News and Updates

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

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St. Albans Literary Festival packed full of writing tips

[Krystyna King | Events Secretary] From the 6-9th November, St. Albans had their first Literary Festival. It was presented by local newspaper, the Herts Advertiser and sponsored by The Book Midwife. The weekend was filled with talks, workshops and interviews, all showcasing and celebrating a diverse range of Literature.  For those that missed out, here are two of the events that were available during the festival: Travel Writing Workshop Six Travel Writers shared their work i

Hatfield House Frost Fair

[Emma Langschied | Design Sub Editor] Rain did not dampen shoppers’ spirits at Hatfield House’s Frost Fair last weekend. The Stable Yard, marquees and some of Hatfield House itself, provided a festive sanctuary for visitors from Hertfordshire and surrounding counties. 200 stands adorned with Christmas gifts filled the area with a sweet Christmas scent to accompany the busy browsing of everything from ornaments, to cheese boards and fluffy hats to Indian scarves. One stall fea

Volunteering Fair showcases the importance of giving back

[Chloe Burrowes | Contributing Writer] Katy Perry blasting out of the speakers and cakes everywhere I turned, the Volunteering Fair definitely wasn’t the event I was expecting. On the 27th of October, an atmosphere of optimism and excitement seemed to fill the room, helped by the location of the busy Forum foyer. I spoke to several stands ranging from far flung expeditions to projects closer to home, yet all of them had one thing in common – a want to do something out of the

A trip down memory lane at the Vintage Fair

[Melissa Nadarajan | Contributing Writer] On Thursday 23rd October, a touch of retro was brought to UH when the Vintage Fair came to The Forum. This gave students the opportunity to do a spot of shopping on their lunch break, with some even bagging a few last minute Halloween costume essentials. From floral dresses as cute as a button, to torn denim biker jackets, racked alongside 1960s style beige corduroy jackets and the screaming 80s cliché that is the polyester shell suit