To get the most out of your university journey, grab every opportunity you can. And here at Middlesex, there are plenty of them. Shape your story and be #TeamMDX
You get out of university what you put in – watch as our students show you what being part of our MDX family means.
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 based on the idea of connecting students who speak different languages so that they can learn from one another via informal language classes/meet-ups and face-to-face or online activities and events.
All activities are run by other students. The student facilitators are usually native speakers or highly proficient in the language they try to 'teach'.
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.
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 or a work placement abroad 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.
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.
Student Voice Leaders (SVLs) are academic representatives that serve as a link between students and university. Each programme has an SVL, that represents their cohort on meetings with academic team. Throughout the year, you can go to them to suggest ideas and give feedback about your module, programme or wider University experience. They'll then work with your Programme Leader and other University staff to find solutions and make your time at Middlesex the best it can be.
Any student can nominate themselves to be a Student Voice Leader at the beginning of academic year. As an SVL you can become a powerful voice of your fellow course mates and make a lasting impact not only on your course but also at Middlesex University as a whole.
Please visit Student Voice Leaders @ Middlesex University Students' Union (mdxsu.com) for more information.
Academic Community Leaders (ACLs) are experienced student leaders, that work closely with your Faculty leaders and staff members and MDXSU to create a community where students feel valued, connected and supported within their academic journey. Each Faculty has their own ACLs, that gather feedback, represent students in Faculty meetings and committees, organise events, facilitate discussions, and encourage student participation. Throughout the year you can go to them with any feedback, ideas for improvement, or events that you'd like to see. They will then work with MDXSU and your Faculty to help ensure your feedback and ideas are at the heart of any decision being made.
This is a fantastic opportunity for any student, who is passionate about community building and student experience. As well the opportunity for personal and professional development - successful completion of termly tasks is rewarded with two £250 stipends. Apply before Sunday 24 September 2023 – find out more and apply here.
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.
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:
You can study on exchange programmes and do an internship abroad, to develop your skills, benefit from international experience and boost your employability.
You will have the chance to develop these competences:
We collaborate with diverse partners and offer exciting opportunities to young people. Apply today!
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 provides free activities for Middlesex students. The activities focus not only on learning and practicing other languages but also on understanding the customs and traditions of the country where the language is spoken. It is a fantastic way to learn or improve your language skills whilst meeting new people and improving your employability.
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.