University of Hertfordshire
Address: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB
Telephone: 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. The University was awarded ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2010’ by the Times Higher Education.
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 University of Hertfordshire 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 award-winning Learning Resource Centers open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and specialist subject facilities including an astronomical teaching observatory and a medical simulation centre. There is also a one-stop-shop Student Centre for non-academic needs.
The £120m de Havilland campus, which opened in 2003, is acknowledged as Europe’s most significant higher education development in the last 20 years. The 2,000 capacity Forum, which opened in 2009 provides an exciting contemporary venue with the best in entertainment, bars, shopping and eateries. 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 of Hertfordshire is one of the region’s largest employers with over 2,600 staff and a turnover of almost £235 million. With a student community of over 27,500 including more than 2,000 international students from over eighty five different countries, the University has a global network of over 200,000 alumni.
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