Middlesex University Students’ Union is based on campus in North London and we represent all students at Middlesex university. We’re part charity, part membership body, part business and seriously a fun place to work.  


Enabling our award-winning work is a dedicated staff team that do something extraordinary every day and strive to make MDXSU the most innovative, inspiring and inclusive students’ union in the UK.  

88% of our staff feel positively engaged, and 100% believe that MDXSU treat people equally. With flexible working arrangements and commitments to personal development, it’s truly a rewarding and dynamic place to work.  

We’re also an accredited Living Wage employer, meaning everyone who works for us will receive the London Living Wage.  



Middlesex University Students’ Union is an independent charity led by students, for students; supporting thousands who study at the North London Campus.  

We are here to help students make the most out of their student life and provide loads of opportunities to develop skills, meet new people and empower them to improve their experience.  

Read about MDXSU’s vision, mission and values here 

Benefits for Staff

We have a strong commitment to supporting our staff to grow within their role, the organisation and in  their personal development. 

  • Full-time staff at MDXSU get 25 Days paid annual leave – in addition to bank holidays and the university closure period over Christmas 

  • MDXSU offers two Volunteer Days per year – paid time off to volunteer during work hours  

  • We offer a range of discounts and opportunities for subscribers, including access to purchase TOTUM student discount cards. 

  • MDXSU offer employees the opportunity to access a variety of online & face-to-face training and champions both formal and self-directed learning.  

  • All staff can access MDXSU free bike scheme - FreeWheelers 



MDXSU provides Middlesex students paid opportunities to put their studies and skills into practice by helping in local businesses, faith and community groups. 

Each placement is approximately 4 hours per week for 6 weeks and pay £10.55 per hour but can vary. Apply for roles by registering with MDX UniTemps. If shortlisted, you may be asked in for an interview.  

Interested? Click below to find out more.

Community Placements FAQs

Am I eligible to apply for a Community Placement Roles?  

If you are currently studying at Middlesex university and have the Right to Work in the UK, you are eligible to apply for available Community Placement roles.  

If you are an international student and permitted to work (Tier 4), your maximum working hours per week is 20 hours. Please check that the required shifts for the role you wish to apply for do not exceed these, as they may vary. 

How long is the placements and will I be paid and how much?  

All MDXSU Community Placements are paid positions and abide to the London Living Wage of £10.55 per hour.  

The London Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by employers who believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. Click here to find out more. 

Each placement is approximately 4 hours per week for 6 weeks and pay £10.55 per hour but can vary. 

What is UniTemps? How do I register with MDX UniTemps?  

UniTemps at Middlesex University is part of the university’s MDXworks that acts like a recruitment agency on-campus (CG07, College Building).  

All Community Placement roles are contained on the Middlesex UniTemps site, along with other great work opportunities for part-time work.  

To apply for any of these, you must register and create an account. Click here or go to to register.  

Please ensure you select ‘Middlesex’ as your Primary Unitemps Branch 

I’m now registered with UniTemps. How do I apply for Community Placement roles? 

Each of available roles will have a Job Description listed through UniTemps. Please ensure you have read these before starting your application, as they include key information and what skills are required for the job.  

Do I need to submit a Covering Letter?  

For each job, you will be required to write a cover letter alongside uploading your CV. You will be asked following questions;  

What interests you about this opportunity? 

Talk about your motivations to apply and give a sense of your personal connection to this role. 

Demonstrate that you understand the role you’re applying for and pick out parts within the job details that sparked your interest to apply. You might want to think about; 

  • Is it related to your course? 

  • Do you need to do a placement? 

  • Is it related to your long-term career goals? 

  • What about the organisation stands out to you? 

  • Do you have a passion for the cause? 

  • Why would you be particularly good at it? 

  • Share examples where you’ve done something similar in the past. 


Why are you the perfect candidate for this placement? 

Talk about your skills and part experiences – even if you don’t have experience in that related field. This includes any part-time, internships or volunteer work. Give one example from your previous work that has allowed you to develop the skills that is required for the available Community Placement job.  

Why is this experience important to you? 

Tell us about how the role will support your personal development, develop your skills, complement your studies and/or benefit you in the future. Including, your aspirations and why it’s important for you to be involved in community work.  

Be honest. What are you going to get out of this? 

  • Will it help your future career? 

  • Want to be involved in something you’re interests in? 

  • Want to explore different industries, to decide what you want to do later? 

  • Just want to try something new and develop your skills? 

  • Will it complement your studies? 

  • Will it help your personal development? 

Are you a current Middlesex University student? If so, which course are you studying and what year are you in?  

All applicants should be current students at Middlesex University in order to undertake a Community Placement. Letting us know your course and year of study is useful for us to measure which students are accessing these opportunities.