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University of Hertfordshire has achieved the top gold ranking in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2018.
The University of Hertfordshire’s green campuses are located just 20 minutes from central London by train. There’re amazing facilities including a full-scale replica Crown Court, multi-million-pound Science building, in-house flight simulators and £38m entertainment venue.
There’s over 800 courses to choose from including undergraduate, postgraduate, continuing professional development, online distance learning and short courses. These fall under 10 Schools of study:
The University is committed to helping students achieve their ambitions, and 96.1% of students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating. Overall student satisfaction is 83% according to the National Student Survey.
“Very enjoyable - course is intensive but fun and everyone is very supportive”
“The lecturers are fantastic! the equipment available is excellent and professional”
“Very good, good atmosphere, great people. Getting involved with sports (rugby) made it feel like a home and a family”
The University’s Careers and Employment service are on-hand to help you with anything from writing a standout CV and brushing up on your interview skills to starting your own business.
There’s also plenty of help online, through the CareerHub. CareerHub can help guide you through your career decisions, from working out what you want to do and how to secure a job to information on work experience and volunteering opportunities. There is also an ‘Ask a Question’ feature where you can talk to an expert from the comfort of your own home.
Almost all undergraduate programmes at the University of Hertfordshire include a work placement opportunity, and the University has strong links with professional organisations. Over 96.1% of graduates are in employment or further education within six months of leaving the university.
“The university has given me opportunities to develop my skills through the career fairs, career workshops, drop-ins which I have made use of”.
“The careers hub is a huge help”
“Excellent careers hub on campus”
There are over 250 undergraduate courses available to study, along with the option of taking a joint honours degree in two similar or contrasting subjects. Modules are designed to teach you academic theory, along with the practical skills required for work. Several courses are also available to study part-time or online via distance learning.
Many of the courses offer the option to study abroad for three months, a semester or even a whole year. The University has partnerships with universities around the world in the USA, Canada, Latin America, South Africa, China, Korea and Japan, South East Asia and Australia. This is a great opportunity to learn about a new culture, expand your global network and improve your language skills! You can also take a year-long work placement related to your programme of study.
You will be taught in lectures, seminars and tutorials and digital resources will be available via the online student network, StudyNet. Assessment methods vary between courses but could include essays, exams, coursework, group and research projects.
To help you along with your studies there are two learning resource centres open 24/7 so you can work at a time that suits you. There are approximately 3,000 study spaces in areas equipped for silent study or group work.
“The course is extremely enjoyable, and the lecturers are easy to get on with and always willing to chat”
“The lecturers are engaged in your development as a student and push for you to achieve more”
“The teaching is very detailed and if you have any questions you can email the tutor directly or go to the course homepage and post a question for other students to answer”.
“Great lecturers with fantastic experience.”
Hertfordshire Students’ Union is overseen by 5 full-time officers and four part-time officers, who each have specific portfolio responsibilities and are trustees of the Students' Union.
They work together to ensure your voice is heard by the University and local community. The team organise loads of great activities and social events for you to enjoy.
When you study at the University you can take part in the award-winning Active Students programme. The scheme is completely free and offers 75 hours of activity every week – there’s even rewards for attending! It’s a great way of trying something new and making new friends.
The University of Hertfordshire are 2018 Varsity champions for the 7th consecutive year. Varsity is an annual sporting event between the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Bedfordshire over 17 competitive fixtures.
“The Students' Union has been a crucial part of the Hertfordshire community. It has made university life more interesting, relaxing and most of all a platform for students to air their opinions”.
“Students' Union is very supportive and encourages participation”
Living on campus is a great way to get the most out of your University experience and have easy access to all the sporting, studying and social facilities available. There is a range of accommodation types available, both on and off campus, depending on your requirements and budget. The College Lane accommodation was recently awarded ‘Best Student Housing’ at the CUBO awards 2017.
Accommodation is guaranteed for first-year students so long as you apply and accept your offer by the deadlines set. You can preview room types and find current costs on the University website.
“The accommodation is lush!”
“accommodation was a brilliant experience and the facilities were good/taken care of!
