The Forum Hertfordshire

Neon lights at the nightclub

A world-class entertainments venue and your on-campus bar & nightclub.


The Forum Hertfordshire is located on College Lane and brings a real buzz to campus week in, week out. Having recently undergone a huge redevelopment, we're excited to have opened the doors to your new and improved student venue in September 2021. Accessed by a brand new entrance to the building, the first floor offers an informal bar, Seventy7, where students can sit back and catch up with their friends. The second floor is home to our brand new nightclub, The Loft. Each venue offers a capacity of 530. There will be occasions where the whole space will combine to form a larger venue for bigger events! Your student venue gives you the chance to socialise with friends and let your hair down in a safe space.


What can you expect at The Forum Hertfordshire? The biggest student night here at Herts, BIG Wednesdays brings you a different theme every week and a range of music across the venue. Come along for the best deals, guest DJs, and loads of giveaways. The perfect spot for sports clubs to celebrate their Wednesday wins! Brand new this year, Friday Lights brings the venue alive with your favourite Urban, Grime, Hip Hop & Dancehall tracks. Bringing you the hottest DJs week in week out, it's not to be missed. In addition to the weekly BIG Wednesdays and Friday Lights events you can expect a range of feature events, including Take Time Take-Overs with Bobbie Jay Events, Bhangra & Bollywood Nights and Boozy Bingo.


Please ensure you are familiar with our policies, as listed below, before purchasing a ticket to or attending one of our events.

Venue Safety


We are committed to ensuring the safety of our students. Hertfordshire Students’ Union will operate and manage the venue that is safe and secure for students to have a good time. You can find our safety measures below, along with our COVID-19 safety statement. Please note that our full Venue Safety Policy can be viewed here.


If you wish to report an incident in The Forum, please either speak to a member of our Management Team on the night or email


Safety Measures

The measures we have put in place can be found below:


  • Full risk assessment of all activity and fire evacuation strategy for the venue
  • Working with SIA security guards that are trained and experienced in operating student venues. We work closely with our security to ensure they are providing you with effective protection and we will challenge and deal with any behaviours drawn to our attention.  We are also minimising the use of any student guards in the venue.
  • Full CCTV coverage of the venue is in place on all floors and stairs wells, we will also be deploying some body-worn cameras to assist in our efforts to keep you safe
  • We are launching a new training programme for our staff and security – that includes the Ask for Angela scheme and drug awareness to ensure staff and security are fully prepared for their roles
  • We provide medical support on nights out by a trained paramedic and on smaller nights by first aid trained staff
  • We are limiting the number of guests in the venue to ensure the venue is for students
COVID-19 Safety Statement

Herts SU takes the safety of our event attendees seriously

Please make sure you're familiar with our safety measures and expectations during the pandemic:


  • We encourage all students to make use of free lateral flow or PCR testing before attending any event available on campus or by at-home test kits and receive a negative result. More information here
  • No student should attend an event at the forum with symptoms of COVID-19 or are in self-isolation
  • We encourage all students to consider getting the available Covid-19 vaccines as soon as possible as this may be a requirement by the government by September 2021. If you are already vaccinated we would encourage you to download the NHS app and find your way to vaccine certification so you have it available
  • To find out more information please head to the NHS website here


Please note that our guidance and regulations are subject to change as the pandemic evolves

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