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 your quarantine is complete.

  • Register on your course and check your timetable
  • Make sure you know where your classes are - download the Herts Mobile app for an interactive map - mobile.herts.ac.uk
  • Understand your bills - search council tax exemption on gov.uk
  • Check if you need to register with the police - use gov.uk
  • Look into setting up a bank account - you will need to wait until your quarantine is complete as you will need your BRP
  • Register yourself at a medical centre - those living on campus can sign up to our on campus medical centre
  • Collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) once your quarantine period is complete (you will have additional time to collect this due to quarantine Covid restrictions) - if you have set your BRP to be delivered to campus, you will be emailed to arrange a collection appointment once your BRP is ready. Guidance about BRP collection is available online.
  • Get a UK sim card for your phone
  • Find out more about the Sports Teams at the University via the Athletic Union (Herts Squad)
  • Check out the Students' Union to find out about joining societies
  • If you are living on campus, then check in to your new room; if you have any queries with your accommodation contact the Accommodation team - accommodation@herts.ac.uk

Our campuses

Map of de Havilland
Map of College Lane

Download a PDF copy of the maps 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 a 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. From COVID-19 testing for students and staff to our roadmap out of lockdown which sets out the key stages we will follow for our return to campus.

As part of our wider plans to return to campus, and to enable us to deliver high quality, face-to-face teaching, currently students and staff are recommended to wear face coverings in indoor spaces and on transport.

Wearing your face covering

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 quarantine. Read our FAQs on how to collect your face covering.

Face coverings

Face coverings are no longer a legal requirement in the UK, however we encourage our community to wear a face covering when moving around our campuses in indoor and crowded spaces, such as; the LRCs, corridors, teaching rooms, food outlets, and shuttle buses. You should also ensure you wear a face covering when making your way from the airport to your accommodation if you are required to quarantine upon arrival.

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