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

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Active Students: Why you should give it a shot, with Alice Horton

Getting into sports isn’t always easy. Sometimes it’s too costly, other times you might just not feel like participating with people who seem to know a lot about what they’re doing. Fear not, for that’s where Active Students comes in: a sports program designed with these people in mind. Want to attend tennis one day, but can’t make it to the other? No problem. Want to try some football, but realise you’re a bit strapped for cash? No problem, either! Active Students is a brill

Society Showcase: The Herts Pole & Aerial Society!

By Robert Wheatley – Head of Editorial When we think of pole dancing we’re typically bombarded with sexualised imagery of people performing in clubs, and while this is totally OK it’s the complete opposite of what the Herts Pole & Aerial Society is all about. Pole and aerial dancing are, in fact, incredible workouts for one’s body; not just for your core, but for cardio, for losing weight and for strengthening your back. Pole and aerial hoops also do wonders for body confiden

Society Showcase: The Philosophy Society!

By Robert Wheatley – Head of Editorial Philosophy is a fascinating subject and one I am proud to be majoring in. It’s a study that dates back as far as Ancient Greece, and it developed an abundance of schools of thought as its practice grew of interest across the world in Japan, China, India and in the Middle East. Socrates, Antisthenes, Chrysippus, Epicurus [Credit: Wikipedia] It’s a subject still widely popular today and has many useful applications in a variety of subjects

Society Showcase: The Esports Society!

By Robert Wheatley – Head of Editorial The University of Hertfordshire boasts its impressive Athletic Union and many sports societies, but there’s only one society at our university that represents a relatively new era of sports, and that’s the Herts SU Esports Society. Esports is much like any other sporting event: it draws huge crowds (more than 385 million will watch competitive gaming in 2017), it hands its winners incredible cash prizes (the total prize pool for a compet

Society Showcase: Herts SU: LGBT+!

By Robert Wheatley – Head of Editorial In a world in which LGBTQIA people are often made to feel uncomfortable with their identity and existence, you need to find a place that won’t judge you for being who you are. The Herts SU LGBT+ society is one of these communities, dedicated to LGBTQIA-identifying people where it aims to provide an all-inclusive environment for socialising. I spoke to current chair, Oliver Read, who wishes to not only provide a safe space for LGBTQIA-ide

South East Regional Pole Dance Competition 2017

By Leong Qi Tyng – Contributing Writer On the 11th of February, the University of Essex hosted the 2017 South East Regional Pole Dance Competition. It was an inter-university competition and the winners would go on to the Nationals to compete. There were four categories to compete in total, namely the Beginners, Intermediates, Advanced and Group. The other eight universities competing were from the University of Kent, University of East Anglia, University of Brighton, Univers

Big Band Society Hold Christmas Concert

By Aaron Hurst – News Editor On the 12th December, the university’s Big Band society put on a festive performance for students, family and friends in room B01. The performance, which saw the performers all looking quite Christmassy wearing Santa, elf and turkey hats and being surrounded by tinsel and lights, included big band renditions of well-known jazz, funk and pop songs, as well as some festive tunes in the second half, following an intermission. In the first half, among

Mixed Bag Society hosts Herts’ Got Talent

[Shelby Loasby | Print Editor] Thursday, March 5th, saw the Herts SU Mixed Bag Society hosting their very own Herts’ Got Talent night in the Comet Room at de Havilland campus. Over 135 people took part, showcasing their own societies’ talents and showing the large audience of students, friends and family what the university has to offer. Tinith Pitakandage, chairperson of the Mixed Bag Society, explained that they started organising the event after re-freshers fair, and “were

LGBT History Month kicked off at Herts with Pride screening

[Oliver Price | Contributing Writer] LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans) month has been started with the signature Rainbow Flag being flown at College Lane and a screening of the 2014 film Pride, directed by Matthew Warchus. Pride is a heartwarming true story about a group of Lesbian and Gay activists, who called themselves “Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners”, raising money to support striking miners in Thatcher’s Britain. The film focuses on the solidarity between persec

LGBT+ History Month with LGBT+ Society & Equality Office

[Jennie Couling | Contributing Writer] For some people, joining a society means a lot of hard work, dedication and time. But for those part of the LGBT+ society, the word has a completely different meaning. A night with the LBGT+ society is more like hanging out with a large group of friends. “Other Universities use it as a hook up service but we use it as a social thing,” explained Chairperson Simon George.  A typical meeting can be anything from playing card games to watchi

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