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 four times so far, in May, August and November 2021, and in February 2022. Topics discussed included security, community use of University spaces, litter and environmental issues. The next meeting is scheduled for 25 May 2022.
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.
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 stay at home and try to avoid contact with others and follow government guidelines.
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.
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)
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:
Watch our video to find out how we're increasing biodiversity on campus through collaborative thinking and working.
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.
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'.