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Studying with us during coronavirus in 2020 to 2021

Student life in autumn 2020 and spring 2021

Your new uni life is waiting

Everyone knows starting uni is about much more than your course. Like meeting new people and trying new things together. That doesn’t change because of coronavirus - even if happens a bit differently.

Read about the mix of virtual and real life experiences that we’ve got planned for you. And you can always ask us a question.

Get ready for your first term

From now until you start your first term, our Ready for anything online programme will prepare you for your course and help you feel part of our community.

What's happening now

What's coming up

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!

Your Welcome and Freshers Week

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.

More events in your first term

  • Our virtual careers and employment fair to get you thinking about where your degree can take you
  • Your chance to meet our amazing student support teams at the interactive online Student Success Fest.

Accommodation and halls of residence

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.

More info on living in halls

Personal student support

You'll have a strong support network here with a whole community of students and staff who have got your back:

  • Current students studying your subject in the year above
  • Our expert learning team to help with academic skills
  • Disability and dyslexia support for things affecting how you study
  • Our amazing librarians for subject specific support.
  • A central helpdesk team to answer all your questions.

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.

Our student support

Meet people and network

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.

Join our Facebook group for 2020 students

Hear from our students

"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 your first 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.

Our facilities

Our return to campus

Our north London campus is open and even though there's some changes, you’ll find lots of the usual stuff like:

  • Bookable study spaces, computer work stations and laptop loans
  • Places to get hot and cold food and drink
  • Inside and outside communal areas
  • Gym sessions and sports classes

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.

How we've returned to campus

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