News and Updates

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

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How the Conservative budget will affect you

[Oliver Price | News Manager] Yesterday, chancellor George Osborne announced the first budget of the new fully Conservative government. But if you can’t be bothered to traipse the internet looking for the specific bits that will affect you, we’ve summarised the parts of the budget that will most affect you, students at the University of Hertfordshire. Maintenance grants scrapped The first major development that will be relevant to students: The Conservatives have announced th

Conservative plans to force unemployed young people into community work

[Oliver Price | Contributing Writer] David Cameron has recently announced a new policy promise if they win the general election in May, that will see 18 – 21 year olds who have been unemployed for more than six months doing 30 hours community work and 10 hours job seeking a week in order to keep claiming their youth allowance of £57.35. If this were an hourly wage it would equate to less than £2 an hour, which is less than half the minimum wage for this age range. If a young