What’s up Herts?

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[Leong Qi Tyng | Contributing Writer]

The School of Law will welcome Rayden Solicitors on Wednesday 20th January at room N108 at de Havilland from 1.00-2.00pm to hold an employer presentation. Rayden Solicitors is an award winning family law solicitors firm in St Albans. It was founded in 2005 and has grown to be the largest family law firm in Hertfordshire. Book to attend the event through CareerHub to gain exclusive industry insights and to discover available opportunities with a highly reputable law firm.

[Anisah Khan | Contributing Writer]

The School of Health and Social Work has announced huge changes in response to announcements made by the Government in the recent Spending Review. Beginning from the 2017/18 academic year, students who were once eligible for NHS grants will now have to take out maintenance and tuition loans like many other students attending university. These changes will affect those looking to study Diagnostic Radiography, Dietetics, Midwifery, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Radiotherapy in September 2017. The changes will not affect students who are currently studying any of the mentioned subjects.

[Aaron Hurst | Contributing Writer]

School of Humanities writers from the University’s non-profit creative writing publication, The Jabberwock, have been helping to raise money for Save the Children in wake of the recent terror attacks in Syria. The Jabberwok have created pamphlets of poetry incorporating the concept of fairytales to educate and entertain their audience, as well as raising awareness about the conflict. The pamphlets are on sale for £3 each, and all money raised will go to Save the Children. Please email editor.jabberwock@gmail.com for more information.

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[Alianna Sanusi | Contributing Writer]

The School of Creative Arts has had multiple events over the past months relating to art and design talks. Since have started holding monthly talks on Theorising Visual Art & Design (TVAD) which will run until 11th May 2016. The talks feature various guest speakers from different backgrounds about topics concerning technology, design, contemporary arts and much more. It is a free event that is open to whoever is interested in gaining a wider perspective of the mentioned topics. The talks will take place at 12.45pm in room AA191 at the Art & Design Building on College Lane.

[Annie Cracknell | Contributing Writer]

The School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics’ principal lecturer in Astronomy, Mark Thompson, has now taught the first ever Astrophysics course in Zambia. Zambia is an African partner in the next major radio observatory, the Square Kilometre Array telescope, (SKA). The country has little to no knowledge in the subject of astronomy. The University has joined a UK/South African Newton Fund project, enabling Zambia and the other African partners to fully exploit the opportunities afforded by SKA. Over the course of the next five years, Hertfordshire will train the next generation of astronomers and engineers in Zambia, Ghana, Namibia and Kenya. There is also a new science building due for completion in 2016 at College Lane, it will replace the outdated CP Snow building.

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[Leong Qi Tyng | Contributing Writer]

School of Education students interested in teaching in the USA this summer might be interested in attending the Camp Counselors USA presentation. The Camp Counselors will provide guidance on how you can go about taking steps to teach at the camp. Responsibilities will include teaching children activities such as sports, arts and crafts, water sports or performing arts. After camp, you will be able to travel around the USA for 30 days. The talk is open to all students. If you’re interested, book in through Careerhub and meet them on Tuesday, 26th January 2016. The presentation will take place in N208 at de Havilland campus from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

[Zunaira Taj | Contributing Writer]

The Business School is all about offering quality education and ideal opportunities. This year, the Business School is working to make their students’ experience better than before. The MBA Professional Scholarship, started back in 2014 still continues to benefit its part time students. The scholarship is worth 40 per cent of the tuition fees, which helps minus the costs. The School also helps its students develop their networks and gain extra knowledge through Business Academy. The academy hosts lectures and invites people from the practical field to guide students. All in all, the School is continuing its hard work to help students become, not only better academics, but also the best professionals.

[Huriyah Quadri | Print Editor]

The School of Life and Medical Sciences welcomed the “Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Sciences Postgraduate Research” seminar that featured speakers: Bo Liu and Unnati Shah. The seminar took place on 11th January between 1.00 – 1.45pm at the CP Snow Building. The second Women in STEMM Network event discussing external roles also took place on 11th January between 10.00-12.30pm. Speakers included: Martina Doolan, Lola Canamero, Susan Murray, Sean Ryan and Janet Drew.

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What’s up Herts?