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    Become #MadeinMiddlesex

    To get the most out of your university journey, grab every opportunity you can. And here at Middlesex, there are plenty of them.

    Below is all the information you’ll need to get more involved, make friends who share your passions and stand out to potential employers.

    You get out of university what you put into it. This is how you can shape your story and be #MadeInMiddlesex.

    Why get involved?

    • Making friends: meet people who share the same interests as you and the likelihood is that you’ll be friends for a lifetime
    • Enhancing your learning: university is all about independent learning, so making the most of your time here will mean you learn as much as possible
    • Standing out: it’s more important than ever to stand out to potential employers in a crowded market.
    • Develop yourself: grow as a leader and develop leadership in others, build teamwork, interpersonal, communication, facilitation and coaching skills which are highly valued by employers

    Not sure what opportunity you're most suited to? Take this Buzzfeed quiz to find out

    • Opportunities to make friends

    Explore the many options available to do what you love and meet new people

    Sports clubs

    Not only are there a range of possible sports to play at Middlesex, but there are also a wide range of ability levels, catering for everyone from sports fanatics to the complete beginner.

    Find your team

    Societies

    Student societies are a great way of meeting like-minded people, discovering new interests and building a community at Middlesex University.

    Our MDXSU Societies cover everything from general interest and hobbies, to course-based societies and religious and cultural groups.

    If you've got a great idea for something new, MDXSU will give you all the support and financial help you need to get started.

    Explore the societies available

    Language and Culture Exchange

    The Language and Culture Exchange (LCExchange) is a scheme based on the idea of connecting two people who speak different languages to learn from one another.

    For example, a Spanish speaking student who wants to improve their English will be paired up with an English speaking student who wants to learn Spanish.

    Improve your foreign language skills

    MDXSU Liberation groups

    Liberation Groups are students that come together to network, share experiences and campaign for change.

    They focus on students who face oppression and discrimination and are often underrepresented and disadvantaged during their time at University, whether in their education or in wider society.

    Join a liberation group

    Raise and Give (RAG)

    Middlesex RAG (Raise and Give) are a society who raise money for charity by running international and UK based events throughout the year.

    This year they are running 3 international challenges: Project Tanzania (Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro), Uganda and Romania.

    Get involved in RAG

    Erasmus / Exchange

    Make the most of our exchange programme to learn about a new culture and language, travel and make friends.

    Study your subject from a different perspective - you'll discover new teaching and study methods, improve research skills and gain a new perspective on your subject area.

    Get a competitive advantage in the job market - employers understand that candidates who have completed a study exchange are flexible, show a willingness to learn and have great leadership skills.

    Find out more about studying abroad

    MDXSU campaigns

    Getting involved in campaigning is a great way to meet new people and make friends, learn new skills and boost your employability, as well as to fight for causes you care about.

    You will get all the training, skills building and support you need to give you the power to make the changes you want.

    Start campaigning today

    POW! Media

    Whether you’re seeking a career in the media, want to develop your skills and try new things, or you’ve just got an incredible taste in music that needs to be shared, POW! is your platform for showcasing your talents and expressing your views.

    • Opportunities to enhance your learning

    Want to develop life skills as well as academic? Get involved in one of our extra-curricular schemes and programmes

    Student Learning Assistants (SLAs)

    Student Learning Assistants are experienced students who are highly motivated and capable learners. They've "been there before" and know the typical academic issues new students face in their studies.

    They work in lectures, seminars, workshops and small group sessions to assist students in their learning.

    We encourage all students to utilise their SLA in their learning, but it’s also worth thinking about becoming one yourself. The best way to learn is by helping others to learn.

    Student Voice Leaders

    Becoming a Student Voice Leader is an ideal role for you if you're wanting to represent your course mates and have the power to make changes on your course and at Middlesex University more widely.

    Extra projects alongside your programme

    There are hundreds of exciting projects being run by your lecturers and academic staff at any one time. Speak to your tutors about what they’re working on and keep an eye out for opportunities to get involved.

    Taking part in the Erasmus study and exchange programme or taking a short online course for free are great ways to expand your horizons and build on the learnings within your modules and apply them in practical settings.

    • Opportunities to stand out to employers

    Our MDXWorks team are here to help get you ready for employment and an help you find a job during and after your time at MDX

    Boost your employability skills, shape your career and progress your employment plans while you’re a MDX student as well as after your graduation.

    Have a look at all the programmes MDXworks is running below and keep up to date with our upcoming events, workshops and sessions by following MDXWorks on Twitter.

    MDXcelerator

    The MDXcelerator sprint programme gives you the opportunity to access tailored start-up and entrepreneurship mentoring, meet with inspiring and successful business leaders through our masterclasses and workshops, and potentially take over the world with your awesome idea!

    2020 has been our second successful year running this programme and we're planning to recruit again in the next academic year for a new cohort of bright early stages entrepreneurs.

    MDXc.e.l

    We recognise the value of collaborative, experiential learning, and we work hard to embed project-based learning initiatives in the university curriculum to help you gain invaluable employability skills and real work experience.

    We’re now looking at improving your experience further and building the MDXc.e.l programme bigger and bolder than ever.

    MDX=

    The MDX= programme celebrates Middlesex’s cultural diversity with an afternoon of activities dedicated to preparing you for a world of exciting opportunities when you graduate.

    It provides a unique menu of activities designed specifically to support students from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, physical and mental abilities, in identifying and positively articulating your skills, social and cultural attributes, lived experiences and aspirations.

    MDXadvantage

    The MDXadvantage programme is an intensive six-month programme for final year undergraduate students to maximise their employability, boost their confidence in applying for graduate roles, and increase their chances of being selected for the preferred roles.

    The programme will help you with your CV and cover letter, and includes mentoring sessions, mock interviews, LinkedIn seminars, alumni speed networking, professional hackathons, insight days and employer challenges, and more!

    MDXCrowdfund

    MDXCrowdfund funds bright ideas, exciting projects and ground-breaking research.

    From business ideas, creative projects and events, to community initiatives, clubs and societies, research projects, personal aspirations and much more.

    Unitemps – part-time work

    Part-time work can be a fantastic way to ’earn while you learn’, helping to support you through your studies.

    It also provides invaluable opportunities to learn and develop new skills, enhance your CV and greatly increase your graduate employment prospects in a competitive jobs market.

    Placements, internships and work experience

    Whether you have a work placement embedded in your degree or you want to gain experience on top of your studies, MDXworks will help you with finding opportunities, building your application, preparing for interviews and more.

    Simply complete one the related School forms below and you’ll get support from a dedicated employability adviser.

    • Course related development

      Your course will teach you the hands-on practical aspects and the theory behind your chosen subject, but it can also offer you a whole range of employability skills.

      You can represent and support your classmates as a Student Voice Leader, become a Student Learning Assistant and help new students with typical academic issues all the while deepening your learning, or make the most of our exchange programme and study abroad, learn a new culture, and make friends.

      Want to improve your foreign language skills? Why not join the Language and Culture Exchange (LCExchange)? This scheme is designed to connect two people who speak different languages to learn from one another.

    • MDXSU opportunities

      Our MDXSU work hard to help you get the extra-curricular skills you need to leave ready to take on the world.

      From becoming part of a grassroots campaign community and working on issues such as housing, wellbeing, sexual harassment and hate crime, to joining a Liberation group to network, share experiences and campaign for change.

      There is something for everyone to develop life skills outside the classroom.

    Student Success Festival

    The Student Success Festival is a series of year round events aimed at connecting you with our various support services. We want you to feel part of #TeamMDX so you know who to talk to when you need help or direction.

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