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Studying with us during coronavirus in 2021

Student support

We've got a support network to get you through any problems during your time at Middlesex

How we'll support you in spring 2021

We've made some changes to make sure that you'll have a strong support network available to you when you start with us during the coronavirus outbreak. Our services will mainly be delivered online so you'll have safe access to the help you need to do your best.

  • Updates to support services

    • Academic and learning support

      Academic writing and numeracy support

      We’re offering lots of online support with academic, writing and numeracy skills.

      We’re running online skills sessions as part of your course that are focused what you need to know for your subject.

      Outside of your course, we’ve developed online group sessions such as workshops, one to one appointments and virtual drop ins that you can join to learn more skills.

      Online support from Student Learning Assistants

      Student Learning Assistants are students studying your subject in the year above and will support you when you’re working online and if you come to campus.

      You’ll work together in timetabled sessions as part of your course modules and they’ll offer online drop ins too.

    • Disability and dyslexia support

      If you’re affected by a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulties our team is here to support you through your studies by making reasonable adjustments to make your course as accessible as possible.

      Our team can help put that help in place for you before you start or when you’re a student here to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities and have the support you need.

      Most of our support services will be offered online this year, for more information you can ask a question using our online form.

    • Mental health and personal support

      Mental health and wellbeing support

      Our Counselling and Mental Health Service provide counselling and support for different concerns, mental health challenges and diagnoses. They are currently offering remote appointments over video chat or the phone to provide that support in a safe way.

      You can contact the team for different therapeutic support depending what you need. They’ll work with you and other external organisations to help you to get treatment if that’s right for you.

      We have a big collection of materials for you to use independently too, such as the Fika app and the Big White Wall.

      Finance and welfare support

      Our team is here to help, so we’ll give you support to deal with any financial, practical or legal difficulties.

      We understand some people are having hard time financially due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and our team can give personal advice on planning your finances for university, including help with your loan.

      If you’re struggling to afford the costs of university you can apply for our Student Support Fund, which you don’t have to pay back. For more information you can ask a question online.

Our typical student support

Academic support

We'll help you to develop the academic skills that you need to do well on your course.

As an undergraduate or foundation year student, you'll be matched with a Personal Tutor for tailored support related to your course. Your tutor will meet with you regularly and answer your questions throughout the year.

You can also join one-to-one tutorials or workshops to learn:

- Academic writing, English language, and communication

- Maths and numeracy including statistics.

Support for your learning

You’ll find Student Learning Assistants - experienced students from the years above - in your seminars, workshops and small group sessions. Their personal experience means they understand some of the challenges that you might face so they can help you to learn.

You can also get support at drop-ins and online from our Graduate Academic Assistants, who also studied your subject at Middlesex, and work alongside staff.

Library and IT support

  • Get expert advice from our helpdesk about things like searching for resources or how to use specialist software
  • Book onto training sessions and one-to-one tutorials to learn skills like referencing at an advanced level.

Our libraries, IT and study spaces

Our canine teaching assistants

Dogs Maisie and Winnie are here to support you as an integral part of our teaching team. They work with your department to find ways to help reduce your stress and anxiety. They might come to your classes or there are also weekly drop-in sessions where you say hello to them.

Difficulties with your studies

Sometimes there are things happening in your life outside university that make studying more difficult. Sometimes it’s your course that you find difficult.

Whatever your personal challenge, we have a special team who work with you. They'll help you progress to the next year of your course and go on to complete your degree successfully.

English support

You must be able to write and speak English to a high standard to study at Middlesex.

If you're not at that level yet, we’ll help you to improve with English language teaching before and during your course.

English language requirements

If you weren’t educated in an English speaking school then you'll need to show that you meet our English language requirements.

Improve your English before you start

Support during your course

You can continue to improve your English skills while you study with us with free workshops and one-to-one tutorials.

Disability support

If you've got a condition that affects how you can study, then our Disability and Dyslexia team is here to put support in place so you can do your best.

How we’ll help

Get advice before you apply

If you're thinking about studying at Middlesex then our disability advisors are here to answer your questions about studying and student life.

Call +44 (0)20 8411 2502

Ask a question using our online form

Personal support when you're studying

During your course, our team is always here here to give you:

  • Confidential advice on adjustments for your course and special provision during examinations.
  • Support your application for funding, including Disabled Students' Allowance for students with a learning difficulty, health problem or disability.

Read our guides to studying at Middlesex with different conditions for detailed info on what to expect:

North London Regional Access Centre

The North London Regional Access Centre is an accredited centre offering support for disabled students in higher education that's based at Middlesex.

Personal support

Student welfare advice

Tel: 020 8411 3008 between 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm Monday to Friday

Online enquiry (use the subject Student Welfare Advice in the enquiry)

Make a phone appointment (remember to include your phone number)

Counselling and mental health support

We have specialist teams to support your emotional wellness and mental health with access to free individual counselling sessions, workshops and support groups. We'll also give consultations and refer you to external services and other specialists for other types of care.

If you have a mental health condition diagnosis then our Disability and Dyslexia team can also support you with mental health mentoring and academic adjustments.

Care leavers and estranged students

Education can be a challenging experience without the support of a family network.

However, we're committed to providing support to students who are in care or estranged from their families.

See what we provide

Child care support

Our nursery provides early years education and full day-care for children aged six weeks to five years. We take a principled approach to young children's care and education, with an emphasis on parental involvement and collaborative working.

Information about our nursery

Faith and religion

Our students and staff come from all over the world and we celebrate lots of different religions.

Your faith on campus

We have a prayer room on campus as well as different places of religious worship in our local area of north London.

Middlesex has different religious student societies, run by students through the Middlesex University Students' Union. These include the Christian Union society, several Islamic societies and the Jewish Society.

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