News and Updates

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

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Hygiene Hell for Club de Hav

[Tom Boon | Contributing Writer] Club de Havilland has received 1 out of 5 rating for food hygiene. Some people see eating out as a treat. You go for a meal, order your food, then it arrives. The thing is, do you really know what goes into preparing your food? The Food Standards Agency’s food hygiene rating scheme aims to inform consumers about what preparation goes into the food they’re eating. The FSA states: “It’s not easy to judge hygiene standards on appearance alone, so

UniVerse Issue 4 out now!

Welcome back to Herts and welcome to the first issue of UniVerse for 2016! This edition is packed full of the latest campus news, in-depth surveys, and a chance to become the Trident Sukodu Master! Pick up your free copy around campus or read it online here! Happy reading! #Edition #January #latestissue #Universe

UniVerse 2 out now!

The second issue of your free student newspaper is out now! This special edition is celebrating the month of Movember, supporting men’s health and raising awareness. Thank you to everyone who helped to put this together! #Lastestissue #Movember #newspaper #Universe

BlueMoon Freshers’ Edition out now!

The latest issue of BlueMoon is out now, complete with a brand new look! Thank you to everyone who has helped to put this together! Don’t forget to check out page 29 for your chance to win a free gold gym membership with Hertfordshire Sports Village! #HERTSGETFIT #latestissue #OutNow #Universe

Out now: UniVerse Issue 10

A new look for our final issue of UniVerse this academic year, and a massive thank you to everyone who’s made it possible! The new committee will be back for Freshers’ 2015 but keep checking the site for all the latest from Trident Media this summer! #Issue10 #OutNow #Universe

Study Abroad Blog: From Herts to Venice

[Jorge Ugalde | Contributing Writer] How and where do I even start describing these last four months full of educational, eventful and life enrichment experiences? Well let’s just start from the why did I choose Erasmus? My reasons are not the usual “I love Europe, I want to explore it and travel with the wind”, no; it was actually an accident, the result of unwise decisions and actions over the year. My primary objective was actually to go to America, the land of dreams, whe

Out Now: UniVerse Issue 9

For this issue of UniVerse we’ve decided to have a Committee Takeover, allowing other members to try out different parts of the Committee, in preparation for the team next year! As you can see I have taken over as Print Editor and it hasn’t been easy! Kealie Mardell has been my Media Guru throughout the whole process but I have really enjoyed putting this issue together. So to introduce the rest of the Takeover Committee, we have Jennie Couling as our Design sub editor, Olive

DECHOX Blogs: 12 Days In

[Mercedes Brazier | Sports Sub Editor] 12 days, 17 hours and 13 minutes. Its been a long 12 days; with assignments due, language tests, reading, and weekly work to do, giving up my LRC snack has been tougher than I thought! I first told my housemates after signing up for this task, as I assumed they would try and talk me out of it before I had committed to the idea. They try and talk me out of a lot; like when I tried to give up dairy, and the time I tried to cut out the dedi

Out now: UniVerse Issue 8

Another busy issue underway! This time we’ve got news on accommodation costs, unpaid internships, university results and more. We’ve also got all the updates from the first Student Publication Association Conference hosted here at UH. The day was a great success and an opportunity for us to meet student media publications from around the South East. Moving into features, you’ll find the Model UN Society and tips of developing your online presence. Our regular debate tackles t

Meet your elected officers: Gurpreet Singh

[Iqra Dahir Abdi | Contributing Writer] Semester B is well underway, exams are around the corner and before we know it we’ll be waving goodbye to some students and hello to others. There is an important group of people that will be leaving their posts this year, they have fought to protect all students and improve student life throughout the University. If you guessed your elected students, then give yourself a pat on the back and if you haven’t, shame on you! With elections

Out now: UniVerse Issue 7

We’ve got a jam packed issue for you and things are buzzing with the upcoming elections. This month, we’d like to hear your views on the issues raised by our writers. From the front page, we ask whether deHav is being ignored, and in our regular feature we tackle the superfoods debate. If you want to share your views, head to Facebook or Twitter @TridentMediaUK and you could be featured in the next issue of UniVerse! We’re also celebrating LGBT+ History Month, with reviews of

Join the debate: Are you for or against Superfoods?

