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Meal Days Times
Breakfast Weekdays 08:15 – 09:00
Lunch Weekdays 12:00 – 13:30
Dinner Weekdays 18:00 – 18:45
Brunch Weekends 11:00 – 12:30
Formal Hall Thu / Fri and Sun 19:15 – 21:00
Guest Night Fri 4th / 8th 19:15 – 21:00

Breakfast / Brunch Prices

Cooked Breakfast £1.49
Half Brunch £1.81
Full Brunch £3.56
Croissant £0.64
Cereal £0.64
Toast £0.38
Tea or Coffee £0.45
Sausage £0.66
Bacon £0.55
Fried Egg £0.35
Baked Beans £0.38
Mushrooms £0.38

Lunch Prices

Main (Meat) £2.56
Main (Vegetarian) £2.17
Vegetables £0.60
Potatoes £0.66
Sweet £0.78
Full Salad £3.55
Side Salad £1.30
Jacket Potato and Filling £1.40
Fresh Fruit £0.49
Roll and Butter £0.45
Soup and Roll £1.33
Salad Box £3.00

Dinner Prices

Main (Meat) £3.39
Main (Vegetarian) £2.18
Vegetables £0.60
Potatoes £0.66
Sweet £0.78
Full Salad £3.55
Side Salad £1.30
Salad Box £3.00

Confectionery Prices

Ribena £0.77
Juice £0.62
Canned Drinks £0.82
Chocolate £0.71
Crisps £0.66
Cookies £0.61
Yoghurts £0.87
Sandwiches £2.11
Sandwiches ABCD £2.04
Rolls, Baps, and Wraps £2.64
Milkshakes £1.00

Events Prices

Formal Hall £8.95
Guest Night £12.70


When are formal dinners? What do I have to wear? Can I bring guests?

Formal dinners are three-course dinners held in Hall and are open to all students, with a sign-up held on the preceding Monday at 9am. Last year they were held on Sunday evenings and Wednesday evenings, although the Wednesday evening formal is being moved to Thursdays and Fridays alternately in order to accommodate as many people as possible this year. Dress code for formals is smart with gowns. There are also Guest Night formals on the Friday nights of 4th and 8th weeks, which are an even swankier version of the normal formals. You can bring up to 3 guests to formal dinners, which you book on using the sign-up system explained below.

How do I book formal dinners? What do I do if I want to swap or cancel it?

This link takes you to a different site where you can sign in with your SSO and go through the signup process there. If you want to swap it, then cancel your spot and make sure your friend is on the site at the same time to pick it up. If you want to cancel it, make sure you do so before 10am on the morning of the formal, or at 10am on the preceding Friday for Sunday night formals.

What if the signup isn't working?

Let the Food and Housing Officer know. If it's not working for you, then odds are that it isn't working for everyone else. The Food and Housing Officer will endeavor to get it sorted quickly and fairly and will update the JCR Facebook page accordingly.

I had a terrible meal in Hall. What can I do about it?

On the JCR pinned post there is a page entitled Hertfood Review. Use it to review your meal - either good or bad - and the chefs will be able to see it and respond to your needs.

I have a special dietary requirement - how can I ensure that I am catered for in Hall?

On the form for formal dinners, there is a section where you can stipulate the requirements for you and your guests if needed. For main meals, all allergens are listed on the noticeboard outside hall, and vegetarian and gluten free items are listed on the menu posted on the JCR Facebook page. For other dietary requirements, get in touch with the kitchen in advance (at the start of the week, preferably) and let them know when and what you will require.





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What is it?

The Student Support Fund is designed to help out Hertford students who come into unexpected financial difficulty due to circumstances beyond their direct control. Alumni donate funds specifically for this purpose. All Hertford students are eligible whether graduate or undergraduate, UK or overseas.

What is it typically awarded for?
  • – Students who are not in receipt of government grants, the full Oxford Opportunity Bursary or Hertford College bursary, whose parents are not in a position to fund term time living costs to the extent required and who have no other funds to draw on.
  • – Students whose financial circumstances have changed during the year and have not yet been reassessed by the SLC for a higher level of grant which would in turn trigger OOB and Hertford Bursary Funds.
  • – Students who experience unexpected changes to their financial circumstances for reasons outside their control during their degree course.
How much are the grants?

