|Established||1973–74 (as Middlesex Polytechnic)1
1992 (gained University status)1
|Endowment||£1.2 million (July 2011)2|
|Chancellor||Lord Sheppard of Didgemere (since 2000)|
|Vice-Chancellor||Michael Driscoll (since 1996)|
|Other students||0 FE4|
|Location||London, Greater London, United Kingdom|
|Colours||White and Red
Middlesex University (abbr. MU, MDX) is a university in north London, England. It is located in the historic county boundaries of Middlesex from which it takes its name. It is one of the new universities and is a member of Million+ working group. As is the case with many former polytechnics, Middlesex was formally organised as a teaching institution relatively recently (in 1973), yet can trace its history back to 19th century.
Since 2000, Middlesex University has been reducing the number of campuses dotted around London’s North Circular Road in an effort to cut costs by consolidating most of the university at the flagship campus in Hendon.5 Its new estate strategy which has already cost £150 million will eventually concentrate the university on three sites in north London.56
Middlesex University essentially grew out of merger between different schools and colleges in North London. Perhaps the most prominent and one of the oldest of its constituent establishments is the Hornsey College of Art, founded in 1882. Other institutions include Ponders End Technical Institute (founded in 1901) and Hendon Technical Institute (founded in 1939). All three institutions were successfully amalgamated to form Middlesex Polytechnic in January 1973. Before becoming a university in 1992, Middlesex expanded further by joining three more colleges in north London. While continuing to grow through mergers with other educational institutions in the 1990s, the University has also begun developing its international presence, by opening its regional offices in continental Europe. As of July 2011, it has been operating 21 such offices across the globe.7 Since 2000, the university launched a major restructuring programme, which, specifically, translated into a total image rebrand in 2003, the closure of a number of campuses over 2005–2012, the expansion of other campuses and generally the consolidation of the university's activities on fewer, bigger campuses in north London.
- 1878 – St Katherine's College opens in Tottenham
- 1882 – Hornsey College of Art founded
- 1901 – Ponders End Technical Institute begins
- 1939 – Hendon Technical Institute opens
- 1947 – Trent Park College of Education opens
- 1962 – New College of Speech and Drama opens
- 1964 – St Katherine's College unites with Berridge House to form The College of All Saints
- 1973 – Middlesex Polytechnic formed
- 1974 – Trent Park College of Education and New College of Speech and Drama join Middlesex Polytechnic
- 1978 – The College of All Saints at Tottenham joins Middlesex Polytechnic
- 1992 – Middlesex University formed; Baroness Platt of Writtle becomes the first Chancellor of the University; First overseas regional office opens in Kuala Lumpur
- 1994 – The London College of Dance becomes part of Middlesex University
- 1995 – North London College of Health becomes part of Middlesex University; Regional offices open in Europe
- 1996 – Michael Driscoll becomes the Vice-Chancellor; Middlesex receives its first Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education
- 1998 – Whittington Hospital is jointly purchased with University College London (UCL) from National Health Service (NHS); Queen's Anniversary Prize awarded for the second time;
- 1999 – Middlesex achieves Investors in People status
- 2000 – Lord Sheppard of Didgemere becomes Chancellor; Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture on the Cat Hill campus opens to the public; Middlesex awarded third Queen's Anniversary Prize; Hendon campus redevelopment begins
- 2003 – Rebranding initiated in 2001 is completed with the approval of new university logo; Bounds Green campus closes; Queen's Award for Enterprise received
- 2004 – London Sport Institute established within the School of Health and Social Sciences
- 2005 – First overseas campus opens in Dubai (U.A.E.); Tottenham campus closes with most programmes transferred to Trent Park campus
- 2007 – Middlesex Media programmes awarded Skillset Media Academy status by the Government Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills
- 2008 – Enfield campus closes in summer – programmes, students and staff relocate to Hendon
- 2009 – Second overseas campus opens in Mauritius
- 2010 – Philosophy research centre and postgraduate programmes relocate to Kingston University after a decision to close taught programmes and subsequent campaign to save them
- 2011 – The university is presented with the second Queen’s Award for Enterprise; announces it will charge £9,000 a year in tuition fees – maximum allowed under new government legislation; Cat Hill campus closes in May – programmes, students and staff relocate to Trent Park, replacing bulk of programmes from Trent Park which relocate to Hendon. Voluntary and compulsory redundancies (approx. 200) made to make £10 million of savings from budget in response to major shortfalls.
