University of Hertfordshire

Campus and Crime Map

Student Accommodation

  • All new students are guaranteed accommodation on campus (subject to application deadlines) and many returning students are also offered accommodation on campus.
  • Around 4,700 students live in en-suite, single and twin rooms, studios, and townhouses in recently built or refurbished award-winning accommodation. Network points or Wi-Fi are standard.
  • All accommodation is centrally located so students are never far from the heart of the campus, with support staff available 24/7. Teaching facilities, social spaces and accommodation are spread over both sites so students will have everything on their doorstep.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £3,931 to £7,950 per year

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • The university is based in the historic town of Hatfield, home to several pubs established in the Tudor age, and the 400-year old Hatfield House, family seat of the Cecil family and current residence of the university's chancellor, Lord Salisbury.
  • Close by is Hatfield Galleria, a large retail outlet housing a nine-screen cinema, numerous high-street eateries, bars and many familiar high-street shops.
  • Hatfield has a general market on Wednesdays and Saturdays and a farmers and craft market on the first Saturday of every month.

Nightlife and Culture

  • The Forum Hertfordshire is one of the region's most exciting venues, offering club nights, live music and a Summer Ball at the end of every academic year. The venue has played host to chart toppers including Ellie Goulding, Little Mix and Tinie Tempah and others. The Elehouse – the campus bar and kitchen – also hosts events.
  • UH Arts is the university's arts and cultural programme, featuring exhibitions, theatre, dance, music, film, and media. Located across a range of indoor and outdoor sites including the Weston Auditorium (de Havilland campus) and the art and design gallery (College Lane campus), many events are free to students or 'pay what you can'.
  • Nearby Watford is home of Premier League football and the Harry Potter studio tour.


  • A free shuttle bus runs between the university's two sites. The university's own UNO bus company runs services to the surrounding area and into north London, connecting with the Piccadilly, Northern and Jubilee lines and overground trains.
  • The university is 20 minutes by train from London's Kings Cross station. It is close to St Albans, Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage and just 14 miles from Watford.
  • Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports are all easily accessible and the A1(M) and M25 are both close by, giving excellent access to the UK's road network.