1952 saw the opening of a new Technical College in Hatfield. With its roots in Britain’s pioneering aeronautical industry, the College soon established itself as an innovative force in education. Since then, the University has been at the heart of the community in Hertfordshire.
Achieving its University status in 1992, the University has developed its expertise and reputation in engineering, and throughout the years, it developed multiple research centres of its own in various fields including health and human sciences, arts and humanities, and science and technology to be one of the leading entrepreneurial universities in the United Kingdom, spanning half a century of innovative higher education provision!
Students, businesses and the local community are all motivated by the same thing. Finding ways to make the most of the opportunities in front of them, by tapping into their individual or collective potential. Powering Potential is embedded in their philosophy. This means – to transform lives, they not only find potential, they harness it and drive it.
Hertfordshire offers every student the opportunity to succeed, with varied and well-signposted routes into university and clear pathways through study. They support students to achieve to the best of their ability and will support them in preparing for global opportunities after graduation.
They will use our links in business, their British research expertise, and their global outlook, to transform lives.
They are a diverse and welcoming community with a global reach and a common purpose, to transform lives, which we will work together to achieve. Through communities of learning, exploration and knowledge, they constantly celebrate diversity and share their passions. Hertfordshire wants all our students and staff to find their communities here at the Global Academic Foundation. The University is engaged as a Civic University in their region, supporting schools, colleges and students. They regularly share their renowned knowledge, culture, research and resources with businesses, the professions and the wider community.
They will respond flexibly to the challenges and opportunities ahead. Flexible modes of study will support our students to succeed and allow them to engage with a greater range of opportunities in education, extra-curricular activities and work experience. Hertfordshire wantstheir students to follow their interests and passions to transform their lives, and to be empowered by a choice of pathways that take them to the next stage and open doors to the future.
Our vision is transforming lives. This means whatever your background is, wherever you are from, UH will drive your potential, empowering you to succeed.
Our mission is to inspire innovation; learn and share what is possible and support the development of excellent educational experiences for our students.
We provide opportunities to attract, retain and develop individuals. We are building a diverse and inclusive community. Our values underpin everything we do. We are friendly, ambitious, collegiate, enterprising and student-focussed