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Local commitment, global reach

We’re proud to be in Hendon, part of the London Borough of Barnet, and to make important contributions to our local community. We've also expanded our profile around the world with campuses in Dubai, Mauritius and Malta.

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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

We're here for our community

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 less than a month, inspirational Middlesex staff trained over 600 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).

To help further support the national efforts against COVID-19, we are proud to be working with Barnet Public Health and Public Health England to host a long-term COVID-19 testing facility at our Fenella Building Car Park (NW4 4BS). The facility, which is managed by Barnet Public Health, operates 8am – 8pm seven days a week and is a by-appointment-only service open to anyone who books via the NHS Test and Trace app or online.

In 2020, Middlesex University produced nearly 70,000 visors and hundreds of essential gowns and scrubs to protect NHS staff working on the frontline during COVID-19. MDX Arts and Creative Industries Faculty staff including a team of homeworkers and even the local London fire brigade were involved in this community effort. See The Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Caroline Stock's, interview by video call with Middlesex staff who worked on campus to create PPE equipment.

We have also worked with the Barnet Multi Faith Forum to share short messages about how the community has adapted to lockdown and what ideas they have been drawing on to reach out to various members of their cultural sectors. The video features many local faith leaders, secular community figures and our Vice-Chancellor Professor Nic Beech.

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'. In May 2021 the Mayor of Barnet Cllr Caroline Stock visited our campus to present the award and celebrate our hard work and achievement in supporting Barnet's communities throughout a very difficult year (photo below).

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

Find out more about the recipients of the Barnet Civic Awards 2021

Local residents

University and Residents Forum

We want to keep open channels of communication with our neighbours. We have set up a University and Residents Forum and intend to have our first meeting in February. If you are interested in joining or would like to know more, please contact Winsome Townsend.

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

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 are available to our local community, and we aim to facilitate community use of our meeting rooms and spaces when we are able to.

Among other spaces, a room in the Church Farm Building is available for use by the local community. Due to COVID-19 restrictions this space is not currently available. Please contact Winsome Townsend (w.townsend@mdx.ac.uk) for further information or to book an alternative space.

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The Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition is now open to all Barnet residents

The Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition, What's Your Big Idea? is a contest to promote and develop enterprise and entrepreneurship throughout Barnet and amongst the student population. It offers local residents, and Middlesex University and Barnet and Southgate College students who have the right to work in the UK the opportunity to showcase their ideas, attend business development workshops and win funding from the £15,000 cash prize fund to help grow their business.

The competition is led by Middlesex UniversityLondon Borough of Barnet, and Barnet and Southgate College with the generous support of Santander Universities and Brent Cross Shopping Centre.

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Our sports facilities welcome our community

In line with recent government guidelines, on Monday 29 March we reopened our outdoor Tennis courts, which are available to our local community, as well as students and staff.

Courts can be booked by the hour from 8.30am – 8.30pm. 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

From 12 April, following government guidelines, we have reopened the indoor sports and fitness facilities. Sessions at our gym, The Fitness Pod, need to be booked in advance via the Fitness Pod App. Our Real Tennis court is bookable through the normal court booking system. For any queries, please e-mail thefitnesspod@mdx.ac.uk

The health and safety of our visitors will remain a priority, and arrangements to ensure our visitors are kept as safe as possible – including requirements for social distancing and sanitisation of equipment – will be communicated at the point of booking.

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

What’s on at Middlesex?

Protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors will remain our top priority. We are closely reviewing and monitoring the situation as well as implementing internal processes to risk assess and ready the campus to begin a gradual and strategic return.

When the time is right, we look forward to seeing our local residents coming into campus, attending our events and feeling at home. For the time being, we will continue to offer our events online.

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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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