University of Hertfordshire
- Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB
- 01707 284000
- Vice Chancellor
- Professor Quintin McKellar CBE
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 150 universities in the world under 50 years old, according to the Times Higher Education 150 under 50 rankings 2016.
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 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 has first-class study facilities, including its award-winning learning and resource centre on College Lane campus, which is among Britain’s biggest. 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 £38m 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 the impressive 460 seat Weston Auditorium is one of the region’s most important arts venues.
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, the University has a global network of over 210,000 alumni.
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