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Studying with us during coronavirus in 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Middlesex University information

Last updated: 06 Jan 2021

Updates for our community about how we're continuing to work during the coronavirus outbreak

Since March, we've changed the way we teach, learn and work to protect members of our community and their families from the risk of infection from the coronavirus and to provide as much support as we can. Our most important consideration in everything continues to be the health, wellbeing and safety of students and staff and people related to the University.

What we’re doing to protect our community

Find detailed information about how we're adapting what we do during the coronavirus outbreak and how you can get any support that you need. We’ll keep this updated regularly.

Our community agreement

We all have a responsibility to help keep everyone safe on campus and in our local area. This community agreement is about how we can respect and support each other for the benefit of everyone on Team MDX and beyond. It's also important that we work together to follow national and local guidelines. 

You'll see that we have put safety measures in place across campus. If you have a reason to come to campus, make sure you read through our guidelines on social distancing and hygiene so you're prepared. When you're there, you'll see signs with more information about the safety measures and what we're asking everyone - staff, students and visitors - to do to support them.

By showing your support for this agreement you're doing your part to protect our student and staff community and the local community around us.

  • How we’re asking everyone to work together.

    • What you need to know
      How MDX keeps us safe How we keep each other safe
      Providing hand sanitisation stations across campus Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
      Making it possible to study, work and engage in extra-curricular activities online when not on campus If you are feeling unwell, stay at home and follow the guidance on notifying us
      Providing face coverings and other safety equipment Wear a face covering on campus unless you are exempt
      Following an enhanced cleaning programme on campus and circulating fresh air where possible Use any sanitiser gel, spray or wipes provided to clean surfaces and equipment and keep surfaces clear
      Installing clear signage and one-way systems to support social distancing Maintain social distancing and follow signage
      Providing regular updates on safety measures and guidelines to keep you safe Stay in touch with your programme team, keep up to date with Middlesex communications and read and act on new guidance
      Following government guidance and working to keep the campus open Follow government guidance when off campus including when travelling, and when at home with family and friends

New students in 2020

We've been doing everything we can to limit the coronavirus outbreak's impact on your plans to study with us this autumn. We're very committed to welcoming you to #TeamMDX in 2020!

  • We're putting teaching plans in place for the autumn so you can make a successful start to your course.
  • If you’ve got an offer and you don’t have your results, we’ll be using calculated grades awarded by exam boards to assess your application. We'll look at more than just your grades to make sure the decision is fair.
  • If you’ve applied to us, we’ll make a decision on your application as soon as we can. We'll continue to give equal consideration to all applications regardless of where you are from, or where you live.

Check our latest updates for more information for undergraduate, postgraduate and international students.

More information for new students

Our students

Our priority is to keep you safe during this time and to give you the support that you need.

  • We moved to deliver teaching online from Monday 23 March where possible.
  • We're not doing any face-to-face teaching, supervision and academic support at the moment.
  • Our campus stays open to provide key on-campus services for students who need them.
  • To keep everyone safe, you should always follow the government's measures around staying at home.

For postgraduate research students

You're still very much part of our research community and now, more than ever, it is important you stay engaged with your networks and communities.

  • We're working on ways to create more online interaction for our postgraduate research community.
  • You should inform the Research Degrees Administration Team immediately if you're currently undertaking fieldwork.
  • If you have meetings arranged regarding your research, these should be undertaken remotely or postponed.

Follow our updates for more information. If you have any questions or concerns, please address them to your supervisor and the Research Degrees Administration Team.

More information for students

Our staff

It’s very important to us that we provide protection for our staff community and their families. As many staff as possible started to work from home from Monday 16 March. This has meant changes to how we work and communicate and we'll continue to provide guidance as you adjust to teaching online and working remotely.

More information for staff (password-protected)

Visitors to campus

In line with new government measures around staying at home, we ask you not to visit campus if you’re an external visitor. This includes any prospective students thinking about studying with us.

All public events on campus are suspended and we’re offering online alternatives where we can.

Make a virtual visit to campus

Research and knowledge exchange

From working on the frontline of the NHS to contributing with expertise from across the University, we're working with partners to play a vital role in the response to the coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 Research and Knowledge Exchange Hub

  • Further information and advice

    • Symptoms of COVID-19

      Based on current evidence, the main symptoms of COVID-19 are a high temperature and a new, continuous cough or a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste. The majority of people with COVID-19 have recovered without the need for any specific treatment, as is the case for the common cold or seasonal flu. Government advice is that the vast majority of cases will best be managed at home, as with seasonal colds and flu.

    • What to do if you have symptoms

      If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, follow Government advice which states you should book a test as soon as possible and not leave home for 10 days. It is really important that you do not come to campus if you have symptoms.

      If you have symptoms do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. For a medical emergency dial 999.

      Visit the NHS website for full information about coronavirus, including answers to common questions. The government website also has useful up-to-date material.

    • Stopping the spread of germs

      The NHS has issued the following advice on the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including coronavirus.


      • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
      • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
      • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
      • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
      • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
      • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
      • wear a face covering if you can over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
      • stay at least a metre away from people not in your household


      • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

      When on campus, as with any other area, staff and students are encouraged to adopt social distancing measures to help protect our community. Find out more about the measures we're putting in place on campus.

      The NHS has a video explaining the best way to wash your hands.

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