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Student Accommodation

  • The University offers all first year students an accommodation place, and many second years have the chance to stay on campus as well.
  • Accommodation provides for over 5,000 students to live on campus, including in new accommodation facilities opened in 2016. Options includes en-suite, single and twin rooms, depending on campus, and network points or Wi-Fi.
  • If students have a disability or a specific need to be taken into consideration because of a medical condition or exceptional circumstances, there are a number of adapted rooms available at both campuses. If a disabled student requires a live-in personal assistant, accommodation can be provided for the assistant.

Accommodation Costs

University Of Hertfordshire

Number of university/college beds 4,709
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £5,595–£6,259
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,510–£4,410

Living Here

The historic town of Hatfield is the home of the 400-year-old Hatfield House, the family seat of the Cecil family and the current residence of Lord Salisbury, the university's Chancellor. Traditionally associated with the Royal family, the House was visited by the Queen in 2012. Minutes from the university's campus, Hatfield is well served with shopping facilities including the retail outlet Hatfield Galleria which includes bars, a cinema, numerous eating options and many high street shopping brands.

Getting Around

  • The university is situated close to the centre of the town of Hatfield. There is student specific transport provided by the university's own bus service UNO buses, which runs a shuttle service between the campus sites and to Hatfield, north London and surrounding areas.
  • The university is near to St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage and just 14 miles from Watford.
  • It is well connected to London by train, with journey times of 20 minutes to central London.
  • By road Hatfield is easy to get to from London and the South East via the A1 and M25. It is also well situated for travel north and east to the rest of the UK by road and motorway links. 

Culture and Nightlife

  • The main source of nightlife is the Forum, within the university, which offers the best live entertainment and club facilities in Hertfordshire, with bands and special events. With a total capacity of 2,000, the Forum is a sophisticated venue with 3 entertainment spaces, a restaurant, a café and multiple bars. The university also has its own pub, Ele House, with comfy seats, large screen TVs, and pool tables.
  • UHArts, the university's arts organisation runs a number of cultural events at various venues including at the University's Weston Auditorium, home of the de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra. Across both campuses there are various events including film screenings and performances of visual and performing arts.