Are you curious to find out what student life is like at HCA or are coming to join us in September? If so you have landed in the right place.

If you are coming to join us at the start of the next academic term we cannot wait to meet you and introduce you to life at HCA. Until then, we have put together some useful guides to help you get to know Hereford, consider all the necessary things before moving into student accommodation, get to know some faces before you arrive and give you an idea of what to expect during Freshers’ week.

In a few months you will find yourself in a new city about to start the next chapter of your creative journey, which can be both exciting and scary. Here at HCA we will do everything possible to ensure that you feel safe, settled, secure and inspired!

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Most students cannot wait to see what Freshers’ week has in store! We have put together a helpful what to expect at Freshers guide to help students to make the most of their first week and give them an idea of what to expect. You will be introduced to the Students’ Union and shown how to participate in virtual HCA bar nights to help you get to know some faces before you arrive on campus.

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A great student experience is not only defined by the university but also by the area and what it has on offer. There are lots of secret little gems in Hereford that have been enriching the student culture for years. We have put together an extensive list of everything that is available to you both in the city centre and the surrounding areas, so when you get the chance to explore the city you know exactly where to go.

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Preparing for student halls

If you are moving into student accommodation we recommend that you have a read through our preparing for student halls guide, everything from what what you need to bring with you to how to register with your local GP is covered and made as easy for you possible. There are even some quick, easy and affordable student recipes so worrying about what to cook for dinner is the thing of the past!