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I'm Ellie and I am a third year studying BA Fashion Communication and Styling at Middlesex University. I am also Course ambassador for BA Fashion Design, BA Fashion Textiles and BA Fashion Communication and Styling. I am also Publicity Officer for MDX RAG Society and Recreational Rep for MDX Snow Sports Committee.

I'm here to help answer any questions you have about the Middlesex Fashion courses or the university in general from a student's perspective!

Teaching Excellence Framework Award (TEF)

TEF Silver Award

In the government's new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which has been established to recognise and reward high-quality teaching by UK higher education providers, Middlesex University has been awarded Silver.

What do the TEF Awards mean for you?

Open Days

Middlesex University organises Undergraduate Open days and Postgraduate Open evenings. Both these events are a great way to experience our outstanding facilities and get a feel of the life at Middlesex. You will meet staff and students and get your questions answered about the course you are interested and on general subjects such as admissions, fees and funding and accommodation.

Campus and accommodation tours are available throughout the event. Additionally, there will also be staff on hand to answer your questions about how to apply and how to find private rented accommodation in the local area.

To find out how to get to Middlesex University: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/get-in-touch/directions-london

Living here

Situated less than half an hour up the Northern line from central London’s Leicester Square, Hendon is a slice of real London that we’re proud to call home. In this friendly suburb, pubs are full of character, the cuisine’s diverse, living is affordable and being a student is fun. A few minutes’ walk from campus you’ll find lots of shops where you can stock up on groceries and household goods. You’ll also be within walking distance of some of north-west London’s best food and entertainment, including the tasty Hendon Bagel Bakery. Or head over to Brent Street for a taste of international flavour in the diverse range of shops and cafes.

For any other need that you might, including buying a new pair of shoes or make up, Brent cross shopping centre is only 10 minutes away by bus.

Explore London, the UK and beyond

We’re a short walk from Hendon Central tube station (now with 24-hour access to the Northern line night tube). There’s also Hendon rail station nearby and lots of local buses, including a 24-hour service to Trafalgar Square. This makes it easy to get to major rail stations and airports.

“Middlesex University’s Hendon location is close to central London while still being affordable and comfortably away from the city stress.” - Ditte Ylva Lisesdatter, BSc Psychology

Travel Information

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The nearest London Underground tube station is Hendon Central, which is situated on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line. The Northern Line is one of the most direct routes to visit many of London's best known places, including Camden Town and Leicester Square. Hendon Overground station offers access to Brighton and Luton and Gatwick airports. If you are fan of bicycles and want to feel the air in your hair, get on the Santander Cycles and cycle around the Hyde Park or pay a visit the Queen riding your bike to Buckingham palace.

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Other Contact Details

Middlesex University
Hendon campus
The Burroughs
London
NW4 4BT

Admissions:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8411 5555 (Option 1)

Facilities

At Middlesex we invest in every student’s future, building employability into the design and delivery of our courses. We offer paid work experience opportunities, integrated placements and internships. We’ll support you through employer forums, networking events, industry projects, workshops and external assessment. We also offer numerous opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills through international student exchanges, chances to volunteer and ways to collect paid work experience on our Student Ambassador and Student Learning Assistant schemes.

Our library is open 24/7, with over 1,000 study spaces, 600 student computers and 340 laptops for loan. We make studying as convenient as possible by providing free WiFi, free printing and copying within reasonable limits for your academic work, free e-textbooks for your core reading, self-service loans and returns, and online access to a number of publications on your reading lists. Moreover, our face-to-face drop-in service, UniHelp, supports you with any challenges you might face, whether related to IT, academic writing or general study advice.

University isn’t just about your academic studies, it’s also about learning from the people around you. Throughout your time here you’ll form strong friendships with classmates, housemates, colleagues and fellow society members, all from different cultures and backgrounds, and you’ll leave here with a strong global network of friends and valuable contacts.

Championing the rights of 18,500 students, the Students’ Union will inform and support you throughout your studies. During your studies you will also have the chance to join over 65 clubs and societies that reflect the diverse nature of our student body.

Getting fit is easy with our recently-refurbished on-site gym (the Fitness Pod), floodlit multi-activity courts, 3G astroturf pitches and Real Tennis court (one of only a few in the UK). Our popular ‘Give it a Go’ sessions offer the chance to try something new, like Muay Thai, table tennis or fencing. If it’s team sports you’re after, we offer everything from rugby and cricket to cheerleading and badminton, with many of our teams competing in regional and international championships.

Thanks to the location of our Hendon campus, when you come to Middlesex you’ll develop a new, broader perspective while studying in one of the world’s greatest capital cities. We’re a forward-thinking, diverse and open-minded university, so London is the perfect home for us. The city offers unique experiences that will broaden your horizons, with its historic museums, modern galleries, world-class theatres, vibrant nightlife and spectacular open spaces. There’s nowhere better to make the most of your university years.

