Elizabeth - Why I chose Herts

January 1 2020
Childhood poster on wall

Why I chose Herts

Hi! I’m Elizabeth, I have just finished my second year of Primary Education at the University of Hertfordshire. I am going to give you a little insight as to why I chose to study at the University of Hertfordshire.

When I first started looking at universities, I was looking at studying physiotherapy, however, after a few months of studying, I decided that this wasn’t the course for me. I then began the transition of changing my course. The staff were so helpful with this and I am now having the best time at university.

I live about 2 hours from the University, which for me is a good distance from home as it meant that I was far enough away from home so that I was independent, but also not too far so that family and friends could come and visit or vice versa.

When I was looking at universities, the University of Hertfordshire had the best vibe about it, I felt like I would enjoy being there. Just from open days, I got the sense that people here enjoyed being here and I wanted that feeling. The looks of the campuses and the resources were brilliant with there being a lot of new buildings and work being done to make it even more appealing.

I really wanted the chance to live in halls and experience what they were like. When I was looking around them, I really liked what they looked like and could picture myself living there. It is important to be able to picture yourself living there and spending a lot of time on campus and the surrounding areas.

Admittedly, for me, there is not a lot to do in Hatfield itself where the campus is based, however, there is a lot to do in the surrounding towns. Many places are a short drive or bus ride away so that in your free time you can do things like mini-golf, shopping or going to get food with friends (although if you have the right friends you don’t always need to go out and do things, their company is enough!) I also loved the fact that London was only a short train ride away and there are endless possibilities of things to do there. I often spend a lot of free time in London with my friends.

Overall, I chose the University of Hertfordshire because I liked the vibe I got when I was there, how it looked, what they had to offer and the places that I could go from there. It is important to find a university that suits your needs and wants but for me, this was all done at the University of Hertfordshire.

I wish you the best of luck with university and your course.