What Happened This Year?

Wednesday 12-06-2019 - 13:21
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We have had an amazing year – where’s the time gone?!


We wanted to share a few of our favourite moments you’ve helped us achieve this year.


It’s only going to get better and we hope you get even more involved in the next academic year.









Supporting Victims & Survivors of Sexual Harassment & Violence

Erica’s ‘We Believe You’ campaign pledged to support victims and survivors and to increase awareness for zero tolerance culture to sexual harassment & violence.


This included raising money for sexual health charity Terrance Higgins Trust by inviting Drag Queen on campus for a Night of Controversy and conducting focus groups for students who wanted to help shape the sexual harassment reporting system on campus. 



Focus Groups

Night of Controversy


Championing the Voice of Students

Your Student Voice Leaders has worked hard to increase employment support on courses, invited new guest lectures, increased practice-based learning, peer review sessions, fairer deadlines and improved communication between MDX students and staff...that's what we call #SVLWins



Click Here for Student Voice Leaders and their WINS!

Have you had an #SVLWin? Let us know


4 New Microwaves


We worked with the university to transform CG42 into a microwave station! Which means you could avoid spending your pennies on campus and plan your hot meals ahead.

Learn more about the microwaves on campus


Helping You Chill-Out

For two months, we piloted a range of activities to help you de-stress during exams and deadlines. Hundreds of you downloaded our well-being guide, grabbed freebies and took part in a range of free activities to help you be the best version of you – including, study support, henna tattooing, massages, boxing and tons more! – we're already planning on helping you chill-out more next year! 



Watch our highlights from ‘Make It Happen’


Getting To Know You Better


We’ve set-up our first ever HealthCare Students Community for nursing and midwifery students AND our first ever Erasmus/Exchange Community! – both of which are student-led and supported by MDXSU.


To make sure we’re properly representing all our communities, we hired student interns who fall into these groups to support and lead on activities to help us better understand your needs. 



Explore our Communities and find your supportive networks


Saving the planet, one garmet at a time


We teamed up with Love Not Landfill to acquire a clothes bank on campus so you can donate your unwanted clothes and avoid letting them rot in landfills or burned in incinerators releasing harmful toxins into our atmosphere. Find it outside MDX House all-year-round and help make our planet a more cleaner pleace. 



Erica Ramos continues to support you on a national level

Your current VP of Business & Law was elected NUS Vice President of Union Development, meaning Erica will carry on making sure your student experience is a priority on a national level!


We’re proud of Erica feat for the full-time position at NUS, winning everyone over with her fierce ‘Roar for Erica’ campaign and inspiring speech. Watch them below. 


Click Here to read all about it


Islamic Society shortlisted for a National Societies Award


MDXSU’s Islamic Society were nominated for Best Cultural and Faith Society Award at the National Societies Award 2019 - recognising their incredible work on a national level against societies across the country! We are so proud! 



“For years, the Islamic Society of Middlesex University has done its utmost to provide a community environment and representative voice for Muslim students on campus, and to contribute to the university and community as a whole for the benefit of all while spreading the ethics of peace and cohesion. We are therefore delighted to have been nominated, and will continue to be dedicated in our work whatever the situation.”

Muhammad Abid Hussain Javed

MDX Student & MDXSU ISOC Events Officer


Read about Islamic Societies WIN!

Join MDXSU's Islamic Society


Tackling Student Housing Issues

President Ayah Benberna and Vice President Lucy Holland met with Sadiq Khan’s housing team to talk about selective licensing and how this could affect students.  


Lucy is currently working with the housing team on creating a new Housing Guide to help make your living experience a bit more homey. 



Find out how Lucy's tackling student housing


Making sure you get PAID...and gain skills


This year we placed 4 MDX students on paid placements, with more to come soon!


MDXSU's Community Placement Scheme provides students opportunities to apply their studies and skills in practice by helping local businesses, faith and community groups. From a design student creating visuals for sexual harassments charity to tech students building a mobile app for primary schools!


Click below to find out more about how you can get involved with the scheme. 


Community Placements


Welcoming More Refugees

Your Student Officers convinced Barnet Council and local MPs to resettle 30 refugee children over the next decade - to safety in the UK through safe, legal routes funded by the central government. This is part of a national campaign by Citizen UK and the refugee charity, Safe Passage, who together are calling for government to resettle 10,000 refugee children over 10 years.



Find out more about welcoming Refugees in Barnet


Getting National Recognition


We don't mean to brag, but 2018 was MDXSU's second year in a row winning a national award! We won the NUS Representation & Campaigning Award in July, following winning Students' Union of the Year in 2017.

Read about MDXSU Wins National Award


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