The University of Hertfordshire Students’ Union helps you get the best out of university life. Societies, club nights, volunteering, skills training, finding a job, representation or needing advice, your Students’ Union is here to help. *Nights out* The Students’ Union run club and gig nights at the Forum Hertfordshire – a £38m entertainment venue in the heart of the College Lane campus. These nights are a great way to get to know new people, particularly important in those first few weeks. *Your voice* The Students’ Union is your voice, representing all students at every level of the university. You have the chance to stand up for your fellow students and become a student rep or an elected officer. You can also get involved in the media side of things, through writing, editing, photography or broadcasting. *Give a little, gain a lot* Student life doesn’t have to be all studying and partying. The Students’ Union has loads of volunteering opportunities as well as the SU funding initiative RaG! Not only will this give you that positive feeling that you’re contributing to society, but you’ll also be developing vital skills that will shine out from your CV.
Non financial student support
We all need a little help from time to time, so it’s good to know the University of Hertfordshire is here to give you the support you need. We’ll give you a full guide to our support services when you start, but in the meantime, here’s an overview What personal support is available? At the University of Hertfordshire we’d like to help make your student life with us as rewarding and stress-free as possible. While much of your time will be spent in your own specialist academic area, you may want to access some of the other support services we offer all University of Hertfordshire students. From counselling to childcare, careers guidance to our chaplaincy, it’s good to know there’s help available when you need it: *Our counselling service* – when you need someone to talk to. *Financial support* – helping take the pressure off you. *Childcare* – your kids in safe hands so you can get on with studying. *University of Hertfordshire multi-faith chaplaincy* – a tranquil haven to retreat to, make friends and find answers, whatever your faith. *Career guidance* – helping your decision-making and enhancing your employability. *Disability services* – to help ensure that disabled people are able to get the best out of their time at the University. *The Equality Office* for information, guidance and support on all equal opportunities at the University. All University staff have been trained in equality and diversity. The University is also participating in a Higher Education Academy Project on Promoting an inclusive culture in learning, teaching and assessment’. *Medical support* – our on-campus medical centre and Campus Pharmacy are on hand when you need them to provide medical care for all our students. *The Student Centre* – home to a wide range of student services, advice and information, all under one roof.
Compact and network arrangements
We have links with all of Hertfordshire’s Further Education Colleges (North Hertfordshire College, Hertford Regional College, North Herts College and Oaklands College) through a Higher Education Consortium plus strong links with regional Schools & Colleges.