Why choose the University Of Hertfordshire?
The University of Hertfordshire is a public research university in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. The university is based largely in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Its antecedent institution, Hatfield Technical College, was founded in 1952 and was identified as one of 25 Colleges of Technology in the United Kingdom in 1959. In 1992, Hatfield Polytechnic was granted university status by the British government and subsequently renamed University of Hertfordshire.
As of 2013, it has 25,130 students and 2,358 staff, 812 of which are academic members of staff. It has more than 5,200 international students and a global network of more than 160,000 alumni.
The University's academic activities are organized into 11 schools, within which there are around 50 academic departments and 24 research centres. The university has a unique history in training aerospace engineers. The university offers courses in architecture, astronomy, business, computing, education, engineering, humanities, natural sciences, pharmacy and social sciences.
The University of Hertfordshire is recognised as one Hertfordshire's largest employers with over 2,700 staff and a turnover of more than £235 million. With a student community of over 24,500 including more than 2,000 international students. The university exhibits an international character with 85 countries represented in its student body.
It has good transport links to the rest of the UK, with London only 25 minutes by train, and the University's own bus company providing student transport.
Facts About University Of Hertfordshire
• University of Hertfordshire ranks 351-400 among world universities by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014.
• In another university ranking published by Times Higher Education (THE 100 Under 50 universities 2015), a global ranking of the top 100 world universities under 50 years old, University of Hertfordshire was placed 71st.
• In another league table released by Times Higher Education in January 2015, Hertfordshire ranks 84th in the top 100 most international universities in the world.
• As one of the UK's modern universities achieving university status after 1992, the university is currently ranked 42nd out of 67, by the Sunday Times University Guide, for modern university rankings.
• The Sunday Times has ranked the university 15th place, out of the 19 universities, based in the south east of England.
• According to the National Student Survey the University of Hertfordshire has a score of 82 out of 100, for overall student satisfaction.
• Over 55 per cent of the University’s research has been rated ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ in the UK Government’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) announced last 18 December 2014. Fifty seven percent of the University's research submissions achieved a 4 or 3 star rating. This is an increase of 11% when compared to the results of assessment in 2008. In 2014, it claimed the top impact for History for the results of REF, indicating that all of its submission in History is deemed 'outstanding'.
Location - Hertfordshire
With two sites in Hatfield and Bayfordbury (a rural field station and observatory outside Hertford), students are well served in information technology. The Library and Resource Centre on the College Lane Campus offers 24-hour access to hundreds of computer workstations.
The virtual learning environment has been a leader in its field, giving all staff and students their own storage space. Students can use it for study, revision or communication, as well as to access university information.
Hertfordshire has good transport links to the rest of the UK, well located with London only 25 minutes' by train to London King's Cross tube and rail station.
Uno Bus, a University of Hertfordshire owned bus company, was set up by the university in 1992 to provide student transport to the expanding university from local areas as well as improving east–west travel across the county and opening up new links from North London.
The main source of nightlife is the Forum – it offers the best live entertainment and club facilities available in Hertfordshire. With a total capacity of 2,000, the Forum is a sophisticated venue with three entertainment spaces, a restaurant, a café, multiple bars and onsite parking.
The 'local pub' on campus, the revamped Ele house, holds comfy seats, big screen TVs, and pool tables providing a convenient location to socialise. Open daily from 11.00–23.00 with food served every day.
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