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What it’s like to live in Huddersfield


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Huddersfield is a student friendly market town nestled in-between Leeds and Manchester in Northern England. With a population of around 150,000 people, it is very diverse so you’re never short of new experiences and people to meet! Home to over 20,000 students, it boasts a vibrant international and U.K student community, making it the perfect student-friendly location to start your journey at University.

It has so much to offer from arts and culture, a bustling social scene, stunning countryside landscapes and good transport links. Student life in Huddersfield is really unique compared to other U.K student towns and cities. Huddersfield is one of the largest towns in England, meaning you get a feel of city life without the whole place feeling too big and unfamiliar.

As a local student writing this, here’s truly what it’s like to live in Huddersfield as a University student.


If you’re living in Huddersfield as a student, Storthes Hall Park, Moldgreen and Newsome are the main areas for student accommodation – all are a short distance to the University of Huddersfield and the town centre making them a great option to choose as your home away from home.

Huddersfield has a wide transport system with trains and buses to major U.K cities, you can also get a direct train from Manchester Airport to Huddersfield which is really convenient for mini-breaks or if you’re arriving in the U.K as an international student.

Castle Hill is the ultimate view point in Huddersfield, this landmark is literally a castle on hill where you can take in panoramic views of Huddersfield.

Cost of Living 

Unlike other towns and cities in the U.K, Huddersfield is an affordable student friendly town for university accommodation and general cost of living, giving you more value for your money with your pennies stretching further. The market town has been ranked 11th in the U.K as one of the cheapest towns / cities for student living in halls of residence.

Here are some average costs you can expect to spend as a student living in Huddersfield.

  • Single bus fare – £2.00
  • Student accommodation – From £91 per week
  • Pint of beer – £3.40
  • Dinner for 1 – £14.00
  • Cinema ticket – £5.00
  • Coffee – £2.70

The people 

It’s no myth that northerners are really friendly. Huddersfield is also proud to be home to be a diverse, multicultural community. Students living in Huddersfield are from all different backgrounds and cultures, so it really is the perfect place to make new friends and learn about each other!

If you’re thinking about making the move the Huddersfield, go for it! Find your student home in Huddersfield

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