My second attempt at completing a degree course was at Hatfield Polytechnic, now called the University of Hertfordshire. Still studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering and this time it was successful and I graduated in 1980 with an Honours Degree.
This was a good time for myself as not only did I complete my first degree studies but also I met Stephanie whom I married in 1980 upon completion of this course. We were both lodging at the YMCA in Welwyn Garden City, just a short bus ride away from Hatfield Poly, until my final year. The YMCA was used mostly as temporary accommodation for young people starting work in the area, this included Stephanie, or on temporary work assignments as part of university studies and a small group from Hatfield Polytechnic. It was almost like a hall of residence but with much more varied and changing residents.
We still continued living in the same area after I finished my degree but now in rented accommodation while commuting daily to Harlow were I started full time work as a Design Engineer.