Student Charter and Graduate Attributes

Welcome to the University of Hertfordshire and to student life

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Our Student Charter is designed to guide you through your time at the University to ensure you make the most of your experience.

Both the University and Hertfordshire Students' Union are dedicated to making our students' time here as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.

We give our full support to the commitments set out in this Charter, wish you every success in your studies and hope that you have a great student experience here at the University of Hertfordshire.

Our commitments to each other - we will:

  • Behave professionally, with courtesy and integrity
  • Respect each other, working collaboratively and in partnership
  • Work together to develop our University, by asking for and using feedback
  • Value our collective identity and our individual diversity
  • Make a personal contribution to our communities within and beyond the University

Your commitment to us

  • To participate fully in your studies and university experience, so you become the best that you can possibly be
  • To use the facilities, resources and support on offer at the University, asking for help when you need it
  • To behave in a way that makes you proud of yourself, on and off campus
  • To respect the places in which you live and study, as well as the local environment and communities around you
  • To engage proactively with your student representatives, supporting them to ensure your voices are heard
  • To make the most of the many opportunities to contribute feedback about your student experience

Your University's commitment to you

  • To provide you with excellent educational opportunities and to do everything we can to make you highly employable whilst developing a lifelong passion for learning
  • To enable you to challenge yourselves and be challenged to be the best that you can be, by providing an intellectually stimulating environment
  • To provide you with support for your academic, professional and personal development so you can make the most of your university experience
  • To work in partnership with students, student representatives and the Students' Union, to enable you to contribute to the improvement of university life
  • To provide flexible learning opportunities, using different technologies, to allow you to study in different ways and balance your commitments within and beyond university
  • To be entrepreneurial and creative in our outlook, and to be innovative and open to doing things differently

Your Students' Union's commitment to you

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  • To be student focused in everything we do
  • To be accountable in providing relevant services and activities that allow you to reach your full potential
  • To represent you on campus, locally and nationally in an unbiased way
  • To provide you with fun opportunities that are safe, diverse and challenging and to celebrate your successes
  • To be responsible and ensure that, as a charity, every penny we earn goes straight back into services that benefit you
  • To enable you to get involved with the local community, volunteering and charitable work

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Our Student Charter is designed to guide you through your time at the University.

-Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor