In the Progression and Support team our values shape our commitment to continually improving the student experience, making sure that we provide a service that fully supports our students.
Jas Verdi, Head of Progression Support, Middlesex University
Middlesex has given Professor Carmel Clancy opportunities to achieve her ambitions and work to her strengths
Carmel first joined Middlesex University in 2001 to set up a new MSc in Mental Health and Substance Use, the first course of its kind in the country.
She soon scaled the academic ladder becoming a Principal Lecturer, then Director of Programme for Mental Health and Head of Department. She appreciates the opportunities Middlesex has given her and its fluidity.
“One of the great things about Middlesex is that it allows you to play to your strengths. As a head of department I can do stuff that I’m interested in as well as the day-to-day management of a busy academic department.”
Being part of her students’ journeys towards becoming the social workers and mental health nurses of the future is a privilege and responsibility that Carmel takes very seriously.
“Engaging with people who are starting their career in that profession is really exciting. I try to live by what I preach in terms of my relationships with staff and students. That’s important as the business that we teach - mental health and social work – is all about relationships and interpersonal skills."
As a diverse, open and inclusive University we are proud to be part of Pride’s annual celebration of life, love and liberty in London
We see diversity as one of our key strengths at Middlesex and take every opportunity to celebrate it. That’s why we’re proud to have participated in the Pride in London parade for the last two years.
Pride seeks to raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) issues and campaigns for equality. Things that we also feel passionate about as champions of inclusiveness and openness throughout our University.
Led by the Director for Corporate Engagement, David Williams, over 100 students, staff and friends took part when we walked in the 2017 parade which had a theme of 'Love Happens Here'.
“It was a fantastic day,” says David. “We were surrounded by love, laughter and had unbelievable support from those watching. Many alumni made themselves known to us and complimented us on our diversity and openness.
Being part of Pride demonstrated our acceptance of everyone, without exception, as an organisation.”
At Middlesex University it is not just our students that go on a transformative journey but our staff too. We encourage a high-performance culture that builds our staff engagement and recognises innovation and improvement. Dr Debbie Jack’s life has been intertwined with Middlesex University for nearly 30 years. She entered Middlesex as a student in Primary Education: Science and Computer Education and returned to do a PhD. She then joined the Education Department as a Senior Lecturer in 1995 and is now the Head of Education.
“As a place of work, opportunity is evident here. Everybody is given opportunities to develop and progress in their careers, right across the University and at all levels,” she says. Debbie is a big champion of looking after staff – in fact the aspect of her role she enjoys the most is supporting staff development, an ethos that she believes is embedded in the culture of Middlesex.