News and Updates

Giving you the latest information about student life and updates from Hertfordshire University and surrounding areas

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World Cancer Day

By Hannah Wileman – Contributing Writer Today is World Cancer Day! February 4th is a marked as World Cancer Day, a day when people can come together to help fight against cancer. Proceeds from this day help go on to fund research into new methods of detecting and treating many different types of cancer. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the UK with on average 350,000 new cases, causing over 150,000 deaths, each year; and 42% of these are preventable by lifestyle

Does talking about mental health help end the stigma surrounding it?

Image: Pixabay [April Wilson | TV Director] More and more people, especially celebrities, are opening up about their experiences surrounding their mental health, but is this helping to end the stigma that still exists today around issues surrounding mental health? Being a student I often worry about the mental health of my friends, as more of them than not are trying to juggle a job, exams and trying to figure out what they want to do with their life. Let’s face it, universit

Mental Health Awareness Week: Outreach Services at UH

[Mohammed Afkhami | Contributing Writer] This year’s mental health awareness week is taking place from 11th to 17th of May, but an increasing openness to talk about a previously hidden away part of the human condition is becoming obvious. You will be even more aware of this if you’ve liked Mind, the Stephen Fry-led NGO that exists to help those with mental health problems and hopefully destigmatise the experience in the process. The argument put forward by these movements is

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week

[Jennie Couling | Design Sub Editor] 16th of March marks the beginning of Down’s Syndrome Awareness week. Every year the charity Down’s Syndrome Association focuses on a different aspect of living with Down’s Syndrome. This year they’re looking to encourage people with Down’s syndrome to take part in activities they enjoy and get involved in their local community. They are looking for stories from people with Down’s Syndrome about their favourite activities and hobbies. Down’

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

[Jennie Couling | Contributing Writer] Monday 23rd February marks the beginning of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week started to raise awareness and funds and to campaign for better research and access to treatment. On Friday 27th February the national eating disorder charity Beat are running their annual Sock It To Eating Disorders fundraiser, encouraging supporters to wear colourful, crazy and odd socks for the day and donate a £1 to Beat. To donate, text UAUA05 follo

Lecturer completes three marathons for diabetes awareness

[Lashara van Heerden | Contributing Writer] Lecturer Simon Vinnicombe is setting the bar high for dads by having recently run not one, but three marathons back to back to raise awareness for his son, George, who has Type One Diabetes. Between writing a play, working on his upcoming film, teaching Creative Writing and being his son’s hero, Vinnicombe would also like to help raise awareness about his son’s disease. On Thursday 12th of November, the day before World Diabetes day