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Welcome talk at the University of Hertfordshire Open Day weekend October 2009

Welcome talk at the University of Hertfordshire Open Day weekend October 2009

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  • Following the University’s success as finalists for the University of the Year in the last Times Higher Education magazine Awards, its popularity has seen massive growth. It has received almost 17 percent more applicants applying this year than last which is more than 7 percent higher than the national average increase in the fight for student places across all UK universities. In addition, the University was recognised for its outstanding and world-leading research in the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise conducted every seven years to assess the quality of research in UK universities.
  • UH Funds (UK Recruitment and UH widening participation) £477,00035%Aimhigher Hertfordshire Projects £744,52555%Commercial projects (Masterclasses, LEA projects, consultancy and Mentoring courses)  ~£135,00010%Total~£1,356,525100%

Open Day Welcome October 2009 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Open Day WelcomeRoss Renton, Head of Department (UKRA)
    www.herts.ac.uk
  • 2. Thinking about going to University?
    Which University?
    Which Course?
  • 3. Do your homework
    Research - course and institution
    Prospectus and website
    Reference sources: :
    The “Times” Good University Guide 2009
    Virgin Alternative Guide to British Universities 2008
    “What Next after School?” (The Times)
    The Guardian University Guide 2009
    Careers staff, teachers, admissions tutors
    Open Days
  • 4. The Independent - The Complete University Guide
    “Hertfordshire makes a powerful showing – scoring highly in research and facilities to outperform institutions such as Aberdeen and Stirling”. .”
    (2009)
  • 5. Guardian University Guide
    “The purpose-built
    De Havilland campus is barely five years old, which accounts for the excellent facilities for sport, 24/7 learning and stylish undergraduate accommodation. “
    (2009)
  • 6. Year of Excellence
    Applications increased by more than 17%
    One of only 6 Universities short-listed for University of the Year 2008 (THES)
    Independent Newspaper describes us as “the leading post-1992 university”
    In the top 500 universities - Shanghai Jiao Tong league table (~60,000 in total)
  • 7. Independent Information About UH
    www.unistats.com
    www.rae.ac.uk
  • 8. About UH
    Highly respected - shortlisted for University of the Year
    Teaching and Research
    Excellent links with Business, the
    Professions and the Public Sector
    High quality programmes, offering
    flexibility and choice
    First Class learning and living environment
  • 9. About UH
    Campuses
    The College Lane Campus
    The de Havilland Campus
    The St Albans Campus
    Local and international partner colleges
    Placements with employers, national and international
  • 10. UH Core Values
    Student-centred, our students are at the heart of UH
    Diverse staff and student
    Inclusive and caring
    Ambitious for your future
  • 11. UH Learning
    High quality and up to date programmes
    High calibre teachers and support staff
    Learning resources second
    to none
  • 12. UH Research
    The University of Hertfordshire rose 35 places in the Times Higher Education Table of Excellence
    85% of the University’s submitted research was judged of international standard in terms of originality, significance and rigour
  • 13. UH Investing in Students
    Continuous investment
    21st century facilities
    New law building planned
    Sports and leisure
    Commuting services
  • 14. The Forum
    New for 2009
    Includes: A live venue, three bars, a club, restaurant, shop and nursery
    Tours leave from the café below the main reception on the College Lane Campus throughout the day.
  • 15. Student Forum 2009
    The Forum Development
  • 16. UH StudyNet
    UH’s virtual learning environment
    National leader
    University-wide
    Individual access
    On/off campus
    Access to course materials, resources, timetables etc
  • 17.
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    • A unique personal development programme: preparing you for better academic results, less stress and success with life after graduation.
    • 19. There are 3 online modules that can be completed at anytime during your time at Hertfordshire.
    • 20. Completion of each module leads to a University Certificate, over and above your degree course that lets employers know you’re the one to recruit!
    ‘I feel I have developed further in terms of confidence and my approach to life has changed dramatically. ‘ UH Student 08/09
  • 21. UH is Business-Facing
    Leading ‘business-facing’ University in UK
    Close links with employers with professional/statutory body accreditation
    Skills in the curriculum
    Entrepreneurship
    Placements and work-based learning
  • 22. Graduate Futures
    Employability Skills
    Match skills with employer needs
    Teach ‘career skills’
    Help find first employment
    Support in first job - Alumni
  • 23. Achievements
    90 per cent of our students secure full-time employment shortly after graduation
    Over 160,000 alumni
    The largest number of externally funded scholarships of any UK University
    Nominated for THES ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ award 2009
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  • 29. Thank You Ross Renton, Head of Department (UKRA)
    www.herts.ac.uk