilities you’re after, however, it’s much more affordable than major university cities. Accommodation starts from around £83.00 per week to £136.00 per week. For more information check out our guide to paying for student accommodation.

Which off-campus accommodation is closest to the University of Huddersfield?

iQ Aspley House offers the closest accommodation to the University of Huddersfield and offers a selection of ensuite studios and private rooms starting at around £90.00 per week.

Where do students live in Huddersfield?

The most popular places for students to live in Huddersfield include the town centre, Turnbridge and Aspley, and there’s a range of accommodation types available to suit any student’s budget, lifestyle or living requirements.

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