News and Updates

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

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Unfinished building work results in freshers placed into temporary accommodation

Oliver Price | News Manager Students hoping to live in newly built accommodations on College Lane have been told, less than a month before they were due to move in, that they would have to live in temporary accommodation due to halls not quite being finished in time for arrivals weekend. Most students who will be doing so, have now moved into these temporary accommodations. The University of Hertfordshire has made significant investments over the past few years to deliver 250

Freshers’ Fair UnionTV

Check out Tom Rowe & David Witchell’s coverage of Freshers’ Fair 2015! #TridentMedia #University #fair #HertfordhsireStudentsUnion #UnionTV #Freshers #Hertfordshire #Student

Flying the nest: A first hand account of Freshers’

[Sarah Bennett | Media and Societies Coordinator] I know over the next few days people will be finding out their A Level results. This means they’ll find out which university they are going to, where they’ll be living, and what exactly they’ll be studying. But I also know that not everyone will get what they expect. Hopefully my story can give a little perspective to those who are worried. I found out which university I was going to before I’d even received my results, becaus

Latitude Festival 2015: Festival Goer Interviews

[Tobi Olasupo | Photography Manager] Latitude had 35,000 people in attendance for their 10th birthday celebration, people of all ages from all over came to witness the grand festival. During Latitude, Trident Media spoke to a few people at random to get an insight of people’s university experiences and what advice they would give to those starting in the future. The three parties that were interviewed went to university at different times. Firstly we spoke to a couple called

Coping with anxiety at University

[Charlotte Mullin | Contributing Writer] Cramming the last of my possessions into my dad’s car on Tuesday, preparing to leave Hatfield for good, I had three thoughts: It is so hot. It is so blisteringly, skin-meltingly hot that I might as well just combust to escape this torturous existence. My entire life can fit into a Volkswagen Golf. I am no longer a student. As you can imagine, the final thought in particular weighed on my mind a lot, provoking a lot of internal screamin

Hatfield in top 20 safest towns for students

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] The University of Hertfordshire has been named in the list of top 20 safest town for students in the UK. Hatfield was rated 18th by – a student accomodation search portal – who compiled official police data which looked at how exposed a student would be to crime in 64 of England and Wales’ student towns and cities. The ratings analysed 535,468 crimes occurring across the various towns and cities in the areas surrounding 608 priva

Events for March

[Krystyna King | Events Secretary] Not only is it National Nutrition month (the month before the chocolate eggs), there is also National puppy day on the 23rd and National Awkward moments day on the 18th March to enjoy.  Trust me, there’s a day for spinach and another one for chip and dip… Still, if you have time to break away from your spinach or your puppy here is your list of up and coming events.  With the sun beginning to shine, don’t get stuck in the library all week an

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

Hertfordshire ‘world leading’ for research

Hertfordshire rated as internationally excellent and world leading for research [Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] The Government’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) announced that the University of Hertfordshire has been rated ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ for over 55% of the university’s research. REF assesses the quality and impact of research submitted by UK universities across all disciplines. The results are then used by the funding bodies to all

Preparing for Life after Graduation

The final year and beyond [Sophie Patten and Ferdouse Akhter | Contributing Writers] The ‘Preparing for Life After Graduation’ workshop was recently held for final year students in order for them to understand the variety of skills which they can bring to the workplace. With presentations from a range of speakers, the session prepared students for the process of applying for jobs and graduate schemes, and gave them an insight into the minds of employers. Speakers stressed th

Herts Entrepreneurs: You’ve been hired !!

[Rachel Odametey | Contributing Writer] Ever thought of becoming an entrepreneur, or gaining skills that would be useful in the workplace? Well this may be the week for you. As we gear towards the start of the Global Entrepreneurial Week on which kicks off on 24th November. I met up with Joash Johnson, President of the Herts Entrepreneurs Society to have a chat about the society and the events he has coming up. UniVerse: Why did you want to join the society and what is it abo

Give your feedback with The Student Barometer

[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor] The Student Barometer is open again, from the 17th November – 6th December. This is your opportunity to give feedback to the university about your student experience; what’s working, and what isn’t. Previous Student Barometer surveys have resulted in improvements to the university’s wi-fi system and off-campus lighting to create a safer environment for students. Focusing on your experience of university services, the Student Barometer refers to

Share your views on Sexism at University

[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor] Alongside my role in Trident Media I’m also a student blogger for Recently, I started a discussion with students at the University of Hertfordshire about whether there is a problem with sexism on campus. This follows a recent report from NUS which found that 50 per cent of participants identified with sexism at their universities. The report raises issues including lad culture, gendered education and sexual harassment. You can read