The facilities are very good and open to everyone. The Learning Resource Centre is open all day, with cutting-edge tech. A lot of the staff are very friendly and open people and easy to get along with. UH has good contacts with a whole range of big name firms, so it's great for networking
Promotion prospects are frankly lousy are there are very few opportunities to progress at UH. There's also quite a bit of office politics flying about and people jostling for position. Pay is poor.
UH staff are striking for better pay as I write this.
“Good place to work, nice academic environment”
The people are great, very relaxed, fun and co-operative. Also very helpful especially when youre new, they go out of their way to make you feel at home. The university is always trying to improve and find ways to do things better and more efficiently.
Management can be a little painful. The environment is not devoid of office politics. There is almost no career progresssion, and very few opportunities for growth outside of acadamenic bounds.
In 1951, the de Havilland company gave land in Hatfield adjoining the A1 to Hertfordshire County Council for educational use in perpetuity; the Council used this to build and operate Hatfield Technical College, which trained aerospace engineers for Hatfield's then-dominant aerospace industry. In 1967 it became an early polytechnic, The Hatfield Polytechnic. With the passage of the Further and Higher Education Act, 1992, the institution gained university status. Hertfordshire was described as the flagship of the former polys by the Independent in 2002. As a polytechnic, it was strong in aerospace engineering and computer science. More recently, it has built up its strengths in other areas such as pharmacology, history, geography and astrophysics. Entry requirements have been rising in recent years. The university has five faculties: Business School Faculty of Science, Technology and Creative Arts (formerly 'Creative and Cultural Industries' and 'Engineering and Information Sciences') Faculty of Health and Human Sciences Humanities, Law and Education Inter-disciplinary Studies