- 2012 – Trent Park campus closed and programmes relocated to flagship campus in Hendon.
- 2013 Plan – Closure of Archway campus and transfer of programes to Hendon therefore centralising all UK teaching to the university's flagship Hendon campus.
The university is spread across two sites: Hendon and Archway. Together they form two campuses.16 All campuses are located in North London and each specialises in a specific area of study. Each campus has quite a distinct character and some of the campuses are important architecturally. Over the past five years the University has been consolidating many of its activities onto the Hendon campus. As a result, some older campuses – notably Tottenham,Enfield, Cat Hill and Trent Park – were closed in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2012 respectively, while Hendon received substantial investment in facilities and infrastructure to accommodate new students and programmes.17
Since 2004, the university has also been operating an overseas campus in Dubai and opened another one in Mauritius in October 2009.18
Hendon is the university's busiest campus.5 It is set in a prime location of North West London, a short walk from Hendon Central Tube station.5 Today's main (or college) building was built in the neo-Georgian style by H.W. Burchett and opened in 1939 as part of Hendon Technical Institute (aka Hendon College of Technology). The college was extended in 1955 and in 1969 when a new refectory and engineering block (the Williams Building) were added. The main building has been refurbished in a £40 million project, which included the addition of a glass-covered central courtyard forming Ricketts Quadrangle. In 2004 The new Learning Resource Centre, The Sheppard Library opened on the site. Hendon also has a sports club, known as The Fitness Pod for students and staff which has one of the few real tennis courts in the UK. Middlesex University Business School, Engineering & Information Sciences School and the bulk of the School of Health and Social Science are located in Hendon.
The campus in Hendon is expanding dramatically over the next five to ten years using a number of London Borough of Barnet office buildings including the current Town Hall in The Burroughs as well as the construction of new buildings including a new state of the art Science Building which opened in September 2008. The research centres for biomedical science, crime and conflict, and risk and environmental sciences are based here.
The University aims to achieve the consolidation of nearly all its London based teaching at Hendon.19
In 2011 the university opened a new building for art and design courses, featuring dedicated workshops and classrooms as well as exhibition areas.20
Subject focus: Business – accounting and finance, economics, human resource management, law and marketing; Computing – business information systems, computer networking and computer communications; Health and social sciences – criminology, politics, psychology, social work, sociology, world development studies, and complementary health. Also biomedical and biological sciences, nursing, sport sciences, public health, risk management and media.5
This campus will be closed in 2013. Middlesex University has made the decision to close its Archway Campus next summer and move all teaching to Hendon from September 2013. This move is to help provide students with better facilities than those allowed by the old building at the Archway Campus.
Archway and Hospitals campus is primarily the domain of the School of Health and Social Sciences. It operates from four sites (hospitals): Royal Free Hospital, Whittington Hospital (jointly owned with UCL), Chase Farm and North Middlesex.
On 24 January 2007 Middlesex University inaugurated a new Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Mental Health and Social Work based at Archway campus.21 CETL status was bestowed on the Mental Health and Social Work Academic Group at Middlesex University in partnership with the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health in 2005.22 Consequently the Centre was awarded a capital grant of £1.4 million along with an annual revenue of £350,000 for five years, representing one of the largest ever funding initiatives by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).23 This funding has therefore enabled the University to establish new teaching facilities at its Archway campus with the aim of creating an academic community of mental health and social work practitioners, students and faculty in one location.22
Subject focus: Nursing, midwifery, complementary health, sport science and social work.24
In 2004, Middlesex University opened its campus in Dubai, U.A.E., situated at Dubai Knowledge Village, a free economic zone. It is a joint venture between Middlesex University and Middlesex Associates, a business consortium in Dubai. The campus is spread over nearly 50,000 sq ft (4,600 m2) and is the first Middlesex campus outside North London. The first programmes – mostly, in Business Studies – were offered to students from January 2005.
