Your life as a Herts student will be absolutely buzzing, with so many wonderful things to get involved in whether you live on or off campus. Herts SU has over 100 different special interest societies that you can participate in. You can try everything from salsa dancing to baking, develop existing interests like anime and manga, and join groups which support communities such as the LGBT+ society, and various cultural groups.
And for all sports lovers, HertSquad offers a variety of ways for you to stay active. You can join in the regular Active Students events on campus and try different sports without committing long term. If you’d like to play at a competitive level, however, you can join a sports team, and you’ll be able to compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues with other sporting universities from around the country.
Campus and facilities
The university is based across two main campuses, College Lane and de Havilland; both linked with a free 7-minutes shuttle bus or just a 20-minute walk apart.
You will have many opportunities to try new things and meet new people in our recreational spaces, cafes, gyms, and shops across both campuses. Some of our students’ favourite spots include the EleHouse pub on College Lane, and Café Ambition (which doubles as Bar Ambition) on de Havilland.
We continue to make significant investments in infrastructure and services for you, and pride ourselves on how modern our campuses are. Our Learning Resources Centres on each campus are modernised libraries containing thousands of books, journals and digital archives, as well as study spaces. In addition, we have recently invested in a building for our School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science which is set to open in 2024. The building will be versatile, providing cutting edge tools and facilities for students, staff and businesses.