University of Hertfordshire - Overview & Background


    1952 - as Hatfield Technical College
1992 - university status


British Government 

University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

Seek knowledge throughout life

University City

Acceptance Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio



 £2.62 m

Campus Size

200 hectares

Graduation Rate


Employment Rate


Official Website Link

University of Hertfordshire, England

Contact Details



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USPs of the University

  • Vast opportunities for exposure facilitated by extensive collaborative partnerships in Asia, Europe, and North America.
  • Wide range of programs with new modes of research-based learning.
  • Focus on integrated learning through the creation of a global college with far-reaching student exchange programs.
  • Active and notable research in diverse fields - scientific explorations, innovation, psychology, etc.
  • Awarded gold for teaching excellence and student outcomes framework in the UK.
  • Outreach and education liaison facility available for assisting prospective students in choosing courses for higher education.
  • Massive outreach and community engagement.

Jobs, Placements & Career Facilities

  • Vast placement opportunities; Placement record of alumni in notable companies such as Rolls Royce, Ford, Canon, IBM, and Airbus.
  • Student access to employment and career advice through facilities such as CareerHub.
  • Work placement in several subject areas available: creative arts, physics, astronomy and mathematics, computer science and IT, business, law, and humanities.
  • Online access to courses through LinkedIn learning available.
  • Personalized job application assistance facility for students.

Infrastructural Facilities

With a sprawling campus abundant with massive learning and social spaces, the university campus is built on modern lines to provide an interactive forum of learning to its students. The campus holds several amenities to cater to the needs of its students, including college lane library, science building lab, aerospace lab, geography information systems lab, biology lab, a creative art gallery, law building, simulation wards, Bayfordbury laboratory, and several coffee shops.


  • Guaranteed on-campus accommodation facility available for new students.
  • Halls and flats with 6-12 students along with the shared kitchen and grocery cupboards, studio rooms.
  • Wi-fi facility available in the flat or hall.
  • Off-campus accommodation facility available through PAL accredited landlords.

Here’s A List of Few Accommodation Options Available in the University

  1. Bellingham, Maclean, Newton, Schofield, Spalding Enhanced 42 week package - College Campus
    • 42 weeks £7364.70 pa
    • 43 weeks  £7540.05 pa
  2. Bellingham, Maclean, Newton, Schofield, Spalding Enhanced 50 week package - College Campus
    • 50 weeks £8431.50 pa
    • 51 weeks  £8600.13 pa
  3. Telford Court Single 42 week  - College Campus
    • 42 weeks £5159.70 pa
    • 43 weeks  £5282.55 pa
  4. Bellingham, Maclean, Newton, Schofield, Spalding Standard 50 week package - College Campus
    • 50 weeks £7920.50 pa
    • 51 weeks  £8078.91 pa
  5. Bellingham, Maclean, Newton, Schofield, Spalding Studio 50 week package - College Campus
    • 50 weeks £10087.00 pa
    • 51 weeks  £10228.74 pa

Notable Alumni

Some famous alumni from University of Hertfordshire include:

  • Sarah West, First woman to be appointed to command a major warship in the Royal Navy
  • Prince Raj, Member of Indian Parliament
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar, British comedian, actor and broadcaster
  • Matthew Buckley, British actor
  • Noah Cato, Rugby union player
  • Iain Dowie, Football manager

University of Hertfordshire Location 

  • Bayfordbury Campus
    • Lower Hatfield Rd, Bayfordbury, Hertford SG13 8LD, United Kingdom
  • De Havilland Campus
    • University of Hertfordshire
      Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9EU, UK
  • College Lane Campus
    • University of Hertfordshire
      Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, UK

University of Hertfordshire Map Location

Address: De Havilland Campus, Mosquito Way, Hatfield AL10 9EU, United Kingdom 

Bus Services 

The university runs its own bus services, namely Uno. Uno provides regular bus services for commuting between Hertfordshire and North London.
Common Bus Routes Include - 

  • 341 Hatfield - Broxbourne
  • 602 Hatfield - Watford
  • 601 Borehamwood - Welwyn Garden City
  • 610 Enfield/Cockfosters – Luton

The university also offers a shuttle service between the College Lane campus and de Haville campus.

Train Services 

Frequent train facility available from London Kings Cross to St Albans station, St. Pancras and Hatfield train stations.

  1. Hatfield Station
    • 653 - Runs from College Lane campus (the Forum) and then on to the de Havilland campus
    • 614 - stops at College Lane campus (the Forum) and de Havilland campus
    • 602 - stops at College Lane campus (the Forum) and de Havilland campus
  2. St. Albans Station
    • 602 - stops at College lane campus (the Forum) and de Havilland campus
    • 601 - stops at de Havilland

Nearest Airport 

The nearest airport, London Luton airport, is located 10.5 miles away. It is easily accessible through the taxi service available in the city. The university is located close to junction 3 of the A1(M) post, and it is also signposted. Park and ride facility available at junction 2 at Angerland.

Taxis -

  • Hilltop Taxis
  • AAA Taxis

Recreational Sites 

  • Palace Theatre in Watford
  • Hertford Marquee
  • The Green Room in Welwyn
  • Patty and Bun
  • Sky Garden
  • Verulamium Museum
  • Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 
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