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 2016 Tory budget will affect you

Image: Pixabay [Oliver Price | News Manager] George Osborne, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, has recently announced his second budget of this Conservative government. Not everything in the budget is directly relevant to students, so Trident Media have collated the most important facts about the budget that relate to student life. Sugar tax Jamie Oliver will surely be pleased with this legislation as he has been campaigning for this for a very long time. The government has de

The scrapping of maintenance grants exemplifies Tory policy

Image: Tobi Olasupo The opinions expressed here are the author’s own, and are not endorsed by Trident Media of Hertfordshire Students’ Union [Oliver Price | News Manager] Over 600,000 students in England receive nearly two billion pounds in maintenance grants between them. On Friday 15th of January, it took less than two hours for just ten out of eighteen MPs to scrap them. While scrapping grants is a bad idea (more to come later), first it must but said that how the Conserva

Local hospitals fail to meet A&E waiting time targets since closure of A&E in Welwyn Garde

Image: Tom Boon [Oliver Price | News Manager] Since the conversion of the Accident & Emergency unit at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital to an Urgent Care Centre, which only treats non-life threatening injuries, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has been unable to meet the government mandated target of seeing, treating, admitting or discharging 95 per cent of all patients at A&E departments and Urgent Care Centres within four hours. East and North Herts NHS Trust runs four

An Idiot’s Guide to the General Election

[Kat Clements |Contributing Writer] Let’s face it; politics isn’t always the most interesting subject. Luckily, UniVerse is here to tell you what you need to know. What’s a General Election? Let’s start with the basics. The UK holds a general election once every four years. All UK citizens over the age of 18 are entitled to vote in their constituency (the district where you live – and, fyi, students can vote in the constituency where their uni is as well if they want), for th