South Hertfordshire Children's University

South Hertfordshire Children’s University is part of a national network and is a great way for children aged 5 to 14 to engage in extra-curricular activities.

Children are encouraged to try new things, develop new interests and acquire skills through participating in accredited activities. These may include:

  • Visiting a museum
  • Going swimming after school
  • Cultural activities
  • Cubs, Beavers, Rainbows and Brownies

This list is by no means exhaustive, visit our website for a list.

Every CU member is given a ‘Passport to Learning’, which serves as a way to track progress and credit is awarded for time spent participating in activities. Children will also have an opportunity to collect a national award at a local graduation ceremony. Throughout the year we host events here at Oaklands on campus in which CU students can collect credits for their passport, to boost what they collect elsewhere outside of school.

Running Children’s University here at Oaklands allows children to make use of our facilities during workshops, run exclusively for members. This is a great way of encouraging children to try things they wouldn’t otherwise get the chance to do.

We regularly keep in touch with parents about the latest events and developments in Children University via email, and connect with other CU organisations across the country on social media. Additionally, newsletters are released throughout the year updating parents of upcoming events, new activities and general information & updates.

Find out more about South Hertfordshire Children’s University at

Twitter @SouthHertsCU
Facebook /southhertscu 
Instagram @southhertscu