Your feedback and opinions matter, so make sure you tell us when we are doing it right or when you feel as though something could be improved.
At the start of each academic year, all students will elect a Student Voice Leader to represent their year of their course. These elected student representatives will then attend Programme Voice Groups.
It’s important to raise any issues or feedback that you have with your Student Voice Leader, so that they can accurately represent your views to academic staff. You can find out who your Student Voice Leader is by logging in to the MDXSU website.
Choose your faculty below to see the subject and course changes taking place.
Ever wondered what we do with your feedback?
View our live tracker to see what we're doing in real time to implement your ideas and feedback. Check in regularly to see which of your projects we have already introduced, and which ones we've got coming up.
Enhancing approaches to assessment and feedback
A series of Assessment Principles have been developed to make sure all students have a fair assessment.
We've developed communication principles for students and staff to ensure consistent expectations around how we communicate with each other. By following these principles you will ensure you get faster responses to your queries and don't miss any important information from staff across MDX.
We have provided access to all forms of support online and provided guidance and apps to maintain your wellbeing, as well as counselling and mental health support and services for those with disabilities or dyslexia.
We have worked with MDXSU to create an Anonymous Marking Assessment policy, in response to student feedback.
Anonymous marking ensures that your identity (your name, student number and other personal/identifiable information) is not made available to academics when they are marking your work.
This means that you can have confidence that your assessments will be marked fairly and consistently. However, there are some forms of assessment for which anonymity cannot be guaranteed and these are recognised in the policy.
We believe that it's important to provide you with the support and guidance needed to help you develop and prepare for your final assessments (those which count towards your final grades i.e. summative assessments).
Therefore, anonymous marking will not apply to learning activities and assessments that do not contribute to your final grades (i.e. formative assessments).
If you require further information and support to understand how anonymous marking works in your programme modules please contact the Module Leader for more information.
You can view the Anonymous Marking Assessment Policy online.
In order to accommodate your needs, we're currently hosting our drop-in sessions remotely via phone on 0208 411 6161 or by emailing our MDXWorks team.
We're available Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm and can help you with feedback on your application documents, including CVs, cover letters and application forms. We can provide suggestions to help you make improvements and stand out from other applicants.
Helpful guides can be accessed online in the resources section.
You asked for an increase in access to platforms for online learning. We have responded by giving every student and staff free access to Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Kultura NewRow.
You also asked for more opportunities to ask questions during your learning. We are therefore now providing additional training to Graduate Academic Assistants and Student Learning Assistants, so that they can continue to support live online sessions with you. We will also be enhancing our personal tutoring scheme.
We know that many of you have been able to work well at home, but it has been hard forsome of you to find effective study spaces. The Sheppard Library can help: You can pre-book Covid-safe study spaces in the Sheppard Library and also book shorter slots to use the free printing. You can also use our click and collect service to borrow print books.
Following some requested changes from students, we have introduced more software and tools that students can use; from LinkedIn Learning to hone new skills, to Kortext, for free online books.
Additionally, The Learning Enhancement team's support is still available online. From numeracy support and academic writing support to speaking to a librarian.
Some of you noted that you were still having difficulties accessing laptops and necessary IT equipment. From the start of term in September, the University has invested in 1,000 additional laptops available for you to borrow. As we’ve done since the beginning of the pandemic, you will be able to borrow laptops directly from the IT team, without using the self-service cabinets (reducing the risk to COVID-19 exposure) or you can request for one to be sent to your home address.
To borrow a laptop, submit your request online and select either ‘in person collection’ from the library or the courier service if you are unable to come to campus. Laptops will be due for return by Friday 21st January 2022. More information including laptop sign-in instructions available here: https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/it/laptops-for-loan
Your timetable is now published before the start of the new academic year.
You're also able to access your timetable through both the MDXapp and myUniHub and if any changes are made you'll receive an email alert letting you know.
Roughly one in four students said that they were unaware of available wellbeing support, so we have compiled information about how you can access all forms of support online at Middlesex. This includes proactive guidance and apps to maintain your wellbeing, counselling and mental health support and services for those with disabilities or dyslexia. We encourage all students to utilise these services, as we know how challenging the current circumstances can be.
For your financial wellbeing, you asked for more financial support . In addition to our established Student Support Fund, which helps students who are experiencing longer-term financial difficulties, we have also introduced an emergency financial fund to help you with costs such as food, bills and technology.
Many of you wanted more dietary variety to the options available on campus and in MDX House our vegetarian menu is now also vegan-friendly. Vegan pastries are now available in the Quad, Ritterman, the Circle Café and the Grove and four of our outlets in MDX house have Halal and Kosher options. Our smaller outlets also have Halal and Kosher sandwiches.
To diversify our food range, we have launched two new brands to MDX House, Greggs and Tortilla.
Whilst studying at university it’s important to maintain a healthy and well-balanced diet whether you’re onsite or off-campus, this is why we have partnered with Hello Fresh to introduce meal delivery kits so you can create healthy meals.
There has been a launch of a new food app, Uni Food Hub App. Within the app users will be able to order food to any outlet on campus, use our click & collect service, book onto nutritional talks, and receive special discount offers.
Students have showed their financial struggles during COVID-19. Therefore, we will be making finance information and support more accessible, including how you can access hardship funds when in financial difficulty.
For the second year running, we're offering a five part instalment plan and a prompt payment discount to our UK/EU Undergraduate students.
We've also upgraded our processes so you can deal with an individual adviser from the beginning to the end of your query. Find more info here.