The campus is licensed by Dubai Knowledge and Human Authority (KHDA), and all of its programmes are individually approved by the KHDA.25 In August 2009 KHDA’s University Quality Assurance International Board (UQAIB) commended quality of university's programmes.26
Currently Middlesex University Dubai offers 24 undergraduate and 7 postgraduate programmes, as well as pre-undergraduate studies.27 All four of University's schools (Arts and Education, Business School, Engineering and Information Sciences and Health and Social Sciences) offer courses in Dubai campus.28 All degrees are issued by Middlesex University, UK.29 In 2008 Middlesex University Dubai awarded its first honorary doctorate to His Excellency Sultan Bin Sulayem.30 The number of graduates has grown from just 8 in 2006 to over 200 in 2009, while the alumni network has exceeded 1,000 in 2010.31 As of February 2011 Dubai campus had over 1,700 students from nearly 90 nationalities.27 In 2010 the campus expanded its facilities to include Block 17, which will house a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, several new classrooms and faculty offices as well as the first dedicated postgraduate study suite.31
In an interview with Khaleej Times, Professor Raed Awamleh, Dubai campus director, said that the University is aiming to start a whole set of programmes in 2012.32 They will include health and fitness, risk management, logistics, law, environmental sustainability and occupational health and safety. Professor Awamleh also mentioned a distant possibility of relocating to Dubai International Academic City.
Subject focus: Accountancy, business administration, psychology, communication and media, computing science, tourism, human resource management, information technology, hospitality management, publishing and professional short courses.33
Located in Bonne Terre, a suburb of Vacoas-Phoenix, the 7,800 sq metre campus officially opened in October 2009. It features a Learning Resource Centre, open access and specialist computer suites, and dining and social spaces as well as on-site accommodation for up to 190 students. Lecturing academics based at the Mauritius campus work in partnership with the academic programme team based at Middlesex’s London campuses to ensure the quality standards of the UK programmes are maintained in curriculum delivery, teaching styles and assessment.18
Middlesex University's partner in Mauritian campus is JSS Mahavidyapeetha (JSSMVP). Established for 50 years, JSSMVP is the largest and one of the top private educational institutions in India running over 300 institutions in India, Mauritius and Dubai.34
The University welcomed the first students from Mauritius and the surrounding region in January 2010.18 As of today six undergraduate programmes have been accredited by the Tertiary Education Commission in Mauritius.35
In June 2010 it was reported that Middlesex University is planning to open a new campus in Noida suburb of New Delhi, India.36 In March 2011 it was confirmed that the University will launch a new study centre in India in October. The centre will offer two-year business and IT programmes and is expected to increase Middlesex's total student body by 30 per cent.37 There are also plans to forge new partnerships with A. R. Rahman's KM Music Conservatory in Chennai and a specialist creative arts centre in Southern Delhi.38
Dr Terry Butland, International Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University, in an interview with Gulf News in March 2011, said that the university already has plans to open a future campus in China.37
The Trent Park campus was closed in the summer of 2012 and all of its programmes were moved to the universities flagship campus in Hendon. This campus was set within a 413-acre (1.67 km2) country park, which was originally a fourteenth-century hunting ground of Henry IV. The focus of the campus was a palatial mansion, designed by Sir William Chambers in the 18th century. After the Second World War, the Ministry of Education used the house as an emergency teacher training centre, which became a residential teacher training college, called Trent Park College of Education in 1951.39 In 1974 the college was incorporated into Middlesex Polytechnic.
In 2012 around 16% of Middlesex students were based at Trent Park campus. The university’s Summer School, which accounts for 0.2% of Middlesex students, also took place here.40
The university had ambitious plans to redevelop the site, but they were twice rejected by Enfield Council on environmental concerns.citation needed In 2011, the university announced the closure of Trent Park campus, with relocation of its courses to Hendon in 2012.
Subject focus: Dance, drama and performing arts, English language and literature, media, culture and communication, music, theatre arts, languages and translation studies, product design, Teaching and education.41 It was also home to the Flood Hazard Research Centre, which moved there when Enfield campus closed in July 2008. The Flood Hazard Research Centre is still part of Middlesex University but is now based at North London Business Park in New Southgate.
