International and relocating staff

We believe that the inclusion of different voices and unique perspectives is what makes our community thrive. And so we are proud to have a diverse staff community at our vibrant, campus-based university, with members of staff from all over the world.

Applications from international staff are always welcome and encouraged, but please make sure you have permission to work in the UK before you start a job at the University. Only in very exceptional circumstances will the University be able to apply for a work visa for a new member of staff. If you have further queries about this please contact us.

If you are planning to join the University, the information below should help you start to plan for relocating to Hatfield.

Accommodation - short term

There is a wide range of hotels available in the Hatfield, St Albans and Welwyn Garden City area, all of which are at a short commutable distance to the University of Hertfordshire.

The following hotels are a guide only, and are not recommendations:

Accommodation - long term

If you are looking for a more permanent place to relocate close to the University, there are a number of estate agents located in Hatfield, St Albans and Welwyn Garden City which offer property to rent or to buy.

The following estate agents are a guide only, and are not recommendations:


The University of Hertfordshire has a cash point on each campus. There are also several major high street banks in Hatfield, which all offer a wide range of services.


We provide a wide range of flexible benefits that truly offers something for everyone. From our generous annual leave allowance and fee remission if you choose to study one of our programmes part-time, to the highly competitive pension schemes open to you which are unrivalled by the private sector. We also offer a range of travel benefits, including cycle to work and park and ride schemes and staff discounts on the Uno bus network.

Read more about our wide range of additional flexible benefits

Childcare and schooling

If you are a parent working at the University of Hertfordshire, our on-campus University Day Nursery provides childcare for children aged between three months and five years.

There are other childcare providers in the area that are independent of the University. The Hertfordshire County Council website also has a directory of local childcare providers and schools to help you decide which is the most appropriate for your circumstances.


The University of Hertfordshire welcomes staff from all faiths, and our Chaplaincy team supports staff and students of all faiths and none.

The Key, our multi-faith and multi-cultural chaplaincy, is located on the College Lane campus and has its own Muslim prayer facilities. Our Multi Faith Space in our de Havilland campus offers a screened area for discreet prayer and meditation as well as a social space.

Things to do and places to visit

Hertfordshire is the county of opportunity and there is a wide range of activities in the local community that you can take part in, from arts and culture to music and comedy festivals to a whole host of sports and leisure activities!

You will find a few suggestions on the websites listed below:

And as Central London is just a 25-minute direct train away from Hatfield, you also have all that London has to offer on hand as well.