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Studying with us during coronavirus in 2020 to 2021

Education Liaison and Outreach events

Virtual events

Whilst we really miss visiting schools and hosting events on our campus, we’ve brought our events and workshops online to help support your students through the coronavirus outbreak.

Catch up any workshops you've missed on our YouTube Channel.

  • Live workshops

Personal Statement workshop

When: 4-5pm, Mon 11 Jan 2021 

We can help your students get their personal statement done before the UCAS deadline (15 Jan). The interactive workshop will offer last-minute tips, as well as covering structure, relevant skills and experience and more.

Book the personal statement workshop

Nursing and Midwifery interviews

When: 5-6pm, Jan 11 2021

Get your students ready for their interviews with our nursing and midwifery workshop! We’ll talk about common questions and the key criteria that interviewers are looking for, plus we’ll help students show off their key skills and experience.

Book the nursing and midwifery workshop

  • Virtual Lecture Hall

If your students are curious about university life, they'll love our series of live mini lectures. They can get a taste of being an MDX student, and ask our world-leading lecturers their questions. Students can book their seats below.

SubjectLectureDetailsDate and time
MathsThe magic of maths

Discover the magic of maths in this one-hour Christmas workshop! Led by guest speaker and renowned author Andrew Jeffery (founder of Maths Week England), this workshop explores the study of pattern and the art of prediction. Don’t miss out!

Book a seat for the Maths lecture

Weds 9 December 2020, 4.30pm-5.30pm

Graphic DesignDesign: how to perfect Your portfolio

Get ready to discover the world of Graphic Design at MDX! Senior Lecturer Claire Lewis will be giving a whistle-stop tour of the course and sharing her top tips for the perfect interview portfolio.

Book a seat for the Design lecture

Mon 14 December 2020, 5pm-6pm

IllustrationThe perfect portfolio: Illustration

Get expert advice on your portfolio from our Senior Illustration Lecturers. They’ll discuss different styles of study and how to find your drawing language. Plus, you can hear from current students.

Book a seat for the Illustration lecture

Tues 15 December 2020, 4pm-5pm

FashionLife at MDX Fashion and beyond

Join the fashion team to get expert advice on your portfolio and university application. Plus, they'll be discussing the future of fashion, and how to make your portfolio stand out in a pandemic.

Book a seat for the Fashion lecture

Weds 16 December 2020, 4.30pm-5.30pm

EnglishCreative Writing masterclass

Join prize-winning author and lecturer Dr A J Dalton for this masterclass in Creative Writing. You’ll discover the secrets of good genre-writing and how to organise your plot. Bring your creativity and questions.

Book a seat for the English lecture

Weds 16 December 2020, 4.45pm-5.45pm

ITIT careers in a digital revolution

Director of Computer Science George Dafoulas will be discussing how universities must adapt their courses to keep up with the digital revolution. He'll also be discussing the future of employability in IT.

Book a seat for the IT lecture

Thurs 17 December 2020, 4.30pm-5.30pm

MathsCovid: what R they talking about?

In this lecture, you’ll learn how maths has been used to predict and prevent the spread of Covid-19. Led by Dr Matthew Jones, this is a fascinating discussion on the importance of maths in understanding the world around us.

Book a seat for the Maths lecture

Tues 12 January 2021, 4.30pm-5.30pm

LawBrexit and beyond

Join Senior Lecturer in Law Dr Joelle Grogan as she talks about Brexit and beyond. Spanning the  years of negotiations and constitutional court cases, this will give a taste of what it’s like to study law in a political environment.

Book a seat for the Law lecture

Weds 13 January 2021, 4.30pm-5.30pm

  • Our YouTube Channel

Videos for Students

If you didn't catch our previous live streams, don't worry! We recorded every session, so you can watch all of our helpful videos on our YouTube channel. We cover a range of topics for students, including:

  • How to write a personal statement
  • How to apply through UCAS
  • Tips for studying remotely

Watch on YouTube

Videos for Teachers

We're here to help you support your students. Our recorded Live Streams are packed with useful advice for teachers and advisors, and cover a range of helpful topics. including

  • Preparing your students for applying to university
  • How to support your students on Results Day
  • Admissions in a changing landscape

You can watch these short 30-minute videos on our YouTube channel

Watch on YouTube

Meet Middlesex: a virtual experience of our uni

If you're thinking about studying with us, our virtual experience is an online space where you can find out more and chat with our students and staff.

