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Teaching and research excellence

During 2017 the high quality of our teaching and research has been recognised in several awards and a continued rise in our position in university rankings. We are now one of the top 500 universities in the world. That's important to us because excellent teaching and research have a positive effect on our students' experience.

Award for quality in teaching

Middlesex University has been rewarded with a Silver for our high-quality teaching in the country's first Teaching Excellence Framework awards. This new government scheme looks at how well students are taught at universities across the UK.

"Students from all backgrounds achieve excellent outcomes," Teaching Excellence Framework Statement of Findings for Middlesex University

We were commended for how we value and support teaching at Middlesex and our commitment to engaging our students in their teaching and learning experience. This has led to high levels of student satisfaction that were also commended by the TEF panel. Other areas that were praised by the panel include:

  • MDXworks, our tailored employability service, which offers guidance to students throughout their academic journey and into employment
  • The integration of employability skills and knowledge in our curriculum to help students shape their career aspirations
  • Our Student Learning Assistant scheme, which provides extra academic support and keeps our students' learning experience engaging
  • The way we value and reward good teaching, showcased by our annual student-led teaching awards
  • The steady increase in student satisfaction at Middlesex due to excellent physical and digital resources including our e-books scheme.

You can read the full Middlesex University TEF Statement of Findings on the HEFCE website.

"I was continually impressed with the standard of teaching of the professors and lecturers and the positive impact this had on my studies," Katharine Owen, LLM Employment Law Graduate

Top rankings in London and worldwide

We are the third highest-ranked modern university in London in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. We were particularly commended for continuing to invest in the student experience through enhanced services and facilities. The ranking evaluates universities on student satisfaction, research quality, entry standards, graduate prospects, good honours, completion, student-to-staff ratio as well as services and facilities spend.

Middlesex University is also one of the top 500 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. We are the only modern university in London to feature in the list. The rankings benchmark performance in teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

"Middlesex not only gives you the resources, opportunities and support academically but they also go above and beyond to make sure that as an individual you reach your full potential," Shelley Griffin, MA International Relations Graduate

In The Compete University Guide, Middlesex is the second highest ranked modern university in London for the second year in a row. We are 73rd overall in the guide's annual ranking of UK universities. The table is based on ten measures: student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, entry standards, student: staff ratio; spending on academic services; spending on student facilities; good honours degrees; graduate prospects and completion.

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