University of Hertfordshire
The University of Hertfordshire was founded in 1952 as the Hatfield Technical College
There are almost 20,000 students at the university
The university was awarded Gold for its teaching quality
At Herts, over 85% of single honours graduates have a professionally accredited or approved degree
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 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.