News and Updates

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

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Shimmying Away with Active Students Burlesque Workouts

[Imogen Wallis | Contributing Writer] Keeping up with the latest fitness trends, Active Students are offering FREE Burlesque workout sessions for all students, a glamorous alternative to breaking a sweat in the gym. Held on Wednesday evenings from 17.30 – 18.30 at the RVC gym or at the Herts studio, Sports Village every Friday 11.00-12pm, ladies can try a new method of exercising, which many have never tried, whilst shedding the pounds to both 40’s style remixes and the lates

UH Racing success story

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] Within the university there are hundreds of societies, organisations and teams that strive to be outstanding in their field and take pride in representing the University of Hertfordshire. Arguably, one of the greatest success stories belongs to UH Racing. The team was founded in 1997 by University of Hertfordshire students in order to compete in the inaugural UK Formula Student event and have continued to grow and develop in the years since.

Rest, Relax and Unwind with Active Students Yoga

[Imogen Wallis and May S. Tan | Contributing Writers] Over half way through the first semester, now is the time students find themselves stressing over deadlines and spending long hours hunched over their laptops. However, with the Active Students scheme luckily you can take time out to manage the tension by attending free yoga sessions. Every Monday in Hutton Hall on College Lane, and Wednesday at the de Havilland Sports Village, a fully-qualified instructor will run through

Meet an AU Team: Kickboxing!

[Feyi Taiwo | Contributing Writer] Jumping jacks, jug jumps and air jacks, the kickboxing team were really pushing it to the limit on Monday evening! The UH Kickboxing Team is now the largest sports club at the University with over 95 students signing up within a week, and it’s still expecting to grow. Starting with a 20 minute warm up, students performed quick sprints, squats and crunches; they were still motivated, adding another 10 minutes of side steps and stretches. Whil

Four Reasons to Box with Active Students

[Cristina Aroldi | Contributing Writer] Boxing is a one-to-one match sport in which two combatants punch at each other, with the aim to knock the rival down. Sometimes boxing can appear as a competitive sport for brutal people but this isn’t true at all. Boxing is a sport for everybody who wants to experience enjoyment and build their strength at the same time. Here are four most important reasons to take up boxing: Boxing makes you powerful Every time you throw strong punche

Midlothian, ManChestHair & Mouthampton Mesmerize the Masses!

[Matt Creasey | Contributing Writer] Herts of Midlothian (3) – (0)  FC Royalty Photo by Matt Creasey The afternoon of Wednesday 29th October 2014 started off cool and calm, however tempers became more and more uncontrollable in this, the first match of the afternoon, as did the weather, ensuring that all supporters got a nice soaking. On the plus side, at least it wasn’t windy. The first half was well battled in the midfield, and after stealing an early lead through George Th

Get Active with Pongathon

[Cristina Aroldi | Contributing Writer] Get Active is an initiative that offers a wide range of free sports and activities for students from American Football, to Zumba and Pongathon. If you’re a person that commonly associates sports with trying something new, and you want to enjoy the social side to sport, Pongathon is perfect for you! Pongathon is a Ping-Pong Party; where it is all about having fun! The sport is surrounded by an atmosphere of performance, music, and art wi

Herts Students Power Through at Bootcamp!

[Imogen Wallis | Contributing Writer] With Christmas only two months away, for many this is an opportunity to get fit and make sure we look our best for the upcoming party season.  Thanks to the Active Students scheme, students can get active together, make new friends, and improve their overall fitness with a variety of sessions to choose from. One of these great options is the Indoor Bootcamp, but don’t worry it isn’t as terrifying as you may think! With the help of strengt

UH Campus Football Kick Off

[Matt Creasey | Contributing Writer] More eagerly-awaited than the much speculated summer signings of Louis Van Gaal, Manager of Manchester United Football Club, was the sound of the whistle being blown at 1.15pm on Wednesday 22nd October 2014 at the New Generation Turf Pitches on the deHavilland Campus in Hatfield, to signal the beginning of a new season for UHCampusFootball. After an incredibly successful ‘Get into Football Day’ on Wednesday 15th October that saw somewhere