Let's talk about uni
Join us virtually to have your questions about university answered. Be inspired by taster lectures and industry talks from leading experts. Plus, boost your A level/level 3 performance with our masterclasses. We'll be adding events throughout the year, so do check back.
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Upcoming virtual events
|24 February 2021||19:00-20:00||UK Student Finance Information Evening for parents and guardians|
We'll look at what financial support is available to support your young person through university. We'll take you through the application process and share information about bursaries and scholarships. Plus there'll be a Q&A. Scroll down to book your place
|25 February 2021||16:00-17:00||Philosophy Masterclass: Scepticism|
Can we claim to know anything, when there are always possibilities which might be raised which undermine our claims to knowledge? We shall use this question as a way of understanding Descartes' method of doubt. And we'll consider a way of dealing with the scepticism it seems to generate; one which is perhaps more promising than Descartes' own solution. Scroll down to book your place
|25 February 2021||16:00-16:45||Politics and International Relations Masterclass: ‘The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must’: Power in the Global Sphere|
This masterclass will introduce you to the different forms of power that exist and invite you to consider the extent to which power can be said to shape and/or determine international interactions. Scroll down to book your place
|3 March 2021||16:00-17:00||Psychology Taster Lecture: Do people make good decision makers?|
Every day we make numerous decisions. Is it better to deliberate or to go with your first instincts? We'll take a look at some of the cognitive mechanisms that help us to make decisions and evaluate how effective these are. Scroll down to book your place
|4 March 2021||16:00-17:00||Film Studies Masterclass - "Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958): Genre and Gender in Hitchcock's Hollywood"|
This masterclass is for anyone studying Vertigo, Hitchcock, or interested in studying film or media as a degree. Scroll down to book your place
|9 March 2021||16:00-17:00||Motivation required? Study skills with stress survival tips|
Going to university with the long-term goal of getting a degree is fantastic, but there are a lot of little things that you will need to do before you get there. Come and join us to hear useful hints and tips on how to make the most of your study time, for now and when you get to university. Scroll down to book your place
|10 March 2021||13:00-14:00|
Industry Talk: Media Matters with Ryan Mason who runs Glory (a football and travel magazine)
Ryan Mason graduated with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, Digital Publishing and English Language from the University of Hertfordshire. He decided to put his passion for football to good use by co-founding Glory, a high-quality glossy on international football that has readers as far afield as Qatar and Switzerland as well as his favourite football club of Norwich. Ryan will talk about following your passion, and what it takes to start your own media product. Scroll down to book your place
|11 March 2021||16:00-17:00||Philosophy Masterclass: Teleological Ethics|
How do we decide what makes an action morally right or wrong? According to teleological ethics, we should always do whatever promotes the greatest good. We’ll take a look at various understandings of this basic principle, including different accounts of what the end of goodness consists in. Scroll down to book your place
|16 March 2021||16:00-17:00||Help is on hand: DSA and additional study support at uni|
Join us to learn about the support on offer to help you with your studies. Every year over 60% of students eligible for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) miss out, either because they don’t think they are eligible, or they haven’t heard of DSAs. DSA’s are financial support you can apply for to cover study-related costs due to a mental health problem, long term illness, Learning difficulty or any other disability. Scroll down to book your place
|19 March 2021||11:00-12:00||In conversation with a former prison Careers Adviser|
After working as an Education, Training and Employment Adviser for offenders and ex-offenders, Samantha moved on to work as Lead Careers in Custody Adviser for 3 London prisons: Thameside, Isis and Belmarsh. Join the conversation to hear more about employment rehabilitation services in prison. Scroll down to book your place
|19 March 2021||17:00-18:00||Creative Conversations: Creative writing within Songwriting|
Yvonne Lyons is an internationally renowned singer and songwriter. Join us as she talks about what inspires her and explains the writing techniques she uses. Yvonne will also play some of her songs to bring to life her creative process. Scroll down to book your place
|23 March 2021||16:00-17:00||Student Life: LGBT+ society takeover with Q&A|
Come and listen to our LGBT+ Society members to hear about what they do, the support on offer, hear the experiences of current Herts students and ask any questions you may have. Scroll down to book your place
|24 March 2021||16:00-17:00||Creative Conversations with Nadifa Mohamed|
Nadifa Mohamed is one of the most exciting voices in fiction and non-fiction and she will be in conversation with Joe Thomas about her new novel, The Fortune Men, which is out in May. She’ll be reading from the novel, and talking about her work and her writing life, and the relationship between fiction and non-fiction writing. Scroll down to book your place
|25 March 2021||16:00-17:00||Philosophy Masterclass: Arguments for the Existence of God|
The Cosmological Argument claims that God must have been the cause of the universe. The Teleological Argument maintains that the apparent design in the universe can only be explained by appeal to God. We’ll look at how these arguments work together. In particular, how the Teleological Argument complements the Cosmological Argument by making up for some of its limitations. Scroll down to book your place
|25 March 2021||16:00-16:45||Politics and International Relations Masterclass: ‘Revolutionising the Westminster System’: Actors and Institutions of the British Government|
The Westminster system is the backbone of British politics. However, in recent years constitutional developments, such as devolution, the creation of the Supreme Court, legislative reforms, and BREXIT, have slowly chipped away at the foundations of this system. This masterclass will invite you to consider the implications of these changes for British politics in the future. Scroll down to book your place
|30 March 2021||16:00-17:00||Student Life: My university experience|
Hear from our student panel about their journey to university, their experience as a student and what they wish they’d known before starting. Have your questions ready! Scroll down to book your place
|31 March 2021||19:00-20:00||Not all journeys into university are the same: Rachel shares her not so traditional experience|
Not everyone goes straight to university from school or college. Rachel was in care from 15 to 18 and left school at 16 with 3 O’ Levels (equivalent to GCSEs) in 1986. In 1994 she graduated with a degree in geography from UCL and in 2020 with a degree in astrophysics from the University of Hertfordshire. Rachel has offered to share her experience, to show how if things don’t go to plan, university can still be an option regardless of age, background or circumstances. Scroll down to book your place
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If you can’t make our live events, our recorded talks are the perfect solution. Find out everything you need to know about going to university at a time that suits you.
Talks in partnership
We partner with other institutions and organisations to deliver talks. Please take a look below to see what other opportunities are available.
Apprenticeships: Work, Earn, Learn
Monday 8 February 2021, 11:00 - 12:15
Find out more about apprenticeships, including degree level. You'll hear from current apprentices, apprenticeship training providers (including the University of Hertfordshire) and employers. Plus, ask us your questions in a live Q&A.
Preparing for your Higher Education Journey: Student Finance and Budgeting (Q&A with 8 universities)
Thursday 11 March 2021, 18:00 - 19:00
Not sure how the student finance system works for UK students? Worried about how much university will cost? Have other questions that you'd like to ask university staff? In this session you can find out more about how student finance works, including the UK loan system, applying, and repayments. You can also find out about extra funding and how to budget at university, hearing from higher education professionals themselves from eight different universities. This session is aimed at UK students, and will begin with a short 5-10 minute presentation followed by a Q&A for the remaining time.
Preparing for your Higher Education Journey: Choosing the right university and course (Q&A with 8 universities)
Thursday 20 May 2021, 18:00 - 19:00
Not sure where to begin when choosing a university and course? Want to know the things you should be considering? Have other questions that you'd like to ask university staff? In this session you can find out more about the things to consider when narrowing down your choices and how to do your research, hearing from higher education professionals themselves from eight different universities. The session will begin with a short 5-10 minute presentation followed by a Q&A for the remaining time.