Student Starter Kit

There is much more to life at NHC than grades alone. The key to making the most of your experience is taking the opportunity to try new things, meet new people and get involved in activities.


We have a range of sports and clubs that you can join. If there isn’t a club you’re interested in, you can start one!

To join one of our clubs or teams, or set up your own, email sugovernor@nhc.ac.uk

As well as being fun, these experiences will also give your CV an edge when you start applying for university, apprenticeships and job opportunities.


All our campuses have cafes. All students are able to get a sQuid catering account that you can top up to spend on college meals. You simply scan your student ID card to pay for food from your digital sQuid purse.

Our Hitchin Campus also has NHC’s student-run restaurant, Hart Kitchens, which is open to students from Tuesday to Thursday during term time. You can eat in or takeaway and specials start from £1.50.


As a student at NHC, you can apply for a Totum card for just £12 to get access to lots of exclusive UK discounts in shops, cinemas and restaurants online and on the high street. To find out more check out visit www.totum.com

eduroam is an international initiative that allows members of educational establishments to gain wireless Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating members’ sites.

Once your device has been configured to work on campus you will be able to connect to the service automatically at participating educational establishments when your device discovers the eduroam network is available.

Visitors to the college

  • Check the list of participating establishments to see whether your college/university is a member of the scheme.
  • Follow the eduroam set-up instructions provided by your home institution, and ensure that your own home site setting is correctly set up and working before you arrive at North Hertfordshire College.
  • Your device should then connect automatically via eduroam when you visit.

Staff and students

You need to use your full North Hertfordshire College email address as your username and your North Hertfordshire College network password.

Please Note: If you just use your username it won’t work.


The Student Governor is elected by the student body each year. Their job is to listen to student views and work to improve NHC for all their fellow students. 

The Student Council represents students at NHC. If you like to have your say and want to contribute to changes within the college, then the council is for you.

It exists to enhance the learning experiences of students and to drive improvements in day-to-day college life. This includes organising social and sporting activities, events and campaigns for student welfare and education.