Rosie - Why I chose Herts

January 1 2020
Food group diagram

Why I chose Herts

I chose Herts for many good reasons but the three main ones where, i) my course was registered with the Association for Nutrition so it is a high standard accredited course, ii) there was the opportunity to take a study abroad year or a year on placement (which I found to be unique) and, iii) the facilities and size of the campus were great and accommodation is guaranteed for all first-year students. I did, in fact, take up the chance to study abroad and this was the best decision I ever made. I lived in Oslo, Norway, for a year and studied nutrition modules, learnt to ski, and made the best friends from around the world who I keep in contact with now!

On my open day visit to Herts I was impressed by the new build accommodation on College Lane and the proximity to the accommodation to University lecture halls, this means you can get to lectures quickly. I also really enjoyed the nightlife with the on-campus club and bar. The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at Herts really impressed me too. It is a four-story-high building with an array of different study spaces, including casual learning spaces, a quite floor, Mac suites, private study rooms and a downstairs cafeteria.

Another reason was I secured a job as a Student Ambassador even before I started at the university and this supplied the financial security I needed to study. The University offers many employment opportunities for students on campus which many including myself see as invaluable.