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    Student Opportunities

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

    This page gives you all the information you’ll need to get more involved, make like-minded friends who share similar 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 is it so important that I get involved with activities outside my studies?

    • Making friends: meet people who share the same passions and 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 as a leader and develop leadership in others, build teamwork, interpersonal, communication, facilitation and coaching skills which are highly valued by employers
    • Opportunities to make friends

      • 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 out more

      • Societies

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

        Middlesex Students' Union 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • Opportunities to enhance your learning

      • Student Learning Assistants (SLAs)

        Student Learning Assistants are experienced students who have been identified by their academic tutors as being highly motivated and capable learners who "have 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

        If you want to represent your coursemates, and have the power to make change both on your course and at Middlesex University more widely – this role is something you should consider.

      • 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. It’s a great way to build on the learnings within your modules and apply them in practical settings

        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.

        Short online courses

        Middlesex has a number of online courses that you can take part in for free. Completing these courses is a great way to expand your horizons and learn in areas beyond your programme of study.

    • Opportunities to stand out to employers

      • Internships and Placements

        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 what is a competitive jobs market.

        Find out more

      • 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.

      • Student Voice Leaders

        If you want to represent your coursemates, and have the power to make change both on your course and at Middlesex University more widely – this role is something you should consider.

      • MDXSU Communities

        Become part of a grassroots campaign community working on issues such as housing, wellbeing, sexual harassment and hate crime.

      • MDXSU Liberation groups

        MDXSU 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.

      • 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.

      • Student Learning Assistants (SLAs)

        Student Learning Assistants (SLAs) are experienced students who have been identified by their academic tutors as being highly motivated and capable learners who "have 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.

      • Exchange/ Erasmus

        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.

      • 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.

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