Information to help you make the change from school to university

Starting your studies at Hertford is an exciting step, but the change from school to university can feel daunting at first. Here are some steps to take now before arriving which can help you get ready for the move. Hertford College provides academic skills support to all undergraduate students, so reach out if you have any questions or need advice by emailing

Please see the links below for more information that can help and guide you through the process.

Important information, documents & downloads

More freshers information

For more undergraduate freshers information please visit our information for undergraduate freshers page here.

Here to support your transition

Dr Catherine Sloan is the co-ordinator of academic skills support for undergraduate students, as well as a Career Development Fellow in History. She is qualified to instruct English as a Foreign Language, and has taught in Glasgow, Poland, Latvia, and Italy, including working with international students transitioning into UK higher education. She has a DPhil in History from the University of Oxford, and previously studied at the University of Glasgow and Trinity College Dublin. Her research focuses on young people’s influence on the development of nineteenth-century print culture, and she is interested in histories of periodicals, education, youth, and childhood. She is the social media officer for the Children’s History Society, and the Peter Gosden Fellow for the History of Education Society.

Last updated: 14/09/2022, 12:00