University of Hertfordshire Student Life

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University of Hertfordshire Student Life

University of Hertfordshire Student Life

Student life

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The main source of nightlife is the Forum, which offers live entertainment and club facilities for the region of Hertfordshire. With a total capacity of 2,000, the Forum houses three entertainment spaces, a restaurant, a café, multiple bars and onsite parking. The ‘local pub’ on campus, the revamped Ele house, holds seats, big screen TVs, and pool tables providing a convenient location to socialise. Hertfordshire Students’ Union (HSU) is the Students’ Union of the University of Hertfordshire. The Students’ Union Social Centre was opened in 1977. The Hatfield Technical College’s management encouraged the establishment of a Student Representative Council (SRC) in 1982, to create a sense of unity and expand the social activities of its day students. The SRC was affiliated to the National Union of Students but initially restricted itself largely to social activities. After 1988 it began to campaign on issues such as improvements to the canteen, lifting the ban on religious or political activity within the then Hatfield Polytechnic, and for a formal students’ union. The sectarian ban was finally lifted in 1992 and a Union granted in 1995. However, the canteen continued to be an issue throughout the 2000s. The Students’ Union at the University of Hertfordshire represents all students in the university by organising campus activities and running different clubs and societies, from sports to entertainment.

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