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Welcome to Middlesex Postgraduate Research

Welcome to our Research Degrees Community! Our induction day is your official welcome to Middlesex University and will introduce you to life as a researcher.

The Research Induction is part of the Middlesex University Welcome and Induction week. In addition to the Research Induction, we offer a wide range of events and activities to students of all levels of study to welcome everyone to #TeamMDX! You are very welcome to join as many as you want.

We have two induction sessions during the academic year depending on when you start your course; September or January.

During Induction you'll have the opportunity to meet our support services, speak to our library team and be introduced to key faculty staff members. You will find out important information about your degree and resources available to you as a student and researcher in Middlesex University.

Welcome information

When you start at Middlesex (after you accept your offer without any conditions left to meet) you will receive two emails with important information, your student ID number, your username, email address and password (in a separate email for security reasons), as well as many other important information you need to get set up in your research degree. Look out for those! If you haven't received either this welcome pack, please let us know and we can resend them!

January 2023 Induction

Induction for research students starting in January 2023 took place on 11 to 13 January 2023. No worries if you missed it for any reason. Below you can find links to available resources that you can go through at your own time and upcoming events that we encourage you to attend.

Induction is designed for research students in the following programmes:
MPhil/PhD, MPhil/PhD by Public Works, MA/MSc by Research, ArtsM/ArtsD, MProf/DProf (Specialist Validated Pathways - SVP).
* Transdisciplinary Professional Doctorate students are invited to attend Induction activities, to meet researchers and colleagues at Middlesex, but bearing in mind that their degree has a specialised induction programme which is communicated to them separately.

Available resources

Recordings and presentation slides are saved in MyLearning, in the Welcome and Programme Induction folder, which is the first one in the list. Log in to MyLearning first and then use the links in this page to take you directly there. You can access a complete list of recordings from the September 2023 Welcome as well.

What does it mean being a researcher? | Tuesday 24 January 2023 | 10:00am

A welcome event where you will meet Prof Vida Midgelow, Chair of Postgraduate Research at Middlesex. Vida will discuss with you all the wonderful things involved in carrying out your research, what does it mean being a researcher and what does it mean being part of the MDX Research Community.

Sign up here!

Research Library Induction - Repeat session

Friday 27 January 2023 | 13:00-15:00 | online

This workshop guides new research students while they get set up to use the library resources.

We strongly encourage you to attend the Research Library Induction as it is the perfect moment for you to find out about resources and services that are available to you while completing your studies at Middlesex, from accessing the different databases, meeting your subject librarians, to interlibrary loans, suggesting books for the library to order and much more!

Download the essential instructions and checklist. There is a Library worksheet which contains everything you need to get started and you can have a look at this ahead of the day.

Register to attend

  • Welcome checklist

    Make sure you've got everything covered at the start of your studies!

    Check out our welcome Checklist

  • International Students

    If you're an international student, there is available support at Middlesex to help you settle while you're starting your studies in the UK.

    International Orientation Page

Kickstarting Research Series - Spring 2023

This term, we welcome new students to a recently established series that supports newly starting researchers across all disciplines. It is particularly relevant to MPhil/PhD and MA/MSC by Research candidates but is open to all.

The series starts on 2 February 2023, with weekly workshops, interchangeably on Tuesday morning (9.00-10.15am) and Thursday afternoon (3.30-4.45pm). The workshops will take place online with the use of an online learning space to enable participants' contributions, sharing of resources, recordings and more. Have a look at recordings from Autumn term 2022! (* login to MyLearning first.)

Kickstarting Research Series Programme in MyLearning!

Your finances

For January 2023 starters, fees are due by 15 January 2023.

More information on how to pay, deadlines, instalments and how to contact the Finance Team at Middlesex can be found in the Fees and Finance pages in Unihub.

We advise you to read the finance pages carefully as everything you need to know is included there.

Postgraduate Fees and Payments

Exceptional Inductions

Transdiciplinary (TD) Professional Doctorates: this programmes have a separate induction schedule. Programme supervisors will let you know the details. You are encouraged to attend the Welcome to Middlesex (21/09/2022 at 10am, as well as any other Induction session), but please note that the Faculty introductory sessions (21/09/2022, afternoon) will not be relevant to your programme.

Likewise, researchers starting in our collaborative partner institutions (NSPC, Metanoia Institute, OCMS and LST) are also invited to attend Middlesex Research Students Induction on 21/09/2022 as well as any other Induction session if you wish. The Faculty introductory sessions (21/09/2022, afternoon) are not relevant to our collaborative partner students.

Campus tours

Find out how to book a campus tour, what to expect when you arrive or explore the campus virtually.

Explore the Middlesex London campus!

Get in touch with Research Degrees Administration Team for further information on any of these activities.

This information is subject to change, so please check again closer to your arrival date.

Student route visa requirements

Studying under a Student Route (formerly tier 4) visa? Ensure you understand all the requirements before you start your studies.

Research ethics

We are committed to maintaining high standards of ethics in research and have established a Research Ethics Review Framework. Make sure you read our policies and procedures before your begin your research.

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