News and Updates

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

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Refugee Cake Sale To Be Held On 16th May On De Hav Campus

Nothing’s better than cake (well, other than helping people, of course), and at 12-2pm on the 16th May, the University of Hertfordshire will give you the best of both worlds if you come by the de Hav campus! Tomorrow, UH Students and Staff Supporting Refugees will be holding a cake sale in the Weston Auditorium which will generate funds towards their program. Established in 2016, UH Students and Staff Supporting Refugees has raised enough funds to buy a defibrillator for the

University of Hertfordshire Student Is Raising Money For Humanitarian Project in South Africa

By Robert Wheatley Humanitarian work is often regarded as extremely valuable: it’s knowing you’ve truly made a difference to people’s lives in places of unrest, and have acted altruistically to help those in need. What is more, having any form of volunteer work on your CV is a smart move, and one that can truly help you stand out among the crowd; especially, as with Aimone’s case, you desire to pursue humanitarian work. [Credit & person in photo: Aimone Sharif] Aimone Sharif

Futsal Club Goes the Extra Mile Once More!

By Aimone Sharif- Head of Editorial After creating a women’s team, cycling from Hatfield to Brighton, and winning club of the year, the futsal club has a lot to do to beat last year’s achievements. The futsal club was created eight years ago, and has developed as a club and as a popular sport on campus. This year’s woman’s team remains unbeaten since the beginning of the season, and their men’s first is settling comfortably at the top of their league. As part of the Athletic

#TheHomelessPeriod and the shame surrounding periods

By April Wilson – Contributing Writer Periods. Most women have to deal with them for a large period of their life, yet we still don’t really talk about them. Perhaps we don’t want to recall some of the quite frankly mildly traumatising period moments I’m sure a lot of us as women have had. But there is also something deeper there, and that is a culture of silence. The campaign #TheHomelessPeriod is trying to break that culture of silence by making periods something that is ta

BoomTown – The Revolution Starts Now

[Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer] BoomTown, set up in Hampshire in 2009 as a humble village fair, is now growing rapidly with a strong hold on creativity, colour, expression, freedom and humanity. And that’s all within a magical pop-up city. Each year is a different chapter and this year from 11th-14th of August; it will be celebrating its eighth year, with the story of a brainwashed mayor and the aftermath of an alien invasion. The festival is structured around a ‘mythos

Student-run fashion show raises money for charity

Image: Pixabay [Laura Slingo | News Editor] On Thursday 3rd ,March, Event Management students Nancy Lund, Alina Lin and Lauren Mainwaring watched their well-planned fashion show come to life. In time for Europe Week (29th February – 4th March) the final-year students organised an event for their Event Project Module with the Study Abroad team at the University of Hertfordshire as their clients. Pitching such a unique event as a fashion show to the Study Abroad Department lead

Sports Relief run is a success!

[Aimone Sharif | Sports Manager] Every year, BBC Sport brings the world of entertainment and sports together in search of raising money and awareness across the UK for vulnerable people inside and outside the country. It was Sports Relief year this year around, to celebrate the event from the 18th to the 20th of March, a series of sports trials, events and competitions were set to help raise money for charity. This one-day event has the beautiful result of uniting the UK as e

Event Management students Make-A-Wish come true

Image: Huriyah Quadri [Laura Slingo | News Editor] Second-year Event Management students are to hold an entertainment evening in the bid to raise money for Make-A-Wish charity. On Friday 15th, April in the Comet Room, Club de Havilland, a variety of societies and students will be volunteering to put on an evening’s worth of entertainment for both the University of Hertfordshire and local community. Event Management students Amy Pettitt, Angela DiCarlo, Charlotte Thomas, Chloe

Don’t Miss! UH Rugby Vs Hockey Charity Match

Shelby Loasby | Head of Print A charity match will take place tomorrow (26th Feb) at 2pm between the UH Rugby and Hockey teams on the de Hav hockey pitches. With 40 minutes of Touch Rugby and 40 minutes of Field Hockey only one winner will be crowned. The match will be played in honour of Whizz-Kidz Charity and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust, in partnership with the Athletic Union, Nandos, Prezzo, Hertfordshire Sports Village, and Club de havilland. There will also be en

