University of Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire also has a racing car team currently ranked 26th in the world and estimates that a University of Hertfordshire graduate is among every British Formula 1 team that exists.

Originally established as the Hatfield College of Technology in 1952, the University of Hertfordshire was granted university status in 1992. The modern institution prides itself on being ‘business-facing’ and claims an innovative approach to teaching and a wide variety of work placements and overseas study that appeal to employers. It was among the top 50 best UK universities chosen by major employers for producing ready-to-work graduates in THE’s 2015 ranking. The university has also received recognition for its research – it’s one of only a few UK HEIs to have been awarded a ‘European Commission HR Excellence in Research badge.

With lots of outdoor space and sports facilities, the university has plenty to offer. With a strong ecological focus, the university is dedicated to protecting the environment, which has been recognised with first-class awards in the People & Planet Green League every year since its inception in 2007.

Organised across 12 schools of studies, more than a third of the university’s students are enrolled on postgraduate courses. With an extensive study abroad programme – most courses incorporate an optional overseas element – one in five of its undergraduates choose to study abroad at some point in their university career. Sussex has received positive recognition for its success in transitioning students into employment, something it attributes to its plentiful links with industry and a ‘First Generation Scholars Scheme’, which offers bursaries to assist students from low-income backgrounds.

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