News and Updates

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

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BoomTown – The Revolution Starts Now

[Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer] BoomTown, set up in Hampshire in 2009 as a humble village fair, is now growing rapidly with a strong hold on creativity, colour, expression, freedom and humanity. And that’s all within a magical pop-up city. Each year is a different chapter and this year from 11th-14th of August; it will be celebrating its eighth year, with the story of a brainwashed mayor and the aftermath of an alien invasion. The festival is structured around a ‘mythos

Yoga is the best thing you can do for your body

Image: Pixabay [Catie Allwright | Contributing Writer] My resolution at the beginning of 2015 was to find a method of exercise that works for me and to stick to it. That is when I discovered yoga. I’m by no means an expert but have recognised first-hand the benefits of yoga for the mind, body and soul. This is me encouraging you all to join me and reap those benefits! 1. It’s for everyone! Yoga is personal to the individual. It is not competitive, and there is no right or wro

Three Youtubers that will help you up your fitness game

[Laura Noakes | Deputy Editor] Feeling healthy and happy is the best – not only can it improve your fitness and body confidence, but it can make you happier as well! But sometimes, you can get stuck in a rut when it comes to exercise – maybe you’re bored of going to the gym and doing the same old thing day after day. That’s where Youtube comes in. Youtube is an excellent (and free) resource for so many things, and recently I have been loving watching some health and fitness Y

Five Minute Yoga Routine

[Jennie Couling | Contributing Writer] There are all kinds of excuses we use to get out of exercise: not enough time, not enough money for a gym membership, not knowing where to start. Yoga is a good exercise to start with if you have only five minutes in your busy day, it has many benefits to your health and wellbeing. Yoga has been known to improve lower back pain, joint pain and neck pain, and studies from the International Journal of Yoga show that yoga can reduce stress,

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