Shafali - Why I chose Herts

Shafali blog headline
February 1 2020
Bayfordbury planetarium

Why I chose Herts

I am a second-year transfer student, so I didn’t apply as a typical first-year student and I didn’t come through Clearing. The process to transfer was easy and straight forward with the University of Hertfordshire; applying so late in the year meant it was difficult to guarantee a place on any course. However, Herts was very accommodating and gave me the green light after just my first conversation with my programme coordinator after confirming that I passed the grade entry requirements. I emailed over my HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report) report and soon I was officially enrolled as a second-year Astrophysics student.

I chose Herts as it has a lot of accessibility which helps my course. For example, the Bayfordbury observatory has a range of telescopes that are available to use throughout your degree. Along with this, Herts is ranked well on the Physics and Astronomy tables, being in line with some of the Russel Group universities. But most of all the support and graduate opportunities and prospects interested me.