The MDXSU Awards are our way of celebrating the amazing students at Middlesex, recognising their impact and achievements over the past academic year.

The MDXSU Awards ceremony takes place at the end of the academic year, and includes a three-course meal and entertainment, as well as the results of the awards.

Nominations for this year's award will open in March 2019, with nominations welcome from students, staff and external partners.

Click here to view the results of the MDXSU Awards 2019, or visit the Middlesex Students' Union Facebook page to view photos from the ceremony.


The Awards

See the 2019 awards categories below. Please note that these may vary slightly in 2020.

Community Contribution Award

This award recognises students and student groups who have made a positive contribution to either a specific community on campus, the wider MDX community or the local community. This might include: 

  • Organising an event or activity for student communities who can find it more difficult to engage in campus life (such as mature students, student parents, student carers, commuters and postgraduates) 
  • Organising an event or activity for groups who face oppression or discrimination (such as our liberation groups: BAME students, LGBT+ students, disabled students, women students) 
  • Having a positive influence on the local community – such as volunteering, fundraising, campaigning or supporting local organisations (such as through a Community Placement) 

The above list is not extensive and we would love to hear about all inclusionary work or activity that has taken place!


Outstanding Contribution to Student Life

The judges in this category are looking to celebrate a student who has made an outstanding contribution to student life at MDX and helped others to make the most of their time here. 

We are looking for a student who: 

  • Has encouraged, empowered and inspired their peers 
  • Has made a real positive impact at Middlesex University 
  • Has developed and shown excellent leadership skills 
  • Has passion, enthusiasm and dedication 


Society of the Year

This award celebrates the hard work of our amazing societies and the impact they make on student life at Middlesex – organising events, leading campaigns and providing opportunities for students to meet new people or learn new things.

The winning society will have:

  • Reached new students and increased their membership  
  • Put on a variety of events, especially innovative and/or inclusive activities
  • Made their presence on campus stronger
  • Collaborated with other groups to put on activity for students


Best New Society

Every year, MDXSU supports students to set up exciting new societies relating to their studies, interests, background or beliefs.

This award will recognise a society which:

  • Has been established within the past academic year
  • Has shown dedication and innovation in reaching new members and getting the group up and running
  • Has put on a number of successful events for their members or the wider student community, perhaps even collaborating with other student groups


Student-Led Event of the Year

Every year, students organise hundreds of events for the Middlesex University community to enjoy – from socials to exhibitions, guest lectures to unforgettable parties.

This award is to recognise a student or student group who delivered an event which:

  • Showed innovation and creativity
  • Demonstrated excellent project management and organisational skills
  • Was successful in terms of attenance and enjoyable for guests

(Examples of events include socials, clubnights, guest speaker lectures, employability events, campaign activity, trips, exhibitions)


Student Voice Leader of the Year

This award recognises the work of a Student Voice Leader who has spent the year working hard to make changes for students at Middlesex.

We’re looking for a Student Voice Leader who has:

  • Engaged with the students they represent, gathering feedback and keeping their coursemates informed
  • Worked with their department leaders and academic staff
  • Made positive changes on their course and contributed to student life at MDX
  •  Engaged with training and conferences offered by MDXSU


Student Media Award

This award recognises students who have made an outstanding contribution to student media at Middlesex.

The winning student will have: 

  • Been dedicated and reliable 
  • Demonstrated creativity and talent 
  • Shown passion for POW! Media 
  • Encouraged or inspired others