The campus was closed in summer 2005, its programmes of study having moved to the university's other campuses. What was the Tottenham campus started life as St Katharine's College, one of the first British teacher training colleges in 1878, later to become the College of All Saints, a Church of England college of higher education and a constituent college of the Institute of Education, University of London, for whose degrees it taught. The name change was a result of the 1964 union of St Katharine's with Berridge House, Hampstead, on the Tottenham site. The college expanded in the 1960s, although much of the campus retained its Victorian architecture. After the closer of the college and the union with Middlesex Polytechnic, the 'All Saints' campus was home to humanities and cultural studies, business studies, law, sociology and women's studies, all of which have been moved to other campuses. The buildings, previously occupied by Middlesex University, were eventually demolished and the site is now the home of the newly built Haringey Sixth Form Centre.42 The College of All Saints Foundation continues as the All Saints Educational Trust.43
Bounds Green campus, home to the Engineering and Information Technology schools was sold to a residential developer in December 2003. It was used extensively for location shooting for the 1989 film, Wilt.
The history of Enfield Campus began with the history of electric light. In 1901, Joseph Wilson Swan bought a house in Ponders End High Street that became the Ediswan Institute.44 Four years later Ediswan Institute was bought by Middlesex County Council and became the Ponders End Technical Institute. By 1937 The Ponders End Technical Institute was growing so rapidly that it was decided to build a new college across the road, in Queensway. Due to the Second World War, it was not completed until 1953, but the unfinished buildings were in use throughout the war. By now it was called Enfield Technical College, but in 1962 it was renamed Enfield College of Technology by the Ministry of Education. In 1973 the college formed part of Middlesex Polytechnic.
There are four major buildings on campus: Broadbent, Roberts building (or Tower Block), McCrae and Pascal. They are named after people who helped to create it.
BROADBENT: The main building of Enfield Campus is named after Henry Winterbottom Broadbent, a Mechanical Engineer who was appointed first Principal of Enfield Technical College in January 1941.
ROBERTS BUILDING: The Tower Block was named after a local industrialist George A. Roberts, who was chair of Enfield College's Governing Body from 1949 to 1968.
MCCRAE: The McCrae Building was the first extension to Enfield Technical College. Built in 1955, it was later named after Roderick McCrae, who was the Principal from 1955 to 1962.
PASCAL: The Pascal Building is named after Eric Pascal who was Education Officer of the Borough of Enfield from before 1942 until 1945 or later, and clerk to the Governors of Enfield College from 1949 to 1965.
The campus was closed in July 2008, and the majority of departments located here moved to the extended Hendon campus and some to the Archway Campus shared with UCL.
In March 2011 Cat Hill campus was sold to the L&Q housing association as part of the university's plans to centralise its courses in Hendon.45 The campus closed in September 2011 and students moved to a new £80 million building on the university's Hendon campus.45
Cat Hill Campus was located in Cockfosters. It was originally the illustrious Hornsey College of Art, founded in 1880. In the late 1970s the campus was extended to become the Faculty of Art & Design of the then Middlesex Polytechnic. Today, art and design, cinematics and electronic arts are located at Cat Hill. The campus also houses the University's Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) and formerly housed the national Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive until it relocated to the Bishopsgate Institute in central London.46 Cat Hill campus is also home to the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts (named after John Lansdown), which runs a variety of graduate and undergraduate degrees in interactive media and electronic arts.
