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Coronavirus information for new students in 2020

We understand you might be feeling uncertain about your application, but we've got your back

This is a concerning time for everyone, so we want you to know we're doing everything we can to limit any impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has on studying here and that we're still committed to welcoming you to #TeamMDX in 2020.

We get it though, you probably still have a lot of questions. So we've put together detailed information for all new students in 2020 to provide the support you need and hopefully some peace of mind too.

We'll keep this updated regularly and also contact you directly regarding any changes.

Undergraduate applicants

If you don't have your exam results:

We're taking advice from the government, exam bodies and UCAS after exam cancellations - including GSCE’s and A Levels – and the introduction of calculated grades. Your teachers will work with exam boards to assess your calculated grade and make sure that your hard work throughout your course is recognised.

We’re doing everything to limit the impact that these changes might have on your application. We recognise all of the unique knowledge and experiences that you'll bring to your education here - and we'll do our best to consider those along with your calculated grades and other qualifications.

If you're waiting for a decision:

Our admissions team is working hard to process all applications and provide decisions as soon as possible, although the situation is constantly changing:

  • We'll continue to give equal consideration to all applications regardless of where you are from, or where you live
  • We don't have any plans to change the term, enrolment or induction dates advertised on the website
  • We're constantly reviewing the deadlines we have attached to conditions of acceptance.

If any details change we'll get in touch with you directly, as soon as we get more information.

Undergraduate offer holders

We understand it's pretty difficult to think about your application at the moment but as part of #TeamMDX we're here for you and we're making sure we've got the right information now and in the coming weeks and months.

We're here to look out for you and give you the support and updates you need, so make sure you reach out to us with a question or tell us what's worrying you.

Remember that you don't need to make a decision on your application right away. Take your time to choose the uni that's right for you. Most people have until 5 May and some until June. Check UCAS Track for your deadline.

If any details change we'll get in touch with you directly, as soon as we get more information.

  • About your offer

    • What happens if I’m not happy with my predicted A-level grades? How will that affect my application?

      We understand from the Office for Students that you’ll have the opportunity to re-sit exams if you’re not satisfied with your results.

      We want you to know that grades are not the only way that we could make a decision on your application. We recognise all of the unique knowledge and experiences that you'll bring to your education here – and we'll do our best to consider those along with any qualifications

      We’ll also take into consideration any extenuating circumstances that might affect your application.

    • Why can’t Middlesex make me an unconditional offer now?

      The Office for Students has asked all universities not to make any unconditional offers for two weeks. They’ve also asked us not to change current conditional offers to an unconditional offer. We’re keeping to this request. This means that if you’ve already applied then your application is on hold for the moment.

      We’ll be flexible in how we make decisions about applications wherever we can. We’ll be in touch with you when we have more information from the Office for Students.

    • Will I be effected if unis are limiting the numbers of applicants they take this year?

      It was in the news his week that there might be limited numbers of new students at universities this year.  This is just one option being explored by Universities UK and the Office for Students however and we’re waiting to see what they say. If we’ve made you an offer then we expect that we’ll be able to honour this.

      Don’t feel worried about making an application and accepting us a your firm choice. If we’re the right choice for you – then we’d really encourage you to apply.

  • About your course

    • Can I start in September if lockdown lasts for six months?

      The UK Government recently advised some of their current guidance to stop the spread of coronavirus could remain in place for the next six months.  This is a changing situation that we’re monitoring carefully.  We’re looking at the possibility of launching some courses in September in this way, if the advice is that we can’t deliver them on-campus at that time. Of course we want to get you on campus as soon as possible. We know this is something that you’ll have lots of questions about so we’ll keep in touch with you about any developments over the next weeks and months.

      We’re teaching many of our current students online at the moment with a learning experience that compares to on-campus teaching. We’ve also worked hard to bring our Middlesex community online and we’re proud to see how strong #TeamMDX has become as a digital community.

    • Can I start my degree in January instead?

      We’ve started a number of our degree programmes in January in previous years. We’re currently reviewing which courses may be offered in January 2021 and we share details of these once they are agreed.  We’d encourage you to work towards starting in September if you can as it means you’ll have more opportunities to make the most of Middlesex. If that’s not possible then we’ll work with you to look at other opportunities, such as starting at a later date.

