Congratulations to all of you that graduate today. Today is your day; time to celebrate with your fellow students, the staff that helped you to get here and of course, your family and friends. The University is so proud of your achievements.
To get to where you are sitting today, an MDX graduate, is a wonderful achievement and will have meant adapting to new ways of learning, working, communicating and living and I know that won’t have been easy.
Nic Beech, Vice-Chancellor
From a well-deserved congratulations from the Vice-Chancellor and Students' Union President to a special message from your Student Officers, not to mention a round up of this year's Honorary Graduates. Take a look at your graduation gazette below, you're in for a real treat!
Please note: A full list of graduates’ names will be published in our graduate gazette brochure in due course. This will be sent to all graduates’ student email addresses.
The procession enters the marquee in this order:
The congregation is asked to stand for the entry of the academic procession.
Welcome by the Vice-Chancellor.
Presentation of Middlesex Medal (selected ceremonies)
The Vice-Chancellor presents recipients with the Middlesex Medal.
Presentation of Honorary Graduate (selected ceremonies)
The orator presents the candidate for an honorary degree; the Honorary Graduate responds.
Presentation of Research Degrees candidates
Candidates for research degrees are presented. Graduands are requested to wear their gown and mortar board during the presentation on stage
Presentation of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Graduates
Candidates for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are presented. Graduands are requested to wear their gown and mortar board during the presentation on stage.
Close and recession
The congregation is asked to stand as the academic procession leaves.
The University Executive Team are individually responsible for developing different aspects of the University's work.
Dame Janet, our Chancellor, is a prominent academic and musician with a global reputation as a champion of the arts.
The Master of Ceremonies ensures everything runs to time as well as announcing the proceedings and the orators. Colin retired from university life in April 2014 but has returned every year since then to take on this valuable role.
Colin worked at the University from 1972 and took on various roles in that time including Registrar, Head of the School of Information Systems and Campus Dean of Students.
“MDXworks has been really supportive during my time at the University and especially as a graduate, guiding me through my interviews, CV and more. They have helped me build my confidence and secure a job as a graduate. I would recommend MDXworks to any student looking for employment advice. Thank you again!”
Andreea Raileanu (via LinkedIn)
MDXworks provides lifelong support to graduates relating to all of their employment needs, whether it is finding a graduate role, applying for postgraduate study, starting a business or simply considering the next steps after graduating. The service is tailored to individual goals and graduates continue to access highly knowledgeable Faculty Employability Advisers to support them in preparing for their future careers.
Their aim is to support you in preparing for a world of exciting opportunities now that you have finished your studies at MDX. By engaging with our careers and employability service you will be able to confidently step into the next chapter of your career journey, able to fully evidence your true value and worth to future employers.
The friendly team offer tailored support, advice and guidance, working with you to identify your aspirations, your strengths and potential, your lived experiences, talents and passions.
As a graduate you can still access:
Your relationship with Middlesex doesn’t come to an end when you finish studying with us. When you graduate you automatically become part of a diverse, successful and global community of alumni. Leaving university can be daunting, especially if you’re not too sure on your plans going forward. We want to reassure you that we remain committed to your success as a member of #TeamMDX.
As a Middlesex University graduate, you have access to many benefits and discounts. We're dedicated to providing you with support and resources that will help you on your career journey, as well as life-long learning. We develop alumni communities, where you can build each other up through skills & knowledge exchange and support fellow alumni businesses.
We hope you enjoy these benefits and discounts as much as we enjoyed putting them together.
Looking for something to celebrate your graduation? Your Students' Union offers a range of official university products, and as a non-profit organisation, MDXSU reinvests all proceeds into services and opportunities for Middlesex University students. A range of clothing and merchandise will be available at your graduation, also from the MDXSU Welcome Desk in MDX House, as well as online:
The ceremonies feature the Middlesex mace, especially designed and commissioned for graduation.
Whether you graduated in 2020, or this year, you’ve all achieved so much during your time here at MDX. Here’s just some of your successes #MDXgrads!