Profile - Overview:
Vision: We will shape the next generation of business-facing universities. We will continue to be an exemplar in the sector and we will play a leading role in addressing the economic and social challenges facing the UK in increasingly competitive global markets.
Innovation, creativity and an enterprising mindset will be the defining characteristics of our University. We will provide flexible and transformational learning and commit to adding value to our partners and delivering positive and productive engagements with business, industry and the professions.
The University will continue to play a central role in the local and regional economy, contributing positively to its social and economic development, and we will build our international profile and global reputation.
Mission: An innovative and enterprising university, challenging individuals and organisations to excel.
Location and Transport:
Situated in Hertfordshire which is only 25 minutes by train from London. It is within easy reach of all four of the capital's international airports.
• Gained university status in 1992.
• Has longstanding links with business, industry, public sector and professional organizations.
• One of the region's largest employers with over 2,700 staff and a turnover of more than £235 million. Has a student community of over 24,500 including more than 2,000 international students from over eighty five different countries.
Ranking: 41st in the UK in 2011
• De Havilland
• College Lane
• St Albans
• Chancellor's International Scholarships: The University of Hertfordshire offers 100 achievement-based partial international scholarships, worth £2,000 each, to international students.
• UH Graduate Scholarship: Available to students who have graduated from a University of Hertfordshire degree at the University or at an institution overseas and are starting a new postgraduate course at the University. 20% tuition fee reduction.
• UH Family Scholarship: For the children of our graduates, worth 20% of the first year's tuition fee for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme.
Support to International Students:
The International Students' Association (ISA) was established in 2005 as a student association based in the Student's Union (UHSU).
• Representing students and providing support on academic and welfare matters
• Organising social events and trips around the year to help students get the most out of their UH experience
• The International Student Support Team is made up of experienced welfare advisers. They can give you help and advice on a variety of subjects, including immigration, work permits, and financial and personal matters. They also organise a social programme for international students, which includes trips to other parts of the UK and Europe.
• The Students' Union Advice and Support Centre provides a free and confidential service which is available to all students. The Centre can give you information on a variety of subjects including academic issues, accommodation, welfare, health, money and legal matters.