"I love Middlesex "By: Patrick.t45. BA (Hons) Publishing and Media
I love everything about Middlesex. This university just suits me down to a tee. It has everything you would ever need. As soon as I turned up I was settled into my flat where I had 7 other house mates from all walks of life but they were all welcoming and friendly as I was the last one to move in. There is no time to sit around and feel sorry for yourself because the famous fresher week events come thick and fast. The Student Union organise this, they have some quality events and I would recommend everyone attending these. Some of the stories I have from this week alone are unreal, but I've sworn not to reveal them, plus this site would probably have to take my post home.
One piece of advise is to go to Freshers Fair. All the universities clubs and societies are all in one place, you get to meet loads of second and third years. I joined the football team. We trained once a week with matches on a wednesday. Thankfully I had no lectures on a Wednesday. Everyone goes out straight after matches on a "social". These are literally the best nights ever. We usually do fancy dress, thats all I can remember from most of them.
The course is really engaging, I only have like 10 hours of teaching each week, but theres a fair bit of work that I can do in my spare time. I had a few issues in the first semester but the faculty and my tutors supported me. I couldn't ask for more from them. The university also support you in job hunting with CV workshops and other stuff like that. I found that really beneficial.
The university is located on the outskirts of London where there is so much going up. One tip, the student loan doesn't spread that far, try save a bit of money before you come to university and you will have the time of your life.
"It'll Do "By: epson6. BA (Hons) Business Management
Im not going to dress it up to something it's not. I'm not going to tell you it's the best university, because we both know it's not. I went through clearing and picked Middlesex and I have to admit, this university has exceeded my expectations. I didn't know where to go after I failed to get into my first choices. I wanted to be in a city and I loved the location of Middlesex. I did come to their open day after results day which helped me make up my decision because it gave me the opportunity to talk to tutors and current students which is so helpful. Once I arrived it was confirmed to me that I wasn't miss sold anything on that open day.
If you go through clearing, go to an open day before making your decision It will help you. I actually found middlesex on University Compare, where I read a couple of reviews which persuaded me to even go to the open day. So now I am just repaying the favour. I hope this helps as much as these helped me nearly a year ago.
"Decent "By: Benson74. BSc (Hons) Computer Networks
If you want to pro long working life go to university. I wake up gone mid day every day and drink twice to three times a week, I can't complain. I am going to get the biggest shock when I finish my degree this time next year when I have to do a 9-5... The night life is just to good to miss out on. I've been out loads of times back home but nothing compares to a student night! The drinks are so cheap and everyone just ends up in a right state. Is it bad that I spend more time in the bar than I do the library? aha
The university itself is ok. Being honest it would probably be better if I applied myself to my course probably. When I make it into lectures they are actually pretty interesting, I just cant seem to wake up in the mornings despite setting many alarms. If I was paying the new higher fees, I would probably invest in an industrial siren to get me out of bed in the morning.
"Keep on top of your work load "By: Natalie_x
I've had a great time at Middlesex University. My time here has just come to an end, with only graduation to look forward to. It's going to be so emotional saying goodbye to this uni and my friends. My first bit of advice to any new students at MDX would be to keep on top of your assignments and work. In the 1st year I was more focused on partying and socialising. I had a shock when I got my first semesters results back, I scrapped through by the skin of my teeth and I become so stressed. Once I balanced my time I was enjoying university and studying even more.
If your looking for stuff to do between or after lecturers there is a local ice skating rink, bowling alley and cinema. If your looking for somewhere to eat or drink, there are loads of places to eat. There are loads of regular transport so it is easier to get around.
"Who's getting the first round in? "By: MDX_LAD6. BA (Hons) Business Management
I went to university for the university night life aha. I picked a course that I thought would be easy and generic so I could just spend the majority of my time socialising and out on the lash. I didn't have a student loan to fund this, I got a part time job in town and my parents helped me here and there. The night life in Middlesex is pretty decent, the events at the SU arebusy and cheap as chips. Most drinks under £2.50... what more do you want? aha. I am into my house music and raves, so being located near central london is a bonus. There is plenty of students who love to party as much as me. Get involved in a club, they have insane socials. All sorts happens. I won't reveal all, I'll let you find out for yourself aha. Theres lots of girls on campus which is quality.
The university is good. The lectures are interesting tbf and my tutor gives me plenty of support even when I am hungover aha. Come to MDX, you won't be disappointed.
"hmm "By: Van71. BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems
The university is ok. There aren't that many facilities for students on the campus I was studying on.
My course was also ok, nothing special but the tutors were very helpful even though the modules were pretty dull. I only had three lectures a week. In my first year they were all on the same day. I found it difficult to focus throughout the whole day and also tiring.
I didn't live on campus but apparently the halls were very secure and there was lots of break ins. If you do live on campus, contents insurance is a must. Unfortunately I am not apart of any clubs or societies but thats not because I didn't want to, there was none that interested me. You can start your own but I didn't want the hassle of that. The SU do throw gigs and they are decent.
