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Support for students and staff
Athena SWAN awards recognise and reward policies and cultures which build a positive working environment for staff of all genders and at all levels.
When you study or work at the University of Hertfordshire, you will benefit from a range of support including:
Flexible working, families, carers and well-being support
- Carer-friendly guidance and policies, including a carer’s toolkit and a UH Carers network, providing sessions in partnership with Carers in Hertfordshire
- Day nursery for babies and pre-school children up to the age of 5
- Family friendly and wellbeing benefits
- Flexible working patterns
- Monthly wellbeing events – events have included talks based on International Women’s Day and ‘Feel Good’ fairs
- Paid Keeping In Touch (KIT) days
- Parents Supporting Parents Buddy support scheme
- School holiday childcare options through the Hertfordshire Sports Village
- Start time of no earlier than 09.30 for formal committee meetings
- Support for breastfeeding mothers
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) allowing you to access email, shared and personal folders remotely promoting anytime, anywhere and any device working patterns
- Working Parents’ Network and Student parents’ Network
Career and research development support
- A dedicated Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service
- A dedicated Research Grants Team
- ‘Developing your career’ course which introduces staff to tools for thinking through career development and aspirations
- Extensive ‘Researcher Development Programme‘ for Research staff and PGR Students
- Fee-waiver policy for staff wanting to pursue part-time study including doctoral research
- Internal events including seminars on how to start looking for a job prepare for an interview and how to write a personal statement for jobs in the NHS.
- Knowledge Transfer advice for research supervisors and students
- Mentoring schemes for staff (including staff on fixed-term contracts)
- Promotion workshops (including to Reader/Professor) – coming soon
- Research handbooks, guides, information on research funding opportunities
- Research support through the staff intranet
Access to support
You can view a list of Athena SWAN resources including support and funding from external organisations on this website.
Please contact the Equality Office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call +44 (0)1707 289362.
The University has in place a number of tools that allow you to work off campus while accessing all of your emails, storage, and University services. As many of the services are optimised for Windows, setting up a Virtual Machine is advised to gain access to these services on Mac and Linux machines.
On site access
On site, your emails are easily viewed in MS Outlook, Linux email clients such as alpine or mutt, and using the Mac Email Tool. On a windows machine connected to the staff network, you can view all of the drives that you have access to in a windows explorer window. You can also access University services via a gateway on Studynet or through the Univeristy of Hertfordshire WebPortal.
Off campus access
To access the University services, you need to start by activating Network Connect, which allocates your device an IP address on the University network. Many of the University services are available online so activating Network Connect via the University WebPortal is a fast and affective way of gaining access.
However, for more robust access we recommend that you access the drives directly using Novell. Once you have activated Network Connect through the WebPortal, a java applet will be installed on your machine. This means that next time you want to connect to your drives using Novell, you can activate Network Connect using this applet from your program menu. If you then log into Novell, your personal and shared drives will appear in your drive listing. Step by step instructions can be found in the Remote Access Guide.
You can also access your University email online or set up your device to retrieve your email from the University server. The University of Hertfordshire uses MS Exchange mail to manage your staff email. The details can be found in the properties of your account. The Remote Access Guide gives step-by-step instructions on how to set up your email on Windows as well as on mobiles and tablets. The server details can also be used to set up Linux and Mac email clients.
How to set up and use University services off campus including email, shared drives, and athens from a Windows machine and mobile devices (Android, Mac, and Blackberry).
Novell for University staff
Novell gives you access to your personal and shared drives. This package is set up for University staff access.
Other useful pages
University systems and online services (Staffnet)