As an NHS student, you could be eligible for claiming your travel and accommodation expenses when travelling for placement and practice opportunities. if you do not have the funds for initial travelling to placements, please utilise the Living Costs Fund.
Hunter and Ajay tell us about support that is available from the uni to help you get through the cost of living crisis. Studying can be expensive and we want you to have the help you need to get the most out of your time at Middlesex.
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During term time, you can get a hot meal when coming to campus, with free breakfasts and dinners twice a week from the hot food counter in the Quad. Find more discounts and promotions via theFood on Campus UniHub page
Free printing for academic purposes for all students, which saves on average £100 per year, per student. We don't require any printing as part of any course
We offer free laptops for loan for students on campus, investing recently in 1,000 additional laptops. We also offer access to wide range of software via AppsAnywhere and Splashtop
Take what you need - period products are now available for free at Quad reception and MDXSU reception. Find out more here
Active Start - Sign up for free access to a 10-week physical activity programme. Sessions available include supervised gym sessions in the Fitness Pod, group sport and exercise classes and many more
We run amazing social, developmental and wellbeing events that you can join throughout the year. Find out more on UniHub
Our on campus library is open for you 24/7 during term time. We also have an online library collection, including a wealth of etextbooks and journals that you can access from home. We've made sure our library collection has a copy of every core book you need for your modules, and everything on your reading list. If we don't have it, let us know and we'll get a copy
We also have microwaves and hot water dispensers available for you to bring your own food from home. These are available in CG42 (College Building) and Sheppard Library café
We've found hundreds of study/social spaces across London that you can access as an MDX student. This helps save time and money on travel costs for days when you don’t need to be on campus. Check out the Maps tile on MDXapp and click 'off campus'
There's reduced gym membership available for you at the Fitness Pod, including free gym classes, and access to gym equipment and facilities
On average, a student who utilises the services of the Kit Hub will save over £3,000 each year of study throughout their time at Middlesex - this is compared to the cost of accessing the same equipment elsewhere
Any costs as part of your programme are clearly stated within your programme handbook (accessible within MyLearning), so you can plan ahead
Middlesex has linked up with Housing Hand to provide a discounted Guarantor service for anyone who needs help getting a guarantor for private rented accommodation
Free MS Office suite is also available to all students - so you don't need to pay for your own licenses
If you've moved away from home for your studies, you may not need to get a separate TV license. If you're using a device that is not plugged in, then you can be covered by an existing home TV license. All details on the TV Licensing website
Get 30% off travelcards and bus + tram passes with the student oyster discount card. This may not be worth getting if you are only travelling a few days a week, as you only get the discounts on the travelcards (which assume frequent usage)
Students commuting to campus might find avoiding zone 1 cheaper. Use the TfL single fare finder to work out the cheapest way to get to campus
MDX Freewheelers cycle loan scheme is open to all students at MDX , with free bicycles available for hire on ½, 1 and 3 day loan periods. Our bikes are free* to use and are a great way to get around, stay healthy and build up those MDXMoves points!
Find out more Information about 'Rent a Bike Schemes' in London as an alternative to public transport or a way to make additional income (for e.g: Deliveroo)
You can also use the Too Good to Go app off campus, as many other outlets use this to communicate about discounted food options. Olio is a similar app you can use to find discounted food that would otherwise be thrown away
Our local pubs, The Claddagh Ring and the Greyhound, both offer a 10% discount, as long as you show your Middlesex ID when ordering
Check out the Student money cheat sheet on managing and saving money and more with this student resource leaflet
Get an idea of the best money resources for studentshere
The budgeting guide - Budgeting spreadsheet for you to download, list of the best student budgeting apps, and a budgeting hack that could save you money each year
At the start of each academic year the high street banks will be offering numerous enticements to ensure that they can benefit from the student market. But beware! There is more to a bank than cash give-aways or freebies; after all free gifts won’t help pay the rent at the end of the year.
There can be a lot to think about when moving into a new property and Housing Law can be complicated, so it is important that you know your rights.We have put together a number of advice guides as well as those from Gov.uk that can help you understand the details of renting a home:
Council tax - please note that in most cases you do notneed to pay council tax if you are a full-time student living on your own or with other full-time students
If you're threatened with eviction there are strict procedures that landlords must follow for the eviction to be legal. The procedures vary depending on the type of tenancy agreement you have and the terms of the agreement.
Contact your Local Authority for more information.
Citizens Advice Barnet is an independent, local charity and a member of the Citizens Advice network. We provide free advice and support to meet the needs of our community. This includes advice on a range of problems, such as with work, debt, benefits, immigration, housing and more. We’re here to help everyone who lives, works or studies in Barnet.
Citizens Advice Barnet adviser Sayeed talks through common questions people have about energy tariffs.
In this video an adviser talks you through every element of a standard electricity bill.
In this video our energy adviser Natalie addresses some of the key worries and questions people have about their energy bills.
If you are threatened with eviction there are strict procedures that landlords must follow for the eviction to be legal. The procedures vary depending on the type of tenancy agreement you have and the terms of the agreement.
Contact your Local Authority for more information.