Subject focus: Art & Design, fashion, textiles, fine art, graphics and media arts.46
Middlesex University is divided into five schools:
- School of Arts and Education
- Business School
- School of Engineering & Information Sciences (formerly, School of Computing Science)
- School of Health and Social Sciences
- Institute for Work Based Learning
Based at Hendon campus, Middlesex University Business School (MUBS) is over 50 years old.47 It has run business studies qualifications since the 1950s at what was then Hendon College of Technology and offered the UK's first degree in business studies in 1965.947 It also launched its first MBA in the early 1980s.47 MUBS was one of only a handful of new universities in the UK accredited by Association of MBAs.,4748 before abandoning accreditation in 2010. The university also runs a small business school in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, offering two courses from Middlesex University in London.49 Since August 2011 they have been working with the Austrian "KMU Akademie" to offer German MBA-Programmes.50
The School of Engineering and Information Sciences (SEIS) is one of the largest in the UK, having trebled in size since 1994, with more than 1000 students from a rich diversity of backgrounds, ages and countries. Teaching is located at Hendon campus and Trent Park campus in North London.52
The Institute for Work Based Learning (or IWBL) pioneered the development of Work Based Learning at higher education level during the early 1990s.53 It grew out of Work Based Learning Research and Development Project, which was initially funded by the Department for Education and Employment over 1992–1994.53 Later, in 1993, The National Centre for Work Based Learning Partnerships (or NCWBLP) was founded and two years later – in 1995 – first Work Based Learning Studies programmes get validated.53 In 2008 HEFCE awarded Middlesex University with a major grant of almost £8 million to support employer engagement.5354 The funding allowed the University to establish Middlesex University Organisational Development Network (or MODNet), a centre of a national network of expertise in work-based learning.55 Essentially, MODNet offers learning and development programmes co-designed with employers and acts as a ‘one-stop shop’, able to respond to all employer training needs, drawing on partner expertise where appropriate.5355
Today Middlesex University runs Work Based Learning Centres in Athens, Ireland, Hong Kong and Malaysia and has received Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its role in integrating formal education and employment.53
The Flood Hazard Research Centre (FHRC) is an interdisciplinary centre based in the School of Science and Technology. FHRC has been active since the early 1970s and focuses on water, environmental management and natural hazards.58
In 2011 the university's research project on age diversity was selected for inclusion in the Research Councils' "Big Ideas for the Future" report.59 The report brings together the leading research projects currently taking place across UK universities.60 The report is narrated and backed by high-profile celebrities such as Professor Lord Robert Winston, Dr Alice Roberts and Professor Iain Stewart.60
The Centre for Research into the Older Workforce (CROW)6162 is researching ways in which employers, government, unions and the European Union can encourage older workers to delay retirement. It is the only research centre in Europe with a specific remit to look at older workforce issues.
Its specific research interests include:
- Age discrimination in work (which is unlawful across Europe and in the UK)
- Flexible working and flexible retirement
- Training, learning, and career development
- Employer policies and practices in relation to older workers.
CROW has carried out research for the UK Department of Trade and Industry63 and Department for Work and Pensions 64 on age discrimination. It is also involved in European funded research into the effects of gender and qualifications on work in later life and knowledge management in the automotive industry. CROW has researched older workers' attitudes towards work and retirement. It found that 80% of workers between 51 and 70 would consider delaying retirement, but most would only do if they could work more flexible hours. This research was quoted in a statement by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
CROW has been located at Middlesex University since 2012. Its director is Dr. Matt Flynn.
Middlesex University has a very diverse student body, around 21,000 strong, many of whom are mature students. Around 4,800 students (23%) are from overseas, with ca. 3,400 (16%) from outside of the European Union. The University also has student exchange links with over 100 different universities in more than 22 different countries across Europe, the United States, and the world.65
Until recently the number of students at Middlesex University has been declining fast, hitting a four-year low of 21,350 in the academic year of 2008–2009.6667 The number of PG students fell 20% in four years (from over 6,000 graduates in 2005 to less than 5,000 in 2009), while the number of non-EU students were down by a third over the same period.6768 In the academic year of 2009–2010, however, the number of students across all categories increased sharply (see table below).68 The trend continued the following year with particularly high increase in the number of students from the EU.4
In 2010 Middlesex had one of the biggest increases in applications at any university – more than 30% – but the demand for places had still grown by another 11% at the start of 2011.6
|Middlesex University Students, by level of study and domicile[a]46667686970|
|Academic Year||Total all students||Total PG students||Total UG students||Total FE students||Total UK students[b]||Total EU Students[b][c]||Total non-EU students[b]|
As of 2005, Middlesex University Students' Union (MUSU) is undergoing a period of large-scale change. Academic year 2004–05 saw the university management force MUSU, against the wishes and votes of MUSU members, to give up its commercial areas – i.e., shops, bars, cafeterias and entertainments. These have now been taken over by Chartwells (then known as Scolarest), a major provider of catering and support services to UK educational institutions, who was already handling catering facilities for the university proper. 717273 This situation has arisen due to a dispute over a £300,000 debt owed by MUSU to the University.71
MUSU has four sabbatical officers, each with a specific portfolio, and who also represent the students on their base campus. MUSU runs a number of student lead entertainment and communication activities under the name of MUD (Middlesex University Direct). This includes a radio station (MUD Radio) and a student magazine (MUD Magazine), which is published six times a year and is available to students for free.
