It’s not easy trying to figure out which university or course is right for you. Of course we would love you to choose Hertfordshire but we know you’re going to be making a lot of decisions and asking a lot of questions, so let us help you answer some of the big ones. Click on each section to find out more information. Yep, finance is definitely a big one. How you’re going to finance your degree is probably one of the first questions you ask when you consider going to university. Well, if you’re a UK or EU student studying for your first degree the good news is that you don’t have to pay any fees upfront. A student finance loan will cover the fees and then once you’re graduated in earning you can pay them back in increments. Scholarships and bursaries may be available depending on your circumstances so check the University website for the most up-to-date information. Once you get to university there are also plenty of opportunities to earn money. Here at the University of Hertfordshire you can work part time on campus to help manage your living costs or get a job in the local area. Click here to find out more. Click on each section to find out more information. The location of your chosen University will be really important. What’s the surrounding area like? Will there be things for you to do and places to explore? Will you live on campus or commute into uni? The University of Hertfordshire is located in one of the top 20 safest student towns in the UK. Our university is campus-based meaning everything you need is on your doorstep but you’re also only 20 minutes from central London by train so you’ll get the best of both. In terms of accommodation there are different types depending on your needs but all of them are modern and well equipped and you don’t just have to take our word for it, our accommodation has received the highly commended award in the Student Accommodation Awards 2016. But really the best way to decide is to have a look for yourself. At Herts we regularly run campus tours so visit our website for our next available date Click on each section to find out more information. Choosing the correct course will be one of the most important decisions you make on your university journey.We have amazing facilities on campus including a £50m science building, full-scale replica crown court, observatory, state-of-the-art film and music studios, and medical simulation centre. Content and teaching methods will vary between universities. Here at the University of Hertfordshire we have 250 flexible courses with opportunities for study abroad and work placements. Make sure you read up on your course and the content you’ll be studying; you can do that on our website but you can also come along to an interactive applicant day where you can test run your chosen course. Click on each section to find out more information. Although your main focus at the moment will be where to study, you’ll also need to think ahead about where this is all going to lead you. What will your career prospects be at the end of it all? Over ninety-six percent of graduates here at the University of Hertfordshire are in employment or further study within six months of graduating and have gone on to work for some big companies. Work placements, study abroad opportunities, and co-curricular activities – extra activities relating to your course which can help boost your CV – will also be vital in giving you that first step into the industry. We offer all these opportunities and have a dedicated Careers and Employment Service that supports you with everything. From finding work experience and applying for a job, to starting your own business. So you can be sure you’ve got the best chance of finding employment when you graduate. Click on each section to find out more information. Social life can be a big part of your university experience. Who are you going to meet? How will you meet them? Where will you hang out? The award-winning Students’ Union at the University of Hertfordshire provides a huge range of activities for you to join in and meet like-minded people. Pretty much whatever your interests there will be a society to meet them; baking, archery, Harry Potter, Pokemon… you get the idea. And Active Students, our fun sports activities are free to all students on campus every day. Perhaps the biggest part of our social offering is The Forum Hertfordshire, a £38m entertainment venue hosting music events, club nights, and social activities all year round. Not forgetting our various smaller venues and cafes around campus. Visit our Students’ Union website and social media pages to find out what’s happening on campus this week. Click on each section to find out more information. The reputation of your university can impact future employers view of your degree. To make sure you’re attending a well thought of university, check things like industry links and professional accreditations when applying for courses. The University of Hertfordshire started life as Hatfield Technical College in 1952 and since then has been consistently providing innovative higher education in Hertfordshire. You can take a look at some of our achievements on our website. Most of our courses include an element of work experience and you’ll be encouraged to make the most of the opportunities on offer. Work experience can boost your skills, help you get a foot in the door, or even secure you a job for the future, so take advantage of our great reputation and get that CV updated. A good indication of whether your university is as good as it says on the tin is to hear from current students. Check out what our students are saying about us on The Student Room forum and our social channels. Click on each section to find out more information. So that’s it! All that’s left now is to make that final decision about where to study. We really hope you’ll join us here at the University of Hertfordshire but wherever you choose to study it will be one of the best experiences of your life. Don’t forget to visit our social channels and keep up to date with what’s happening at Herts.