Before you arrive

Whether you’ve just accepted an offer from Herts or are coming back to carry on with your programme, work through our checklist of everything you need to do before you arrive. If you still have some questions, reach out to our teams on Instagram, or search for information on Ask Herts.

Set up your University login account

Your University login account gives you access to all our systems and resources including StudyNet and Canvas which you need for your programme. Keep an eye on your inbox - you will receive an email from our helpdesk team asking you to set up your username and password.

Get registered

Got your University login account? Your next step is to complete registration which all students need to do every year to get full access to their programme. If you’re waiting on your student loan, make sure to complete registration as quickly as you can to avoid any delays.

Got your joining instructions

For new students, your joining instructions includes personalised information about your programme including your start date, what to expect for your first week, and anything you might need to do before you join us. Keep an eye on your emails – you will get your joining instructions 40 days before your programmes starts.

Decide where to live

Many of our students commute to campus, but for some on-campus accommodation is a great chance to live with new people. There's accommodation at College Lane and de Havilland campuses, ideal for 24/7 access to facilities, plus lots of support from our resident assistants.

Manage your money

If you’re applying for student finance, make sure you’ve completed your paperwork early. There’s also lots of information on the Student Finance England website. Not sure when to pay your fees? Find out on our Ask Herts page.

Budgeting and managing your money can be daunting, but you can log into Blackbullion money advice pages using your uni details for help on planning your student finances including access financial help as well as tips on managing your money throughout uni.

Study at Herts

Starting University may be a bit different to what you’re used to. You’ve decided what you want to study and now is your opportunity to explore that in and outside of the classroom. Discover what to expect through our Get Studying page and our free online Getting Ready to Study at Herts course.

Get vaccinated

To get the most out of your time at uni, we encourage Herts students to have had their COVID-19 vaccinations, the ACQY vaccine against meningitis, MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, and rubella), and the flu jab if you are eligible. This is important since students will be mixing with lots of new people and often this can result in picking up illnesses.

If you’re an international student, you will be able to register with a UK GP when you arrive and book for vaccinations if you haven’t been able to do so in their home country. Students can also register with our medical centre if they live in the Hatfield area.

Still got questions?

There’s a lot to take in but our frequently asked questions will help answer any other questions.