Huddersfield tops Best University Workplace survey


The Times Higher Education’s ‘Best University Workplace’ survey results have been announced and The University of Huddersfield has once again proven to come out top.

The independent survey canvassed University staff throughout the sector, the length and breadth of the country and compiled a huge amount of data from the 150 entries.

The magazine has published its results in four tables which came under the following headings:

• “I would recommend working at my University”
• “The leadership of my University is performing well”
• “My University offers a fair deal to its employees in terms of working conditions and benefits”
• “My work responsibilities allow for a healthy work-life balance”

The University of Huddersfield did not only gain a top five spot for each category but in fact came first for all four. This is a fantastic achievement for the University and is a great addition to their recent string of successes. Recently, Huddersfield won the Times Higher Education University of the Year award and two Queen’s awards for enterprise. Only this month the University unveiled their new £22.5 million Student Central building.

Vice-Chancellor of The University of Huddersfield and LEP board member Professor Bob Cryan said “Coming out top in these Best University Workplace categories is enormously gratifying.”

“To be in the top 5 out of 150 in any category is a great achievement, to be in the top 5 in all four categories is outstanding, but to be in the number one spot in each of the four categories really is exceptional.”

The Leeds City Region has one of the highest concentrations of universities in Europe, of which 30% of research is world-class and 10% world-leading. This recent survey highlights that the Leeds City Region is a great place to work and develop new skills.