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Studying with us during coronavirus in 2021

Your future career

We give you personalised support to build your confidence, skills and experience and get you ready for the graduate job you want

Employability support in 2020 and 2021

We’ve made some changes during the coronavirus pandemic so that our employability and student job services can you expert support in a safe way.

  • Our MDX Works and Unitemps services will mainly be available through online methods like video and phone appointments, email and web chat.
  • You'll still be able to make the most of one-to-one advice, take part in group workshops and join regular webinars with guest employers.
  • We're working to try and offer some face-to-face sessions on campus, when it's safe and practical to do so.

Courses to get you work ready

We offer practical work experience and hands-on teaching to make sure you’ll graduate with skills that make you employable in the real world.

Courses developed with employers

Our lecturers and employability advisors work closely with employers to design our courses to make sure you have what they’re looking for when you graduate.

Professional mentoring and coaching

We can pair you with a professional mentor or coach so you learn from the best on your way to your dream career.

Career support that’s personal to you

MDX Works employment hub

Get one-to-one tailored support through our central MDXworks employment hub. Drop-in any time or come to our regular workshops and clinics.

Expert career advisors

Our advisors have career-specific knowledge and experience to guide you through developing your CV and online profiles, working through applications, preparing for interviews and getting your graduate job.

Career resources 24/7

Get access to our online tools and resources including thousands on roles in the UK and abroad on our job board.

Set up your business at uni

Middlesex is a space where ambition grows. If you have an idea and determination, we will empower you take action on your plan. We’re ranked seventh out of 121 universities for graduates who are looking to start or manage a business (Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance)

Support for your start-up or to go self-employed

  • Our Enterprise Development Hub and MDX Works offer mentoring, workshops, networking and events.
  • We’ll connect you with other students with skills to offer.
  • Get financing for your project through our own crowdfunding platform.

Boost your career with a placement

Make a placement part of your course or do one alongside your studies. You’ll work on real projects and apply what you've learnt in the classroom. It’s all work experience that gives you an edge when you apply for a graduate job in the career you want.

One week to year-long options

Our placements come in all shapes and sizes:

We’ll be there to provide career-shaping advice and support to ensure you get the most from each placement.

Work in London and beyond

With London on your doorstep, you’ll have access to unbeatable work experience. You can also do your placement elsewhere in the UK or even abroad through the Erasmus + exchange programme.

Our students talk about placements

"I learned what skills I’ll need for the future so I’ve been able to tailor my course to match. I know it’ll give me an advantage for when start work."

Samiha, business and marketing placement

"It's set me up so I’m ready for anything I do next - a job or a masters. It’s given me new skills and perspectives and helped me develop my interests outside of the course."

Natasha, psychology research placement

"I use my studies to influence my work at my placement and then take that experience and feed it back into my uni work. It's had a big impact on what I want to do in the future."

George, music teaching placement

Hear more about placements

The Placements Office helped me secure a year-long placement which has been an incredible and invaluable experience, helping confirm what I want to do in the future.

Melissa Bent, Psychology BA

Develop your skills for work

Outside of your course, your time at uni is about getting the skills you need for success in the work place.

Work while you study

We’ll match you with a job on campus or in the local community to develop essential qualities like teamwork, collaboration and communication. All students who work with us are paid the London Living Wage.

Join our in-house agency

Be part of the MDXcel initiative where you’ll collaborate with other students to create innovative solutions for national and local businesses and organisations, while developing real-world experience.

Get skills in your free time >

Choose from 85 societies and 20 sports teams on campus as well as volunteering opportunities to learn skills that make you stand out.

Connect with your future employer

We make the most of our business links to put you in the room with top employers and get you closer to your dream career. Plus we’ll make sure that you have the skills to tell them why they should hire you.

Graduate employers that we work with include Goldman Sachs, Marks and Spencer and O2/Telefonica.

Career events on campus

  • Recruitment fairs our Gradstock Festival give you industry exposure as you start to build your professional network
  • Lectures and seminars led by employers so you can hear what they’re looking for and what’s new in your area
  • Professional networking events like our accounting and finance event with KPMG get you together with Middlesex alumni working in your area and other professionals.

Help to get the job you want

Our advisors are here to help develop your career plans and understand what steps you need to take to get there.

Research into your potential career

We’ll make sure you know all potential jobs related to your course - not just the obvious ones.

Plan your job search campaign

We’ll show you the best places to find opportunities as well as graduate job schemes to consider.

Make a successful application

We’ll work with you to perfect your CV and application for your perfect role. We'll advise you on how to reflect your unique value and what you'll bring to a role.

Support after graduation

Our package for graduates

We’re committed to student success so our employability support continues as you find your career path.

One-to-one advice

You’ll get tailored guidance face-to-face or remotely plus access to online resources and tools after you leave us and for as long as you need it.

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