News and Updates

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

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5 Top Tips To Maintain Good Mental Health At University

By Pelumi Agboola It’s about three weeks in and Freshers has passed, lectures have kicked off, assignments and reading are flying your way, you’ve only just recovered from the dreaded fresher’s flu, and you’re feeling very overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Well, if you’re like me and many others, the thought of lectures make you feel anxious, and deadlines just seem too close, which gives you a lot of stress. Whether you’re a first year, a second year, or even a Master’s or intern

Sexy Edition of BlueMoon out now!

Our final yet sexiest edition of BlueMoon is now out! It’s got everything from porn surveys and sex quizzes, to a guide to gay labels and the all important issue of sexual consent. Although it’s the last printed BlueMoon of the year, it won’t be the end of our creative and boundary breaking articles! Pick up your free copy around campus or read it online here! Don’t forget to tell us what you think @TridentMediaUK #Love #latestissue #Magazine #Free #Shelby #OutNow #Sex #Bluem

BlueMoon Fantasy out now!

Our second issue of your free student magazine is now out! Our exciting fantasy theme is full of weird and wonderful content, from cosplay costumes to an interview with a Doctor Who Director! Pick up your copy of BlueMoon from the stands around campus or read it online here! #Bluemoon #Fantasy #issue

Out now: BlueMoon “Around the World”

You voted and we delivered with an “Around the World” theme for our final issue of the year. Whether you’re looking for a budget holiday, handy travel apps, or to cook up something tasty from the comfort of your own home, BlueMoon has got you covered! #AroundtheWorld #Bluemoon #Travel

Out now: BlueMoon “Weird & Wonderful”

This issue has been fabulously weird and wonderful! We’ve got everything from films and books to RuPaul’s Drag Race, students revealing their weird habits, and a showcase of student photography. Why not tell us how weird you are or what your favourite articles are? A lot of hard work goes into BlueMoon and what makes it worth it is hearing what you think, so make sure to get in touch with us on Facebook or Twitter @TridentMediaUK! #WeirdandWonderful #Magazine #OutNow #Wonderf

Debunking the science myths: Ebola   

[Betty Fekade | Contributing Writer] In December 2013, the world awoke to the news of a deadly new epidemic ravaging the west coast of Africa. Very quickly, the word “Ebola” seemed synonymous with death and the destruction of social order.  Panic and lack of public understanding has led to the emergence of misunderstandings about the disease. In this article, I am going to attempt to address some of these misconceptions. Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, simply known as Ebola, was nam

The Magical World of Harry Potter

[Bethany James | Contributing Writer] Since the very start in 1997, the magical world of Harry Potter has taken our muggle world by storm and has continued to do so right up to now, despite the final film being released three years ago. J.K. Rowling has kept fans involved by creating ‘Pottermore’ and allowing the public to view concept art, props, and sets of the films at the Warner Brothers studios. More recently, she announced a spin-off trilogy about Newt Scamander, a ‘mag

The Hunger Games review: May the odds be ever in your favour!

[Chloe Burrowes | Contributing Writer] The Hunger Games’ fans worldwide can breathe a sigh of relief, as the much anticipated third film was just as good as expected. Fast paced, feisty and full of eye candy, The Hunger Games is one of the most thrilling film series of all time. The story is set in Panem, a nation formed of the wealthy Capitol region and the 12 poorer districts that mostly live in poverty. The Hunger Games themselves is an annual televised event where one boy

Winter Olympics Snowboarding stars

[Lashara van Heerden | Contributing Writer] Winter Olympics stars Jamie Nicholls and Aimee Fuller were at the impressive Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead on Thursday 20th November, and BlueMoon was lucky enough to meet with them and see them ride. Not only did they represent Team Great Britain in the Winter Olympics for Freestyle Snowboarding, they are also ambassadors for the GO SKI GO BOARD national campaign by Snowsport England. We found out more about their careers, and the

Film Review: Gone Girl

[Melissa Nadarajan | Contributing Writer] Award winning director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) returns with one of this year’s most anticipated thrillers. Adapted from the crime novel of the same name by author Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl sees Argo star and future Batman Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, a despairing husband who, after the sudden disappearance of his wife, becomes the prime suspect of a police investigation. As his claim to innocence b

A History of Trident Media

[Ciaran O’Brien | Student Activities Manager] Crush Radio will always have a place in history. Starting in 1960 as CRH (Campus Radio Hatfield) on a ‘pirate radio’ basis, it was the first campus radio in the country making it the oldest in the UK. Soon it was renamed Crush 1278 and got its first broadcast licence in 1962, broadcasting on 1278AM. It was based in a portacabin in what was Hatfield Technical College, now the University of Hertfordshire. By the late 1970s it had th