News and Updates

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

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What’s On At UH: Contrast

Cheeky Wednesday and Breakout! are hardly the only nights out available to students, and hardly the only ones that allow a budget-friendly alcohol-fest. Another one of the Forum’s very own nights out is Contrast: a weekly show that draws in special guest DJs and overloads its guests with drink deals that rival any night out in London. This Friday, 17 November, Contrast will take place at the Forum as usual, 10:30 pm to 3:00 am; its music spread between two rooms of pounding R

We’ve Landed In The Top 2.1% For World University Rankings!

By Robert Wheatley The University of Hertfordshire has been designated the 575th place of over 27,000 universities worldwide and 42nd in the UK by the CWUR World University Rankings. CWUR is the largest academic ranking of global universities, and out of 27,770 of their evaluated higher education institutions, we made it into the top 2.1%, meaning our quality of education and training of students, along with the achievements of our researchers and faculty have been recognised

Surveying UH students about catcalling

By Robert Wheatley – Health and Innovation editor Trident Media has previously written about the subject of street harassment, with Wharfe showing that most respondents had not only been negatively affected by the experience and had a negative perception of it, but most had disturbingly experienced it before the age of 16; under the age of consent. Catcalling can be in the form of comments about a person’s physical appearance, wolf-whistling, and physical gestures that are ul

Elections in Photos – Day 8

Today has seen the likes of ducks, ferrets, meerkats and skunks all in the name of student representation. The Students’ Union have put on a petting zoo all for students, giving candidates the greatest opportunity to go and chat to students about their manifestos. Here’s a preview and all the photos can be found on our facebook page at TridentMediaUK This slideshow requires JavaScript. #University #Students #UniversityofHertfordshire #StudentsUnion #UH #Hertfordshire #Student

Elections 2016: Vice President Student Activities Videos

[April Wilson | Elections Team] The Elections Team offered interviews to candidates on a first-come first-served basis, as slots were limited. Trident Media (tridentmedia.org) talked to some of the candidates running for the Vice President Student Activities role to get an insight into what their policies are and why they think they’re suitable for the role. And also who they regard as their biggest competition! Candidates for Vice President Student Activities this year are a

Elections 2016: Vice President Democracy & Services Videos

[April Wilson | Elections Team] The Elections Team offered interviews to candidates on a first-come first-served basis, as slots were limited. Trident Media (tridentmedia.org) talked to some of the candidates running for the Vice President Democracy and Services role to get an insight into what their policies are and why they think they’re suitable for the role. And also who they regard as their biggest competition! Candidates for Vice President Democracy and Services this ye

Elections 2016: Vice President Communications & Media Videos

[April Wilson | Elections Team] The Elections Team offered interviews to candidates on a first-come first-served basis, as slots were limited. Trident Media (tridentmedia.org) talked to some of the candidates running for the Vice President Communications and Media role to get an insight into what their policies are and why they think they’re suitable for the role. And also who they regard as their biggest competition! Candidates for Vice President Communications and Media thi

Elections 2016: President Interview Videos

[April Wilson | Elections Team] The Elections Team offered interviews to candidates on a first-come first-served basis, as slots were limited. Trident Media (tridentmedia.org) talked to some of the candidates running for President to get an insight into what their policies are and why they think they’re suitable for the role. And also who they regard as their biggest competition! Candidates for President this year are as follows: – Grainne O’Monghain – Thomas Hollick – Sena

Full-Time Candidates Announced

[Tom Boon | Elections Team] Hertfordshire Students’ Union has announced the list of candidates who are standing for full-time positions as your elected officers for 2016. The elected officers represent students within the union, the University and the community, and are responsible for the direction of the SU. President The President of the Students’ Union is the director of the union. Responsible for guiding the SU forward, the president is also responsible for carrying the

Don’t Miss! UH Rugby Vs Hockey Charity Match

Shelby Loasby | Head of Print A charity match will take place tomorrow (26th Feb) at 2pm between the UH Rugby and Hockey teams on the de Hav hockey pitches. With 40 minutes of Touch Rugby and 40 minutes of Field Hockey only one winner will be crowned. The match will be played in honour of Whizz-Kidz Charity and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust, in partnership with the Athletic Union, Nandos, Prezzo, Hertfordshire Sports Village, and Club de havilland. There will also be en

