Accommodation: Are some students being overlooked?

With new accommodation developed at the university as part of the Estates 2020 Vision, Trident Media can reveal that some students are being housed in out-dated off campus accommodation. While it was previously believed that students would no longer be housed in Ridgeview Lodge, at the time of writing there are 90 students living there, with others also placed in local hotels this year.

The University of Hertfordshire advertises its accommodation on de Havilland and College Lane, but it is lesser known that there is also off-campus accommodation in London Colney. With previous plans to close Ridgeview put on hold, students are still living in Halls of Residence which fall short of the luxuries and amenities of those of Coales, Butler, or Fern Hall.

On the university’s accommodation website, a price was listed in 2013/14 for Ridgeview, but with no price listed to 2014/15 it appeared that the university did not intend to have students living there this year.

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