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    Welcome back to our returning students

    05/09/2019
    It’s been a busy summer here at MDX with work to both introduce and improve systems that will ensure you get the most of your time here at uni.

    Welcome back to Middlesex – we hope you’ve had a restful break and are excited for another year ahead!

    What's new?


    Check-in to your timetabled sessions via MDXapp 

    You can now check-in to all your timetabled sessions via the ‘My Attendance’ tile in MDXapp. The move away from paper registers means your attendance will be recorded in a much more accurate way.Watch this video to see how the new system works.

    Got questions? No problem, check out our FAQs here.

    Pavilion

    The MDX Pavilion is now finished and open for use! Led by architectural technology students alongside industry experts, the project aimed to create a sustainable learning, events and wellbeing space on campus.

    The #TeamMDX community are welcome to make full use of the Pavilion for both learning and university social purposes. Examples of how you might like to use the Pavilion include as a space for events, speed meets, exhibitions, student societies and outdoor films; a learning space close to nature.  It could even be a venue for yoga and tai-chi classes; or simply a quiet place for contemplation. So get your thinking caps on !

    Fika – emotional fitness app

    MDX students are now able to download Fika - a free emotional fitness app that is designed specifically for students. The app offers guided five-minute emotional exercises designed to help you develop your soft skills such as resilience, confidence, empathy, active listening skills and positive thinking.

    You can use the app on your own or face-to-face with friends.

    When signing up, select MDX from the list provided and then sign up using your university email address, then create a password.

    Download today for free on apple and google play

    What’s been improved?

    Discount at Unite Halls

    A discount of £16.45 per week is being offered at Unite Halls for students still seeking accommodation.Designed specially for students with ensuite rooms and studios, Unite Hall has a big shared indoor area as well as three outdoor balconies. Unite also has excellent transport links to campus and central London. Then five minutes away in Wembley, there are plenty of places to eat and hang out along with the world-famous Wembley Stadium.

    There are also plenty of opportunities to pick up part-time work in local Boxpark.

    Find out more about Unite and what it has to offer

    Lynda.com moving to LinkedIn Learning

    For all students using Lynda.com your account will have been upgraded on 20th June 2019 – meaning you can no longer access Lynda.com. But don’t worry, all your learning activity and history will have seamlessly transferred to LinkedIn Learning.

    Please note that LinkedIn Learning is separate from the LinkedIn professional networking platform. When you activate your account, you will be provided with the option of ‘connecting’ your LinkedIn profile (if you have one already) to your Learning profile.

    There’s more information on upgrading to LinkedIn Learning and the activation process, options and the benefits of connecting your LinkedIn profile on the new LinkedIn Learning website.

    Westlaw database

    Law, Criminology and cyber-security students will be interested to know that over summer we have switched to the new and updated version of the legal database Westlaw.

    The new Westlaw features an enhanced search engine and an improved interface making searches faster and more intuitive. It is now possible to mark items as favourites for easier and faster access, highlight important text and annotate material. These changes will allow you to more quickly find the precise information you need.

    And finally a reminder...

    ...to ensure you make the most out of your assigned personal tutor - as they are your main point of contact in order to ensure you make the most of your academic, personal and professional development throughout university life.

    It is your responsibility to engage with the arranged meetings, inform your personal tutor if you are unable to attend a meeting and inform them and UniHelp of any changes to your circumstances that are likely to affect your studies.

    More information about the role of your personal tutor and what is expected of you can be found here.

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