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Studying in autumn 2020 during coronavirus

Education Liaison and Outreach events

Virtual events

Whilst we really miss visiting schools and hosting events on our campus, we’ve brought our events and workshops online to help support you through the coronavirus outbreak.

Our Education Liaison team ran a series of Live Streams designed to support teachers, advisors and students. You can watch the short 30-minute sessions on our YouTube Channel.

Virtual Personal Statement Workshop

Going to uni gives you the confidence, skills and connections you need to get where you want to go next. Find out how to make your uni application stand out with our Workshop, on Wednesday 23 September at 5-5:45pm. Our team of experts will be online to share with you our easy step-by-step guide to writing a winning personal statement, plus we can answer all your questions and give personalised advice about your application. Book now to not miss out!

Book to join the session

Coffee catch-up for school staff

We understand this year's results has been a challenging time for schools and lots has changed for university admissions.

That's why we hosted a quick Coffee Catch-Up for teachers on Friday 21 August, where our uni experts Natalie and Rosie discussed how Middlesex University is taking a more flexible approach to grades this year, plus they've got the latest advice for supporting your students. Watch the catch-up here, or visit our YouTube channel for more recorded events.

For more information on our approach to admissions and to Covid-19, visit our webpages.

Years 7 to 11

Our Summer Success Camp is a virtual summer camp for disadvantaged students encompassing aspects of video game design and film making, with core curriculum areas like literacy, numeracy and PSHCE. Places on the summer camp are available free of charge for students aged 11-14.

Find out more

Videos for Students

If you didn't catch our previous live streams, don't worry! We recorded every session, so you can watch all of our helpful videos on our YouTube channel. We cover a range of topics for students, including:

  • How to write a personal statement
  • How to apply through UCAS
  • Tips for studying remotely

Watch on YouTube

Videos for Teachers

We're here to help you support your students. Our recorded Live Streams are packed with useful advice for teachers and advisors, and cover a range of helpful topics. including

  • Preparing your students for applying to university
  • How to support your students on Results Day
  • Admissions in a changing landscape

You can watch these short 30-minute videos on our YouTube channel

Watch on YouTube

Meet Middlesex: a virtual experience of our uni

If you're thinking about studying with us, our virtual experience is an online space where you can find out more and chat with our students and staff.

Join the virtual experience
  • Our events on campus

Our events, taster days and activities are designed to engage your students with practical and interactive activities and workshops. They'll have a unique opportunity to explore our fantastic facilities and campus, and start to imagine themselves at university.

We also play host to a number of subject-focused and community-specific events and fairs such as the STEM festival and the North London Higher Education Fair. These take place throughout the year so please check this page regularly to see what's coming up next.

If you want to organise a campus visit with your students and experience all that Middlesex University has to offer, please contact us.

MDX Debate

Our debate competition invites Year 9 and 10 students from local schools to debate current social issues.

The competition helps students develop their understanding of democracy, government, law, rights and responsibilities, and how we live together in society.

These learning outcomes are aligned to the current GCSE in citizenship studies, and call upon knowledge developed within a number of subject areas, including history, religion, social and health education.

  • Taster days

    This is a chance for Year 12 students to experience life at university. They'll choose from a variety of interactive subject specific workshops to get a real taste of student life and further education at a university. Students studying a level 3 qualification are also welcome to attend .

  • Preparing for University

    We offer a variety of talks and workshops that help your students and their parents or guardians prepare for higher education. These include student life, applying through UCAS, writing a personal statement, and student finance and budgeting. They'll also have the chance to explore different career options though our career profiling tool Discover Me.

  • Student finance workshops

    How to pay for university is a big consideration for many students thinking of higher education. This session explains what funding is available, how to get it and how to make it last.

    Topics covered includes tuition tee and maintenance (living cost) loans, bursaries and scholarships, repayments, budgeting and how to apply.

    Book a finance workshop

  • Personal Statement workshops

    This workshop provides crucial advice on the best way to write personal statements. Our team will guide your students by providing useful activities to prompt and develop their ideas.

University life taster

We invite your students to two sessions that will prepare them for their next steps in higher education. Given by MDX teaching staff, they focus on the first weeks at university and the skills they need to succeed in HE.

As a compliment to these, our research team are running focus groups where you and 4 to 6 of your colleagues discuss how you prepare your students for higher education.

What's different? What's the same? What do you need to know?

This session focuses on what your students can expect in the lead up to starting university including the week before they start, induction week and the first week of teaching.

They will also have the opportunity to talk to current MDX students who can relay their experiences of university life first-hand.

Next steps: studying at university

This session allows students to understand what it's like to study and be assessed in a university environment, including the specific language used by lecturers and current students.

Our lecturers and students will explain what skills and qualities are important for university study as well as the strategies for acquiring them. Your students will be then given the chance for self-reflection on their current skills and what they need to develop before starting university.

For further information or to book a sessions please email the Education Liaison and Outreach team.

North London Higher Education Fair

The North London Higher Education Fair is the perfect opportunity for you and your students to meet with a number of UK universities to discover more about the courses they are interested in.

Find out more

STEM Festival

Our annual festival invites you to join us for British Science Week and take part in interactive activities and demonstrations focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

This event is free for all and we're pleased to welcome schools and colleges. Please complete this form if you would like to bring a group of students.

  • See us out and about at external events

Higher Education Fairs and UCAS fairs

We visit a number of Higher Education and Careers fairs across the country supporting you and your students. If you’d like us to attend one of your events please let us know.

If you’re a student and you’d like to meet us, we're attending the following UCAS fairs or come to an open day

Please note that UCAS Fairs have been postponed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

MDX at New Scientist Live: October 2020

We are showcasing the best of MDX STEM provision at New Scientist Live between 10 and 13 October 2020. The event, one of the world’s greatest science fairs, is a celebration of all things STEM and  the perfect opportunity for your students to be inspired.

Highlights at our stand include the Motion Driven eXperience, our virtual reality rollercoaster where you actually feel the earth move, stress relieving robots, and a computer that you control with the power of your mind.

Early bird tickets are available now at live.newscientist.com

Motion Driven eXperience

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