Hello postgraduate students!
Welcome! Whether this is your second degree at Herts or you’re studying here for the first time, we can’t wait to see you on campus.
As a postgraduate student, you’ll be specialising in your chosen field and we’re here to support you every step of the way, while giving you the opportunity to learn in a style that best suits you. Below are some of the ways in which we’ll be supporting you throughout your time at Herts.
Whether you get stressed during assignment periods, suffer from anxiety, need a diagnostic assessment for a specific learning difficulty, or require support with your disability needs, the Student Wellbeing team are here to help. Our counsellors, disability advisers, mental health advisers and mentors want to listen to you and support you on your journey to living a happier and healthier life.
If you have a disability, we strongly recommend that when you register, you contact a disability adviser so they can complete a Study Needs Agreement (SNA) which identifies the adjustment and support that should be made for you as a disabled student. This could include adjustments for when you take exams (if they’re part of your programme), mentoring and any specialist equipment you may need. If you had an SNA at undergraduate level, please speak to a disability adviser.
The Students’ Union’s Advice and Support Centre is also available for you to access free, confidential, and impartial advice for whatever student life might throw at you. If you would like to discuss anything, or simply want someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to come and speak to one of the academic and welfare advisers, Monday – Friday 10.00 – 16.00.
If you practice a religion, have a faith or just want to speak to someone in a different environment, our Chaplaincy team are here to help you in your time at Herts. We are very proud of how diverse our student community is, and we offer an inclusive environment where students can feel comfortable practicing their faith.
You can visit the Key at College Lane or the Multi-Faith Space on de Havilland to reflect, meditate, pray, or just relax. You can also get in touch with our University Chaplain, Reverend Fiona Souter or one of the volunteer Chaplains of other faiths.
Networks and societies
At the University, we have a number of networks and societies you can join, including the postgraduate students’ network! You can also join one of our many societies to meet new people with similar interests from across our community.
Our Careers and Employment Service are here to help you identify exciting opportunities, assist you with your job, internship and placement applications (and make sure you’re highlighting your amazing skills!) and support you with getting what you want. The Service will also be hosting postgraduate specific workshops to further support you and help you achieve your potential.