Social facilities

Students relaxing in the forum

Social life at the University is vibrant and diverse both on and off campus. 

Clubs, bars and restaurants abound in Hatfield and nearby St Albans, and the Galleria shopping centre right next to our campus offers a multiscreen cinema, a discount shopping outlet, and a range of restaurants and cafes.

Of course, central London is just a 20 minute train journey away, so there really is no excuse to spend every night studying - as if you would!

On campus social facilities

Forum events poster

Our campuses are home to a wide variety of social spaces - bars, clubs, restaurants and cafes in which to meet friends, relax and unwind, or enjoy some of the best entertainments around.

Our Students' Union work hard to provide a great programme of events and offer a fantastic array of entertainment. Whether you like clubbing, live music, comedy, or just a quiet night out with your mates there's always something going on at the Forum to help you chill out after a hard day in the LRC.

Our social spaces include:

  • The Forum Hertfordshire an entertainment venue that incorporates a nightclub and 3 bars - dance the night away, catch a band or DJ set, or just grab a bite to eat.
  • The Ele House - a relaxed student pub offering good value bar snacks and drinks, pool tables etc.  Drop in for a quiet drink after lectures or meet friends for lunch.
  • Club de Havilland - based on our de Havilland campus, this club offers good food, drinks and entertainment, and it's large hall is used for everything from Salsa lessons to gala dinners.
  • Cafes and restaurants - Our campuses are home to more than a dozen cafes and eateries offering you plenty of choice if you don't fancy cooking.

The University's entertainment venue - Forum Hertfordshire

Student entertainment at the University of Hertfordshire has just got even better with our fantastic new venue. Fitted out with stylish interiors and the latest equipment, the fantastically versatile, £38 million Forum Hertfordshire is a vital part of Hertfordshire's live music and club scene.

It is the ideal place to meet, eat and have a great night out.

Find out more about the Forum Hertfordshire

"I remember my time at uni every day. As well as meeting new people, getting involved and passing my exams, I learned what I wanted to do with my life."
Mitesh Patel - Information Systems student