Case studies

Your donations make a lasting impact on our students, both during their studies and after they graduate. Financial pressures hinder many students wishing to enter higher education. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to unlock their full potential, and with your help we can help make this happen.

Scholarships

Christopher Lamb, who studied BEng(Hons) Electronic and Communications Engineering, received the Professor Peter Lines Scholarship. He says:

As a mature student returning to higher education, receiving the Professor Peter Lines Scholarship gave me a sense of great accomplishment and recognition for the hard work I have put into the course. I am proud to display the Scholarship on my CV and it will certainly make me stand out to future employers. Receiving the Scholarship has also relieved some of the monetary pressures of university life and has been a great help to me.

Natasha Pensado, who studied LLB(Hons) Law, received the Caribbean Women's Standing Conference Prize. She says:

Receiving the Caribbean Women’s Student Prize has meant so much to me as a student. It has been such a humbling experience for me to be recognised for my achievements at the University of Hertfordshire. I feel empowered to pursue my dreams, aspirations and to always do my best. I am grateful to the donor of this prize for her support.

Harry McCourt, who studied LLB(Hons) Law, received the Anthony Trower Law Scholarship and the Sir Christopher Staughton Scholarship for this research. He says:

In the next academic year I will be reading for the BCL at the University of Oxford after achieving a first in my degree and the highest results in the cohort. Whilst I'm at Oxford, I'll be applying for pupillages in London which I hope to start in late-2022 after completing my BPC.

Receiving the scholarships has already greatly benefitted me by boosting my application to Oxford, and will continue benefitting me by way of a financial cushion to facilitate my postgraduate studies. I am immensely thankful to my donors.

Flare

Izzy McInnes, who studied BA(Hons) Model Design: Special Effects, won the 'Best Growth Business' award in Flare 2019. She says:

I’m over the moon that my business has been recognised by the judges. My inspiration came from wanting to celebrate individuality and turn disability aids into fashion statements. I use 3D scanning and printing technology to create the prosthetics, before finishing them by hand to make them extra unique. My designs include additional features and colour options, tailored to the client’s needs, with modular, switchable components available at an additional cost.

I found out about the Flare awards during my studies and the Careers and Employment team at the University have provided invaluable support with growing my business, I can’t thank them enough.

Izzy McInnes

Enterprise Hub

The Enterprise Hub building was completed in early March 2020 and brings together students, academics and incubator businesses, tangibly linking education, entrepreneurship and social activity within the University. The primary objectives of the building are to provide a dedicated space for incubating fledgling businesses, harnessing entrepreneurial skills, engaging with the wider entrepreneurial community, and supporting the entrepreneurial flair which is prevalent across our community.

With the generous support of the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Enterprise Hub has been created as a unique space in the university which will play an intrinsic role in continuing the entrepreneurial flair that is encouraged across the University. It looks set to be a real social and entrepreneurial hub for the de Havilland campus.