Learning and teaching

As a twenty-first century, business-facing university, we're committed to giving our students the skills they need to succeed in the global marketplace.

They leave the University of Hertfordshire confident, experienced and highly employable.

We achieve this by:

  • combining traditional teaching methods by top academic staff with digital resources including our online student network, studynet.
  • teaching courses that are all designed with the input of business and professional bodies.
  • giving students the change to learn about employability through listening to the experience of our alumni.
  • organising networking events where staff, students and graduates can meet.
  • offering a vibrant multicultural campus.
  • giving students the option of studying at one of our partner universities overseas.
  • offering students valuable work experience in research, business or industry before their final academic year.

Lifelong learning

One of our aims is to bring higher education to a wider audience. We provide flexible learning opportunities for local residents and businesses, including:

  • evening classes, summer schools and short courses at community venues
  • public lectures and workshops
  • part-time study, continuing education programmes, and new foundation degrees.

Find out how we tailor courses to fit in with businesses.

Business-facing, business-minded

Expert lecturers

Gwillym Morris, an expert in visual effects and computer animation who has worked on films like Lord of the Rings and King Kong, is one of our part-time lecturers and a guest speaker.

Real projects

Our special effects students work on live projects for real clients. They’ve worked on Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Batman Begins and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Innovative students

One of our students is working in partnership with Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, on a wind turbine control system.

Another is working with Nokia to increase road safety for motorcyclists by installing a second brake light on the motorcycle helmet.

Marketing expertise

Our Business School has piloted an innovative project, the Business Marketing @ UH award, in which local SMEs get together with academics and students to develop specific strategic marketing plans.

More than 20 companies have benefited from the project, including:

  • Superbrands
  • Niru
  • Ceylon Pride
  • Hot Monkey Design
  • Hardsoft
  • Supreme Being Clothing