Life on campus

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On this page you'll find lots of tips to help you settle into university life. From what to do in your first week to the support and wellbeing services we offer. Get ready for your next step by exploring the resources below.

What to do in your first week and after quarantine

For activities you are unable to do online, you will need to wait until any required quarantine is complete.

Our campuses

Map of de Havilland
Map of College Lane

Download a PDF copy of the maps (PDF - 0.66 Mb) of our campuses that you print out and bring with you on your travels.

College Lane is home to our science and creative arts subject areas. The following Schools of Study are located on this campus: School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science, School of Life and Medical Science (except Sport from 2021), School of Health and Social Work, and School of Creative Arts.

In addition, this is home to many of our student services, as well as our International Foundation College HIC.

1. Film, Music and Media Building
2. Fashion Teaching Building
3. Main Reception
4. Ask Herts Hub (Innovation)
5. Engineering Department
6. Science Building
7. LRC (Library)
8. Hertfordshire International College (HIC)
9. Wright Building
10. Hutton Hub including Ask Herts Hub (Hutton)
11. Hertfordshire Students' Union
12. The Oval Accommodation Hub and 24/7 Gym
13. Elehouse: Bar and Grill
14. Multi-Faith Space (The Key)
15. Entertainments Complex including Starbucks, Subway and Restaurant

de Havilland is home to four academic Schools of Study: Business, Law, Education and Humanities. Here you’ll also find our extensive Sports Village and our main performing arts venue; the Weston Auditorium. From 2021, programmes in Sports and Sport Science will also be taught on the de Havilland Campus.

1. Law Building
2. Enterprise Hub
3. LRC (Library)
4. Accommodation
5. Weston Auditorium
6. de Havilland Restaurant
7. Multi-Faith Space
8. Main Teaching Building including Ask Herts Hub (de Havilland)
9. 25 Metre Swimming Centre
10. Hertfordshire Sports Village
11. Sport Science Building

Take a look around

Moving to a new university can be a daunting process however, we're not as big as you might think. Once you get a feel for the campus you'll find your way around quite easily. Here's some of our facilities that you might use during your studies.

Students discussing
Law Court Building
Inside Gallery
Science Building external
Outside the FMM
Enterprise Hub exterior

Safety measures on campus for 2021/22

Both our campuses, College Lane and de Havilland, will be open to welcome you at the start of the new academic year. We pride ourselves in putting our students first, preparations have been implemented to ensure a safe learning and social environment is ready for you to enjoy when you arrive on campus. Find out how Herts are working to provide a 'COVID-secure' learning environment.

Wearing your face covering

Following the updates about the new Omicron variant of coronavirus, the University has taken the decision to make face coverings mandatory in all University buildings from Wednesday 01 December, unless you are medically exempt or sitting down in a hospitality venue such as a food outlet or restaurant.

Students must wear a face covering during lectures, seminars, workshops etc. Face coverings are also mandatory in shops and public transport including our shuttle buses unless exempt. You will also need to wear one on your flight to the UK.

When you arrive at University, you may receive a reusable and washable University face covering but it is a good idea to bring some with you from home to ensure you have them available for your journey to the UK and for when you begin exploring after any required quarantine.

Face coverings

We are committed to supporting and promoting the health and wellbeing of our community. It is expected that staff and students will respect the decisions made by members of our community to protect themselves and each other.

Shared Responsibility

We are committed to supporting and promoting the health and wellbeing of our community. It is expected that staff and students will respect the decisions made by members of our community to protect themselves and each other.

Our new student charter

Every year the University and Hertfordshire Students’ Union publishes our student charter. This sets out individual and shared commitments between the University, the Students’ Union and our students to ensure they can make the most of their experience at Herts. This year our charter has been updated to include new shared commitments to ensure we keep everyone in our community safe and well. These new commitments ask us all to act prudently, safely, and in accordance with Public Health, NHS and Government advice. Read our Student Charter.

Covid secure campus

Measures have been implemented throughout the University to help you easily and safely navigate campus and to ensure a covid secure learning environment.

Face coverings are just one of a series of measures we introduced to keep safe on campus. Our new safety measures also include:

  • enhanced cleaning regimes across all university buildings
  • additional advice on hand-washing
  • ensuring on-campus accommodation meets the latest government guidelines
  • a support service if you feel worried or for those needing to self isolate.

You can learn more on our COVID-19 pages.

Student support

At the University of Hertfordshire we want to make sure your time studying with us is as stress-free and rewarding as possible. We offer a range of support services, from childcare to counselling, ensuring that you make the most of your time at Herts and can focus on studying and having fun.

Find out how the student wellbeing service can help you by watching the film below. Plus, explore other support like our Academic English and Study Skills workshops in the dropdowns. Every step off the way, we're here for you.

Next steps

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Important things to consider