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Middlesex University has a personalised approach to learning and teaching, supporting students to develop skills for their future and get ready for success in a changing world. Students develop advanced skills through making, doing and experience at its single-site campus in north London, which offers industry-standard facilities and excellent connections with employers. The university has a reputation for diversity, and includes everyone equally in its community.

Town Centre
Town Centre

In or close to the centre of a town

Suburban
Suburban

On the outskirts of a city or town

Campus
Campus

The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

Full Service
Full Service

Offers degrees in a wide range of subjects

UCAS Code: M80

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 76%
  • Postgraduate 24%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 81%
  • Part Time 19%

Where students come from

  • UK 77%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 14%

Student gender

  • Male 41%
  • Female 59%

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • Open 24 hours a day, the Sheppard library has over 1,000 study spaces, 600 student computers, 340 laptops for loan and Wi-Fi access.
  • Study support is provided by the Studyhub – a team of librarians, academic advisors and IT specialists who can help with everything from referencing a book to submitting assignments online. Opened in September 2018, the Learning Support Zone in Hendon Library also offers student appointments, workshops and seminars from academic work to well-being.
  • Middlesex University provides essential services for students for free. This includes free printing and photocopying for academic work. There are free e-books and e-journals including a free copy of the core e-textbook for each module which saves students £400 over a three year degree. There are also free laptop loans.

Student jobs

  • The university's Unitemps service offers students the option of flexible and enjoyable part-time work both on and off campus, helping them to develop the skills that employers are looking for. Jobs can easily be fitted around studies and holidays.
  • In 2018 Unitemps employed nearly 600 students in different roles including course ambassador and student ambassador roles, work as IT support, as a translators, fashion models, musicians or as sports assistants. Middlesex University subscribes to the London Living Wage.

Careers advice

  • Middlesex students get personalised support to build their confidence, skills, experience and connections so they are ready for life after graduation, whether this means finding a graduate job, creating their own business or continuing with study.
  • Middlesex courses get students work-ready with practical work experience, project-based learning and hands-on teaching. Placements are offered as part of a course or alongside studies, with short-term options for one week and longer options up to one year.
  • University initiatives include MDXcel, where students work in teams on real client-driven projects to gain practical work experience, and MDXcelerator which offers support, activities, mentoring and incubation for student start-up businesses.
  • MDXworks provides one-to-one lifelong employability support with experienced advisers on campus and online. Career advisers help students develop their CV and online profiles, write applications and prepare for interviews. An online career portal includes tools and resources as well as a jobs board with roles in the UK and abroad.
  • Students can meet future employers at career events on campus including recruitment fairs and professional network events. Middlesex provides connections to employers through its links to companies such as KPMG and the Ministry of Justice.

Health services

  • Middlesex is committed to helping students improve and maintain their health and well-being, with activities, initiatives and events for students throughout the year. The university also provides services, information and resources that students can access for free.
  • Examples of support include the Westminster Drug Project and an Autism Service drop-in each month.
  • The university also has close links with the NHS in the local area and local health and well-being charities for more support.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • Middlesex University's Counselling and Mental Health team offers free, confidential counselling to students with personal, practical, academic, or financial issues. The team includes counsellors, psychological therapists and mental health advisers who work with students one-to-one and in groups, with referrals to other specialists as required.
  • Middlesex University also offers online cognitive behavioural therapy. Silvercloud, a free online self-help service, is there to help students with challenges during their studies; while Kooth offers online counselling for young people up to the age of 26.
  • Other support includes Well-being Champions – peer supporters trained by the charity ReThink to offer mental health support – and therapy dogs.

Disability support

  • Middlesex is an inclusive teaching and learning environment for all students. The university's Disability and Dyslexia Service provides support for students with a condition that affects how they can study. This includes students with hearing loss, visual impairment, mobility difficulties, medical conditions, mental health issues, Asperger syndrome and specific learning differences such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.
  • Disability advisers give advice on course-related adjustments, help with applications for Disabled Students' Allowances and the subsequent needs assessment. The team will also work with tutors and funding authorities and arrange special support during examinations.
  • The Disability and Dyslexia Service help students through one-to-one appointments and daily drop-in sessions.

Other services and facilities

  • Middlesex helps students develop the academic skills that they need to do well on their course. Personal tutors assist undergraduate or foundation year students, meeting with them regularly throughout the year. One-to-one tutorials or workshops support student with academic writing, English language, communication, maths and numeracy skills including statistics.
  • Peer support is provided by student learning assistants, experienced students from the years above who are in seminars, workshops and small group sessions to help students with any challenges they face in their learning. There is also support at drop-ins and online from graduate academic assistants, who previously studied at Middlesex and work alongside staff.
  • Unihelp, the student helpdesk, brings together all face-to-face support for general student enquiries in one location. Helpdesk Advisers provide information and support on all aspects of the university including: coursework hand-in, money and welfare services, and referral to sources of expert support.
  • Middlesex University uses hands-on teaching, so students graduate with skills that make them employable in the real world. Specialist course facilities include professional and industry standard equipment. Midwifery students benefit from augmented reality midwifery equipment. Sports Science students can access facilities at Allianz Park, the home of Saracens Rugby Club, with opportunities to work with elite players and coaches. Law students have access to specialist chambers at Hendon Town Hall. Creative facilities include industry-standard TV, radio, motion capture and sound recording studios, an 80-workstation digital media workshop and specialist performance and exhibition spaces.

Students' Union

  • In 2017, Middlesex University Students' Union (MDXSU) was awarded the NUS Students' Union of the Year. This award recognised the union's dedication to representing and supporting the student voice on issues that matter to them, from more vegan food in the canteen to better support for homeless people in the local area.
  • MDXSU is committed to helping students gain new skills and build their employability alongside their studies. They offer paid, part-time, London Living Wage internships and placements, and empower students to make an impact in their local communities. In 2018 the SU teamed up with HOPE not Hate and Ben and Jerry's to encourage students to register to vote in their local elections, and worked with organisations in the local borough to resettle and support refugees.
  • To help students make the most of their time at the university, MDXSU organises a packed social events calendar – from Welcome Month to the end-of-year Summer Shutdown festival. Middlesex University's student groups are very active too, with approximately 4,000 student members getting involved in a range of events throughout 2018.

History

  • For over 140 years, Middlesex University has been a place of innovative learning. Throughout its history, the university has created an open and welcoming space for teaching, research and sharing ideas.
  • Some significant innovations at Middlesex include the invention of the thermionic valve which was used to construct the world's first electronic computer (1904), and the invention of argentium silver (1990) which is a new kind of metal.
  • In 2017, the university opened the UK's first ever cyber factory, where students gain experience to get them ready for the jobs and business opportunities in the workplace of the future.

Fascinating Fact

  • Pepper, a robot used for teaching and research at Middlesex, made history in October 2018 when it was the first robot to appear in Parliament. Pepper advised MPs on how developments in artificial intelligence might change education, speaking together with two Middlesex students.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Russell Kane – comedian.
  • Gemma Whelan – comedian and Game of Thrones actress.
  • Dermot O'Leary – TV and radio presenter.
  • Alan Carr – comedian and TV personality.
  • Fil Kamps – elite deaf football player for Great Britain.
  • Joe Joyce – boxing Olympic medallist.
  • Baroness Lola Young OBE – parliamentarian, awarded an OBE for her services to black British history.
  • Suzanne Moore – award-winning columnist at The Guardian.
  • Lutalo Muhammad – European Taekwondo champion and Olympic bronze medallist.
  • Freema Agyeman – Doctor Who and Torchwood actress.

Address

Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT