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Ways to get active

We’re here to help you make the most of your time at University by providing a range of activities and facilities to help you stay fit, have fun and make new friends.

We have loads of activities on offer and there's something for everyone; from complete beginners to hardened sports fanatics, whatever you’re into and whatever your level, we're sure we have something to suit you. #WorkHardPlayHarder

Join MDX Moves

Move more, get more!

Track your steps to earn points and rewards

Walk, run, cycle, and stay active to get points. When added up, your points can then be redeemed for a variety of goodies from on campus retailers as well as high street and sports brands. You could get free food, coffees, massages, gym memberships and more. The choice of what to redeem is yours. Just remember, the more you move, the more you get!

Sign up for free

How does it work?

MDXMoves is compatible with a variety of devices and fitness trackers. Sign up, sync your device to your online account and start getting points. If you want to use mobile phone, we recommend Nokia Health Mate or the Withings Health Mate app to track and sync your activity.

There are also a exciting challenges throughout the year to get you moving more. Sign up, invite your friends and compete against your mates in your own competitions and more.

Download our set-up guide

Syncing your device

Data is automatically sent from your device to MDXMoves at the end of each day, where your points are automatically calculated by the system. In order to keep your device tracking your activity, you must open your chosen fitness app to make sure you're collecting the latest data. If you're experiencing any issues with syncing data, please email our Sports team.

7-A-Side and 5-A-Side Football leagues on campus

This year we’re organising a Wednesday afternoon football league on the astroturf on campus. Get together with friends from your course, society, or hall of residence, and join the league. New leagues starting this summer.

  • The Student league takes place on Wednesday afternoons on the 7–a-side 3G pitches
  • If you can’t organise a team, don’t worry we will do it for you! Just register your details at reception.
  • Matches take place between 4.00pm - 6.00pm
  • It costs around £1 per player per week
  • Structured league competition
  • Two fixtures guaranteed every week
  • A finals week with trophies awarded for all winners and top goal scorers.
  • Throughout the season the Intra Mural website page will keep you up-to-date with fixtures, results, latest standings and top goal scorers.

Enter here for January 7-A-Side League

Thursday 5-A-Side League

The 5-A-Side league will be played on Thursdays 5.30 - 7.30pm on the 3G pitch on campus. League structure and pay is the same as the 7-A-Side league above. Enter a team or individually and we can assign you into a team to play. Prizes for winning teams. The league is currently running. A new Summer league wiull be starting shortly. please check back for the latest information.

Enter your application at the Sports Office in MDX House or email d.norville@mdx.ac.uk

2 x Football Interns wanted

Following the success of our first 7-A-Side football league, we are expanding our football offering to increase the opportunity to engage with more students. In doing this we are appointing two paid Football Intern positions to take the lead on facilitating the football sessions, create new sessions and help the sports department engage with more participants.

Responsibilities include

  • Helping to facilitate on-campus football sessions
  • Hosting on-campus pop up events to promote football to students on campus
  • Using social media and creating regular posts of activities
  • working with the sports department sports activator

For more information on the role and how to apply please download the Football intern job description and pay information. Send your application to d.norville@mdx.ac.uk or visit the sports office in MDX House.

Play For Fun- Free social sports activities

Come and join in our FREE weekly social sports programme on campus. Please come already changed. Book your session via the Playwaze app available on Android and Apple devices.

Real Tennis coached student sessionMonday & Thursday1.30 - 2.30pmReal Tennis Court
SwimmingTuesday & Thursday12.00 - 2.00pmBarnet Copthall Pool
Open Play BasketballAnytimeAnytimeMDX House Terrace
Open Play Table TennisAnytimeAnytimeMDX House Terrace

Social Table Tennis Club (indoor) (starting 4th March)

Contact Aaron on ac1898@live.mdx.ac.uk for more information .

Thursdays6.00 - 8.00pmPortacabin A - PAG01

Learn it . Love it

Want to try something new? Keen to master another sport? Join our ‘Learn it . Love it’ programme and learn a sport from the very beginning.

You can choose from a variety of activities designed to introduce you to the sport, learn the basics, and get coaching from an instructor to help you improve your skills.