"MDX MDX MDX "By: Wazza
I'd recommend MDX to anyone thinking about studying at university. One thing that could be improved is the general student experience. On campus there is no real lively place to hang out and socialise with your friends. The surrounding areas don't focus on students in terms of services and prices.
I had 10 hours of lectures per week and I felt this is just about enough. My lecturers where really helpful . If you need advice, don't wait for them to come to go, go to them and ask questions you need the answers to. MDX also spent lots of money on the library, which has lots of new facilities for students. The library however can be noisy due to the lack of staff. It's hard to get a computer between the hours of 11am and 5pm. Other than that the library is fairly quite.
I didn't live in halls but I wished them once. They looked alright I suppose. They were really small but warm even in the middle of the winter. Once I finish studying for the day I end up going home as there is not much to do locally unless you want to go into London.
"I transferred "By: Jass
I transferred after my first year at London Met. I really didn't like that university and I was having an awful experience. My lecturers at Middlesex are excellent. They provide me with all the support I need for my assignments. One negative about the course is that they have changed the framework so there are no seminars, which reduced the amount of choice for modules. I only have 7 study hours per week, what is that?
It's expensive to live and study in london but also wonderful in its own right. My favourite place is the poetry cafe in covent garden. I am a member of the foreign film society. If you don't like any of the societies on offer create your own. I feel like the university bar is a little expensive as its meant for students. I haven't used the sports facilities but the library is really good and enough computers to use even at busy periods.
"It's been a long 3 years... "By: Danielle_B
I didn't really know what to do once I finished 6th form, I didn't want to go into full time work, so I made my mind up on results day when I done alot better than I ever expected. That was it, I was going to university. I don't live to far away from Middlesex so I thought this would be a good option for me.
The course is a little bit different, I didn't know what I should study, and the course I picked was not for me, I don't know how I have study it out for three years! I won't say what course it is because this is probably not a fair reflection on the course on university.
There is plenty to do in the local area. If your hungry there is loads of places to eat. The night life is really good as well, it's much as better than were I live. So this was good to experience the student nights.
"Hendon Campus "By: Stacey.F94. BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling Skills
I studied Psychology with Counselling Skills where Middlesex provided me with good lad facilities and apple macs to use. The staff and facilities made my course really enjoyable. They could have more enforced rules when it comes to the library, countless times I have been trying to focus on my work when there is an out break in noise. Most students treat this as a common room and is not an environment to complete assignments. The actually software on the computers is excellent, no complaints there.
The bar on campus is really average prices, where they host lots of events and raves regularly. Surrounding the university are lots of restaurants, a couple of pubs. If this isn't enough, Brent Cross is close by with easy access into central London.
As far as i am aware there are lots of societies, however I haven't join one. The SU always have events and things going on which you can get involved with and are very vocal about what they are putting on.
I don't live on campus or in university campus. My friends do and there are reasonably happy with the service they receive. When living at home you get a lot less grant money and then you have the hassle of commuting, which can be annoying at times. I would of liked to live on campus if I had to go back to year 1.
"You get no support! "By: HarrietBoxes
I was having a good time at Middlesex, but throughout my last year I was struggling. I had issues at home and at university which started to effect my grades in my first semester. I expressed my concern to the faculty officer and they did nothing to support me and honestly did not care. I felt so alone at this point. I think I have now messed up my final year.
I didn't feel like I could talk to my lecturers or tutors. There really spared 5 minutes for general questions on their seminars let alone student issues. The library doesn't have enough resources either. Make sure you do your assignments in the first 6 weeks of the semester otherwise the library is like a play ground and you cant concentrate.
I wish the university could of offered me more support during my final year, I don't think its alot to ask tbh.
"My Middlesex Review "By: Kilby181. BA (Hons) 3D Animation & Games
My first year has been a proper roller coaster. I know it sounds cliche but its been full of ups & downs. When I first arrived at university I didn't really fit in with my flat mates. I'm not really that much of a drinker, so I don't like to go out 3 nights a week, like most of the other freshers do. So if you love drinking I think it would be easier to find a common interest. I don't play sports where most of the either boys did. I am very different to your average student. I like heavy metal music and computer games. I found I spent a lot of time in my room alone.
It all changed when I was introduced to the Student Union, where I got myself a little part time job, which helped me meet more people and built my confidence. Whilst working there I discovered a few societies that I was interested in. My time changed at Middlesex. I become confident and met loads of people with similar interests to me. This even had a positive effect on my course.
Middlesex is a really good university once your settled and find your place.
"What you really want to know about uni "By: Philipppppppp6970. BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems
I would talk to you about my course but that would be so boring. Yes, its good but you really want to hear what goes on outside lectures dont you!
Where do I even start? Right, join a sports team as soon as you get there. We have a massive freshers fair, where all the clubs and societies recruit new members. I'm a bit of a lad so I joined the rugby team. Im not even that good, I just train hard and drink harder. I wouldn't join the rugby team if you cant handle banter, but luckily im the Bantersarus Rex. If you pull your weight your be welcome to join in!
Then it's all about the socials. Stupid amounts of alcohol straight after the match until early hours of the mornings. The socials are insane, drinking games, rules, you name it, its happened on a social. The drinks are cheap as chips. If you want to save a few bob, down a bottle of wine or cheap vodka before hand. Entrance to clubs is like a fiver and central london aint to far away. Just stay out until someone takes you home.... if you know what i mean aha.
Come Middlesex, it's all in the name aha
"Cant go wrong at MDX "By: Malcom_at_the_Middle2. BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
MDX has been decent so far. I don't have a lot to complain about apart from doing my assignments which is long. I wish I done a course which was 100% exam based, buts thats my personal choice, nothing to do with the university.
Lecturers explained the modules and the assignments clearly , so I never felt like I didnt know what I was meant to be doing.
The campus is located in a good place which a short train ride in to central london which was perfect for me as a few of my friends from back home went to other london based universities. It also isnt to far away from my home so when I had enough I could visit my family for the weekend.
"Having a blast! "By: ILOVEMDX31. BA (Hons) International Business
If you couldn't tell by my username, I friggin' love Middlesex University! I am in my 2nd year studying International Business. Everything about my course is going well. I feel like I get amazing support from the lecturers and the faculty itself, especially if I have any issues regarding my studies. The tutorials are really engaging and I feel like I am really getting the best education at MDX.
There is more to life at MDX than just studying. I play for one of the sports teams at uni and i'm so proud. Not only do you get a sense of pride, you also become apart of the coolest community on campus. MDX has some good sporting facilities and bars which you all hit after matches. Joining a club has enhanced my life at uni as I wasnt in one first year and it is a complete transformation.
The university has so good facilities, they could perhaps do with a few more computers, especially around hand in period.
On a whole, I am so glad I come to this University, even though it wasn't my first choice and was extremely reluctant to come here. I would recommend this university and who knows I might see you this September for Freshers! aha
"Freshers Year was so Good "By: SeemaBSc (Hons) Economics
University was so much fun in my 1st year, meeting new people and the course was interesting and gaging too.
Now i'm in the 2nd year, the course is getting difficult. Economics is so hard, i would advise new students not to take this course. Instead they should do a course more interesting and enjoyable, and find out the pass rate for any course to get an idea how hard it is.
The university is good, it's just the course i'm struggling with.
"Useful Uni "By: JoeHaartBEng (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering
Im enjoying my time at Middlesex University and I am receiving great support from university when it comes to planning my time. it is different to what i first thought but i soon got used to it.
I commute to university so I don't actually know what university accommodation is like. This also made it harder to meet people outside my course.
The library is so good and in state of the art condition. The gym is also decent. The services I use are good, however, the communication from SU and clubs could be improved so people that don't live here know what is going on.
"If you're not very academic, this is the place for you "By: Eric LewisBSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
You know what to expect of London, it has good and bad places. It is very convenient though with tubes to central london from uni being handy, this being the only highlight.
Lecturers started with energy but this dropped off through the semester. Some don't even respond to your emails... However, they give you feedback before hand-ins probably to try increase their rank as a university.
Theres not many societies on campus, but i know you can start your own. I wish I did to be honest.
"Think ahead "By: RajutaBA (Hons) Marketing
It's a good experience being a student. I have really enjoyed living on campus and embracing university life. I was happy with the accommodation, although it is pricey, it is a good standard of student housing.
However, you still need to think about the what you are going to do when you graduate - whilst having fun. So look for experience of work in your summers etc.
"More that a degree "By: PhilBA (Hons) Business Accounting
I would recommend it to others because its more than just going to lectures and studying, it is also the social experience that you can get to at university. You meet people that live in halls, in your course, around campus, playing sports and joining societies.
"Getting up five minutes before a lecture is great! "By: BeckyAnket
The Universities policy of offering a number of courses for first year students so you can keep your options open was excellent, and I loved learning about completely new subjects areas as well as Politics. As for my course, I actually can’t think of anything bad, when I used to contact them for help, they always emailed me back! Accommodation was okay, bedroom was pretty big but the kitchen was terrible, maybe they should change these?! I loved it though, getting up 5 minutes before a lecture is the one!
Student Union, was dark and didn’t have that much to offer when compared to other unions, Enfield campus had a more active SU but not east to get too. But we are in London and access student events always in town (and sometimes, some events by other universities!)
Nightlife is great, lots to do, and if you can’t find something to do in London, then my god, you have no hope! Great university and actually has some incredible job prospects, so definitely I definitely recommend?!
"MDX has a lot to offer! "By: SamuelHammersmith
MDX is fairly good, and i enjoyed my course, so definitely very good there. I did live in Halls of Residence and found it to be a bit wild at times, but still very good! The university facilities was good, and it was great for nightlife and the SU had lots of events! I would 100% recommend Middlesex University, it’s different, new and has a great nightlife to compliment it’s courses!