Join the virtual experience
  • Our events on campus

Our events, taster days and activities are designed to engage your students with practical and interactive activities and workshops. They'll have a unique opportunity to explore our fantastic facilities and campus, and start to imagine themselves at university.

We also play host to a number of subject-focused and community-specific events and fairs such as the STEM festival and the North London Higher Education Fair. These take place throughout the year so please check this page regularly to see what's coming up next.

If you want to organise a campus visit with your students and experience all that Middlesex University has to offer, please contact us.

MDX Debate

Our debate competition invites Year 9 and 10 students from local schools to debate current social issues.

The competition helps students develop their understanding of democracy, government, law, rights and responsibilities, and how we live together in society.

These learning outcomes are aligned to the current GCSE in citizenship studies, and call upon knowledge developed within a number of subject areas, including history, religion, social and health education.

  • Taster days

    This is a chance for Year 12 students to experience life at university. They'll choose from a variety of interactive subject specific workshops to get a real taste of student life and further education at a university. Students studying a level 3 qualification are also welcome to attend .

  • Preparing for University

    We offer a variety of talks and workshops that help your students and their parents or guardians prepare for higher education. These include student life, applying through UCAS, writing a personal statement, and student finance and budgeting. They'll also have the chance to explore different career options though our career profiling tool Discover Me.

  • Student finance workshops

    How to pay for university is a big consideration for many students thinking of higher education. This session explains what funding is available, how to get it and how to make it last.

    Topics covered includes tuition tee and maintenance (living cost) loans, bursaries and scholarships, repayments, budgeting and how to apply.

    Book a finance workshop

  • Personal Statement workshops

    This workshop provides crucial advice on the best way to write personal statements. Our team will guide your students by providing useful activities to prompt and develop their ideas.

University life taster

We invite your students to two sessions that will prepare them for their next steps in higher education. Given by MDX teaching staff, they focus on the first weeks at university and the skills they need to succeed in HE.

As a compliment to these, our research team are running focus groups where you and 4 to 6 of your colleagues discuss how you prepare your students for higher education.

What's different? What's the same? What do you need to know?

This session focuses on what your students can expect in the lead up to starting university including the week before they start, induction week and the first week of teaching.

They will also have the opportunity to talk to current MDX students who can relay their experiences of university life first-hand.

Next steps: studying at university

This session allows students to understand what it's like to study and be assessed in a university environment, including the specific language used by lecturers and current students.

Our lecturers and students will explain what skills and qualities are important for university study as well as the strategies for acquiring them. Your students will be then given the chance for self-reflection on their current skills and what they need to develop before starting university.

For further information or to book a sessions please email the Education Liaison and Outreach team.

North London Higher Education Fair

The North London Higher Education Fair is the perfect opportunity for you and your students to meet with a number of UK universities to discover more about the courses they are interested in.

Find out more

STEM Festival

Our annual festival invites you to join us for British Science Week and take part in interactive activities and demonstrations focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

This event is free for all and we're pleased to welcome schools and colleges. Please complete this form if you would like to bring a group of students.

  • See us out and about at external events

Higher Education Fairs and UCAS fairs

We visit a number of Higher Education and Careers fairs across the country supporting you and your students. If you’d like us to attend one of your events please let us know.

If you’re a student and you’d like to meet us, we're attending the following UCAS fairs or come to an open day

Please note that UCAS Fairs have been postponed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

MDX at New Scientist Live: October 2020

We are showcasing the best of MDX STEM provision at New Scientist Live between 10 and 13 October 2020. The event, one of the world’s greatest science fairs, is a celebration of all things STEM and  the perfect opportunity for your students to be inspired.

Highlights at our stand include the Motion Driven eXperience, our virtual reality rollercoaster where you actually feel the earth move, stress relieving robots, and a computer that you control with the power of your mind.

Early bird tickets are available now at live.newscientist.com

Motion Driven eXperience

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