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We help you at every step of your course with plenty of academic support to guide you through starting at university and navigating your course.

Setting up

You will use a mix of technologies and platforms such as Teams, Zoom, Canvas and StudyNet. You will also receive information and instructions on how to use the systems needed for your course, and these guides are easily accessible throughout your time at Herts.

Our Library and Computing Services team are also on hand to provide any additional support if needed.

There is free Wi-Fi on campus via the University’s eduroam network for all students, which can be installed easily and quickly using the get connected guide.

Herts Mobile is a free dedicated app just for Herts students, staff and visitors which will help you stay connected to the university. Through the app, you can access local bus times, your timetable, a map of the university, find available computers and much more.

Places to study

There are a range of spaces on campus for you to study. The main study spaces can be found in the Learning Resources Centres (LRCs), which are a one-stop-shop for journals and articles, computing facilities, printing and more. There is an LRC at each campus, and a lot of the materials in the LRCs are available online as well.

There are also more casual areas for study, such as in the Chapman Lounge in main reception and in the Enterprise Hub, where there’s also a Starbucks if you need a pick-me-up.

Help with studying

From specialist support to advice on managing your assignments, the Academic Support team are here to help you. The team can assist you with your academic referencing, improving time management, English and Maths support and much more.

Other initiatives you can use whilst you’re studying at Herts are:

  • Library SkillUP- a range of online support materials that cover topics such as referencing, searching, reading, evaluating, and writing to enhance and develop skills.
  • Digital skills- led by the Student Technology Mentor team, students can drop-in to get help with completing their Getting Started at Herts Digital Checklist or for advice on how to use digital tools for their course.

Plus, the Students' Union run a Study Smart service which consists of one-to-one sessions with an Academic and Welfare Advisor, where students reflect on and explore different learning styles and workload management techniques.

Every student has a personal tutor who will support them as they navigate university and help with academic progress. Your personal tutor is an important point of contact to help with any queries and point students in the right direction.

There is also extra subject-based support available in your School, which you will be informed of when you start your course.

Finding and using information for assignments

You’ll find a wealth of resources in the Library catalogue including ebooks and scans of textbooks, articles, journals, and databases.

Module reading lists will also be made available from the start of the academic year so that you can view all the essential, recommended and background reading you need for your course.

If you require support with finding information for your assignments, contact the Library and Computing Services team who will be more than happy to help.