UH student Lucy Loomes represents country

[Aimone Sharif | Sports Manager] Herts’ very own Lucy Loomes showed what she is capable of in Azzurri last week against Italy’s Under 19’s football team. Lucy moved from Suffolk to London two years ago to join London Bees in the Women Super League Second division (WSL 2). Last week, she was scouted by the manager of the London Bees to be part of a friendly match against Italy’s very own U19’s. “Representing your country is always amazing and I was honoured to be part of the s

All About Those Abs

[Mercedes Brazier | Sports Editor] If you are looking for a workout to burn those abs and get the definition that we all like, this Active Students Session is for you! Absolution normally consists of 12-20 people, lined up with their mats in the Sports Village Hall, ready to burn away the huge lunch they just consumed. I went along to this session thinking that the abdominal workouts that I do in the gym would have set some ground work for the session I was about to do. I was

Hertfordshire Sports Superstars Break University’s Record

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] The University of Hertfordshire have set a new University record by winning nine Southern Eastern (SE) leagues this season, as well as bringing home the Varsity trophy beating local rivals, the University of Bedfordshire, by 31 points to 16. Amongst the winning streak were the American Football team, who won their league and Cup trophy and were National Cup finalists – narrowly losing out to the University of Stirling at Allianz Park. The Uni

University strategic plan: Interview with the Vice-Chancellor

[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor] In March, the University of Hertfordshire announced the launch of a new strategic plan which “aims to enhance its international reputation as the UK’s leading business-facing university.” UniVerse met with Vice Chancellor Quintin McKellar to discuss the five-year vision for achieving these goals over seven key areas; education, research, business, international reach, sustainability, people, and community and partners. The vision includes stren

One Week to go – One League is Already Settled

[Matt Creasey and Kieran Burman | Contributing Writers] Edging constantly closer to the end of the season, gameweeks 5 and 6 have proved testing for Mouthampton, having been stripped of their 100% winning streak in a 1-0 loss against arch rivals, and last season’s finalists, Jägerbombs. Convincing form, shown by Christian and Luke Durrant in Mouthampton’s famous yellow shirts, inspired the entire team to a 4-0 win over Nike Elites the following week. Dixie Normous, as vice ca

Mixed Netball Tournament in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign

[Imogen Wallis | Contributing Writer] On the night of 26th February 2015, the De Havilland sports hall was full of the sound of cheers and laughter, as the atmosphere heated up for a friendly mixed netball tournament in aid of Cancer Research UK. Organised by three second year ‘Sports Studies’ students, Clare, Holly and Emily the ladies decided to align with the England Netball team, whose members have been raising money for Cancer Research UK since 2010, as part of an event

Mouthampton and Midlothian lead at the Mid-Point

[Kieran Burman | Contributing Writer] Weeks three and four in League A saw Jägerbombs pick themselves up off of bottom spot and shoot above both Redbourn Reborn and Friendly Foxes, with notable performances by goalkeeper Mateusz Plazie and central midfield partnership Dan and Emilio. It’s also been a week that has seen much courageous out-the-box goalkeeping by both the Mouthampton goalkeeper and Dixie Normous stopper, Liam Rivers. The past fortnight has also seen Nike Elites

Applications to the University of Hertfordshire reach an all-time high

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] The University of Hertfordshire has received a significant increase in applications from potential students wanting a place at the university. Applicants who apply via UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service), have increased by 8.23% when compared to 2014, which is significantly higher than the 2.12% increase across the university sector. The latest round of UCAS applications to UH saw 26,949 potential students apply, which is an inc

Sensational Second Semester of Intramural Football Ahead

[Matt Creasey | Contributing Writer] Wednesday 21st January played host to UH Campus Football “Get Into Football Day” which saw around 60 footballers take to the 3G pitches on the DeHavilland campus. The aim of the day was to provide players who didn’t already have a team to play for in Semester B, with the chance to prove their worth to the Captains of the 11-a-side league with the hopes of getting picked. Likewise this also helps Captains fill any spaces which they have in

TEDx at UH this weekend

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] It’s nearly time! The University of Hertfordshire’s very own TEDx is happening this Saturday (February 7th) from 10am in The Forum. (Link to tickets is at the bottom of this page) The Pink Polar Bear themed event has recently released the list of speakers and it’s looking like an unmissable day of thought-provoking and insightful talks. So who are the speakers? There’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy in this extensive list of speak