Why UH?


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

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

Our mission is to inspire innovation; learn and share what is possible and support the development of excellent educational experiences for our students.

Our Values

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

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Fascinating Facts

Exploring potential - A pioneering entrepreneurial and innovative University.

The University is developing techniques and technologies that will assist our society, protect our environment and power the future economy.

Our ground-breaking research is addressing some of today’s biggest challenges regionally, nationally and globally. Much of our collaborative, interdisciplinary research aims to tackle the four Grand Challenges identified in the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy, relating to artificial intelligence, clean growth, smart mobility and our ageing society.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 57% of Hertfordshire submitted research was judged to be of world-leading and internationally excellent quality.

The University plays a vital role in the regional economy and we offer a wide range of services available to those starting a business for the first time organisations on the lookout for talent, or organisations needing extra support to take their business to the next level.

The University is an open-campus business incubator, giving start-ups and small enterprises access to hundreds of academic experts and their research as well as seminars, mentors, networking events and flexible workspaces. Working in this unique environment helps foster creativity organically and provides new opportunities for growth and innovation.

Shortlisted for ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ twice (Times Higher Education, 2010&2019)

Fostering first-class learning - Education and student experience

The University of Hertfordshire has students enrolled from nearly 90 different countries surrounded by an inclusive culture that respects everyone!

We have been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), meaning the University is of the highest quality found in the UK. We have been recognised for our strong emphasis on work-based learning, entrepreneurship and enterprise and employability and transferable skills; our culture where curricula are informed by vocationally-informed pedagogy; our high level of investment in physical and digital resources; our extensive widening participation agenda and our commitment to engaging students as partners in teaching and learning.

Hertfordshireis also proud that 79% of their academic staff hold Fellowships of the Higher Education Academy. This is almost twice that of the high education sector average. Hertfordshire’s exceptional lecturers include Dr Theo Gilbert, Associate Professor of Learning and Teaching, who was recognised as the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year at the 2018 Times Higher Education Awards.

The University of Hertfordshire won the Guardian University Award for Student Experience in 2015 with 95% student satisfaction rates.

Exceptionally Inspiring College Life – Life as Herts student!

University of Hertfordshire’s students get a golden opportunity to be linked with industry on variety of interesting and fascinating activities during their exciting and exceptional experience at universities.

Hertfordshire has a Formula Student team that is recognised as one of the most successful Formula Student teams in the UK!

Every British Formula One team has had at least one Hertfordshire graduate working with them!

Hertfordshire holds strong links with the Harry Potter universe! Mike Newell (the Director of Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire) had held a number of lectures for the Film and Television Production students and presented an award that was named after him to Hertfordshire students.

In addition, media students have had the chance to attend masterclasses, film premieres, be mentored and gain work into the industry. Students involved have worked on blockbusters like Wonder Woman and Fantastic Beasts and are forging successful careers. Some students have gone onto win Oscars and BAFTAs with the production companies they went to work for.

Inspiring modern & cutting-edgecampus

With a world-class infrastructure and a cutting-edge modern campus, the University of Hertfordshire is uniquely designed to provide learning, research and social spaces for all students aiming to offer a balanced college experience that goes beyond study and extends to be an inspiring community experience.

The Mock Law Court on their de Havilland Campus was voted one of the 10 most impressive law school buildings in the world!

The learning environment supports the University’s consistent drive to improve the learning experience at Herts. The Complete University Guide has rated them in the Top 10 for facilities spend, showcasing the consistent and extensive investment they make each year in your learning experience.

The University has invested over £300 million over the past ten years in the campus infrastructure including a £120 million accommodation project, £50 million Science Building, £12 million Enterprise Hub as well as new planned £60 million Engineering and Computer Science on the College Lane campus.

Student Support

  • The University of Hertfordshire provides ultimate support to students. This includes a varied and dynamic Students’ Union to an award-winning Careers & Employment Service
  • The University is also home to a well-equipped Enterprise Team that helps students by offering ongoing support, mentoring and guidance with every stage of the student’s journey.