A healthy balance between academics and socialising

A massive part of Hatfield Studios is the creation of a Student Community lifestyle which provides a healthy balance between academic needs & purpose and social & community needs for each and every student in Hatfield Studios.

The development of the unique balanced student community lifestyle was done in conjunction with the students and UP. The social and cultural philosophy has been established in Hatfield Studios through the initiatives and hard work of our Student Life Executive, Nerene GroblerHatfield Studios are very proud to have a full-time Student Life Manager that resides at Hatfield Studios, Ansunette Pelser. She is the driving force to ensure that all student’s well-being, academics, sports, and cultural needs are taken care of. The Hatfield Studios House Committee leads our Student Community to ensure that Hatfield Studios provide the best student experience.

Hatfield Studios participates in all UP sporting activities; including Rugby, Soccer, Netball, Volleyball, Touch rugby, etc. Hatfield Studios offers academic mentoring and tutoring as well as running in-house workshops for study skills, summarizing skills, CV development, and an incredible young entrepreneur program.

Socially, we host clubs, braais, events, and socials.

We welcome our 1st years, with an amazing and very exciting welcoming week where we introduce first years for their transition from school to University. During this time students are able to make friends and find their feet before the academic calendar begins

Student Community

Some of the student life and student affairs in Hatfield Studios undertaken in 2021 include:


  1. House Committee

  2. Integration with on-campus activities as far as possible;

  3. Sporting events – Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Soccer;

  4. Interbuilding sporting, cultural and social events;

  5. Social functions and get-togethers;

  6. Facilitate various societies and clubs;

  7. Facilitate study and tutorial groups;

  8. Create a forum for advertising of temp or part-time employment opportunities;

  9. Provide access to various personal support and counseling structures;

  10. Market Day & Entrepreneurs

  11. Mentor programs

  12. Community Outreach

  13. Bands and musical evenings

  14. Wine tastings

  15. Talent shows

  16. Step it up

  17. Poetry evenings & clubs

  18. Hiking clubs

  19. Fundraising events

Greatest Off Campus Residence I’ve ever been to. Closest to to the university. – Similo Justin

We strive to promote a positive student community lifestyle in Hatfield Studios. This means being able to provide students to access these opportunities to create a positive living experience at Hatfield Studios.