News and Updates

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

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Refugee Cake Sale To Be Held On 16th May On De Hav Campus

Nothing’s better than cake (well, other than helping people, of course), and at 12-2pm on the 16th May, the University of Hertfordshire will give you the best of both worlds if you come by the de Hav campus! Tomorrow, UH Students and Staff Supporting Refugees will be holding a cake sale in the Weston Auditorium which will generate funds towards their program. Established in 2016, UH Students and Staff Supporting Refugees has raised enough funds to buy a defibrillator for the

Disadvantaged students significantly more likely to live at home while studying at university

By Zoe Fripp A recent study conducted by Sutton Trust has found that disadvantaged students are more than three times as likely to live at home and commute to university, compared to people from wealthier backgrounds. Sutton Trust aims to improve social mobility in the UK and conducted the research for this purpose. They have found that “Student mobility is a major factor in the higher education access gap, as students’ access to the best universities can be limited without t

Over 17,000 University Students Face Rent Debt

By Zoe Fripp New figures reveal that the number of students facing rent arrears has risen 16% in the last year. The figures were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and revealed that more than 17,000 students living in university accommodation have fallen behind with their rent. The figures also revealed that the number of students being evicted from their halls of residence or having their contract terminated after failing to pay rent has slowly begun to rise. Alis

VALENTINE’S DAY – MONEY MAKER OR DAY OF DEVOTION?

By Jemma Heard – Contributing Writer As we all know, the inevitable, (and very much controversial) 14th February is here. Some people love it, the thought of spending a whole day expressing their love; but others cannot wait for the 15th February when all chocolate is half price… (guilty as charged). But as for the retailers, this day brings another opportunity in which to make profit from the endless 99p cards and £1 boxes of chocolates that they sell. Which begs the questio

Letting Agent Fee Ban Declared in Autumn Statement

By Aaron Hurst – News Editor On the 23rd November, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his first ever Autumn Statement that administration fees charged by estate and letting agents across the country were to be banned ‘as soon as possible.’ During what was announced to be Chancellor Hammond’s last Autumn Statement as he is abolishing it altogether, he declared letting agent fees as ‘wrong’, before stating that ‘landlords should meet their fees.’ This announcement is bound

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

Comment: Why are students turning to Sugar Daddies?

[Taveena Atsu| Features Sub Editor] As students, most of us can identify with being skint at one point or another throughout our university lives. Money management isn’t a skill that we are all endowed with, but how far are us students willing to go to get money these days? Here, I explore what a sugar daddy/baby is, and just how popular this phenomenon is becoming with students of today. A sugar daddy is a wealthy, older man who likes to spend his time and money on younger w

A huge success for RAG week

[Brad Johnson | Deputy Editor] After a full week of fundraising, Raise and Give’s biannual RAG Week raised just over £500! The whole team were blown away with the support from students and staff at the university. The week saw the RAG Committee host a selection of events targeting all groups of students. Most notably was the ‘Campus Collections’ on both College Lane and de Havilland; one student took home a £30 prize for raising over £15 in just five minutes. On Tuesday 14th