What is SHAPED?


By the end of your time at Hatfield, you should hopefully be ‘shaped’ by the hard work you’ve done for your degree, the community around you, and all the incredible experiences, activities, and events you’ve taken part in. This is what SHAPED is for: to help shape you into that wonderful person you are going to be by the end of it all.

SHAPED is a programme that aims to help you mature in your academic, personal and interpersonal skills, to help you in your personal development and to be ready for the world by the end of your degree. To this end, SHAPED organises a variety of talks and events covering academic, student life, and employability.

This year there will be events such as networking buffets, where students get the chance to network with an array of succesful Hatfield alumni (former students who are now working in a diverse range of fields in Britain and beyond). At previous networking buffets some students have been offered internships, so these events shouldn't be missed. SHAPED also puts on things like academic workshops, to give you advice on how to revise or teach you how to be a better speed reader (which will be very helpful when you are trying to get through 20 scientific journals in one night!)

We are always looking to improve the programme, and have a lot of new things in progress for 2017/2018. So keep an eye out for more information.