In 1981 Union president Nick Harvey joined protests outside Rochester Row police station after six Irish students were detained without charge under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. That year student John Kennedy stood in the Crosby by-election to highlight the case of seven students suspended from the Polytechnic after a sit-in protest demanding nursery facilities.74
The Students Union has gone through a major re-branding process in the last two years they have changed their logo from what was not a student centric one to a new purple coloured image which has significantly increased the Unions' visibility amongst its members and this happened during the term when their new President who is the first International student (Indian) who got elected in 2010 and also during his term MUSU has undergone a massive change in its staffing structure and have written up a strategic plan for they next three years . MUSU elections 2012 has seen a significant Increase in voter turn out of 70% when compared to previous years with the help of key staff members and the Student Union President Manojkumar Iyer .75
MUSU has had a lot of presence in the last two years at national level by campaigning against cuts in education and many of its officers have stood for positions at the national level .76
In May 2001 Middlesex University appointed C Eye, a branding consultancy, to design a new logo for the University.77 In 2003 the previous "M" logo was replaced with a new red-coloured wavy line that is supposed to express a flexible and responsive approach to the needs of students.7879
Following the review of the sustainability of its academic programmes, the university implemented a string of cost-containment adjustments over 2005–2006. Specifically, in late 2005 it decided to stop offering history courses in an attempt to reduce £10 million deficit that had built up.80 The decision, however, was met with considerable hostility from Middlesex's student union as well as from The National Union of Students.80 In other moves to save costs, the university made 175 voluntary redundancies, including 33 academic staff, a measure that was supposed to save £5 million.81
Since 2000 Middlesex embarked on a new strategy to achieve ‘fewer, better campuses’ in order to reduce costs and improve the long-term sustainability of the University.8283 The strategy translated into the disposal of several small uneconomic arts campuses in Bedford, Hampstead and Wood Green and larger, but still uneconomic and unattractive campuses at Bounds Green, Enfield and Tottenham.83 The University has also closed the Corporate Services building at the North London Business Park and consolidated most of the functions carried out on these sites at Hendon, where it aims to accommodate nearly all its London based teaching.1983
In 2010, Middlesex announced the closure of its Philosophy department. The move was taken because the department was judged by the University to be not financially sustainable. This was despite the fact that Philosophy had been the highest ranking department in the University's latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008,84 building on its grade of 5 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise.85 An international campaign of support was quickly organised, with figures such as Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jean-Luc Nancy, Slavoj Žižek, Étienne Balibar, David Harvey, Isabelle Stengers and many others expressing their strong disapproval. Articles condemning the decision appeared in the national press86 and students protested actively on campus and elsewhere for the restitution of the department.citation needed In early June 2010 it was announced that the department's postgraduate component, the CRMEP, was to be transferred to Kingston University but the undergraduate programme still to be phased out.12
Middlesex University has been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize three times and has twice received Queen's Award for Enterprise (for its international work).
A team of auditors from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) visited Middlesex from 30 March to 3 April 2009 to carry out an Institutional audit.87 Its resulting report said auditors had confidence in the University's current and likely future management of its academic standards and of the learning opportunities available to students. There was also praise for the 'meticulous attention' given to the establishment, development and integration of the University's Dubai campus. Middlesex also received QAA praise for its initiatives to improve student progression and achievement and the 'distinctive contribution' of the University's Work Based Learning programmes.
