University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire, based in Hatfield, is a leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel. The University holds a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework and has been ranked by the Complete University Guide in the Top 10 for facilities spend.

The University offers excellence in teaching, learning and research. There is a strong focus on the employability of graduates, with 96.5% of our students being in work or further study. Our 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 Initial Teacher Education. Students enjoy high quality teaching, with many of the degrees accredited by professional bodies. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 57% of Hertfordshire’s submitted research was judged to be of world-leading and internationally excellent quality.

The University is home to impressive teaching facilities across both campuses that are designed to enable students to gain practical experience before graduating. This includes two well-equipped libraries, robotics laboratories, aeronautics simulation suites and a full replica court room.

Students also have plenty to get involved with outside of their studies, including societies, volunteering and the University’s sporting options. The Oval Gym is open 24/7 while the Hertfordshire Sports Village boasts professional-level facilities and many outdoor sports pitches.

Entertainment is also covered on-campus with the Forum Hertfordshire being one of the region’s largest venues and the 460 seat Weston Auditorium a key local spot for the arts.

The University has over 2,700 staff and a turnover of £238m. With a student community of over 24,600 on UK based programmes, including more than 3,800 international students, Herts has a global network of over 210,000 alumni.

Recent news from University of Hertfordshire

1 August: People with intellectual disabilities are often not told about their medicines and their potential side effects
Three-quarters of people with an intellectual disability receive prescribed drugs.

25 July: In the face of fear and loathing, many British Muslims feel they must play hide and seek with their identity
Faced with open and hidden prejudice, some British Muslims downplay their difference in public in order to succeed.

24 July: I visualised how algorithms 'see' urban environments and build detailed profiles of citizens
Instead of trying to explain the mystifying mathematics behind how algorithms work, this researcher started looking at how they actually 'see' the world we live in.

19 July: On a - vraiment - marché sur la Lune : impossible de simuler des images, explique un expert en cinéma
Les théoriciens du complot sont convaincus que l'homme n'a jamais marché sur la Lune. Les images proviendraient d'un studio. Impossible, dit cet expert en cinéma.

17 July: New paternity leave proposals to exclude high earners could be a step backwards for gender equality
Excluding high earning dads from paid parental leave is not the answer.

University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB
01707 284000
Vice Chancellor
Professor Quintin McKellar CBE