If you are looking for the heart of the social activities at Middlesex, MDX house is the place that you can use however you like: unwind, meet friends for a meal, play pool, see bands or just relax between lectures.

Our £80million Grove building features a range of studios, performance spaces and specialist workshops, as well as a huge exhibition and events space in which to showcase our students’ work. The modern Hatchcroft science building, fitted with industry-standard equipment and high-tech simulators, offers you a real-world environment in which to develop knowledge and apply new skills. Law students have the opportunity to simulate real court procedures in our specialist chambers in Hendon Town Hall, featuring a judge’s bench, public gallery and space for up to 150 students.

Courses & Fees

Middlesex University looks for motivated individuals with the necessary academic and non-academic preparation as detailed in the entry requirements for each course, who will benefit from the University's learning environment and demonstrate they can successfully complete the programme of study.

When assessing the academic suitability and potential of applicants we normally consider the following information:

Personal statement or statement of purpose, for evidence of motivation and commitment to the chosen subject area(s)

Prior achievement in awarded qualifications

Predicted achievement in qualifications currently being studied

Reference(s), for confirmation of academic potential and personal qualities

Details of time spent at another Higher Education (HE) institution, even if the course was not completed.

In addition to the above, some programmes of study may also use additional methods to assess the suitability of an applicant, as follows:

Portfolio of work

Audition

Interview

Work experience, evidenced by a CV and/or references

A skills or admissions test

Set piece of work

GCSE requirements and equivalents

We normally require applicants to have an A*-C grade for both English and mathematics GCSE (or equivalent). For some courses it may also be necessary to have a grade C in other specified subjects (e.g. Science).

With the exception of our teaching courses, we can normally accept Level 2 Functional skills or Level 2 Key skills as equivalents.

If you are an international student you should check your country information page (http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/help-with-your-application/support-in-your-country) to check the equivalent local qualifications we accept from your country.

The undergraduate courses fees are £9,250 years per year for the EU/UK students and £12,000 for the international ones. The postgraduate courses fees are usually around £8,000 for the UK/EU students and around £12,000 for the International ones.

Accommodation

Experience the thrill of living in the most exciting, diverse city in the world with our range of accommodation options across London. We guarantee every first year undergraduate student a place in halls, and we’ll help you explore other options too.

From the brand new Unite Olympic Way in Wembley to the historic Writtle House, our halls are a vital part of the Middlesex community and are situated within easy reach of our London campus. They’re all self-catering and you’ll get a choice of en suite or shared bathrooms. Most have shared kitchen areas, and many also have dedicated social spaces where you can get to know your fellow students. Living in halls you’ll be part of a diverse international community, and have a great opportunity to get to know students from other courses. Prices vary and usually range between £138 and £250 per week, including bills.

For more information, visit:

www.mdx.ac.uk/ug17halls

  • Olympic Way: 45 minutes from Hendon Central by bus
  • Usher Hall: Situated on campus
  • Platt Hall: 20 minute walk from campus
  • Writtle House: 20 minute walk from campus
  • Ivy Hall: 30 minutes from campus by bus

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee a place in halls for all full-time UK, EU and international undergraduate students joining us for their first year of study. Middlesex’s halls are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, but we work with a number of private providers to ensure there are places available once our own halls are fully occupied.

Other accommodation options

You can choose to live at home or rent a privately owned room, flat or house in London. Lots of properties are available to rent near campus and across town at an average cost of £130 per week for a room, so you’ll find plenty of options to choose from. With help from our Accommodation Team, you’ll be well equipped to find a home to suit your needs. Visit middlesexstudentpad.co.uk to search for accommodation and find fellow housemates.

“I didn’t live in halls, but luckily finding accommodation in my first year was very easy. I used Student Pad online and tracked down a nice, comfortable place to live near campus.” - Lesroy Lake, BSc Environmental Health

Top Questions

What do you look for in your students?

Middlesex University looks for motivated individuals with the necessary academic and non-academic preparation who will benefit from the University's learning environment and demonstrate they can successfully complete the programme of study.

Do you have any famous or notable alumni?

Some of our alumni are Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore, TV presenter Dermot O’ Leary, comedian Alan Carr and actress Dame Helen Mirren.

What grants/scholarships do you offer?

Most UK/EU students are eligible for loans to cover their fees and, depending on their family income they can also get an extra financial support from the government. The International students could access financial support from their government. However, Middlesex University offers several scholarships either for the new and the current students. Additionally, we also provide scholarships and awards for postgraduate students worth up top to 50% of the Masters fee.

What's university welfare and disability support like?

