News and Updates

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

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Herts Uni celebrates hundreds of students’ academic success

[Laura Slingo | News Editor] Nearly 1,000 Hertfordshire University students celebrated their academic success on Saturday 15th December as they officially became graduates. Over 2,500 academics, friends and family members joined the graduates to celebrate their academic achievement and enjoy the ceremonies which took place on de Havilland campus. Sue Grant, Secretary and Registrar at the University of Hertfordshire, said: “These ceremonies form part of the recognition that th

Employers rate Herts among best in the UK

Image: Pixabay [Aaron Hurst | Contributing Writer] The results of a survey conducted by Times Higher Education showed that the University of Hertfordshire is among the top 50 universities for employment of graduates by employers in the business, IT and engineering sectors. Surveyors from Times Higher Education also discovered that the specific skills that a candidate possesses, as well as professional experience and the subject area that the candidate specialises in, are the

Broxbourne woman becomes tenth member of family to graduate from UH

Graduating from the University of Hertfordshire is in the blood for Broxbourne’s Belinda Cuffaro who recently became the tenth member of her family to graduate from the University. Belinda, 22, celebrated gaining a 2:1 degree in Accounting and Finance last month at St Albans Abbey and was accompanied by her parents Gill, 54, and Alf, 56, who fell in love and graduated from UH three decades ago. Keeping graduation a family affair, Belinda now joins her mum and dad and fellow f

Graduate employment rate at Herts Uni at record high

[Laura Slingo – News Editor] In recent months there has been much commotion over the state of graduate employment. Even though higher salaries have been peeking through, there has still been a lingering worry surrounding the deficiency in high skilled jobs that may not be able to cater the new, young professionals entering the workplace. However, the University of Hertfordshire has defied the odds. According to the latest national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education

University of Hertfordshire graduates get creative with Scrittura Magazine

[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor] Three University of Hertfordshire graduates have launched Scrittura Magazine, an online literary magazine. Catherine Roe, Yasmin Rahman and Valentina Terrinoni, who all graduated from the School of Humanities in the past three years, hope to showcase outstanding creative work. The first digital issue of Scrittura Magazine will be released in September and will include creative writing such as poetry, prose and script. Meet the Scrittura Magazin

Grumpy Corner – “So what are doing after you graduate?”

The dreaded question of any final year student. Often asked by a distant relative or well-meaning stranger, it results in panic, an increased heart rate, sweaty palms, and a bad case of the fight-or-flight urge. Do I punch the offending questioner in the face or stare at them blankly before running away? What people don’t realise is that most soon-to-be graduates don’t have the slightest clue what they’re doing next. At the moment, we’re just trying to get to the end of our d

Gloomy prospects as graduates apply for twenty or more jobs before securing work

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] Graduate jobs forum WikiJob has suggested in recent research that today’s graduates expect to apply for twenty jobs or more, before they secure a work placement. WikiJob surveyed over 1,000 of its forum contributors, all of whom are graduate job-seekers. The survey found that 45% of them believe that they need to submit applications for at least twenty graduate schemes before they receive a job offer. Competition has grown even more fierce ov