News and Updates

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

PresssAsset 27.png
 

21st Century University Plans To Be Built In Milton Keynes

By Zoe Fripp Milton Keynes Council has confirmed that the plans for a new ‘21st century’ university will go ahead, after selecting Cranfield University as the lead partner. Currently known as MK:U, the University will hold 5,000 students, with the first being welcomed in 2023. Cranfield University will supply a curriculum focused on science, mathematics, engineering and technology, including robotics and artificial intelligence. Professor Sir Peter Gregson, the Chief Executiv

Free Speech Fears Are Being “Whipped up”, University Leader Claims

By Zoe Fripp A University Vice Chancellor has claimed that fears about university free speech were generated to “create moral panic.” Professor Adam Tickell, from Sussex University, delivered his argument to a Parliamentary committee during an inquiry into campus free speech. The inquiry comes after former Universities Minister, Jo Johnson expressed last year that he felt free speech is limited at some universities. He said that campuses could face fines in the future from th

Antidepressants Gave Me My Life Back, And That’s Not A Bad Thing

This article was originally written for The Odyssey Online and has been posted here with the author’s permission. I’d had enough of the constant nerves riddling my mind, the constant sickness in my stomach and the fogginess that would creep up on me. In all honesty, I had given up on my therapy. Not because my counselor was bad — she was excellent — but in a state of anxiety and depression coupled with panic attacks, it felt impossible to focus on the tasks given in my cognit

Students of UH: Callie Watling

We’ve all seen the amazing Humans of New York stories. Some sad, some happy. All inspiring. In fact, so inspiring that I decided to embark on a journey to do the same but with the students at the University of Hertfordshire. However, the creator of Humans of New York, Brandon Stanton, according to an interview he gave with CNN, did not originally set out to tell people’s stories: “The approach to the concept started out purely as [a] photography blog. In the first year, I was

New Science Building Open Now!

By Aaron Hurst- News Editor The highly anticipated Science Building on College Lane has opened in time for this academic year. It has been constructed in place of the CP Snow building, and will provide a new home for both the School of Pharmacy, and the School of Life Sciences. As well as hosting new social spaces and classes for those schools, this new addition to College Lane’s infrastructure possesses the most up-to-date teaching and research facilities, while being as env

How to avoid Fresher’s flu?!

by Aimone- Head of Editorial What is freshers’ flu I hear you say?! Well the urban dictionary, also known as an essential tool for University students, describes the freshers’ flu as: “When people come together at the start of term bringing with them germs from all over the country. The result is a form of cold or cough or general feeling of illness”…. accurate?! See for yourself! We have racked our brains to find the perfect guide to be germ free… or at least try. Brace your

Top seven revision tips

Image: Unsplash – Jazmin Quaynor [Danielle Smith | Contributing Writer] We all know studying for exams is stressful, but by following these simple and easy tips your exam period will slowly become stress-free Image: Unsplash – Jeff Sheldon 1. Make a revision timetable (and stick to it!) I know that this may seem tedious and boring, but having a good structured revision timetable will help you manage your different modules into what you may need to revise the most. 2. Make sum

Trident Film Festival Shortlist announced!

Shelby Loasby | Head of Print Budding film makers, actors, cinematographers, and animators have a lot to look forward to next Monday, 21st March. The Trident Film Festival is hosting it’s very first awards night in The Forum, and after over two hours of footage being submitted to the judging team on Thursday, a shortlist of some of the best student films has been made. Students from the University of Hertfordshire entered some of their best work to be judged for the following

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

Hertfordshire then and now

Image: Tom Boon [Aaron Hurst | Contributing Writer] We conducted an interview with University of Hertfordshire alumna, Fiona BeLieu Williston, who graduated from Hatfield Polytechnic in 1986. While at Herts, Fiona completed a degree in Applied Social Studies with a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, and is currently working for the Cumberland-Perry Drug & Alcohol Commission in Pennsylvania as a Prevention Program Supervisor. TM: We were intrigued to hear that you gr

Elections Photos – Day 2

The Students’ Union Elections are in full swing and you must’ve seen that campaigning has started. The Trident Media Elections team are keeping you up to date with all the latest elections news. Take a look at our coverage from Day 2 – here’s a peak to see the rest head over to our facebook page here! This slideshow requires JavaScript. #University #President #StudentsUnionElections #Students #vicepresident #StudentsUnion #news #Hertfordshire #Elections2016

Is campus food worth the cost?

[Tom Boon | Contributing Writer] In November 2015, the SU announced its priority campaign for the academic year, Campus Costs, saying: “Whether it’s paying for rent, getting to campus or grabbing some lunch, we know that the cost of living is a priority issue for students at Hertfordshire. We know that every pound spent on extra course costs and on living in one of the country’s most expensive regions can all add up.” One of the main concerns is that alternative food options

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

Elections 2016: Take a Stand!

Nominations at the Hertfordshire Students’ Union are now open! If you think you have what it takes to make changes, have your say in university decisions, and to improve the university experience of 25,000 students, then TAKE A STAND in the 2016 Elections! This march, the Students’ Union are electing the following positions; Full-time Officers (Paid positions) President Vice President Democracy and Services Vice President Education and Welfare Vice President Student Activitie

University of Hertfordshire Accommodation Survery

Welcome to the Trident Media Accommodation Survey! We’d like to gauge your opinions regarding accommodation at the University of Hertfordshire. One random respondent will win a £20 Amazon gift voucher. All responses will remain anonymous so please answer honestly. For reference, ULiving@Hertfordshire is the organisation that own and run all on-campus University of Hertfordshire accommodation. TAKE THE SURVEY HERE #University #Accommodation #Campus #herts #UniversityofHertford

“Ant Infestation” at Telford Court

Emily Stevens, final year student in Psychology at UH recently reported an issue regarding the cleanliness of her flat in Telford Court shortly after moving in at the beginning of the academic year. Stevens describes the state of the flat she was greeted with: “The floor was dirty, the fridge wasn’t clean; there was still food in there. I picked up a carton of orange juice and it was so mouldy that it started to eat through the carton.” She also revealed that the flat has “an