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Hertfordshire is a home county in the south of England. It is bordered on the north by Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, on the east by Essex, on the south by Greater London, and on the west by Buckinghamshire. It is classified as part of the East of England area for government statistical purposes. Hertfordshire is known for being an affluent county, thus there are some extremely pricey homes here but you will also find Hertford accommodation here that are well-equipped to suit the student's needs. 

To accommodate its students, the university currently has two "on-campus" Hertford accommodation halls. All first-year students at the University of Hertfordshire are eligible for these on-campus apartments. Students in their second year must reside in private student housing near the University of Hertfordshire's campuses. On both the College Lane and the de Havilland campuses, campus halls of residence contain apartments, houses, and typical corridor halls.

Purpose-built student housing (PBSA) is available in a number of Hertford accommodations throughout the city, as well as the option of lodging with a local family. Luna is a private residence located only a short distance from the university campus. If you're new to the city and want to enjoy both your social and academic life, this is a terrific spot to stay.

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Student Accommodation In Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire has many beautiful properties. There are a range of both old and new to serve as student accommodation in Hertfordshire. When everyone thinks of Hertfordshire properties, they think of very expensive large apartments and houses. However, there are smaller and more affordable properties to be found if you look hard, including studios and housing association properties. All such affordable options are listed on UniAcco. 

About Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire, administrative and historic county of southern England, adjoining Greater London to the south. The county lies mainly within the London Basin, but its rim, the chalky Chiltern Hills, cuts across northern Hertfordshire from southwest to northeast. Most of the county, therefore, drains southward toward the Thames by the River Lea in the east and the River Colne in the west. In both those valleys the sands and gravels of the London Basin have been extensively worked, creating a series of flooded pits used now for recreation or for water storage. The gently rolling countryside is well wooded and attractive but has been increasingly occupied by the encroaching suburban development of London. The Green Belt legislation has restricted that urban growth and helped to preserve what is left of the countryside in the vicinity of the metropolis.

The 20th century was of special significance for the county: it brought to Hertfordshire the two pioneer “garden cities” of the modern era: Letchworth (1903) and Welwyn Garden City (1920). Four of the eight new towns planned around London since World War II: Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, and Welwyn. Even apart from that planned growth, the residential and industrial development of other centres such as Watford was rapid. No county in England has a greater array of direct road and rail links with London, and the whole county lies within easy commuting time of the capital. Light industries dependent on access to markets, offices moving from central London to areas of lower rents, film studios, and thousands of exurbanites have since the war overflowed into Hertfordshire.

Hertfordshire is one of the most highly performing education authorities in England. Schools consistently achieve standards well above national averages. The county is committed to providing high-quality education and support for all children in every school and setting, from early years through to further education. Hence, many international and domestic students search for student accommodation in Hertfordshire.

Student Housing In Hertfordshire

If you decide to privately rent off-campus, it is very important that you understand how to find good quality student accommodation in Hertfordshire. Renting privately is a very different experience to living on-campus, with many more responsibilities to take into consideration. Alongside there is the Hertfordshire Students' Union and a wide range of external support services that will help you through the process.

Best Places To Stay In Hertfordshire

There are many things you can do near your student accommodation in Hertfordshire:

St Albans

Named by the Sunday Times as the best place to live and raise a family in the southeast. The Roman city of St Albans is a popular choice for those looking to relocate to the area. Ideal travel connections keep its reputation as a key commuter town alive. The short 20-minute trip into London’s Kings Cross is an enviable transfer time. You don’t have to spend long in St Albans to realise there’s a great community spirit here. Clubs, pubs, associations, and the multiple green schemes bring people together in a way a city location is not able to.

Harpenden

A wealthy town with a population just over 30,000. Harpenden, like so many in Hertfordshire, is a commuter town. Harpenden has a direct rail connection through to Central London, an easy 26-minute train journey and it is only seven miles from Luton Airport. The leafy town centre is an attractive place to spend time where many of the local cafes and coffee shops spill onto the pavement, weather allowing.

Bishop’s Stortford

The historic market town of Bishop’s Stortford lies on the River Stort in a very attractive rural area of Hertfordshire. It is an affluent area, partly due to its status as a commuter town for mainly financial workers in London. Bishop Stortford is an ideal place to call home, whether you are a student looking for a quick commute, you have an expanding family or looking to retire to somewhere which is low key but close to the buzz of the city when it suits.

Cost of Living in Hertfordshire

When travelling to the UK to start your degree, remember to bring enough funds to cover the cost of living including your tuition fees and student accommodation in Hertfordshire. You will need access to funds until you have registered at the University and opened a bank account. It can take 2 - 4 weeks to open a bank account in the UK, so bring a small amount of British pounds (GB£ sterling) for your day-to-day expenses. An estimate that you will need between £190 and £240 per week for living expenses.

Hertfordshire Transportation

There are great transport links all around the county which will make it easy for you to commute around your student accommodation in Hertfordshire. Make sure you follow the government’s latest safer travel guidance. These are the means of transport to get around the place.

  • Bus
  • Car
  • Train

Hertfordshire Attraction

1. Welwyn Garden City

The city planner Sir Ebenezer Howard developed his utopian idea of a Garden City in the early-20th century. Nearly a century after Welwyn Garden City was completed it’s still a very liveable place. If you’re into things like town planning and urban design you could entertain yourself just by poking around for a couple of hours or taking some time out by the water at Stanborough Park.

2. Hitchin

Towards the north of Hertfordshire, Hitchin is a delightful town, made to be seen on foot. The cobblestone streets are especially pretty around Market Place. Hitchin Lavender is a farm that lets you pick your own for a small fee, and also sells a range of giftable fragrant soaps and candles in its shop.

3. Letchworth

As the world’s first garden city, no building you see in the centre of Letchworth is older than the 20th century. You may be fooled by the historical design of much of the architecture, which owes its appearance to the Arts and Crafts Movement. Letchworth is an Ebenezer Howard-designed, pre-planned town with lots of green space, easy access to the countryside and industry kept apart from residential areas.

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