Intro to Herts

While you’re taking care of admin tasks in your first few weeks, there’s also some other things you should do to help you feel more settled into your new life at Herts.

Your checklist for your arrival

There’s a lot to get your head around when you start Uni. Here’s a reminder of some of the admin tasks you’ll need to do.

Join the Welcome Fair

Whether you’re coming back to continue with your programme, or totally brand new to Herts, make some time to get down to the Students’ Union Welcome Fair. It’s a must for all – you’ll get everything from society stalls, freebies, food, and music.

You won’t be able to miss the massive marquee on Hutton Lawn on College Lane on Friday 30 September. It kicks off at 10.00 and ends at 16.00.

Attend Welcome events

Throughout this month, we’ve got everything from parties in the Forum, day trips, society tasters, wellbeing sessions, sports and fitness activities, faith events, and even some Halloween magic. And this isn’t half of it!

Go along to as many events as you can! There will be lots of people who will go on their own so don’t worry if you haven’t had a chance to meet people yet. You can view the events calendar on our website.

Sign up for societies and clubs

Whatever you’re looking for – a chance to meet new pals, discover a hidden passion for sports, or explore some old favourite hobbies – we’ve got you.

We have hundreds of societies, networks, clubs, and fitness classes. Our Students’ Union and HertSquad will be running events including society taster sessions in October and Sports Fair so that you try it before you commit so make sure to get involved.

Get to grips with studying at Uni

While we want you to have lots of fun at Uni, there’s comes a point where you get your first assignment, and you just feel a tad out of your depth. But don’t worry because you’ll have lots of support from us.

If you haven’t already, spend a bit of time working through the Get Studying at Herts online course. It’s a good way to find out about what studying looks like, how you should be spending your time outside of timetabled classes (hint: not on Netflix!) and where to study on campus. It also has a section on building on your digital skills, because while you might love scrolling through TikToks, getting used to new systems like Canvas and StudyNet might feel daunting.

Pick up your Go Herts hoodie

You’ll see how much we love our Go Herts slogan when you get here. Prepare to shout it at sports matches! We want you to feel part of the family when you get here, so eligible new students will get an email inviting them to book to pick up their free Go Herts hoodie.