At Middlesex we are committed to creating a positive, inclusive environment where diversity is a strength and everyone is treated equally with dignity and respect.
The University has a number of Networks that are proactive and successful in instigating and developing new ideas, raising awareness across different issues and experiences, and holding supportive and informative events. They are also instrumental in influencing policy through the University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
The main purpose of these Networks is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for staff to learn about each other in an inclusive and respectful way, and to provide support to the University’s equalities plans.
The University has the following networks available for staff to join:
Anti-Racism Network (MDX-ARN)
Parents’ and Carers’ Network
The Parents’ and Carers’ Network (PCN) gives parents and carers the opportunity to share experiences, tips and to offer support. Talking to people who are in a similar situation is often the most powerful form of support, PCN aim to provide an informal and safe space for staff to socialise and talk about the various challenges they face as parents and carers.
The Disability Network will provide support, share ideas and contribute to the development of relevant practices and projects for the benefit of members of the wider MDX community, primarily, those with a disability, health condition or learning difference. Any member of staff is welcome to join the network. It does not matter if they identify with a disability or as an ally or friend, or however they self-describe.
The Gender Network is a space that works intersectionally and provides a feminist platform for people to articulate their own experiences and find common ground. Membership is aimed at staff who identify as women, trans and/or gender non-conforming and/or who are invested in supporting and amplifying the voices of women, trans and gender non-conforming people at Middlesex.
Inter Faith Network (MDX IFN)
MDX IFN aims to showcase and support the diversity of religious belief within the staff and student community at Middlesex University. The Network aims to have representation from all religions and beliefs within our membership.