News and Updates

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

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What’s On At UH: Battle of the Campuses begins!

Are YOU prepared to defend your campus? Can you defeat College Lane in a battle of Flip Cup, or can you triumph over De Hav in an extreme, all-you-can-eat chicken nugget challenge? If so, come prove yourself at the launch of the Battle of the Campuses, tomorrow at 7pm at the Elehouse! As a University of Hertfordshire student living on campus, you’re automatically enrolled into the battle; meaning it could be YOU that declares your side’s victory. Throughout the year the unive

Breakout! Harry Potter Party: Is It StudentWorthy?

By Robert Wheatley StudentWorthy is a segment in which a student looks at the stuff going on at the University of Hertfordshire, to see if it’s really worth your $$. Last week, we interviewed Breakout!‘s Harry Potter Party event organisers, Josh Watson and Luke Osborne, to find out what was in store for lovers of magic (and nights out). While The Trident was a little disappointed to find that the theming was a little less than Hogwarts-worthy, and the merchandise give-away pr

Trident Film Festival Shortlist announced!

Shelby Loasby | Head of Print Budding film makers, actors, cinematographers, and animators have a lot to look forward to next Monday, 21st March. The Trident Film Festival is hosting it’s very first awards night in The Forum, and after over two hours of footage being submitted to the judging team on Thursday, a shortlist of some of the best student films has been made. Students from the University of Hertfordshire entered some of their best work to be judged for the following

Is campus food worth the cost?

[Tom Boon | Contributing Writer] In November 2015, the SU announced its priority campaign for the academic year, Campus Costs, saying: “Whether it’s paying for rent, getting to campus or grabbing some lunch, we know that the cost of living is a priority issue for students at Hertfordshire. We know that every pound spent on extra course costs and on living in one of the country’s most expensive regions can all add up.” One of the main concerns is that alternative food options

Refreshers’ Round-up 2016

Image: Tobi Olasupo [Aaron Hurst | Contributing Writer] Students celebrated the end of January exams in style thanks to this year’s Refreshers’ Week, which brought a variety of events and offered some great activities for students to take part in. The week kicked off on Monday 18th January with a Marvel Movie Marathon held in N002, which featured a heroic combination of Marvel movies voted for by students beforehand. This was followed by Milkshake at the Forum, featuring hit-

DJ SASH! Interview at The Forum Hertfordshire

Shelby Loasby | Head of Print On Saturday 23rd January 2016, Trident Media were lucky enough to interview the legendary, party man of the 90s – Sascha Lappessen from DJ SASH! Touring for over 20 years, SASH!  – made up of Lappessen, Ralf Kappmeier and Thomas Ludke – has played to sold out clubs, won numerous awards, and has created a nostalgic playlists of trance and Eurodance. Despite never reaching no.1 in the UK Charts, SASH! have remained a popular DJ team with plenty of

15 Crazy things we saw at Slam Dunk South

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] Slam Dunk Festival South was one of the biggest transformations for the University and saw a whole host of hardcore, rock and metal bands descending on The Forum Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. There was plenty to see in terms of music and performances, and even more to feast your eyes on whilst people-watching. So we’ve compiled a list of the craziest things we spotted, from colourful fans and various tattoos, to some interesting fashio

Slam Dunk South: Trident Media’s Top 12 Bands

[Kealie Mardell & Shelby Loasby] Slam Dunk Festival made a triumphant return to The Forum Hertfordshire, living up to its promise to be bigger and better than ever before. Seven stages spanned across the site, including the Forum Auditorium, The Attic, and three outdoor stages. After a successful day at Leeds, Slam Dunk made its way to Hatfield on Sunday 24th May, before taking to Wolverhampton to finish off its Bank Holiday weekend tour. Slam Dunk South was the first site to

Halloween! 2014 at The Forum Hertfordshire

[Jade Owen | Contributing Writer] “Halloween! 2014” featuring Duke was a hit this year at the Forum. The event, which sold out days in advance, was filled with people dressed to impress – and who could blame them with the best costume winning a whopping £1000 cash prize! The main act of the night, beatboxing group Duke, had the crowd in a frenzy, covering hits including ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke and Scrubs, as well as popular house and garage. Duke pulled out all the st

Breakout: Alternative Halloween night

[Jade Owen | Contributing Writer] It’s that time of year again. The time for playing pranks, telling scary stories and dressing up, the gorier the better.  And what better way to celebrate than with fire dancers Pyrohex and popular TV pranksters Dirty Sanchez. The event, which was held on the 30th October, appropriately called Breakout Alternative Halloween, catered to students with less mainstream music tastes and featured songs from bands such as All Time Low, Kids in Glass

Up Close With Wheatus

[Shelby Loasby| News Sub Editor] On Saturday 4th October The Forum Hertfordshire was once again graced with the presence of punk rock legends Wheatus. After another awesome gig of Wheatus’ greatest hits, the band came out into the crowd for a beer and catch up with fans. We were able to grab a few words from Brenden B. Brown, lead, William Tully, drums, and Miss Eaves and MC Frontalot, who are currently touring with Wheatus. First up, Brenden B.Brown. BlueMoon: Firstly, why d

The Forum Hertfordshire celebrates its 5th Anniversary

[Brad Johnson | Deputy Editor] For many students here at the University of Hertfordshire, the Forum Hertfordshire is the usual haunt for night outs and socialising with friends, but it has not always been that way. Long before The Forum was built, the standard night out was in The Font; now home to the Hutton Hall and Hertfordshire Students’ Union College Lane office. However, in 2009, the Students’ Union revolutionised it’s commercial services by opening The Forum (now known