In 2006, the University was ranked second in a re-assessment of teaching quality in all English universities. The Times Higher Education Supplement of 17 November 2006 reported on how the scores for each university, as marked by the Quality Assurance Agency, had been “adjusted to remove the link with research” and form a league table which had post-1992 universities performing strongly.88
Middlesex University Business School is also rated as a "centre of excellence" by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the first university in the UK to offer courses accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.citation needed
The University is home to two HEFCE 'Centres for Excellence in Learning and Teaching' – one in Work Based Learning – one in Mental Health and Social Work.
|Teaching on the Course||79||78||73|
|Assessment & Feedback||69||65||58|
|Org & Management||70||70||62|
Middlesex University has seen its ranking in 2012 league tables markedly improve.
The Independent newspaper league table 2012 ranked Middlesex 71st out of 116 universities. The standing reflected an increase by 21 positions from the 2011 league table, when Middlesex was ranked 97th out of 115 universities.93
Middlesex's standing in 2012, according to The Times, was upgraded by 13 positions from the year before.6
In January 2011 Webometrics Ranking Middlesex made it into top 1,000 – taking 916th place out of 12,000 universities.94 In the same ranking a year later Middlesex's place was lowered to 1,021, but this time out of 20,300 universities.95
The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2010 ranked Middlesex 111th out of 113 universities, reflecting a decline of 10 places from its position of 101st on the previous year.9697 The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey gathers the views of undergraduates themselves on factors ranging from quality of teaching, security and facilities, to relationships with teaching staff, workload and social life on campus.96
|UK University Rankings|
Good University Guide
Complete University Guide
* – data not available
In The People & Planet Green League 2011 table, which lists universities in the UK in order of their environmental and ethical performance, Middlesex ranked 111th out of 142 universities and achieved a third class award.117 The standing is an improvement on last year’s position at 129 out of 133 universities.118
As with most other UK universities, Middlesex runs an alumni association that allows former students to maintain contact with the university after graduation. Additionally, it offers various discounts and benefits to its members, as well as organising reunions and social events.
- Ivor Grattan-Guinness, Professor Emeritus of the History of Mathematics and Logic
- John Grahl (European integration)
- Stephan Dahl (marketing)
- David Turner (computing science)
- Roman Belavkin (computing science)
- Meir Manny Lehman (computing science)
- Colin Green(Flood Hazard – economics)
- David Conway, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
- Edmund Penning-Rowsell (Flood Hazard – geography)
- Irena Papadopoulos (Transcultural nursing research)
- Ivan Roitt (Director, Centre for Investigative & Diagnostic Oncology)
- Lola Young, Professor Emeritus of cultural studies
- Ray K Iles (Biomedical Science – biomarkers)
- Vincenzo Ruggiero (Sociology – organised and corporate crime)
- John Lea (Criminology – left realism; law and order)
- Jock Young (Criminology and Sociology – left realism; law and order)
- Ed Gallagher (environmental studies)
- 1992–2000 – Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle
- 2000–present – Allen Sheppard, Baron Sheppard of Didgemere
a. ^ Excluding students studying at Dubai and Mauritius campuses.
b. ^ Excluding FE students.
c. ^ Net of UK students.
- Hall-Carpenter Archives
- Hornsey College of Art
- Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts
- List of Middlesex University people
- Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture
- Trent Park
- "Our History". Middlesex University. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- Middlesex University Finance Office (August 2011). "Financial Statements 2010/11". Middlesex University. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
- "Staff Data Tables, 2008/09". Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
- "Students and Qualifiers Data Tables, 2010/11". Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
- "Campus Development". Middlesex University. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
- O'Leary, John (23 June 2011). The Times Good University Guide 2012 (New ed.). London: Times Books. ISBN 978-0-00-736455-8.
- "Middlesex on your doorstep: No matter where you are". More Middlesex (Middlesex University) (1): 12. July 2011.
- "Achievement and Friends". Middlesex University. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
- "History of the Business School". Middlesex University. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
- Alumni Association of Middlesex University (January 2010). "The Letter: Your bi-annual newsletter from Middlesex University". Middlesex University. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
- Whitehead, Frederika (7 May 2010). "International academics protest at Middlesex philosophy closure". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- Whitehead, Frederika (10 June 2010). "Middlesex philosophers celebrate survival". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 30 June 2010.
