University of Hertfordshire
- Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB
- 01707 284000
- Vice Chancellor
- Professor Quintin McKellar
The University of Hertfordshire, based in Hatfield, is the UK’s leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel. It is also one of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old, according to the Times Higher Education 100 under 50 rankings 2014.
The University offers excellence in teaching, learning and research. There is a strong focus on the employability of graduates and students are provided with the knowledge, practical skills and experience that employers look for, giving them the best chance of career success. The Enterprise team provides students and graduates with support and advice to help turn their business and not-for-profit ideas into established and successful ventures.
The University opens the door to a wide and fascinating range of subjects such as Art & Design, Automotive Engineering, Psychology and Teacher Training. Students enjoy high quality teaching with many of our degrees accredited by professional bodies. In the 2008 National Research Assessment Exercise Hertfordshire’s research was judged as world-leading.
The University has first-class study facilities, including its award-winning learning and resource centre on College Lane campus, which is among Britain’s biggest. Both LRCs are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and specialist subject facilities include an astronomical teaching observatory and a medical simulation centre. There is also a one-stop-shop Student Centre for non-academic needs.
The de Havilland campus houses business, education, humanities and law. The Law School hosts a fully functioning court room with a public gallery, mediation centre, law clinic, café and a range of teaching rooms. The £38-million Forum has a 2,000 capacity and has three entertainment spaces, attracting young people from all over the county. The Sports Village boasts some of the best university sports and fitness facilities in the UK and our impressive 460 seat Weston Auditorium is one of the region’s most important arts venues.
The University has over 2,425 staff and a turnover of over £234 million. With a student community of over 25,100 including more than 2,900 overseas students from 120 different countries, the University has a global network of over 175,000 alumni.