Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Middlesex University information

Last updated: 19 May 2020

What we are doing to protect our students, staff and visitors against the spread and impact of coronavirus

We’re taking steps to protect members of our community and their families from the risk of infection and to provide as much support and advice as we can. Our most important consideration in everything we do is the health, wellbeing and safety of students and staff and people related to the University.

What we’re doing to protect our community

We know this is a really concerning time for everyone. Here we’ve put together detailed information about coronavirus and how you can get any support that you need. We’ll keep this updated regularly.

Our students

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

  • Face-to-face teaching, supervision and academic support was suspended on Monday 16 March.
  • We have moved to deliver teaching online from Monday 23 March where possible.
  • Our campus will stay 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 and only leave the house when absolutely necessary.

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 will be looking at 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

For new students in 2020

We're doing everything we can to limit the impact that the coronavirus outbreak has on your application to study here. We’re still committed to welcoming you to #TeamMDX in 2020.

  • If you’ve got an offer and you don’t have your results, we're taking advice from the government, exam bodies and UCAS at the moment. We’re considering different ways to assess your application beyond results too.
  • 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 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 means changes to how we work and communicate and we’ll provide guidance as you switch 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 cough, a high temperature and, in severe cases, shortness of breath. 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, do not leave your home for 14 days from when your symptoms started. Symptoms include a high temperature and/or a new, continuous cough. It is really important that you do not come to campus if you have symptoms.

      You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 14 days, contact NHS 111 online, rather than call. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111.

      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


      • 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. This means keeping a distance of at least two metres between people and avoiding gatherings of more than two people in public.

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

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