Student Life

Student Life

Orientation Programme

When you join us at HIC, your first week will be spent getting to know your fellow classmates, meeting our staff and adjusting to your new life in the UK.

During your orientation week, you will receive information on:

  • living and studying in the UK
  • accommodation
  • fees and travel arrangements
  • health
  • finance
  • travel and transport
  • social events
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Student Activities

If you are interested in getting involved in sports and societies, the University of Hertfordshire is the place to be. It has some of the best sport and recreational facilities available at any UK university.

These include pitches, courts, sports halls, a swimming pool, a gym and a climbing wall. There are over 100 student clubs and societies available, covering everything from the Afro-Caribbean to the Youth Excellence societies.

Being part of sports clubs and student societies opens up many opportunities during your time at university. HIC encourages you to participate in these activities as much as possible.

Students' Union

The University of Hertfordshire Students' Union (UHSU), based on the College Lane campus, organises year round social events on and off campus as well as organising clubs and activities for the student body. The UHSU also has a very successful employment agency that posts hundreds of jobs throughout the year. Through the agency, you can find casual or part-time work (if you are eligible to work in the UK) that will allow you to earn money while studying.

Student Union's Website

Graduation Ceremony

Awards Ceremonies are held in the grand setting of St Albans Cathedral – a perfect location for this formal event where you will be able to celebrate your achievements together with fellow graduates, friends and family.

You will start the day in the Alban Arena, our pre-Ceremony venue, where you will collect tickets and robes and will have your photos taken. The Cathedral is a 10 minute walk from the Alban Arena. Make sure you give yourself enough time – there may be queues at the Alban Arena and you will have to walk across to the Cathedral in time for the Awards Ceremony.

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