UH Futsal goes the extra mile for charity

[Aimone Sharif |Sports Manager] After two successful charity events, the University of Hertfordshire Futsal Team decided to take it up a notch and go the extra mile for charity (or should I say an extra hundred miles?!) On Wednesday 27th of January, the cyclists meet at 8.00am to start a laborious journey from Hatfield to Brighton that can only be possible through teamwork and perseverance Let’s face it, it’s that period of the year where it’s barely light at 7.00am, it’s fre

Herts Judo Club hold a charity event

[Georgia Porter | Contributing Writer] Mid October, Herts Judo Club held a fundraising event to raise money for a charity campaign that Coach Doug Seabrook set up, following an inspirational trip to Albania in September. Here we interview Matthew Hammond, Chairman of the Judo Club, to find out more. 1. What is your role within Judo at the University of Hertfordshire? Matthew Hammond, 22, Final Year BSc (Hons) Sports Studies: I am this year’s chairman of the Judo Club. I love

Netball Club bake sale for Cancer Research

[Georgia Porter | Contributing Writer] At the end of October, the Netball Club held a bake sale to raise money for Cancer Research. The event was held at the Sports Village on the de Havilland Campus between 12pm and 2pm. I spoke to Emily Fensome, a final year Sports Studies student and netball captain for the coming year, and two members of the first team. Could you explain why the Netball Club chose to raise money for Cancer Research? Emily: Cancer Research is one of the ch

Raise and Give Charity Applications now open

At the start of each academic year students at the University of Hertfordshire choose three main charities to support with the money raised from Raise and Give (RAG) events. Last year RAG raised £98, 552.71 for local, national & international charities! Applications are open until Friday 4th September. Initial applications are assessed and shortlisted by the Student Activities team and RAG committee at Hertfordshire Students’ Union. After this, the shortlisted charities go to

Unicef charity event on Tuesday 28 April

On Tuesday 28th April we’re being visited by two hawks in the Forum Foyer on College Lane. Students are invited to have their picture taken with a hawk for £2.50, with all proceeds being donated to Unicef. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help at the event contact Abaid Ur Rehman at abaid-ur-rehman@hotmail.co.uk. #Hawk #event #Unicef #RAG #Charity

Student fundraising supports struggling charities

[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor] One in seven UK charities are struggling to survive, says a recent report released by the Charities Aid Foundation and the Association of Chief Executives for Voluntary Organisations. Their survey of 572 charities showed that a third had dipped into their reserves to cover an income shortfall in the last year. “Charities are resilient and do adapt to a changing world,” said John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation. “But it is v

Raise Money for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

[Shelby Loasby | Print Editor] Students from the University of Hertfordshire are holding a quiz afternoon, with tea, cakes and a raffle packed full of prizes on March 28th, in hopes to raise money for terminally ill children. Business and Event Management students, Holly Parsons, Hollie Brodie, Ellie Leaning and Gokcen Kurtarici have organised the event to raise awareness and much needed funds for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice – a local charity, desperate to build a hospice t

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’

Hertfordshire students travel the world for Jailbreak 2015

[Brad Johnson | Deputy Editor] Hertfordshire Raise and Give’s annual Jailbreak has come to an end and what an impressive Jailbreak it was! Jailbreak is an annual competition that gives students the opportunity to get as far away from the University as possible in 36 hours for charity. Students in the past have reached Milan, Italy but this year, they smashed that record and made us one of the most successful Jailbreak groups in the country. The 12 teams set off from the Hertf

World Cancer Day

[Kat Clements | Contributing Writer] February the 4th marks World Cancer Day, a global event organised by the Union for International Cancer Control. The day aims to “take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach.” Focus is on four key areas: choosing healthy lives, detecting cancer early, achieving treatment for patients worldwide – not just in the we

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] Cervical Cancer Prevention week falls on the 25th-31st of January this year and is hoping to raise more awareness and support than ever before. Everyday in the UK, nine women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three women will lose their lives to the disease. These odds can be reduced and prevented through the help of cervical screenings and the HPV vaccination programme. However, one in three young women fail to attend their screenings w