Welcome to Middlesex University
Based in Hendon, North London, Middlesex University was formed in 1992 after a merger of several other institutions in the area. As well as the campus in Hendon, there are also three campuses abroad in Dubai, Mauritius and Malta - allowing you to spend some of your studies abroad.
The main Hendon campus is a mixture of modern and historic with the central building in the neo-Georgian style. One of London's biggest campuses, it was recently nominated for the 'Best Facilities Award' in the Guardian University Awards. There's recently been £200 million invested in the university, providing significant upgrades to teaching environments, including state of the art laboratories.
Courses on offer at the university include those in art, media, business, science, health, and law. As such the university has produced a mixture of notable alumni including actors Helen Mirren and Zoe Wanamaker, artist Anish Kapoor and designer Vivienne Westwood.
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Courses and fees
Over 200 courses are on offer at Middlesex University and work placements are available on most courses (if you go on a year long placement then you won't any any tuition costs that year). The university uses the UCAS points system for entry standards and offers range between 220 and 280 points. Mature students with relevant work experience will also be considered for entry.
Many of the courses offer direct routes into professions such as nursing and teaching too and most of the courses are designed to be relevant to future careers; they're taught by industry focused academic, perhaps a reason why Middlesex is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for graduate salaries (according to the Parthenon Group). Some programmes allow for students to join up in January.
There are six schools at Middlesex University: School of Art and Design, Business School, School of Health and Education, School of Law, School of Media and Performing Arts, and the School of Science and Technology.
The School of Art and Design has been around for over 130 years and offers courses in visual arts, fashion and interior design. Situated in the brand new Grove Building, the facilities here are unrivalled.
The Business School offers courses in economics, accounting, finance, management, and international development, while the School of Media and Performing Arts has programmes in communication, film, television, journalism, English, dance and theatre.
The School of Health and Education has courses covering nursing, education, sports, mental health and psychology, with the sports school collaborating with Saracens rugby club at Allianz Park for their research courses.
Around 1,700 students study at the School of Law with programmes covering criminology, sociology, politics and international relations. The School of Science and Technology is one of the largest in the UK, offering courses in computer science, engineering, mathematics and natural sciences.
Complementary Medicine ranks sixth according to the Complete University Guide 2014, and the university has also been ranked in the top 20 for business by the Social Science Research Network.
Most Middlesex courses allow for the opportunity to study on an exchange programme abroad; they have over 100 different partners, within the EU and the rest of the world, to choose from. The university also has, of course, its international campuses based in Dubai, Mauritius and Malta.
For undergraduate students starting their course in 2014/15, the tuition fees are £9,000 for UK and EU students and £10,700 for international students. For postgraduate fees check out the individual course pages which have further details.
Middlesex keep up-to-date information regarding scholarships and bursaries on their website.
Middlesex University has recently had a reshuffle so that most of the facilities of the institution are now based at the main Hendon site. There's been £200 million invested, with a new library, state-of-the-art biomedical and technology labs and TV production studios all installed at the uni. The Grove, an £80 million centre for creative courses is one of the newest buildings on campus which is a base for the art, media and design students.
Based in Hendon, the university is ideally situated for central London - it's a couple of stops on the Northern Line away from the capital's centre - but also has a suburban feel giving you the best of both worlds.
Library and study facilities
The brand-new Sheppard Library boasts inspiring views over London's skyline and offers you over 1,000 study spaces so you won't have to scramble to find the best study spot. Open 24/7 in term time it gives you ample opportunity to explore all of the 350,000 books on offer here.
As well as the Williams building - Middlesex's other library - students here have access to a lot of other libraries across London.
There's around 600 computer stations in the library alone and free wifi is equipped across campus. You can also borrow laptops for 24 hour periods and you will also be given your own email account with storage space so you can easily stay connected with classmates and lecturers.
Unlike a lot of uni's, printing and photocopying is free for university work. There are specialist IT staff around to support students on computer and software usage, in addition to web-based support.
The careers centre can help you pave the way to your dream job by supporting you through your studies. In 2012, over 90% of students who graduated from the university found employment within six months of graduating, so you can rest assured that the careers team will give you some useful advice. From CV building to advice on work placements, you can find it all here.
