News and Updates

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

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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

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

Help 81-year-old Strongman Ian Miller get to America to defend his title

[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor] Hertfordshire’s own Ian Miller is 81 years old, and is currently trying to raise enough money to travel to the USA to defend his strongman title. Since he started competing in 1953, Miller has amassed 243 medals, won 40 world championships, received the first ever Welwyn Hatfield Sports Person of the Year award in 2004, and is the current Highland Games Masters World Champion. Whilst serving in the army, with 27 ½ years in the Scots Guard, Mill

Take Me Out in the EleHouse

[Iqra Dahir Abdi | Contributing Writer] Our local pub hosted a night of karaoke and popular TV show game, Take Me Out. The event was organised by students to raise money for a volunteering trip to Thailand. Samantha Dukelow and Emily Stevens held the event at the EleHouse on Valentine’s Day. They both hope to travel to Thailand to teach school children and help mistreated elephants with the funds raised. The EleHouse saw a role reversal for their version of Take Me Out. There

Students climb Mount Kilimanjaro for HOPE for Children

[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor] In September, 13 students from the University of Hertfordshire are flying to Tanzania to climb the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. They are each hoping to fundraise almost £3000 for the HOPE for Children charity. HOPE for Children works tirelessly to help children reach their full potential, says HOPE Student Ambassador Ken Bell. Last year, they helped 44,000 children in Africa, Asia and the UK. Elliot Ward, a 2nd year Accounting