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Powering Potential. It’s the promise that we make to our students when they come to study at the University of Hertfordshire.

At the University of Hertfordshire, we see our students' potential, we hear their ambitions and we support their futures.

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Logo usage

If you would like to use our logo, find and download all versions of our logo along with guidance regarding our logo usage.

Guides and resources

Our Agent and Counsellor Guide contains lots of useful information to help our network develop a good working knowledge of the University, application process and best practice.

We also have additional guidance documents to help enquirers and applicants through the process.

Accommodation

On-campus

Applicants are recommended to live on-campus, especially if this is their first time at Herts.  On-campus accommodation has a range of benefits including:

  • All utility bills, contents insurance and Wi-Fi included
  • TV licence included in communal area
  • 24/7 support
  • No need for a UK guarantor
  • Lectures within walking distance - no commute cost to on-campus classes
  • Option to live with friends - indicate this in the accommodation application form
  • Option to live in dedicated postgraduate area on de Havilland

We also have a dedicated Accommodation Sales Manager, Pru Njanji to assist with applicant queries. Applicants can contact Pru directly:

T +44 1707 284 289
M +44 7889652495 
accommodationsales@herts.ac.uk 

Off campus

Applicants who wish to live off campus must live within easy commute to the University. They must live within 30 miles or a two hour commute, and be able to get to campus and back in case of early morning or later evening lectures.

Ensure they have researched the commute times and costs, looking a public transport such as Unobus and National Rail.

They should also use PAL accredited landlords to ensure the property is in a suitable condition, matches the images online and that any deposit is held securely.

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About the University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire brings the transformational impact of higher education to all. Its students, staff and businesses consistently reach their full potential. Through high quality teaching, 300 flexible degree programmes for international students, cutting-edge research projects and powerful business partnerships, they think bigger, stand out and positively impact local, national and international communities.

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The University of Hertfordshire: Powering the potential of students, staff and business

The University of Hertfordshire is in the town of Hatfield, which is just 25 minutes by train from London King’s Cross station. With over 300 programmes available to international students, across seven Schools of Study it’s easy to find a course to match your career aspirations. Our programmes are created with industry in mind and placements are offered alongside many courses providing you with hands-on experience.

With its heritage in Britain’s pioneering aeronautical industry, the University has been an innovative force in education since the early 1950s and today hosts a community of over 30,000 students from the UK and around the world. Over the past 20 years we’ve invested almost half a billion pounds in our green campuses, which span 125 acres. Rated Platinum for our EcoFriendly campus (EcoCampus, 2018), everything is designed with our student community in mind.

Academics are experts in their field, and many are focused on researching solutions to the Grand Challenges of our time. From developing a humanoid robot that can support children with autism, to using a pioneering laser facility to deliver critical insights into climate change, staff drive forward and deliver cutting-edge research.

With inspiring learning spaces, state-of-the-art facilities and a £120 million student accommodation village, you have everything you need on your doorstep.

Globally, the University partners with institutions in countries all over the world, as well as welcoming over 10,000 students from 140 countries to its campus in the UK. Home students are also encouraged to take the opportunity to experience studying abroad at one of over 170 Universities worldwide.

Image library

We can offer an extensive library of photos for international agents. We have set up a Flickr page with high quality images available to download. Each image comes with a relevant description which will support you in using them online, in print and on social media.

We'll work to update this gallery regularly and update with the latest imagery to showcase the University.

Access our Flickr Gallery

League table and rankings

We deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

So what does that actually mean for our students? It means over 93% of University of Hertfordshire graduates are in employment or further study within 15 months of graduating (HESA, 2020, based on surveyed UK graduates).

Our learning environment supports our consistent drive to improve the learning experience at Herts. The Complete University Guide has rated us in the Top 10 for facilities spend, showcasing the consistent and extensive investment we make each year in your learning experience.

Accredited by professional bodies

Nearly all of our programmes are recognised by professional bodies. Our academic schools work with many government agencies, professional bodies, trade groups and network associations within Hertfordshire and nationally.

League table success

Some of the recent league table successes include:

  • 1st in the world for Games Design and Development (Complete University Guide, 2022)
  • 1st in the UK (5th in the world) for Design Education (World Brand Design Society, 2022/23)
  • 1st the UK for Creative Media & Entertainment (Rookie Awards, 2022)
  • 1st for Games (TIGA Games Industry Award, 2019)
  • 1st in the UK for Animation and Game Design (The Guardian, 2023)
  • 1st in the East of England for Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering (Complete University Guide, 2023)
  • 1st in the East of England for Medical Technology and Bioengineering (Complete University Guide, 2023)
  • 2nd for Social Policy in the East of England (Complete University Guide, 2023)
  • 4th in the UK for Physiotherapy (The Guardian, 2024)
  • 5th in the world for Best Design Education Institution (World Brand Design Society, 2022/23)
  • 6th in the UK for Mental Health Nursing (The Guardian, 2024)
  • 7th in the UK for Social Work (The Guardian, 2024)
  • 7th in the UK for Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management (The Guardian, 2020)
  • 8th in the UK for  Paramedic Science (The Guardian, 2024)
  • 8th in the UK for Animation and Game Design (The Guardian, 2024)
  • 8th in the UK for Children’s Nursing (The Guardian, 2024)
  • 8th in the UK for Economics (The Guardian, 2023)
  • 9th in the UK for General Nursing (The Guardian, 2024)
  • 11th in the UK for Nutrition and Food Science (The Guardian, 2024)
  • 12th in the UK for Optometry, Ophthalmics & Orthoptics (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 12th in the world for Game Design and Development (Rookie Awards, 2021)
  • 13th in the UK for English (The Guardian, 2023)
  • 14th in the UK for Food Science (Complete University Guide, 2023)
  • 14th in the UK for Geography and Environmental Studies (The Guardian, 2022)
  • 15th in the UK for Information Technology and Systems (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 16th in the UK for Midwifery (The Guardian, 2024)
  • 16th in the UK  for Film Production & Photography (The Guardian, 2020)
  • 18th in the UK for Medical Technology and Bioengineering (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 20th in the world for Creative Media & Entertainment (Rookie Awards, 2022)
  • 22nd in the UK for Product Design (The Guardian, 2023)
  • 23rd in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (The Guardian, 2023)
  • 24th in the UK for Manufacturing and Production Engineering (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 24th in the UK for Architecture (The Guardian, 2021)
  • 25th in the UK for Interior Design (The Guardian, 2023)
  • 25th in the UK for Politics (The Guardian, 2021)
  • 26th in the UK for Aerospace Engineering (The Guardian, 2023)
  • 26th in the UK for Sports Science (Complete University Guide, 2023)
  • 29th in the UK for Graphic Design (The Guardian, 2023)
  • 29th in the UK for Education (The Guardian, 2023)
  • 29th in the UK for History (Complete University Guide, 2023)
  • 30th in the UK for Biology (The Guardian, 2023)
  • The 2023 Complete University Guide has rated us 11th for facilities spend, showcasing the consistent and extensive investment we make each year in the learning experience.
  • Short-listed for Best Business School in the UK (Times Higher Education Awards, 2020)
  • Psychology ranked joint first nationally for Research Impact, obtaining 100% outstanding rating (Research Excellence Framework, 2021)
  • Winners of the Best New Pro Bono Activity – Hertfordshire Law Clinic (LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards, 2020)
  • Winners of the Best Contribution by a Pro Bono Clinic - Hertfordshire Law Clinic (LawWorks Pro Bono Awards, 2022)
  • Best Contribution by a Team of Students helping vulnerable people at risk of homelessness in Hertfordshire (LawWorks Student Pro Bono Awards, 2022)
  • Top 25% nationally for Business and Management Studies research impact (Research Excellence Framework, 2021)
  • Formula Student Team are ranked 3rd in the UK (IMECHE, 2021)
  • One of 17 universities awarded the Race Equality Charter Mark
  • Most Impactful University (The International Education Africa Awards (TINE), 2023)

Student Satisfaction:

  • 94% for Economics Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 89% for Politics Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 84% for Food Science Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 84% for Geography and Environment Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 84% for Physiotherapy Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 83% for English Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 82% for Sports Science Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 82% for History Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 82% for Philosophy Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 80% for Art and Design Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 80% for Business and Management Studies Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 80% for Music Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 79% for Physics and Astronomy Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 79% for Law Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 78% for Medical Technology and Bioengineering Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 77% for Tourism, Transport, Travel and Heritage Studies Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 77% for Marketing Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 76% for Psychology Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 76% for Social Work Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 76% for Mechanical Engineering Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 76% for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 76% for Civil Engineering Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 75% for Social Policy Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)    (this is for HLS programmes like Criminology)

Graduate Prospects:

  • 100% for Paramedic Science Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 92% for Optometry, Ophthalmics and Orthoptics Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 92% for Physiotherapy Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 90% for Social Work Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • 89% for Biological Sciences Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide, 2024)

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is compiled by higher education and research charity Advance HR. It is the only UK higher education sector-wide survey to gain insight from taught postgraduate students about their learning and teaching experience.

Highlights from our 2023 results:

  • Overall student satisfaction score 93%
  • Overall satisfaction: 2nd out of 101 institutions
  • Teaching: 5th out of 101
  • Engagement: 3rd out of 101
  • Community: 2nd out of 101
  • Assessment: 2nd out of 101
  • Organisation: 4th out of 101
  • Resources: 2nd out of 84
  • Support: 2nd out of 85
  • Skills development: 1st out of 85

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey  (PRES)

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is the only UK higher education sector-wide survey that gains insight from postgraduate research students about their learning experience. The survey focuses on nine core areas: supervision, resources, research culture, community, progression, responsibilities, support, research skills and professional development; plus overall satisfaction.

Highlights from our 2023 results:

  • Resources: 13th out of 99
  • Progression: 14th out of 100
  • Support: 20th out of 100
  • Professional Development: 23rd out of 100
  • Responsibilities: 25th out of 100
  • At School level both Physics, Engineering and Computer Science (SPECS), and Education have performed extremely well being higher than all benchmarks for all 10 category aspects.

National Student Survey (NSS)

The National Student Survey (NSS) is an annual national survey of all final year undergraduate students which asks a series of questions within the themes Teaching on my course, Learning Opportunities, Assessment and feedback, Organisation and management, Learning resources and Student voice. The full results are available on the OfS website and they contribute to university league tables.

Highlights from our 2023 results:

  • Herts has scored above the sector average for all of the survey theme areas.
  • 28th in the UK and 1st in the East of England for overall student satisfaction
  • Organisation and management (77.7% positive vs 73.6% across the sector)
  • Student voice (74.8% positive vs 71.9% across the sector)
  • Learning opportunities (84.1% positive vs 81.4% across the sector)

Social media

The International Office is across all of the major social media channels. Please follow us and remember to tag us in any content you post.

Posts for your social media channels

Hashtags

If you wish to post about the University of Hertfordshire on your social channels, you can also use appropriate hashtags like:

  • #UniofHerts
  • #GoHerts
  • #Herts
  • #UniversityofHertfordshire

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our brand guidance, assets or campaigns please contact a member of the team:

Catherine Fulton (International Marketing Manager)

Col Norrish (Senior Conversion Content Officer)

Ellen Marriott (Head of International Engagement)