There's a wide range of food and drink on campus and nearby - among others, Italian, Asian, Middle Eastern cuisine's are available - and the Forum Restaurant, a popular place for students, is made-up of four food outlets in an open-plan dining space.
There are cafe's too, both at the Grove building and the library, as well as on Church Road and Brent street which are nearby.
There's a £4.5 million central student hub which offers sports and recreation facilities and the Student Union is at the heart of it all. They run The Forum, a massive venue where you can unwind with a drink after class or watch some of the amazing live music acts which play at the venue. As well as organising events, the union - MDXSU - provides advice and support to students on academic and personal issues.
The Fitness Pod is Middlesex's flagship fitness facility and has gym facilities with cardiovascular workout stations and the opportunity to get fit with a personal trainer. Using the facilities costs as little as £70 for the whole year - much cheaper than signing up to a public gym! There's also a selection of pitches and courts on-campus so you can play outdoor activities like football, basketball and hockey.
Every year Middlesex hosts the The Annual Sports Ball, an event which recognizes their students' achievement and development in sport. Throughout the year there are sporting trips, including a ski-trip to France and a mountain biking weekend in Wales: as well as different types of events hosted.
Medical and Welfare Services
No matter what you need help in, the student support team can assist you with matters such as childcare, counselling, disability support and money matters. The Park Clinic is also on hand which is run by clinical students and offers alternative therapies such as herbal medicine and acupuncture.
An array of scholarships and bursaries are on offer including the National Scholarship Programme which awards students from families with an income of less than £25,000 financial help. The university can also assist you during your studies should you get into financial difficulty with the Access to Learning Fund.
Middlesex University has four halls on offer for 940 students, all self-catered. There's also a selection of private halls and private rented accommodation the university can help you apply to. The halls on offer range from traditional study bedroom to modern en suite rooms in purpose built blocks.
Each student hall of residence includes a single bed with duvet and pillows; a chair, desk and wardrobe; communal lounge; free wireless internet access; laundry facilities; shared kitchens with, usually, a cooker, fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster and microwave; and all have security staff and wardens.
There are a limited number of university rooms available, so Middlesex prioritise first-years who make them their first-choice uni, and who live farthest away. So, typically, full-time international students from outside the EU will be first on the list, followed by UK and EU students who live further away. Prospective students living within the M25 can apply for accommodation, but these applications will not be considered until the middle of September.
For help finding a room, the university recommends 'The Middlesexstudentpad' - a portal that's constantly kept up-to-date and bursting with info regarding accommodation; it also includes a message board facility to see other students' posts about housing.
Situated across the road from the main campus, there are 183 single study bedrooms on offer with an en suite bathroom and shared kitchens. Every bedroom has an entry phone and an electronic key card system for your security. It costs £133.21 per week to live here.
A 20 minute walk from campus on a shared site with Writtle House, Platt Hall has 90 self-contained flats with six bedrooms in each. Students have their own en-suite but share bathroom facilities and it costs £121.52 per week to live here.
Perhaps the hall with the most character, the black and white building once played residence for the royal family almost 100 years ago. generally quieter than the other halls, there are 36 rooms on offer with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities creating a cosy community feel. It costs £115.71 per week to live here.
A little further out, it takes 15-20 minutes to get to campus via public transport from here. The traditional halls offer both en suite and standard rooms arranged across 14 blocks. With 181 spaces for students it's a lively hub of activity. Rent costs from £115.71 per week for a standard room.
The open days on offer at Middlesex University will give you a better understanding of what life is like at the university. You can tour the facilities and accommodation to see whether it measures up to your expectation and attend subject talks to discover the sort of things you'll be learning about here.
Both undergraduate and postgraduate events are organised by the university with an opportunity to take a campus tour at any time that you like if you cannot attend any of the main events. If you can't make it to campus at all (especially applicable perhaps to international students) then you can take a Virtual Tour Open Day: you can register online here.
A typical Middlesex open day will consist of an initial registration, after which you are given a programme to enable you to plan your day around a chosen subject talk, a speech on fees and funding, a visit to the Learning Resources Centre - meeting support teams in place at the uni - and/or a small tour of the halls of residence.
To discover more on how to get the most out of an open day read our guide which will give you some tips on when to attend and what to ask.< p>Upcoming open days: Undergraduates
- Saturday 26th September 2015
- Saturday 24th October 2015
- Saturday 21st November 2015
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