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Coronavirus updates

COVID-19 Student Update - Monday, June 1

As we continue to comply with Government guidance, we want to keep you updated about how the University is responding to the latest guidance and the support we offer to keep our community safe, supported and as connected as possible throughout these challenging times. Please read this update for important information.

We will be updating this page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4pm.

In today’s update

  • Festival of Ideas Reimagined
  • UH COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is open again
  • Celebrating International Pride Month
  • Have you got what it takes to become a Student Trustee?

Festival of Ideas Reimagined

We’re excited to announce that the Festival of Ideas has been reimagined (hence the change in name!) and will be launching virtually on Sunday 28 June at 10:00. We’ll be celebrating with art exhibitions, thought pieces and the fascinating views of Helen Lederer, Mike Newell and Marie Le Conte, to name just a few. From the comfort of your own homes, you can enjoy our line-up on the day or feel free to pick and choose your own itinerary. Don't forget to keep coming back as we unveil more bright ideas throughout the following month. Visit the Festival of Ideas Reimagined website to find out more.

UH COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is open again

The University has re-opened the COVID-19 Student Relief Fund, to support students facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. Please make sure you read all of our guidance about the fund on Ask Herts before you apply. The fund is limited, so we need to prioritise the funds available to our current students who are in most need.

Celebrating International Pride Month

The month of June is International Pride Month, and we want to celebrate and support our LGBTQ+ community! Read our blog to see how you can get involved, and don’t forget you can reach out to our LGBT+ Student Society and the Equality Office if you want to know more or get support. Read about how to get involved on our blog.

Have you got what it takes to be a Student Trustee?

Your Students’ Union is looking for a new Student Trustee! Want to know more about the role? Kennery and Bishal share their experiences, from looking after finance and governance to ensuring everything that Hertfordshire Students' Union does is in the best interest of students. Imagine representing 24,000 students at board level! If you think you’ve got what it takes, send your CV and supporting statement to by 12 June 2020. You can also find out more by watching this video.

How we are helping the NHS and our community

Frequently asked questions

I have asked the impossible from every colleague in the School and they have delivered and will continue to deliver. We will never forget the service, professionalism and commitment everyone has shown in recent weeks. Truly inspiring. Thank you!

Jackie Kelly, Dean of the School of Health and Social Work

Who to contact

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Previously published updates can be found here.

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