Located amongst the rural ambience of southern Hertfordshire, St Albans provides residents and students alike with the welcoming charms of a traditional market town, whilst ensuring that there is direct access to the heart of London City Centre.
Fortunately for prospective students, University Campus St Albans (UCSA) also benefits from the same symbiosis as an educational facility. As a newly formed venture between the University of Hertfordshire and the St. Albans Campus of Oaklands college, more than 800 undergraduate, postgraduate, CPD, online and short learning courses are available, with direct access to the resources and facilities available on each campus.
When it comes to the university’s facilities, they are most succinctly described as ‘state of the art’. No expense has been spared in providing specialist facilities across a niche range of course subjects. From the practical expanse of the £15 million sports village, to the forward thinking possibilities offered at the astronomical teaching observatory, University Campus St Albans creates a space in which learning feels limitless.
Of course, university life isn’t all about scholastic success, and fortunately, St Albans is a wonderful starting point for some of the most unforgettable university experiences imaginable. The College Lane student union is readily buzzing with live music and themed nights, whilst those seeking excitement further afield are sure to find plenty to explore in town, where a dizzying array of pubs are accompanied by one of the most exciting clubs outside of the capital. Batchwood Hall is an award winning nightclub that plays host to some of the world’s most talented DJs. and, as a St Albans student, this is sure to become your venue of choice.
As a small town, shopping in St Albans can be somewhat limited, despite its selection of major retail brand stores. However, with just a short journey separating you from the heart of the capital, that student rail card is sure to be worth more than its weight in gold.
Student accommodation in St Albans offers a good range of options. Flat shares, town houses and small terraces are available once you are ready to leave your St Albans Student Halls and, despite London’s proximity, can all be found at affordable prices. For the best selection of St Albans Student Accommodation, please take a look at our list below: