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

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Being a good neighbour

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.

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

Events and Exhibitions open to the public

STEM Festival

Wednesday 13 March 2024, 5pm to 7pm – Rickett Quadrangle (The Quad), Middlesex University London, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4BT

The festival takes place during British Science Week and brings together hundreds of young people from across North London, local residents and industry representatives to explore STEM subjects. It showcases the latest technology and facilities that Middlesex University uses to teach our students plus interactive activities and demonstrations focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The Mayor of Morphou and The Mayor of Barnet ‘Human Rights in Cyprus’ Lecture

Monday 18 March 2024, 12.30pm to 2pm – Hendon Town Hall Council Chamber, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BG

This annual lecture is a collaboration with the Mayor of Morphou Cyprus delegation, The Mayor of Barnet, The High Commissioner of Cyprus in the UK and Middlesex University School of Law.

The panel will consist of:

Chair: Professor Elvira Dominguez-Redondo, Professor in International Law at Kingston University

Speaker: Dr Alice Donald, Associate Professor in the School of Law at Middlesex University London: ‘European Court of Human Rights judgment and property rights.’

Speaker: Aphrodite Yiasemi, Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University London: ‘Cypriot refugees: Past and Future.’

Speaker: Professor William Schabas, Professor of International Law at Middlesex University London: 'Developments in the law of occupation' (talk recording.)

Find out more and register your attendance via Eventbrite here

The Big Iftar

Tuesday 19 March 2024, 5pm to 7.15pm – Rickett Quadrangle (The Quad), Middlesex University London, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4BT

Join us at Middlesex University London for this year's Big Iftar celebration. The Big Iftar is an annual event that takes place during the month of Ramadan. It is a community-led initiative that brings people from different backgrounds and faiths together to share food and conversation. The goal of The Big Iftar is to promote community cohesion, understanding, and solidarity.

On the evening we will hear from The Big Iftar movement's founder, Julie Siddiqi MBE and other guest speakers, plus Exiled Writers Inc. interfaith poetry. The event will also feature performances from Barnet Hill Academy Choir.

The event is open to everyone in Barnet, regardless of their faith or background, and is organised by Middlesex University Inter Faith Network, Barnet Council and Barnet Multi Faith Forum.

'How to Navigate Uncertainty in Leadership' –  A webinar with speaker Dr Robin Bagchi for The Distinguished Lecture Series

Tuesday 26 March 2024, 6pm to 7.30pm – online, via Zoom

Managed and chaired by Professor Tim Evans, Professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University London, The Distinguished Lecture Series events focus on the area of social policy and business.

Dr Robin Bagchi specialises in leadership dynamics, uniquely blending over three decades of transformative leadership experience with academic research in leadership psychology. His career began at Goldman Sachs, progressing through senior roles in investment banking, private markets, and venture capital across London and New York, including positions as CEO and Chairman. Robin’s academic journey is marked by a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and law degrees from the London School of Economics and Harvard Law School, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He also holds a PhD in Leadership Psychology from City, University of London, reflecting his deep commitment to understanding the complexities of leadership behaviour and performance.

This multidisciplinary academic background, coupled with a diverse professional trajectory, equips Robin with a comprehensive understanding of the complex challenges contemporary leaders face, enabling him to develop and implement innovative leadership practices. He possesses deep expertise in integrating self-compassion and compassionate leadership practices into organisational cultures. He underscores their vital role in enhancing psychological safety and resilience, mitigating burnout, navigating uncertainty, and elevating leadership effectiveness. His approach uniquely focuses on fostering a community culture within organisations, where mutual support and empathy lay the foundation, thereby reinforcing collective well-being and adaptability in the face of change. Additionally, Robin's expertise delves into the psychological underpinnings of Founder-Executive relationships and Board-CEO dynamics, offering a nuanced perspective on the interpersonal complexities that characterise leadership and governance in uncertain environments.

Find out more and register to attend via Eventbrite here

Healthier High Streets for residents

Middlesex University has joined a range of shops and businesses in Barnet which are helping to improve the health and wellbeing of our local community through the Healthier High Streets scheme. The Healthier High Streets programme brings together five schemes set up to encourage businesses to offer environments where the local community can come together and make healthy choices in safe, welcoming and inclusive spaces.

Middlesex University has joined the ‘Refill Barnet’ scheme for offering free drinking water refills available to all, while the University’s catering provider, Chartwells, has joined the ‘Healthier Catering’ scheme, which guarantees that we offer a healthy and nutritious food offer.

Local residents can look out for the Heathier High Streets Sticker displayed in shop windows, see what’s on offer at their favourite local businesses, and find a Healthier High Street shop near them through the Borough’s Health and Wellbeing map

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, outdoor 3g pitches, multi activity courts and our gymnasium are available to our local community, and we aim to facilitate community use of some meeting rooms and spaces when we are able to. Our Church Farm Meeting Room can also be reserved by the public.

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

Read the statement about the closure of the Real Tennis Club.

Rickett Quadrangle registered as a Warm Space

We are pleased to announce that the Rickett Quadrangle in our College Building has been registered as a Warm Space.

Warm Spaces is a community-led initiative where businesses, community, faith or social enterprise organisations provide a welcoming space for residents to stay warm and engage with others in their community.


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.

Find out more

Sports and fitness facilities at Middlesex

We welcome local community members and we would love you to join The Fitness Pod at Middlesex University. We have highly competitive gym memberships which include access to our impressive fitness centre and class programmes. No contract or joining fee required! Read more about our latest memberships.

Our gym, 3g pitches and multi activity courts are open to our local community at competitive rates. Our 3g pitches have marking for Football (11 and 7-aside) Lacrosse and more. Our Multi Activity courts are available for a variety of sports including tennis, netball, 5-aside football and cricket. Find out more about our facilities.

Find out how to join

To check availability and to book a court or pitch, please contact thefitnesspod@mdx.ac.uk or telephone the reception on 020 8411 6343.

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

MDX Inter Faith Network

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.

For further information contact: MDXInterfaith@mdx.ac.uk


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.

Access specialist support

Click here for a list of organisations offering practical and emotional support in the local area.

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

Green spaces

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:

  • improving the benches through repainting and the replacement of the wood slats
  • planting of native bulbs in the grassed and woodland areas
  • developing an area as a community orchard
  • improvement 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.

Supporting cultural education in our 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 and have a read of our news article about Performing Arts at Middlesex and the Barnet Cultural Education Partnership.

Courses for professional and personal development

We offer short courses and CPD - or continuing professional development that include:

  • 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.
  • Courses to update your current qualifications in healthcare, social work, teaching or CPR and first aid

Find out more

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 several times throughout 2021, 2022 and 2023. Topics discussed included security, community use of University spaces, litter and environmental issues.

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

Letter from James Kennedy regarding the University and Residents Group Forum.

Please find the March 2023 community update here from the Facilities Management team.

Please find the October 2023 community update here from the Facilities Management team.

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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