We want to keep open channels of communication and collaborate better with our neighbours. We have set up a University and Residents Forum and have met several times throughout 2021 and 2022. Topics discussed included security, community use of University spaces, litter and environmental issues. The next meeting is scheduled to take place in January 2023.
If you are interested in joining or would like to know more, please contact W.Townsend@mdx.ac.uk.
If you are a local resident and have any questions or concerns about the University’s or its members’ impact on the local community, please don't hesitate to contact our Security Team, available 24/7.
Being a good neighbour and having a positive impact on the local area is very important to us.
The University and the London Borough of Barnet will continue to work together with the police to reduce the incidence and impact of antisocial behaviour. We have listened to local residents and have increased security patrols on and around campus, and made it easier for residents to report problems or issues.
Our cafés at The Quad in our College Building and The Grove – which provide a great selection of food and snacks, with gluten free, halal, vegan and vegetarian options available – are open to our local community.
Our prices start at £1.10 for hot food and £2.10 for sandwiches – add a snack or fruit with a drink for £3.99.
The Quad opening times: Monday to Friday: 7.30am to 7.00pm (term time); Saturday: 8.30am to 4.00pm (term time); Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 5.00pm (out of term)
The Grove opening times: Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 6.00pm (term time); Closed (out of term)
We play a key role in our local area and we support local business, groups, schools, colleges and community members. Many of our campus facilities – including cafés, the sports facilities and a meeting room – are available to our local community, and we aim to facilitate community use of some meeting rooms and spaces when we are able to.
Current Covid-19 measures
To help us protect our community, we ask that if you are feeling unwell please do not visit the University until you have made a complete recovery. Please follow government guidelines in relation to Covid-19.
If you test positive for Covid-19, the Government advises that you stay away from busy spaces for 5 days.
The Real Tennis Club
A statement about the closure of the Real Tennis Club is available here.
Use of green spaces in our grounds, such as the Paddock and Church House is available to the local community.
After they were in decline for several years, in March 2022 we replaced our large conifers in front of the College House building with three Hornbeam trees. We also planted eight small leaved lime trees in the Paddock.
We have completed improvements in the Hendon Grove, works include:
Watch our video to find out how we're increasing biodiversity on campus through collaborative thinking and working.
In partnership with Aspire London, we are providing free higher education and support to help Londoners with no prior higher education qualification to upskill and kickstart their careers.
The Aspire London programme will run in October 2022 and April 2023, and is open for enrolment.
We offer short courses and CPD - or continuing professional development - that include:
- Courses to update your current qualifications in healthcare, social work, teaching or CPR and first aid
- English courses to prepare you to study at Middlesex if English isn't your first language.
- Professional development training to enhance the skills of staff in your organisation.
We have a growing number of local community members and we would love you to join The Fitness Pod at Middlesex University. We have introduced our new community membership offer which includes access to our impressive fitness centre and class programme. No contract or joining fee required!
Our gym, tennis courts and football pitches are open to our local community.
Our Performing Arts Department are pleased to be involved in an exciting new Cultural Education Strategy for Barnet and Culture for Youth, pledging an artist in every school by 2027.
A group of leading arts and education partners worked throughout the pandemic with over 100 arts and education members across Barnet to crystallise a vision where all schools have an artist residency, and every young person can consider and access creative career opportunities.
Find out more and download the strategy here.
The exhibition focuses on the representation of black and disabled communities in suburban Kingston, containing sensitive and natural depictions which represent the community of Tower Avenue, a street in Kingston, Jamaica, from where alumnus Dexter and his family originated. Dexter, who has cerebral palsy, has long been driven by the principle that marginalised communities deserve to be given a voice in an empathetic and empowering way.
These images form part of that MA work and he is continuing to develop the work. Dexter has also recently had his first solo show at The Orleans gallery and was awarded the Hood medal by the Royal Photographic Society.
You can view Dexter Mclean’s artwork on his website
As part of the exhibition, a Panel Discussion: Representation, Identity, and the work of Dexter McClean will take place in The Atrium on 29 November from 17:30 - 19:00. The panel will be joined by Mark Sealy OBE - curator and cultural historian, acting CEO of Autograph ABP, the Association of Black Photographers, and Eddie Botsio - TV Reporter, Producer and Commissioning Editor for the BBC and ITN.
MDX PhD student Jude Smit has curated the exhibition as part of her research into what we can learn from students' lived experiences of attempted suicide. The exhibition was first presented at our Hendon campus this March and has now moved to the Arts Depot.
Unspoken consists of more than 20 pieces of artwork made by students across the UK, including paintings, sculpture, poetry and animation. It aims to give a voice through art to those who may have struggled to be heard previously
For more information, visit the Arts Depot's website.
Trigger warning - Images contain content related to self-harm and suicide.
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.
MDX Inter Faith Network (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.
The following events organised by the MDX IFN are open to members of the local community:
For further information about the MDX IFN and the events, please email email@example.com
Experienced or witnessed a hate crime?
If you are a member of the public, please use this page to find out what to do if you’ve been affected by a hate crime and see how Middlesex University, as a member of the Barnet Network of Reporting Centres, can help you report the incident.
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