News and Updates

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

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Profile interview of Vice President Student Activities, Annabel Mabin.

Image: Tom Boon [Kieran Burman | Contributing Writer] Annabel is sat at her desk, computer on and hockey ball in her stationery holder, you can see this isn’t where she’s comfortable though; she loves sport and everything about it: “There’s a buzz that playing sport gives you that you don’t get from anything else.” Office work can be fun – especially in the Students’ Union, but quite clearly not compared to sport, as far as she is concerned, and that resonates when she speaks

Herts Women Hockey 1st team against King’s College 3rd

[Georgia Porter | Sports Editor] The University of Hertfordshire’s Women’s Hockey 1st team continue their winning streak after a landslide 6-0 win against King’s College (GKT) 3rd team, in their first game back after the Christmas break. The harsh weather conditions didn’t hinder their team spirit, as the girls dominated possession of the ball throughout the match with all of the players given equal game time. The beginning of the game was scrappy as both teams got into their

Herts Men’s Squash Team battle Surrey for 2nd place in BUCS 2b league

Image: Georgia Porter [Georgia Porter| Sports Editor] Squash in an underrated sport at the University of Hertfordshire, and not many people know what a talented men’s team we have. For their first home game of the semester, Herts 1st team played Surrey’s 2nd team, who are only two points above them in the BUCS 2b leader board. The team was led by Captain Declan Fields, second year BSc (Hons) Sports Science student. They had trained hard since being back from the Christmas bre

Come Along to PharmSoc’s Football Tournament!

Image: Alec Moore Up for a break from all the studying? PharmSoc is running a six-a-side (plus two optional subs) football tournament on Thursday 24th March from 6.00pm till 8.00pm. The tournament is open to all students and staff members and will be held on the College Lane Campus. It’s only £3.50 per person and PharmSoc members get a free drink! Contact Akshay Patel at akshay_patel70@hotmail.com if you’re interested. #activities #Football #PharmSoc #Societies

Ladies’ Free Beginner Squash Festival

[Georgia Porter | Sports Editor] England Squash are looking to change their image. Their aim is to promote not just professional athletes and their awards and achievements, but to encourage everybody to become active in all levels of participation. On Saturday 30th January, the Athletic Union hosted a Ladies’ Free Beginner Squash Festival in order to promote female participation in the sport and remove the intimidating atmosphere of playing against men. Squash is a male domin

Hatfield community joins forces to tackle litter problem

[Laura Slingo | News Editor] The University of Hertfordshire and Hertfordshire Students’ Union invited volunteers to join its litter picking event in South Hatfield, 11.00am-2.00pm on Tuesday 9th February, to clean up the rubbish left by littering in this area. The litter pick was a huge success. Eight volunteers took part on the day including two “Rezzi Rep” (Residential Representatives) volunteers, two SU volunteers, staff members from both the University and SU, a member o

Get into Football Day

[Aimone Sharif | Sports Manager] The start of Semester B saw campus football return with the famous Get into Football Day on 22nd January on the de Havilland pitches. Creating a team isn’t easy for international students that have just arrived from overseas; which is why Get into Football Day is a vital event for both newcomers and existing teams that are scouting for the next big talent. The first part of the day was dedicated to the traditional 11-a-side game. Recent winner

Refreshers’ Round-up 2016

Image: Tobi Olasupo [Aaron Hurst | Contributing Writer] Students celebrated the end of January exams in style thanks to this year’s Refreshers’ Week, which brought a variety of events and offered some great activities for students to take part in. The week kicked off on Monday 18th January with a Marvel Movie Marathon held in N002, which featured a heroic combination of Marvel movies voted for by students beforehand. This was followed by Milkshake at the Forum, featuring hit-

Hertfordshire & Beyond: Alice in Wonderland

[Aimone Sharif | Sports Manager] If you live in London and you’re a Time Out reader, or always on the lookout for original activities to do during your summer, you have most probably heard of Secret cinema’s re-enactment of the Star Wars adventure. Well, that same company owns Alice in Wonderland located in London Waterloo; an adventure that follows the footsteps of Alice into the strange environment that is Wonderland. When I was asked to work at “Alice in Wonderland” at fir

NCS programme comes to Hertfordshire Students’ Union

[Kealie Mardell and Shelby Loasby | Heads of Print] NCS, the National Citizen Service, is a four week programme targeted at young people aged 15-17. Running every year, NCS aims to give young people the summer of their lives. This year the programme came to Hertfordshire Students’ Union for print, radio and TV workshops run by the university’s media outlet, Trident Media UK. The workshops provided an opportunity for young people to learn the skills involved in writing, filmin