From 17 August, we've got four weeks of online talks and interactive sessions to take you right up to your first week of term. We'll cover all sides of uni life from study skills to getting involved on campus and planning your future career. All sessions are bite-size and optional – you choose what you want to do.
If you've got a place with us, watch out for info in your email!
We can’t wait to welcome you to #TeamMDX ❤️ Our Students' Union are working with some top online events promoters and our student groups to rethink Welcome and Freshers Week for 2020.
We've got a week of live online social events in store for you with plenty of opportunities to make new friends. We're excited for the ‘give it a go’ sessions run by our student clubs, societies and groups where you can meet people who are into the same stuff as you and try activities.
From movie nights with mates to playing pool for a break from coursework, if you’re living in our halls then you’ll get the same chances to hang out as you’d expect. The difference is that to keep you safe, you’ll be in a bubble with a group of students sharing a kitchen and other facilities.
Even so, we get that you might not want to plan too far ahead right now. So we're being flexible about how you apply for accommodation as well as payment and deposits.
You'll have a strong support network here with a whole community of students and staff who have got your back:
You’ll be able make online one to one appointments with some chances to meet face to face on campus, as long as it’s safe.
We’ll help you build your new network, socially and professionally, by creating friendly online spaces and events for student communities to meet up and talk about their experiences.
Events led by students - we've put our current students in charge of planning loads of events for you to join in a way that works for you, whether you’re super sociable or love downtime.
Find people like you - there are nearly 100 student groups, clubs and societies here. We’re training them to run activities throughout your first term where you can meet people who are into the same stuff as you.
Hang out IRL - we're working towards hosting some small face to face activities when it's safe and practical. And we’ll try to make sure you can attend IRL events online too so everyone can get involved.
"Put yourself out there and get involved because there really is something here for everyone, and joining a club or society is the best way to meet people who have the same interests as you."
Hear more about our student groups, clubs and societies on our MDX Student Life podcast with current students Kyle, Isobel and Euan. Listen at the link on the right or find all the episodes on Spotify.
Sport and Fitness
Our top class Fitness Pod gym will is open and you’ll be able to join in the new term. We’ll follow government guidance to keep you safe when you’re working out.
You’ll also have chances to get involved with some social team sport activities on campus, just as long as it’s okay for us to offer them.
Then you’ll be able to take part in university sports leagues when British Universities and Colleges Sport make the call we can return to play.
When we open campus for you this autumn, you’ll find lots of the usual stuff like:
There will be a few changes to the way that we do things so you can make the most of facilities and services. Safety measures include one way circulation in some places, more regular anti-bacterial cleaning and rules around face coverings and social distancing.