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The University of Hertfordshire Nominated for Accommodation Award

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The University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield has been shortlisted for the Best Student Housing award at the 2017 College and University Business Officers Awards.

Run in association with University Business, the CUBO Awards is a yearly event which aims to recognise the achievements of those working in higher education.

Chosen by a panel of CUBO members, the College Lane campus in Hatfield was one of three to be shortlisted for the Best Student Housing award.

The campus has benefited from significant investment over the last three years and its transformation forms part of the University's Estates Strategy.

A university spokesperson said of the accommodation: "Now home to around 3,000 students, the university wanted to create a genuine campus experience with students at the heart of the development.

"This includes creating community living which has been achieved by breaking down the accommodation into colleges of 500 bedrooms.

"There are also various social and communal areas across the residences with each having a large common room.

"Kitchens have also been built to cook and entertain, as well as a central social space, multi-use games area and 3G sports facilities."

The accommodation focuses on promoting social interaction, with its townhouses sharing a large open plan living, kitchen and dining area.

CUBO members will vote for the winners of the award, which will be announced at The CUBO Awards ceremony on June 28.