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.
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Explore the many options available to do what you love and meet new people
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.
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.
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.
Liberation Groups are students that come together to network, share experiences and campaign for change. They are MDXSU Women Students, MDXSU Black Students, MDXSU LGBTQ+ Students & MDXSU Disabled Students
These groups 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.
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.
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.
If you have something that you want to change at University, submit an Idea for Change. It’s your way of making your ideas become a reality through MDXSU and getting campaigns kickstarted. Tell us your idea today.
MDX Student Media is your platform to entertain, educate and inform thousands of MDX students about the stories that matter. You can publish your original writing in our online and print platforms, record and produce videos and podcasts, or broadcast a radio show live from our state of the art studio.
We are a supportive and friendly team who work together to start interesting and informative conversations about the campus and community issues that MDX students care about. No media experience is needed to get involved! We offer training, workshops and the support you need to create your own engaging content, share your personal stories and amplify the MDX student voice.
Our Seven Student Communities are set up to support Postgraduates, Mature Students, Erasmus/Exchange Students, International Students, Student Parents & Carers, Healthcare Students, and Commuter Students.
We recognise that these students undergo particular journeys at Middlesex which can mean they feel isolated from the University community and require additional support with academic, social, and employability issues while studying here.
Our Communities provides a space for these students, a chance to meet others, exchange experiences, and advocate for themselves. To find out more and to sign up for free, check out our Communities page on our website, or email our Student Community Development Coordinator – Belito
Want to develop life skills as well as academic? Get involved in one of our extra-curricular schemes and programmes
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.
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.
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.
MDXLibrary would like to invite you, as a member of our MDX community, to be their next Guest Content Creator on Instagram.
For one week each month, an emerging or established talent from #TeamMDX will be a guest and use their experiences to engage with followers.
Guest Content Creators will be highlighting a range of resources, shine a social media spotlight on a project of their choosing and share their real life experiences of using the Library or Support Services.
By collaborating with the team, you’ll gain some valuable skills that you can include when building that all important LinkedIn Profile.
If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity to help MDXLibrary reach out to their audience please get in touch with the team.
Our MDXworks team are here to help get you ready for employment and support you with your job search both during and after your studies.
Boost your employability skills, shape your career, and progress your employment plans with a wide range of events, workshops and sessions.
Keep up to date with planned activities by following MDXworks on social media:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.