Postgraduate applicants

Everyone behind the scenes is doing everything they can to make sure your application is processed and finalised as soon as possible, but with the situation is changing all the time:

  • We'll continue to give equal consideration to all applications regardless of where you are from, or where you live
  • We don't have any plans to change the term, enrolment or induction dates advertised on the website
  • We're constantly reviewing the deadlines we have attached to conditions of acceptance.

If your undergraduate studies are affected:

  • For postgraduate applicants whose undergraduate studies have been impacted, we're taking advice from sector partners and examination bodies and will decide on a process moving forward but at the moment we're not in a position to say definitely how this will affect decisions we make on applications.

If any details change we'll get in touch with you directly, as soon as we get more information.

International applicants

We understand there will be an impact on international applicants from all over the world in many different ways, while the situation keeps changing every day:

  • We'll continue to run pre-sessional English programmes and aim for these to be partly or wholly delivered online
  • We're not anticipating any changes to fees should programmes move online, you'll save on not having to travel to the UK or secure accommodation
  • We are still accepting Erasmus applications, find out more about a study exchange here or studying abroad.
  • We do still require you to complete an English language assessment if this is part of your offer, but accept a wide range of tests as proof of eligibility. Find out more about which tests we accept, some of which are sat completely online.
  • We'll allow you to delay submitting supporting documents. Please submit relevant portfolios, certificates, documents and passports through the applicant portal once you have them. We also accept clear photo images of the documents and not necessarily a scanned copy too.

If any details change we'll get in touch with you directly, as soon as we get more information.

Interview information

For new students whose applications have further entry requirements, we've made the decision to change the process and move our subject-specific, on-campus interviews and workshops online or delay them. This follows the government's measures around staying at home and their instructions that we should only leave the house when absolutely necessary

  • Interview information by subject

    • Art and creative industries

      You'll receive an email soon with instructions to upload your portfolio via the applicant portal. There are two options for sending through your work;

      1. Send your full portfolio as a single PDF file, with a maximum size of 10MB
      2. Send a link to your portfolio through a Microsoft Word document including the URL and any login details. We can't accept a PDF file with a link.
    • Nursing and midwifery

      You'll be required to submit a piece of written work. We're finalising the process for this and will send out communications soon.

    • Social work

      You'll be required to submit a piece of written work. We're finalising the process for this and will send out communications soon.

    • Healthcare

      We've made the decision to only resume interviews in a couple of months. We'll continue to monitor and review this on a weekly basis and will keep applicants informed should anything change.

    • Vet nursing

      We'll be conducting a Skype interview, we'll get in touch to book you in for an interview slot.

      If you haven't been able to complete necessary work experience:

      While four weeks of experience in a veterinary practice is  an entry requirement we'll be more flexible in our consideration of relevant experience you have already gained or will gain in the near future, if you have been unable to complete the required amount due to the current climate. Please submit any work experience you have, other relevant animal experience will also be of value.

    • Initial teacher training

      We'll be conducting a Skype interview, we'll get in touch to book you in for an interview slot.

    • Postgraduate diploma Nursing (RPL)

      We've made the decision to change our applicant interviews and Recognition of Prior Learning workshops to online assessments.

      We'll be conducting a Skype or Zoom interview, we'll get in touch to book you in for an interview slot.

Coming to campus

Campus tour and open events

All our campus tours and open events have been suspended for the time being. This follows the government's measures that we must all stay at home.

Although you won't able to visit, we do have plenty of online and virtual experiences so you can get the information and support you need, explore our outstanding facilities and get a feel for studying here.

Join a virtual experience

Admissions drop in service

Our admissions drop in service is also suspended for now. This is also in line with the government's measures that staying at home is necessary for everyone.

Even though you can't see them on campus, the team is still available for you to get in contact in with in a number of different ways.

Get in touch

  • Get in touch

Our admissions enquiries team is happy to listen, give you any information you need and answer all your questions.

They're here to support you through what we know is a confusing and concerning time so don't hesitate to get in touch.


  • More information and advice

Our most important consideration in everything we do is the well-being and safety of everyone in #TeamMDX.

Along with adapting the way we work, we're also providing up-to-date information that's relevant to everyone around new government measures put in place to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

We'll keep this updated regularly but to keep everyone safe you should always follow the government's advice and only leave the house when absolutely necessary, we also encourage everyone to seek further information from Public Health England.

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