FOR: In Defence of Superfoods [Mercedes Brazier | Sports-Sub Editor] There is a range of definitions for superfoods and their benefits, there are debates amongst nutritionists and scientists as to what foods are classed as superfoods and why. Some believe that there are over 100 superfoods, which are predominantly fruits and vegetables, due to the nutrients they contain. Fruits and vegetables contain nutrients and minerals that we all need in order to live a healthy lifestyle

Study abroad blog: from Herts to Mexico

[Becky Williams | Contributing Writer] I am spending my third year of study in Mexico, in the historic city of Querétaro, at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. It is one of the best universities in Mexico and is in the top 10 in Latin America, specialising in engineering, agriculture and communication studies. My degree at Herts is psychology, and this year was a chance to expand my knowledge. For example, I studied philosophy, social anthropology and history of Latin America. The

Out now: UniVerse Issue 6

Our first issue of UniVerse for Semester B is out now, welcoming back all the Herts Re-Freshers after your Christmas break and exams! We’ve got all the latest news, interviews and features so have a read or pick up a copy on campus! #Universe

This weekend: Panto! Robin Hood: A Game of Crowns

[Alex Jungeling | Contributing Writer] It’s Christmas! Yes, it’s that time of year again, the time for giving and sharing, family and friends, but most importantly, The Pantomime! This year, at the University of Hertfordshire, we are putting on the pantomime ‘Robin Hood: A Game of Crowns’. It’s going to be a great show, as well as a laugh for all the audience. “It’s going well,” said Director Stephanie Gallimore. “We’ve had a few stumbles but it’s picking up pace, ready for t

Fast Food; It’s fast but is it worth it?

[Mercedes Brazier | Sports Editor] As students fast food is a necessity sometimes; we all know it, there is no point in denying that you don’t sneak to McDonalds after a heavy night out, or nip to KFC when your housemates don’t want to cook. That’s fine it’s not the end of the world, but when you go to an event; which could be a music gig, a theme park, a fair etc. You’re not given a choice as to whether to eat the junk food or not. Junk food has become a part of our culture,

Does sport help employability?

NO [Brad Johnson | Deputy Editor] Although there is a lot of research that would suggest that sport does aid your employability, I believe that to solely say sports can make you more employable can often overlook many other extra curricular activities that can also improve your employability. Getting involved with activities such as the Creative Arts, Media and even volunteering in local community projects can enhance your employability the same if not more than being involve

St. Albans Literary Festival packed full of writing tips

[Krystyna King | Events Secretary] From the 6-9th November, St. Albans had their first Literary Festival. It was presented by local newspaper, the Herts Advertiser and sponsored by The Book Midwife. The weekend was filled with talks, workshops and interviews, all showcasing and celebrating a diverse range of Literature.  For those that missed out, here are two of the events that were available during the festival: Travel Writing Workshop Six Travel Writers shared their work i

Meet the Lecturer: Dr Brilliant Sigabade Mhlanga

[Aimone Sharif | Contributing Writer] For our second edition of “Meet the lecturer” we met Dr Brilliant Sigabade Mhlanga, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and an internationally renowned researcher. Dr Mhlanga is an exciting, eloquent speaker whose passion for teaching can be seen in the captivating way he delivers his lectures. We caught up with him as he was preparing for his presentation due to be delivered in Geneva, Switzerland where he would address the 7th

Out now: UniVerse Issue 5

The fifth issue of UniVerse is out now online and on campus, with all the latest student news, views, and opinions, including the always thrilling Student Ideas Forum and Annual Members Meeting. #Now #Out #Universe