The Disability and Dyslexia Service offers support to students who have disclosed a disability to the university by offering an inclusive teaching and learning environment which caters for all students, including students with:

Hearing loss - if you are hearing-impaired or profoundly deaf

Mobility difficulties – e.g., if you use a wheelchair

Mental health problems

Asperger's Syndrome

Restricted use of upper limbs - this includes repetitive strain injury

Specific learning difficulty – e.g., dyslexia or dyspraxia

Visual impairment – if you are partially sighted or blind

Other conditions that are not necessarily apparent – e.g., epilepsy, sickle cell anaemia, HIV/AIDS

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. If you think you have a condition that may affect your study, and you'd like to discuss it, please contact us for an appointment.

Our services include:

Advice on course-related adjustments

Arranging special provision during examinations

Liaising with tutors and funding authorities

Undertaking assessments for students applying for the Disabled Students' Allowance

What support is available to students who are struggling for any reason?

If you are a Middlesex University student and are facing personal, practical, academic or financial issues, it is our goal to provide you with the information and advice that you need. We offer a free and confidential counselling service that has the aim to help you to overcome any difficulty you might have while studying. We also offer support for students enquiries with our Unihelp, set in the library and available also online and on the phone.

Do you offer any courses/sessions to help mature students with the university experience?

Just over a third of the Middlesex University students are mature learners and we understand that it's important that our students know there is no age limit when it comes to higher education. We also offer a nursery for the students with children (http://www.mdx.ac.uk/life-at-middlesex/facilities/nursery) if you have any questions or suggestions for further resources, we'd be delighted to hear from you at [email protected]

What social events do you offer when people first join to help people make friends and settle in and what will my first few weeks at uni be like?

New to Middlesex? Don’t worry, The International Orientation Programme is designed to welcome all the international students and to make them feel welcomed. Activities include Airport Pick up, information fairs and a London and a UK trip. Alongside these activities, the Students Union organises many Freshers events, parties, games nights and pub crawls. The Freshers fair will also be the best chance to join a society or/and a sport team. The first few weeks are essential to make friends and to see what Middlesex University as to offer.

Is it a campus or city based university? What advantages do you think this offers?

Situated less than half an hour up the Northern line from central London’s Leicester Square, Hendon is a slice of real London that we’re proud to call home. In this friendly suburb, pubs are full of character, the cuisine’s diverse, living is affordable and being a student is fun. A few minutes’ walk from campus you’ll find lots of shops where you can stock up on groceries and household goods. You’ll also be within walking distance of some of north-west London’s best food and entertainment, including the tasty Hendon Bagel Bakery. Or head over to Brent Street for a taste of international flavour in the diverse range of shops and cafes.

We’re a short walk from Hendon Central tube station (now with 24-hour access to the Northern line night tube). There’s also Hendon rail station nearby and lots of local buses, including a 24-hour service to Trafalgar Square. This makes it easy to get to major rail stations and airports.

What sort of societies are there?

Our 65 clubs and societies reflect the diverse nature of our student body, with everything from Latin dancing to Bollywood represented. Get involved in the social side of student life while developing your skills in debating, ballroom dancing, jazz or gospel choir. Experience a new culture at one of our international groups, or join our popular Tandem Language Exchange where students teach each other new languages. And if your ideal society doesn’t exist yet, setting it up will be easy with financial and admin support from us every step of the way.

How far is the campus from the town centre and what is the public transport like?

We’re a short walk from Hendon Central tube station (now with 24-hour access to the Northern line night tube). There’s also Hendon rail station nearby and lots of local buses, including a 24-hour service to Trafalgar Square. This makes it easy to get to major rail stations and airports.

How far apart are different university buildings, and how far away is the accommodation?

In recent years we have invested more than £200 million to transform the campus into a state-of-the-art centre for excellence, with facilities and equipment that rival those of the world's top universities. All our buildings in the same campus, giving the students a welcoming and inclusive environment.

We are proud to offer five different options of halls of residence:

  • Olympic Way: 45 minutes from Hendon Central by bus
  • Usher Hall: Situated on campus
  • Platt Hall: 20 minute walk from campus
  • Writtle House: 20 minute walk from campus
  • Ivy Hall: 30 minutes from campus by bus
  • Writtle House: 20 minute walk from campus
  • Ivy Hall: 30 minutes from campus by bus

How much one-to-one contact time do students receive from their lecturers?

All our lecturers have weekly office hours that the students can attend and get a one-to-one support.

What percentage of your students get a full time job after 6 months of graduating?

The latest DHLE statistics show that 91% of our graduates get a job within six months after graduating.

Roughly how many students start each year?

Every year 8000 students start their academic year at Middlesex University.

What’s the ratio of male/female students?

Middlesex has 59% of female and 42% of male students.