Warm welcome for new Middlesex University students from around the globe

18/09/2018
Over 1,000 international students have accepted places at Middlesex University London and are expected to start at the Hendon campus this week

Students are arriving from outside and inside the EU this week with the some travelling from as far as Australia and New Zealand to start their new lives at Middlesex. A warm welcome awaits them with an exciting array of events awaits planned including the chance to try out new sports, guided tours of London and Oxford and even a Great British Tea Party for international students.

“International students make an amazing contribution to our university and the wider local and London economy. They contribute to the health and teaching professions, supporting public services in London, as well as the banking and IT sectors. They very often make courses viable that would not otherwise be so, extending the breadth of learning opportunities we can offer to UK students." Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor

Middlesex University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tim Blackman said: “Going to university is a life-changing experience and our aim is for all Middlesex students to succeed in their studies before going out into the world to make a real difference.

“International students make an amazing contribution to our university and the wider local and London economy. They contribute to the health and teaching professions, supporting public services in London, as well as the banking and IT sectors. They very often make courses viable that would not otherwise be so, extending the breadth of learning opportunities we can offer to UK students.

“Students from overseas play a key role in supporting a thriving local economy with the average student living in Halls spending around £6000 in and around Barnet each year.”

13,362 of Middlesex’s overall population of 19,000 students are from the UK, around 3,000 are from the EU and around 2,700 are from overseas. Of the total figure just over 17,000 of Middlesex University students are engaged in full time study with around 2,000 choosing the flexibility of studying part time.

For the 2017/18 academic year 15,000 students studied at undergraduate level with 4,124 pursuing postgraduate study.

Middlesex University’s international students arriving at Heathrow this week will enjoy the red carpet experience with an exclusive pickup service in place to whisk new arrivals from the airport directly to campus to help them settle into their new home.

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