Outstanding performance, staff and environment
Huddersfield is number one in England for professionally qualified teaching staff
New figures released by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) saw the University of Huddersfield come top of all the universities in the UK for the best-qualified staff in the sector.
University’s leading pharmacist wins prestigious RPS Charter Award
Pharmacist Dr Mahendra Patel, a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and member of the RPS English Pharmacy Board, received the Charter Award by the Society in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the profession.
University archivist wins Record-keeper of the Year
The University of Huddersfield’s Sarah Wickham was named as the first winner of a national poll to find the UK’s top archivist. Sarah was voted Record-keeper of the Year in the inaugural Awards for Excellence organised by the Archives and Records Association.
Director of Finance receives OBE
The University of Huddersfield’s Director of Finance, Andrew McConnell, who has played a key role in making the University of Huddersfield one of the most financially secure in the UK, received his OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to accounting and the community. Andrew also won the UK Financial Director of the Year at the 2016 Business Finance Awards.
Director of Estates and Facilities receives MBE at Palace
Director of Estates, Colin Blair was awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace for services to Higher Education and the community in Huddersfield.
The University’s archive, Heritage Quay wins two awards and receives Accredited Archive status
Heritage Quay won a Guardian University Award in the Buildings that inspire category and a Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award in the Outstanding Library Team category. The archive also received its Archive Service Accreditation, which is recognition of the UK standard for archive services, defining good practice and identifiying agreed standards within the archive sector.
Athena Swan Bronze Award for School of Applied Sciences
The University as an institution already holds a Bronze Award for advancing gender equality within academia and related careers, achieved in 2015. In 2016, The School of Applied Sciences became the first individual School to earn the award. Other schools within the University will follow suit over the coming years.