Sign up to our Learn it . Love it sessions for just £4 per session or £25 for the complete 8 week block. Contact Danielle Norville in the sports office in MDX House or email d.norville@mdx.ac.uk for more information.

What's on?

Current sessions include:



Starting 28 February 2022

Monday 5.30- 6.30pm

MAC Courts

£25 8 weeks / or £4 per session
BoxingTuesday5.15 - 6.30pmThe Fitness Pod£25 8 weeks / or £4 per session
BadmintonTuesday7.20 - 8.20pmBarnet Copthall Leisure Centre NW4 1PX£25 8 weeks / or £4 per session
Indoor DodgeballTuesday8.20 - 9.20pmBarnet Copthall Leisure Centre NW4 1PX£25 8 weeks / or £4 per session
WeightliftingWednesday6.00 - 7.00pmThe Fitness Pod£25 8 weeks / or £4 per session

Join an MDX team >

We have a wide range of sports teams you can join. We enter our teams into a range of student leagues and competitions as well as open events and championships.

Organise your own games

Play with friends

If you want to plan your own games with friends, you can simply book a court, equipment or pitch and get started. For more information and to book, please email our Fitness Pod team or call 020 8411 6343.

Multi Activity Courts

We have three floodlit, outdoor Multi Activity Courts (MAC's) on campus with markings and posts for tennis, basketball, netball and 5-a-side football. Cricket nets are also available on one of the courts.

The courts are free to members at off peak times (subject to availability) and there will be a small fee during peak hours.

3G pitch

We have a floodlit 3G pitch on campus with markings for two 7-a-Side football pitches.

Bouldering wall

There is an outdoor bouldering wall facility with various routes of varying levels of difficulty.

Table tennis and basketball

We have 4 table tennis tables and 2 basketball hoops located on the terrace area at the front of MDX House which are both free to use. The Fitness Pod can provide all equipment required either as a loan or for a small fee.

Rugby grounds

We have 2 full size rugby pitches at our Worlds End Lane sports ground in Winchmore Hill N21. The facility also has a pavilion on site with changing rooms, a bar and catering options. For hire, please email Mel Parker or call 020 8411 5893.

Free Bike Hire

MDX Freewheelers, free cycle loan scheme

MDX Freewheelers cycle loan scheme is open to all students and staff at Middlesex University, with free bicycles available for hire on ½, 1 and 3 day loan periods. Bike loans can be extended by phoning the Fitness Pod reception (provided they have not already been pre-booked by another user). Our bikes are free* to use and are a great way to get around, stay healthy and build up those MDXMoves points!

You will be required to pay an initial registration free to be a member of the scheme of £25 (which is refundable when you graduate or if a staff member, when you leave). You will be provided with a lock and lights for the bike during the hire period. Helmets are recommended to be worn when riding a bicycle. You are welcome to bring your own or we have a supply of helmets which can be purchased if  required from the Fitness Pod reception.

Hiring a bike

  1. Head to the Fitness Pod reception to book out a bicycle. You can hire the bicycle for peroids ranging from as little as ½ day, 1 day or 3 days.
  2. Register for the MDX Freewheelers Scheme, pay the Registration Fee and sign the Cycle Loan Scheme agreement below.
  3. Collect the key from The Fitness Pod reception, check the bicycle is working (report any problems to the Fitness Pod), enjoy cycling and return it when promised.
  4. Bicycles are available to hire and return Mon - Friday between the hours of 9am and 9pm.

Please download the Freewheelers booking form and Terms &Conditions. For more information and free hire please contact The Fitness Pod reception in MDX House.

Active Break

Join in with our mood boosting endorphin inducing active break stretch videos. In these short videos our instructors from The Fitness Pod, take you through a series of active stretches needed to re energise your body and mind with an active break. These stretch sessions can be performed anywhere, do not need tons of space to do so, simply break up your lecture or working day whenever you need to feel re-energised. Active breaks are short bursts of physical activity performed in the classroom or office as a break from regular learning and work tasks. Active breaks have been shown to have a positive effect on behaviour and attention immediately following participation, so let’s get stretching!

Coose from our series of Active Break videos

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