Middlesex University

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Website: http://www.mdx.ac.uk

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Middlesex University is a public university in Hendon, in north west London, an area that was formerly part of the county of Middlesex. The university grew from a number of smaller schools and colleges including the Hornsey College of Art, founded in 1882 and the Ponders End Technical Institute founded in 1901. It became a polytechnic in 1973 and a full university in 1992. It saw a major restructuring since the turn of the century including closing a number of campuses. The university is a member of the Million+ group as well as the AMBA and the EUA.

International students

Around 23% of students are from outside the UK and around 16% are from outside the European Union. This means there are plentiful resources to help students feel at home in their new surroundings as well as information on matters such as immigration and visas. The orientation program is free to all overseas students who register ahead of time. It includes being met at the airport as well as a series of informal workshops and even a British tea party. Go for fish and chip supper as well as shopping trips, all aimed at getting students comfortable with their new surroundings. The student union is the heart of extracurricular activities at the university as well as providing support and advice to its members. It organises the various societies and clubs on offer as well as volunteering and charity organisations, skill building opportunities and social events. It also controls the student run media, which includes a magazine, issued each term, a radio station, TV channel and online blog that showcases student’s work. The union operates The Forum, a social spot where students can meet their friends while the Ricketts Quadrangle is another place to meet up. The Grove Atrium is the arts and fashion section where students can display their creations and meet up with others of similar interests. There are a large number of clubs and societies on offer covering many interests as well as sports, faith and culture groups. There are also hobby groups and those based around an academic subjects while students also have the option to set up their own with a group of like-minded friends.

Campus life

Following the restructuring program, many of the university’s buildings have been closed down and new buildings added. The main campus is in Hendon, a short distance from the tube station. The main building is a Neo-Georgian building that was once the Hendon Technical Institute while the Learning Resource Centre was added in 2004 along with a sport club with one of the few real tennis courts in the country. Other additions include former local authority buildings and even the Town Hall. The university also has a campus in Dubai, in Mauritius and a small campus in Malta. The university offers two types of accommodation – halls of residence and private rented accommodation. The halls of residence are self-catering and spread across Northern London as well as private halls around the city. There are simple dormitory style hostels right up to en-suite studios and some are managed by partner companies for the university such as Viridian Housing. There is also the option to use the university to find flats, houses or lodgings in the private sector around the city.

    There are courses available from this university with the following field of studies:
  • - Accounting
  • - Accounting and finance
  • - Accounting and management
  • - Banking and finance
  • - Finance
  • Architecture
  • - Interior design
  • Art and design
  • - Animation
  • - Art management
  • - Fashion design
  • - Fine art
  • - Graphic design
  • - Photography
  • Biology and life sciences
  • - Biochemistry
  • - Biomedical engineering
  • Business and management studies
  • - Business and human resource management
  • - International and cross cultural management
  • - Logistics and supply chain management
  • Chemistry
  • Computer sciences and IT
  • - Computer forensics and cyber security
  • - Computer science
  • - Data telecommunications and computer networks
  • Economics
  • - Economics and finance
  • Electronic and electrical engineering
  • - Aerospace engineering
  • Engineering
  • - Engineering management
  • Environmental science and ecology
  • Health sciences
  • - Health Care Management
  • Languages
  • Law and legal studies
  • - Commercial and Corporate law
  • - Criminal law
  • - Diplomacy and international law
  • Literature and creative writing
  • - Advertising
  • - Marketing
  • - Marketing management
  • Mathematics
  • Media studies and publishing
  • - Film and TV studies
  • - Journalism
  • Medicine and surgery
  • - Neurology and neuroscience
  • Music and performing arts
  • - Music and composing
  • - Theatre studies
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Pharmacy and pharmacology
  • Politics
  • - Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social sciences
  • Sports science
  • Teacher training and education
  • - Primary education
  • - Special needs education
  • - Hospitality and tourism
  • Transport engineering and logistics
  • Social studies

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