The University has amazing facilities for students to use throughout their degree, these include one of the largest Clinical Simulation Centres in the UK, multi-million-pound Science building, smart systems laboratory, creative studios and Law Court building which was voted as the eighth most impressive Law School building in the world. The University is also home to one of the UK’s best equipped astronomical observatories featuring 7 large optical individually-housed telescopes, 4 radio telescopes and a high definition planetarium.
This is in addition to the two Learning Resource Centres open 24/7 with approximately 3,000 study spaces.
Sports facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool, indoor climbing wall and pitches for football, rugby and hockey. A wide range of professional sportspeople and teams use the Sports facilities as a training base. So, you might even find yourself training with Olympic athletes, the England Rugby Squad or Arsenal Ladies football team!
There are a number of restaurants, cafés, shops and a bank on campus. The entertainment hub, The Forum Hertfordshire, has a nightclub, 3 bars and food outlets including a Subway. There is also Club de Havilland – based at the de Havilland Campus, serving drinks and food, with weekly entertainment ranging from Salsa lessons to dinner parties. Starbucks cafés around the University are ready to provide you with an energy boost.
“The university facilities are the best, there’s nothing you won’t find, and everything is simple and straight forward to use. To make it better you have a choice of two Campus facilities which are in walking distance of each other”.
“The facilities are great, it feels like I have everything that I need when I am in the university”
“New modern science buildings with excellent facilities and equipment”
“The facilities are excellent. Everything is nearby”.
Hatfield is well connected with transport connections, with London just 20 minutes away on the train. If you don’t feel like venturing far, the Galleria outlet shopping centre is a 10-minute walk away from campus. While nearby St Albans is home to a historic cathedral (where graduation takes place), and centres around high street stores, farmers markets and independent bakeries.
The SU also runs a bus service to clubs in the local area and London including The Horn in St Albans – which has a vibrant live music scene.
“Cosy and comfortable, not too wild (Hatfield is like Student Island) but close to London”
“Close to London which is great for night life”
“Quiet town with not much of partying, but it's very convenient for just living as a student. Near to London as well if you actually want to party and shop.”
There are over 100 clubs and societies you can join which is a great way of trying something new and making friends for life. You can even start your own society with the help of the Students’ Union. It also offers something interesting to talk about with future employers. Societies include the Salsa Society, Live Music Society, Baking Society, Vietnamese Society and the Pub Society. Student media includes a radio, TV station and print publication – written, designed and edited by students – all waiting for you to get involved and show off your talents.
“It’s a great feeling to have an option of being part of anything! I became part of the Law Society because I am passionate about legal issues. It runs varieties of activities including visiting courts, magistrates and last year it became more diverse by inviting discussions on legal issues concerning other parts of the world”
“It is the easiest way to make friends, everyone is so friendly because you share the same interests, it is also to have a big group of people that you can consider family”
The University offers a number of services to ensure that your time as a student is as stress–free as possible. The Student Wellbeing team deliver a range of professional, specialist services to support you with emotional, mental health, disability and health related issues. The counselling service provides individual and group sessions, as well as workshops and an online peer support group.
There is also a team to support you with your finances, childcare on offer for those with children under the age of 5, and a disability centre that offers specialist mentoring and tuition. Other services include a multi-faith Chaplaincy, the Campus pharmacy and The Student Support Centre, which offers advice and support for international students, as well as information on scholarships, bursaries and accommodation.
“The lecturers and tutors are extremely efficient at responding to you and the personal support is there and ready to be used”
“Everything about the support offered by tutors, LRC and CASE is amazing and I couldn't ask for more”
“The support is amazing, we get a lot of help with careers advice, uni life, even support with family troubles and troubles at uni, the tutors are open to talk and take our best interests to heart.”
The latest information on fees and the funding options available to students is on the University website. There’s also tips on how to manage your finances and save some money.
The University website lists the range of scholarships and bursaries the University offers to help alleviate some of the costs of studying.
Some of the Universities academic and research strengths include:
Entry requirements will vary by course, please visit the relevant course page on the University website for more information.UCAS TARIFF CALCULATOR
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