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Local commitment

Middlesex University is committed to making a positive impact in the local area.

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Join our University and Residents Forum

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 five times so far, in May, August and November 2021, and in February and May 2022. Topics discussed included security, community use of University spaces, litter and environmental issues. The next meeting is scheduled to take place in September.

If you are interested in joining or would like to know more, please contact W.Townsend@mdx.ac.uk.

Questions or concerns

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.

Call +44 (0)20 8411 7777

Tackling anti-social behaviour

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.

Use our campus spaces

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.

Kickstart your career

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.

Find out more


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)

Find out more

Church Farm meeting room

Among other spaces, a room in the Church Farm Building is available for use by the local community.  Please contact W.Townsend@mdx.ac.uk for further information or to book this space.

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Green spaces

Use of green spaces in our grounds, such as the Paddock, Church House and Hendon Grove, 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 are currently further improving the Hendon Grove, works include:

  • improving the benches through repainting and the replacement of the wood slats
  • planting of native bulbs in the grassed and woodland areas
  • looking to develop an area as a community orchard
  • improving of sightlines within the park to improve visibility
  • minor improvements to paths to improve safety.
  • we have installed bird, owl and bat boxes on the trees in Hendon Grove.

Going green in Hendon

We care about the physical environment at our campus in Hendon, north London. We're doing award winning work to make it more sustainable and to reduce our impact on our environment year on year.

Watch our video to find out how we're increasing biodiversity on campus through collaborative thinking and working.

Environment and sustainability

Sports and fitness facilities at Middlesex

We have a growing number of local community members and we would love you to join The Fitness Pod at Middlesex University. We have therefore 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.

  • To check availability and to book a court, please contact thefitnesspod@mdx.ac.uk or telephone the Reception on 020 8411 6343. If you are interested in joining one of our tennis coaching courses for players of all abilities, please contact our Sports Development team at compsport@mdx.ac.uk.

For more information about our Sports facilities please contact Toni Hannan: t.hannan@mdx.ac.uk or thefitnesspod@mdx.ac.uk

Find out how to join

Supporting our community throughout the pandemic

Protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors will remain our top priority. Due to the coronavirus outbreak our events have moved online, but we are still here for our community.

We have continued to collaborate with partners across Barnet and the role we play in our local community has become more important than ever. In six months, inspirational Middlesex staff trained over 2,400 healthcare professionals and vaccinators from the public to carry out COVID-19 vaccinations. Our Clinical Skills team and Nursing and Midwifery Department have led the major vaccination training programme for the North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (NCL CCG).

In recognition of our work to support Barnet in the face of the pandemic, Middlesex University has received Barnet Council's 2021 'The COVID-19 Community Heroes Award'.

Read about MDX research and community efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic

Middlesex in Barnet


nurses and midwives trained every year


members of the public trained to carry out COVID-19 vaccinations so far this year


alumni living in Barnet

Sign up for community events

We organise a wide range of free Community Events at Middlesex from talks by high profile guests and panel debates to seasonal celebrations.

If you would like to receive more information about our Community Events, then sign up to our mailing list.

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Our global outlook

We see the world as our campus at Middlesex. We’re located across three continents with students from more than 160 countries. Wherever in the world that our students learn with us, there are the same excellent teaching and professional standard facilities.

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