Inspired Huddersfield 2016

The School of Art, Design and Architecture would like to extend a huge thank you to all those that attended Inspired Huddersfield 2016. Our preview night and subsequent events were a roaring success and we owe that to the inspiring students, dedicated staff and our welcomed visitors. Below are some of the highlights from the 2016 festival as we look forward to Inspired Huddersfield 2017.

Preview Night and Graduate Shows

Following the launch of Inspired Huddersfield 2016 on preview night, our graduate shows attracted approximately 3000 attendees and provided students from across our range of undergraduate courses an opportunity to share their final major projects with friends, family, the public and industry professionals.


Fashion Show

Models took to the runway at the Lawrence Batley Theatre to celebrate the amazing collection of garments from Fashion Design with Marketing and Production and Fashion Design with Textiles graduating students. The course team and its students collaborated with Vidal Sassoon, Morton Gledhill model agency and the Lawrence Batley Theatre team to produce an exceptional show.


Open for Business

Here at the University we engage and form partnerships with businesses in various ways, including: student placements, live projects, consultancy, training courses, KTPs and collaborative research. This event saw talks from current partner companies as well as the Business and Research and Development staff from the University of Huddersfield.

Radicalising your lifecycle's full potential with PLM

In association with ITC Infotech Ltd, the School hosted an industry event for participants interested in learning how their business could utilise the Product Lifecycle Management platform to enhance their business performance.


Alumni Exhibition at the Northern Tea House

In collaboration with Northern Tea House in Huddersfield town centre, the alumni exhibition featured work from previous graduates of Photography, Art, Graphic Design and Animation who have continued their practice through to further study or in their current careers. The space provided a contemporary setting for an eclectic range of work.


Costume Show

The Costume Show attracted an audience of industry, friends and family with a special visit from Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York who presented winning Costume graduates with their awards on stage at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.

BREXIT: its impact on the Design and Construction sector

This public debate on the subject of Brexit focused on it’s impact on Design and Construction and was held by Professor Angela Lee with speakers including industry contacts from various companies associated to the Built Environment.


Thinking Through Surface Design Applications: Understanding Materiality for the Human World

Hosted at Orange Box in Bates Mill, Huddersfield this seminar was presented by Senior Lecturer in Surface Design Jo Harris. The keynote discussed the research and testing of innovative surface design applications.