News and Updates

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

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4 top tips for Summer language learning

[Katie Noble | Entertainment Editor] One of the most challenging things about learning a language as part of your degree is keeping that flow going throughout the summer months. This is even more important as a beginner as the foreign vocabulary and grammar is not yet solidified into your long term memory. Why spend hours and hours during term-time perfecting that smooth pronunciation just to lose it all over summer? Here’s our top tips for keeping your language skills tip to

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’