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 will take place in 2023, we will provides dates and times in due course.
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 community update here from the Facilities Management team.
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.
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.
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
Barnet Council is launching a campaign to become London’s 2027 Borough of Culture – and they need your help to make it happen.
The plan is to turn Barnet into a Borough of Culture and make it known for its culture, wellbeing, social and economic value and creativity by creating a canvas of cultural activities – from art, literature, film and theatre through to sport, music, spoken word, events and food festivals.
Everyone is invited to share their ideas, including residents, students, artists, community groups, businesses and anyone with a current or past interest and connection with Barnet.
Join the Cultural Canvas Movement and let the community know how you would like to see Barnet transform into a Borough of Culture.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Join us for a fun-filled day of activities and advice for the over 50s at Middlesex University. There will be exercise tasters, music and dance performance, talks and workshops, advice on managing money and health checks. Includes a talk from Professor Catherine Loveday on Love and Connection. There'll be a free light lunch and refreshments throughout the day! To find out more contact Pippa at firstname.lastname@example.org
This collaborative event celebrates Black History Month by sharing the stories of the career-life journeys and achievements of black women, and women of colour, prior to the Windrush era that celebrates 75 years this year, during the Windrush era, and post Windrush era.
VIPs and special guest panellists include: The Worshipful the Mayor of Barnet Council, Councillor Nagus Narenthira, Ade Adelekan MVO, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Met Operations & Performance, Metropolitan Police Service, Barnet Councillor Zahra Beg, Cabinet Member for Equalities, Voluntary and Community Sector, internationally renowned artist Nigel Allyson-Ryan, FRSA, Director of Creative Industries and, Middlesex Visiting Scholar, Dr Patti Boulaye OBE.
This event will be followed by a panel discussion on why it is important to share insight into black women and women of colour success.
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.
Watch this space for upcoming events...
Watch our video to find out how we're increasing biodiversity on campus through collaborative thinking and working.
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:
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.
We offer short courses and CPD - or continuing professional development that include:
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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