Still unsure about some things. Well, our superb International Advisor Chrisy will be on hand to help answer any questions you may have. Just come along to this informal session and ask about anything you have on your mind.
Join this fun and casual session where you can learn a little bit about what it is like living and studying in the UK. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to gain some insight from our current international students and play some games whilst at it.
It's time for you to get to know each other. In this interactive session, we'll have lots of different activities so that you can talk about each other's countries, passions, and motivations. Don't be shy and come along.
You'll be guided on a quick stop tour led by former student Gabriel who will highlight some of the famous (and some more unique) spots in London. He will give away some hidden secrets so that you can explore them once you arrive in the UK.
Get involved in some easy, fun and novel online games led by the Games Society. They will help you learn new games and get you set up for you to have a great evening.
Still have issues or questions around BRP checks? Make sure to come to this session where our advisor Lisa will be able to provide direction on what you need to do.
In this session, our current students will share some of their perspectives on what it is like studying at home. They will give some top tips on how you can create the perfect working environment at home.
In this unique online social activity, we'll be breaking you up into smaller groups so that you can get to know each other. It'll be quick and fun, so make sure to give this a go!
If you are planning on living in halls, our current students can share their experiences so that you know what to expect before arriving. You'll learn what to bring and understand the cultures around the different halls available to students at MDX.
Are you still yet to have seen the campus? Our current students will take you on a tour of the different buildings so that you can get a glimpse of how impressive the Middlesex campus is. So join us on this short tour.
In this completely free event, we'll be serving you a traditional British classic, Fish & Chips. We'll also provide you the space to get to know each other in person. This is not one to miss so make sure you book to reserve your space.
Before you come to the UK, you need to ensure that you have the correct visa for studying. Many of our international students need a visa to study in the UK. You start your visa application when you have received an offer from us.
Remember that we have a team of advisors on hand to deal with any of your questions.
This visa allows you to study on a course that is longer than six months. Most international students need this visa to study in the UK.
You will be able to use eGates if you are an international student from EU/EEA or Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States of America and are studying for longer than six months and have a Student Route visa (vignette) in your passport or student route biometric residence permit.
However you must prove that you entered the UK within the validity of your visa (vignette).
Here is an example of a vignette you will receive following a successful Student Route visa application. You will find the issue and expiry date of the vignette in the top right corner as shown in the example below:
You must ensure that you travel to the UK within the validity of Student Route vignette. If you enter the UK through eGates before the start date the Student Route visa (vignette), you will have a visitor leave and not Student Route visa.
In accordance with the Home Office regulations, you will have to leave the UK and re-enter on or after the start date of your Student Route visa (vignette) in order to continue your studies.
As part of your induction activities at Middlesex you will be required to go through an ID check process which is an important part of the process to get your student ID card. You will be asked to provide your passport, Student Route visa (vignette) and evidence of when you entered the UK.
You will also need to retain evidence that you travelled to or entered the UK within the last six months if you intend to rent an entire property from a letting agent or private landlord or intend to rent a room (as a lodger) from a private landlord or a host family for more than three months.
Acceptable evidence of entry to the UK may include a boarding card, ticket or booking confirmation for travel to the UK.
If you are coming to the UK as a Short Term Student (less than 6 months) (as part of the Study Abroad programme; short courses, pre-sessional English; taking viva; resits, part of your research), then you MUST seek entry via Immigration Officer and request the entry stamp as in the example below:
The stamp gives you the permission needed for your studies and confirms the date you entered the UK. You should not be using the e-Gates entrance to the UK.
Without the passport stamp you will be unable to study and will be required to leave the UK and re-enter to obtain the entry clearance stamp.