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    #TeamMDX resources

    Check out our #TeamMDX wellbeing and study resources, podcasts, videos, tutorials, blogs and more

    #TeamMDX online

    During these challenging times, many of you have already used the opportunity to tap into some amazing online resources to help support your studies, health, leisure, sense of community and identity, and work.

    This page belongs to you! It contains a combination of MDX specific resources - content created by your dedicated MDX staff - as well as recommendations from students across the University.

    Want to get involved? Email Mary and team so we can spread the joy with the rest of the #TeamMDX community.

    We'll be constantly updating this page with new resources and suggestions, so make sure you check back regularly.

    • Good news feed

    Amid all the worrying news, there are many reasons to find hope and goodness in the world. Scroll through our top picks for our ‘Good news’ feed this week.

    A visiting professor at Middlesex is developing new oral and nasal vaccine platforms for Covid-19 vaccines

    Professor Roger New's company Vaxcine (UK) Ltd has developed a system for the uptake of proteins and other big molecules on the intestine surface, which can be delivered as a vaccine via a capsule.

    Read more online

    What went right: good coronavirus news from the sixth week of lockdown

    The UK was told the peak of the epidemic had passed this week, but that wasn't the only good news about coronavirus

    Read more online

    Middlesex on the ITV news for producing 13,000 protective visors a week for the NHS

    ITV covered the story about how Middlesex University uses laser cutters and plastic sheets to make protective equipment for the NHS

    Read more about how these are produced

    Cities have been invaded  by cars. Now they are being liberated

    Private vehicles are being designed out of urban areas with encouraging results for communities and businesses

    Read more online

    Moments - by Joe Hearsey

    First year film student Joe Hearsey made his own short film 'Moments' during his first month at home. Watch until the end to see Joe's Mum's reaction to the new buzz cut!

    Watch the short film

    MDX COVID Support Podcast

    Student Support and Wellbeing are working with Student Light to bring you a weekly MDX Covid Support Podcast! Hosted by Kate & Simone, two of our Counsellors in the Counselling and Mental Health team.

    These podcasts will feature guest students and staff answering questions, debating topics important to you including your health, wellbeing, studies, relationships and more, you can find the introduction episode here. Check back every week for the latest episode!

    Introducing our first podcast with Jordan from the Fitness Pod with our student hosts!

    Missed the first episode? No problem, you can watch it online.

    If you'd like to get Involved let us know!

    • Health

    Our mood and activity levels are closely linked and it’s vital that we continue to look after both our mental and physical health. Breaking up your study day with some activities is a great way to achieve this balance.

    Yoga for Wellbeing

    Join our MDX student community for beginner’s Iyengar Yoga with MDX Lecturer and Iyengar Yoga teacher, Joanna. These sessions are designed specifically to work on your flexibility, stress levels and to help you to feel part of #TeamMDX. You just need a space to stretch and some comfy clothes.

    Namaste!

    Keep an eye on the Sport & Recreation Newsletter for tips for staying active!

    You can also watch Yoga with Adrienne for more classes, meditation and poses.

    Connect and Support Groups

    The Counselling and Mental Health (CMH) service are offering online “Connect & Support Groups”. The aim of the groups will be to offer support to those struggling with feelings of isolation, loneliness, diminishing resilience, anxiety and uncertainty. You'll be able to connect with others who may be experiencing similar difficulties or having similar feelings.

    Groups will be facilitated by members of the CMH Service and will be offered to particular cohorts:

    • 3rd year finalists/ 3rd year Nursing students
    • International students
    • Care Leavers
    • Post Graduate/Research students
    • Students remaining in halls

    For further information, please email the CMH service.

    • Culture and Leisure

    We know it’s frustrating that you can’t get out to your local gallery or cultural hotspot or hangout. That's why we're bringing them to you with this matrix of online delights and experiences:

    Get exploring

    Tate Britain, Lee Mawdsley

    • Identity and community

    There's never been a better time to come together. And while we can’t physically be together, we can connect virtually.

    Get support

    Podcasts of the week

    Created by students and staff. This is the perfect opportunity to grab some inspiration from #TeamMDX!

    The MoDA (Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture) Podcast 

    That Feels Like Home builds new stories around MoDA's collections to explore what home means to us. It’s a collaborative podcast between the museum, academics from Middlesex and beyond, and artists.

    Want to be a part of this podcast? MoDA wants to hear all about how your experiencing lockdown at home. Get in touch via this form or email moda@mdx.ac.uk

    The Incongruent Podcasts – Created by First year journalism students in Dubai.

    Episode 1 – A discussion of favourite sports classes that are now being delivered online via a variety of different media including IGTV and YouTube.

    Episode 2 – A conversation of fun online learning classes they have experienced. These include dog training, architecture, Japanese language and Chinese culture, saxophone classes and more.

    • Work and career

    MDXworks has moved completely online but are still able to support you during this financially uncertain time.

    Drop-in sessions

    In order to accommodate your needs, we're currently hosting our drop-in sessions remotely via phone on 0208 411 6161 or by emailing our MDXWorks team.

    We're available Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm and can help you with feedback on your application documents, including CVs, cover letters and application forms. We can provide suggestions to help you make improvements and stand out from other applicants.

    Helpful guides can be accessed online in the resources section.

    Join MDXworks weekly pop up sessions every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm for tips and advice.

    Finding immediate work and income with MDXworks support service

    We recognise that these are uncertain times and the job market is still evolving from recent events which affect us all. Many roles have been placed on hold or unfortunately no longer required. However there are still companies that are recruiting. On this page we will list as many relevant job opportunities as we can to help you bridge that gap.

    The number one priority in all of this is your health and the people around you. You should only apply for roles if you feel comfortable doing this. Also make sure you check the official UK Government advice.

    Full details of finding immediate work can be found on the MDXworks UniHub pages.

    • Study

    Here are some resources to help you get into a routine and make the most out of your studies. Make sure to check out our Studying from Home page for more advice and guidance.

    Make It Happen!

    Everyone has different methods to help them to study and prepare for exams and assessments. We understand how stressful this time can be for some of you, especially during these strange times. Remember, you are not alone and we are all on the same journey!

    With this in mind, MDXSU have prepared an online guide to share tips, resources and motivational material to help you manage the assessment period. Download the guide for tips and techniques to help you best perform wherever you're isolating during this time, and keep an eye on the MDXSU website for upcoming activity this academic year

    Study from home - the playlist

    Why not take a break and listen to our Study from Home Spotify playlist! Studying is hard enough, so why not listen to some motivational music in the background. This playlist pulls together a great range of songs to listen to while you're studying - and they're all songs nominated by #TeamMDX.

    You can also hear musical talent created by members of #TeamMDX. If you have created a song and it's on Spotify, we'll promote it though the #TeamMDX community playlist. If you would like to be part of this playlist, email the communications team.

    Don't let Corona get you down!

    Nuala's original song 'Don't let Corona get you down!' has brought us so much joy! Nuala studied Popular Music with us and has since made a living from busking, playing shows and festivals, from gaining management, and joining lots of songwriting sessions.

    With her incredibly powerful vocals and a knack for writing unique yet catchy songs, Nuala has been making an impact on the London music scene with her passionate and gutsy performances. She is due to have her debut EP released.

    Find out more about Nuala on Facebook and YouTube.

    • And finally, a note on kindness and compassion

    Challenging circumstances provide us all with opportunities to show kindness and compassion and connect with others.

    In our community, we have already seen so many examples of people spontaneously coming together to support each other in the past few weeks. We are so proud to belong to such an interconnected, diverse and kind community.

    #TeamMDX

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