While many will be heading home for Christmas, more and more of you are choosing to spend Christmas with us in your student accommodation. Here are a few ideas to make your Christmas cheerful without worrying what everyone else is up to.
Huddersfield: The Student Experience.
Huddersfield one of the largest towns in the United Kingdom, nestled on the banks of the River Colne and Holme. The town is known for its role in the Industrial Revolution, and for being the birthplaces of rugby league, former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and the film star James Mason.
Whether it’s beautiful countryside, a buzzing social scene, impressive landmarks or action-packed sporting events, you’ll find it all here in Huddersfield.
Huddersfield is an amazing town for students to live, learn & explore in. The University is always expanding and adding new facilities and buildings, meaning that students are always getting a bigger and better campus. Over the last few years, the university has expanded and built multiple new buildings, including an all-new art studio building on Queen Street. The University has recently ranked gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Huddersfield is unique in the fact that all of the university’s permanent teaching staff have, or are completing, doctorates. Around 70% of Huddersfield students gain a professional qualification alongside their main degree improving your chances of finding that dream job on graduating. Read more about the university in our guide.
Sir Patrick Stewart is the university’s Emeritus Chancellor and has occasionally been spotted on campus, with the drama building, the “Sir Patrick Stewart Building” even being, you guessed it, named after the man himself.
When you’re not in lectures there’s plenty of stuff to do around town.
Bored and need something to do with your flat-mates? Check out the local LaserZone, test your puzzle skills with an escape room, catch a film at the Odeon cinema or aim for a strike at the bowling alley. There’s also the Kirklees Leisure Centre if you feel like a swim. There’s also the John Smith’s stadium, home of the Huddersfield Giants rugby league side.
Huddersfield has plenty of shopping options such as the Kingsgate Centre and Packhorse Centre; both are jam-packed with high-street retailers. There’s also the Huddersfield Open Market, where you’ll find some classic northern independent stalls. You’ll never be with options for getting your fill of retail therapy, with everything from record shops like VinylTap to the high street favourites of Next, River Island and H&M.
Huddersfield has been named as number one in the student nightlife index for 2019! So, when you find yourself with an evening away from the library and stuck for something to do, which let’s be honest will be most weeks! 😀 then there’s no end to the possibilities for a great night out with your course and flatmates.
Want to go somewhere with a chilled atmosphere that serves the most amazing vegan pizza? Our Huddersfield team give Bar Maroc the thumbs up. Looking for live sport from football to WWE with a few cold pints in a beer garden? Warehouse it is. Get yourself down to The Parish! For some alternative scene and live music. There’s something for everyone when it comes to the various pubs and bars around town.
Once that “quick pint” has turned to a full on out out night, there’s a shed load of options for you, the Camel Club has a few different nights across the week, ranging from a night full of House music, to the 90’s night on Saturdays, all the way to the rock and metal night on Friday’s, there’s literally something for everyone there. Also check out Five bar if you prefer a more modern club night vibe, and even the 80’s bar Maverick’s if you’re feeling especially retro.
During fresher’s week, Hudcrawl is where all the fresher’s go, a pub crawl of all the major pubs, bars and clubs of Huddersfield, so you’ll find out your favourite spots in no time!
Last but not least, if you feel like doing a bit of exploring or maybe making the most of the 15 minutes of sun we get in the U.K each year, then there are the beautiful views up on Castle Hill for you to soak in, and if you fancy heading over to Manchester or Leeds, then they’re both a short train ride away for the day out.
If you’re a student starting at the University of Huddersfield this September, check out our three locations, Firth Point, Saw Mill and Snow Island in Huddersfield, all within a 10-minute walk of the university and now include a Cashback offer!
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It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Plastic Patrol and World Land Trust.Show me all news
We’re pleased to announce that through the hard work of our students and on-site teams throughout 2018/19, Host has donated £20,000 to our three nominated charities of the year!
Heading back to the parents' house for Christmas? Then you’ll need to start thinking about leaving your Host student accommodation. To make it easier for you here are some ideas to make it a little less of an ordeal.