Before you arrive

Excited to join Herts? We’re excited to meet you too but first things first, let's go through the basics. This will help in preparing you for the incredible experience's that come with your time at university here at Herts!

Become an official Herts students

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Set up your University student record account

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Complete online registration

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Book your registration appointment

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Collect your student ID card from campus

Getting ready to study at Herts

Starting at university will be a bit different to what you’re used to. For possibly the first time in your life, you’ve decided what you want to study and now is your opportunity to explore that in and outside of the classroom. Uni life is all about you taking charge of your learning so that you can get the most out of your time at Herts.

Remember, you have us every step of the way to help you thrive. It’s why we’ve created our free Getting Ready to Study at Herts online course for all of our new students to complete before they start. This mini course covers the essentials including: succeeding on your programme, on-campus study spots and our extra support to help you through uni life.

Staying healthy

We recommend that you’re up to date with your vaccinations including meningitis, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), COVID-19 and flu if you're eligible.

If you’re an international student, you can register with a UK doctor (also called general practices or GPs) once you arrive and book any vaccinations if you weren’t able to sort that out in your home country. Remember, general practices or surgeries such as our medical centre, are just for common medical issues. Anything more serious or urgent will be directed to the local hospital.

Thinking about where to live?

So where should you start? You’ll need to weigh up your budget, the convenience of the property and the opportunities to get involved in uni life. We have several options at Herts.

Not sure what to bring to uni? Our packing checklist covers all the basics of what we suggest you need to bring to uni.