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News and Updates

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

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Students of UH “invaluable” in assisting at fun sports event for people with disabilitie

By Zoe Fripp Thirty physiotherapy volunteers from the University of Hertfordshire were crucial to the success of the first-ever ‘Winter Wonderwheels’ event on the International Day of Disability in December. The event, created by Paralympian Sophia Warner, attracted over 500 disabled participants, and formed part of the ‘SuperheroSeries’; created to enable people with disabilities and an interest in sports a chance to participate in a variety of events, including running and

Fancy A Sitting Down Volleyball Session?

By Holly McDonnell – Contributing Writer Did someone say Sitting Volleyball!? Next week, a group of second year Sports Studies students at the University are hosting an afternoon of sitting volleyball. This is part of their Sports Management module for this semester. The students are hoping to raise awareness of various disabilities, and some of the challenges athletes come across.  Katrina Martin (Kat), Aliyah Esprit, Monique Allen, Daniel Thomas and Amber Strevens are those

September 7-13th: Fibromyalgia Awareness Week

[Kealie Mardell | Media Coordinator] Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, thought to affect over 5 million people in America alone, and up to 8% of the population worldwide. It’s more common in women but can affect anyone at any age. Chances are you didn’t know that it was currently awareness week, or maybe you hadn’t even heard of fibromyalgia, because it’s very misunderstood and underrepresented. What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia can affect everyone differ

New font to help make a difference to the lives of dyslexia sufferers

[Taveena Atsu| Features Sub Editor] A new font called ‘Dyslexie’ has been designed by Dutch graphic designer Christian Boer to try and create a stress-free reading experience for others, like himself, who have dyslexia.  We give you an insight on the new font and interview Emma Diston, at Hertfordshire Disability Services, to get her thoughts on it. The font was originally created as part of Boer’s thesis whilst at Utrecht Art Academy, and changes the shapes of letters so tha

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week

[Jennie Couling | Design Sub Editor] 16th of March marks the beginning of Down’s Syndrome Awareness week. Every year the charity Down’s Syndrome Association focuses on a different aspect of living with Down’s Syndrome. This year they’re looking to encourage people with Down’s syndrome to take part in activities they enjoy and get involved in their local community. They are looking for stories from people with Down’s Syndrome about their favourite activities and hobbies. Down’

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