Grants are typically between £200 and £800 per term depending on the circumstances and the level of funds available. In circumstances where financial hardship is temporary, the college may make an interest free loan. Grants may be one-off termly grants to help a student through a difficult period or may be repeated if the financial circumstances persist. However, students will need to apply for each term that support is requested.

How do I apply?

Complete an application form – available below – or email in the bursary. All financial details will be kept strictly confidential to the Student Support Committee (the Dean (Chair), Bursary and the Tutor for Graduates) and the bursary.

When do I apply?

Applications must be submitted to the Bursary by the end of 2nd or 6th week each term. Discussions will take place in 3rd and 7th week, after which the college will contact students to let them know whether their application has been successful or not and why.

Other questions

If there are any problems or further questions, please don't hesitate to get in contact with either the bursary or the welfare officers.

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Expected Behaviour
  • Your role is primarily preventative and intended to provide support in addition to that which friends can be expected to provide.
  • You are not expected to do anything which makes you uncomfortable. If you cannot do something yourself then let someone else know – we will not ask questions.
  • You must be capable of making reponsible decisions in the best interests of others. This means staying sober. You can drink before and during your shift but be aware of your limits.
  • You must be visible. We provide high visibility jackets which you will be given by the Angel before you but you also need to make sure to move around and keep a look out for people in bathrooms and outside as well as by your friends.
  • If you feel someone is in danger of harming themselves or others either intervene yoursself, or speak to Entz, Welfare, or the bouncers. Do not attempt first aid if not trained and do not intervene if in danger.
  • Ensure an appropriate handover to the person following your shift. If there's anyone you have been monitoring let them know so that they can look out for them later.
Important Information
  • You may be asked to call a welfare taxi or walk somebody home. If you do, send Welfare an email explaining who the taxi was for and where it went.
  • If someone is going to vomit a welfare taxi will not take them and likewise they shouldn't be left unmonitored. Stay with them, and give them water and fresh air if possible until they sober up enough.
  • If you do leave the bop please let Entz and your fellow welfairies know.
  • If someone discloses an instance of sexual violence to you and you want help or advice, the Welfare and Entz team have been trained and you should get in touch with them.
Useful Numbers
  • Lodge / Welfare taxi: 01865 279 400
  • Jake (Male Welfare): 07713 768 093
  • Kez (Female Welfare): 07752 209 570
  • Sarah (Entz): 07854 224 068

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Something has broken in my room, what do I do?

If something has broken or isn't right in your room, i.e. a light bulb has blown, your taps are broken, you have mould or pests or whatever, then send an email to Hertford's domestic manager, Karen Smith, and CC in the Food and Housing Officer and Caroline Balfour, the head housekeeper. It's also probably a good idea to CC in your housekeeper if you're off main site, but for fresher's this shouldn't be an issue until you're in second year. Karen will pass your problems onto maintenance, who will sort them out as quickly as they can. Karen's not around 24/7 however (she's in college during office hours) so if it's an urgent problem and it hasn't happened between 9 and 5 Monday to Friday, your best bet is the lodge. They're trained to sort most things out, but if not they will be able to get maintenance in to sort it out.

My laundry is stuck in the machine/the machine isn't working/something has gone wrong. What do I do?

Firstly, there is a lot of history to this - this used to happen A LOT. Thankfully, completely new machines have been installed and the laundry rooms have been redecorated all over college's accommodation blocks, so this shouldn't be as big an issue for you as it has been for previous years. If, however, you encounter a problem with the machine, the first thing you need to do is ring the Circuit laundry helpline on either of the following numbers: 08000924068 or 01422820026. It's open 24/7 (during office hours by Circuit itself, outside of them by a contractor) and they will be able to sort out your problem over the phone, get a mechanic sent out if required, and (if between 9-5 M-F) process a refund if required.

What am I allowed to keep in my room? What isn't allowed?

There is a long list of items that are and aren't allowed in college accommodation, far too many for this small answer - you can find a more extensive list on the website, although even this isn't exhaustive. In short, anything with fire is strictly prohibited i.e. candles, incense sticks, grills, toastie makers etc. But you can have kettles (which is a perk) and a small fridge (as long as it is kept clean), as long as they are PAT tested. Pod coffee machines are allowed, but bean-to-cup and pump machines are not. Check the website if you aren't sure about something, and if it isn't listed there, then get in touch with the Food and Housing Officer.


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