University of Hertfordshire facts

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Brad Barrit playing for EnglandWe are proud

University of Hertfordshire Business student, Brad Barritt, plays rugby for England, and competed in the RBS Six Nations 2013.

Alyssa SmithWe create new talent

Celebrities including Caroline Flack, Jamelia and Suzi Perry wear jewellery designed by University of Hertfordshire graduate, Alyssa Smith.

Sarah WestWe are commanding

University of Hertfordshire mathematics graduate, Commander Sarah West, is the first woman in the Royal Navy's 500 year history to command a royal navy major warship – HMS Portland.

Super JumboWe make technology soar

University of Hertfordshire Aerodynamics graduate, Frank Ogilvie, was Aerodynamics Director on the A380 double-decker 'superjumbo' jet.

Sports carWe set the pace

There is a University of Hertfordshire graduate in every British Formula 1 team and UH Racing, the University's formula student team, is currently ranked 23rd in the world out of 500+ teams.

SpaceWe are pioneering

10% of all known planets were discovered by University of Hertfordshire astronomers. Our research institute contains world-leading and internationally excellent research from a wide range of scientific and technological disciplines.

Female teacherWe open minds

Over 3,700 new teachers have qualified from the University of Hertfordshire in the last 10 years.

Film cameraWe are creative

Our students have worked on the special effects in Harry Potter, Clash of the Titans 2, X Men and Captain America.


Volcanic dustWe are innovating

University of Hertfordshire volcanic dust sensors are helping the Met Office provide vital information on the safety of UK airspace.


BabyWe are delivering miracles

Most babies born in Hertfordshire are delivered by a University of Hertfordshire educated midwife.


NursWe are caring

350 qualified nurses graduate from the University of Hertfordshire each year.


Paramedic graduate in ambulanceWe save lives

60 qualified paramedics graduate from the University of Hertfordshire each year.


Child with KASPAR the robotWe change lives

The University of Hertfordshire's interactive robot is helping autistic children improve their social interaction skills.


Studetns on the College Lane campusOther facts

There are even more facts and a range of reasons for you to get involved with the University of Hertfordshire.