University of Hertfordshire

History

  • A model 21st-century university, international business-facing and business-like in its approach.
  • Gained university status in 1992.
  • Post-war technical college (Hatfield), reincarnated as Hatfield College of Technology and Hatfield Polytechnic.

Location and Transport

  • Two sites in Hatfield and Bayfordbury (a rural field station and observatory outside Hertford).
  • Good transport links to the rest of the UK, well located with London only 25 minutes' by train to London King's Cross tube and rail station.
  • Uno Bus, a University of Hertfordshire owned bus company, was set up by the university in 1992 to provide student transport to the expanding university from local areas as well as improving east–west travel across the county and opening up new links from North London.