The University of Hertfordshire was created as an independent Higher Education Corporation in 1989 under the terms of the Education Reform Act (1989). The institution achieved university status in 1992 under the provisions of the Further and Higher Education Act (1992).
One of their aims is to bring higher education to a wider audience. They provide flexible learning opportunities for local residents and businesses, including:
The research institutes collaborate actively with academic, commercial and governmental organisations across the globe. The University is listed as one of the top 500 universities in the Shanghai Jiao Tong league table 2009. Over 85% of submitted research was judged to be of international quality in the 2008 RAE.
The University has longstanding links with business, industry, public sector and professional organisations, and our commitment to being the UK's leading business-facing University means you benefit from our drive to ensure that you, our graduates, are the first choice for employers. So, whatever you want to do - or if you're not quite sure yet - we'll do everything in our power to help you on your way to a happy and fulfilling future career.
The Office of the Dean of Students has a wide range of responsibilities including:
Integrated computing, library and media services:
StudyNet - their online learning environment StudyNet is available 24/7 on the web from any location. The application offers students a range of blended learning methods in an innovative e-learning environment.Always-on learning: the award-winning Learning Resources Centres are open 24/7, with 2900 study places and 1500 computer workstations.
The Medical Centre is especially for University of Hertfordshire students living on campus or in the local area. Conveniently located at the heart of the campus, our Medical Centre is easy for you to get to so you can access medical support when you need it.
Going out on campus: Chill out with a drink and some good company at the Elehouse bar in the Students Union, or visit our £38m entertainment venue: The Forum Hertfordshire is a great place to meet, eat and have a night out with its choice of new bars, eateries and a mini-club.
Top sport: the Universitys on-campus Hertfordshire Sports Village offers outstanding sports and fitness facilities for all ages and abilities.
The entertainment venue, 'The Forum Hertfordshire', opened in September 2009. It provides an exciting contemporary venue with state-of-the-art equipment, club, bars, shopping and eateries. Discover more about the different nationalities represented at the University of Hertfordshire through the International Students Associations programme of cultural events and trips. If youre passionate about the arts, the Universitys own arts association, UHArts, runs a programme of comedy, dance and drama throughout the year.
The School's commitment to professional accreditation and support for the professions is strong and further enhanced through proactive involvement of its Industrial Advisory Groups with the student learning experience.