Middlesex University is located in North London and Hendon is the flagship Campus for the University.
The Two main University Campuses and Sites are:
The Learning Center has several MAC and PC suites, as well as an extensive library. Opening hours are reasonable, with Sunday opening hours before university-wide deadlines and exams. The Trent Park campus is home to a listed building, the Manor House, which is home to some classes and a nice cafe. The Student Union also has a cafeteria (serving breakfast, lunch and some tea) and bar on campus.
The main library is the modern Sheppard Library opened in 2008. The libraries are small, but equipped with the essential books needed for the courses they offer. You need to be fast though, to avoid disappointment. There are computer facilities, offering PC and Apple MAC use, in the library. Staff is friendly and tours of the library, explaining the online library functions, are offered at the beginning of the semester (September and February)
IT and Computing
Extensive computer suites offer the use of Apple MACs and PCs for students. There are regular workshops, ranging from researching the internet to using iMovie or Photoshop on a MAC.
Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT.
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In the summer, the Park Lane campus offers a great out door pool. In addition, the university offers sports courses. The Hendon campus has new health and fitness facilities including artificial pitches and a tennis court .
TRENT PARK CAMPUS is very isolated from the surrounding area of Enfield. Shops on the campus are limited to stationary and snacks. There are a number of university book shops on campus as well.
HENDON CAMPUS is located centrally and a short walk from campus means you are surrounded by a variety of shops and supermarkets, providing alternatives to campus food.
TRENT PARK CAMPUS
There is one café at the Trent Park campus, offering breakfast, lunch and snacks.
The café in the student union's building is open from 8.45am until 5pm during term time. The food is diverse, offering Halal and vegetarian options. There is also a student union bar, providing drinks. is open daily from 12pm to 11pm (12am on Tuesdays and Fridays). There are weekly events as well. The prices are reasonable for students and a variety of coffees are on offer.
Trent Park campus is very isolated, so those restaurants offer the most convenient eating opportunity when spending your days there. There is a fish and chips shop at Oakwood station, which can be reached by taking the shuttle bus or in 15 min on foot.
Snacks, drinks and other goodies can be bought in the student union shop or at vending machines, which are located all over the campus (it is always handy to have some change available for that).
The cafés can be found at Hendon Campus.
The Atrium café offers drinks and snacks only. You are welcome to hang around and chat over a cup of coffee, but don't expect great snacks.
The Refectory offers some cold and hot meals. Some vegetarian and Halal options are available. It has a bit of a canteen feel to it though.
The Library Café is excellent for a cup of coffee or a refreshing drink when revising for an exam or doing research at the library.
The central location to the historic centre of Hendon means there are a lot of pubs, restaurants, bars and cafés in the area, just a short walk from the campus.
Hendon campus has banks nearby.
Trent Park campus has no banks, but a cash machine (NatWest) is close-by at Oakwood station.
HENDON The 143 runs past the Hendon campus, and the nearest tube station is Hendon Central on the Northern Line.
TRENT PARK The nearest tube is Oakwood (Piccadilly Line). You can walk from there, but be careful during darkness. There is a university-provided shuttle bus, which gets very crowded at peak hours. Buses 121, 307 or 377 also go to Oakwood Tube station. The closest national rail stations are New Barnet or Enfield Chase.
The nearby Brent Cross shopping center nearby to Hendon Campus has over 100 shops and is good local employer for Middlesex students. Part time work can also be found in the nearby area, and into central London as well.
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Bars, Pubs and clubs
All campuses offer bars and pubs, some with limited hours. The student union organises weekly events, including club nights. Hendon Campus offers the forum, a muliti million pound development where students can relax, meet friends and party. Central London can be reached within 30-45 min from all campuses, allowing you to experience London to its fullest extent.
The student union arranges regular events, such as club nights.
Clubs and societies
There are plenty of societies, most of which can be joined at any time. Most students join a lot of them during fresher's week. The society council is always open to new society suggestions.
The following societies currently exist: - Adventure Racing - Christian Union - Complimentary and Alternative Medicine - Economics - Eureka Indian's Society - Handsome Devil Society - Hindu Society - International Cafe - Islamic Society (Hendon) - Islamic Society (Enfield) - Islamic Society (Trent Park) - Jewish Society - MDX Football Appreciation - MDX Writers Society - Modern Language - RESPECT - Sonic Arts - TCM - URBAN UNISEX
Accommodation is offered at Usher halls, Platt and Ivy. There are around 1000 rooms available.
First priority is students from outside the EU, Then Eu and UK students travelling the furthest to come to Middlesex.
Students who live with the M25 can apply, although the application will not be looked at until September.
The Student Union can be found on all campuses.
They are very helpful and nice when you are in (financial or academic) trouble and will serve as a middleman between you and whoever you need (student finance).
When you start at Middlesex, make sure you find the Student Union in order to get your SU student ID and your Oyster student discount card.
The SU organises events regularly, ranging from club nights, concert to exhibitions and international meetings.
Prices are below the London average.
Two campuses are located close to central London but are in more suburban setting and so you have a campus feel to the university whislt being just a tube ride away fro, the centre of the Captial.
Trent Park is a country park, but again only a tube ride from central London.
As an ex-poly, the university still has little reputation, but is well known for their great drama and dance courses, as well as their teaching courses (PGCE and BA Primary Education). It also offers great Nursing courses and art-related degrees.
In 2004, Middlesex University was rated among the Top 20 Universities in The Guardian league tables, but considerably lower in the Times.
During the summer, Middlesex University offers a summer school, available to all students, as well as non-students.
During term, they offer a Languages for All option, where you can learn or continue to learn a number of foreign languages, including English for non-English speakers. Additionally, a lot of the degrees are set up to offer you one free module per semester in the first year.
Many courses at Middlesex contain year long modules giving student time to get to grips with challenging subjects and form academic relationships with staff over the year. This is in comparison to many unis which have many shorter modules lasting one term or semester.
Applying to Middlesex
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The university offers some January/February start degrees, which you apply for directly to the university. To apply in September (undergraduate), please use UCAS for full-time programmes. Part-time degrees can be applied for directly.
Postgraduate teaching courses (PGCE) can be applied for by using GTTR.
Check the website for more details on courses, open days and other important information.
Applicants will receive an invitation to come to an applicant taster day, which will be held in April. E-mail invitations will be sent out during February.
See the TSR Open Day calendar for up-coming Middlesex University open days.
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