- "Middlesex Achieves Highest Honour for British Business". Middlesex University. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
- McConnell, Mary (18 May 2011). "Fury at £9k university fees hike". Barnet Today (London, United Kingdom). Retrieved 22 May 2011.
- Hayes, Alex (11 May 2011). "Hendon-based Middlesex University to charge £9,000 tuition fees for courses". Times (London, United Kingdom). Retrieved 22 May 2011.
- "Location of Campuses". Middlesex University. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- "Hendon Development". Middlesex University. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
- "First British University opens in Mauritius – Mauritian President ‘thankful’ to Middlesex University". Middlesex University. Retrieved 9 October 2009.
- "Corporate Plan 2008–2013". Middlesex University. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
- "New Art, Design and Media Building". Middlesex University. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
- "CETL – Official opening, 24 Jan 2007". Middlesex University. Retrieved 3 August 2009.
- "Middlesex University unveils new £1.6m centre for Mental Health and Social Work in Archway" (Press release). Middlesex University. 18 January 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2009.
- "Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Outcomes and funding allocations". Higher Education Funding Council for England. Retrieved 3 August 2009.
- "Archway and Hospitals". Middlesex University. Retrieved 25 August 2009.
- "London’s "First and Only" University Campus in the UAE: Four Years of Excellence" (Press release). Middlesex University in Dubai. 6 July 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2009.
- "Dubai’s KHDA commends quality at Middlesex" (Press release). Middlesex University in Dubai. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2009.
- "Facts and Figures". Middlesex University in Dubai. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
- "Undergraduate Studies". Middlesex University in Dubai. Retrieved 26 August 2009.
- "Middlesex University to open at Knowledge Village Dubai". AME Info. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
- "Middlesex University Dubai awards its first honorary doctorate to His Excellency Sultan Bin Sulayem" (Press release). Middlesex University. 5 November 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2009.
- "Facts and Figures". Middlesex University in Dubai. Retrieved 25 December 2010.
- "Middlesex plans courses in health, education from 2012". Khaleejtimes.com. 2011-03-22. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
- "Dubai". Middlesex University. Retrieved 25 August 2009.
- "How did we get here?". More Middlesex (Middlesex University) (1): 5. July 2011.
- dead link
- Joshi, Vimal (22 June 2010). "Middlesex comes to Noida". Hindustan Times (New Delhi, India). Retrieved 30 June 2010.
- Moussly, Rania (20 March 2011). "Higher education goes East". Gulf News (Dubai, UAE). Retrieved 23 March 2011.
- http://www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/news-events/news/Noida_campus.aspxdead link
- "Trent Park". Enfield Council. Retrieved 25 August 2009.
- "Facts and Figures". Middlesex University. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
- "Trent Park". Middlesex University. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
- "Haringey Six Form Centre home page". Haringey Six From Centre. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
- "All Saints Educational Trust home page". All Saints Educational Trust. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
- Pam, D. (1977),The New Enfield: Stories of Enfield Edmonton and Southgate, a Jubilee History, London Borough of Enfield Libraries, Arts & Entertainment Dept
- Hardiman, David (28 March 2011). "New Homes Planned for Cat Hill Campus". Enfield Independent (London, United Kingdom). Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- "Cat Hill". Middlesex University. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
- "A-Z Business Schools – Middlesex University Business School". The Independent (UK). 20 December 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2009.dead link
- "Weekend Postgraduate Courses at Middlesex University". PostgraduateSearch. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
- "Hong Kong Business School". Middlesex University. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
- http://www.mba-studium.co.uk Masters distance programmes
- "Regional ratings: QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2012". TOPMBA. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
- "Our Achievements in Work Based Learning". Middlesex University. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
- "Workforce development projects". HEFCE. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
- "HEFCE funding will help Middlesex University expand support and career development opportunities for business sector personnel" (Press release). Middlesex University. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
- "Construction apprenticeships". Mdx.ac.uk. 2011-12-05. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
- Research Assessment Excercise 2008, accessed 18 February 2012
- Middlesex University website, accessed 19 February 2012
- Research Councils UK (June 2011). "Big Ideas for the Future". universitiesuk.ac.uk. Research Councils UK. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
- "Middlesex University Research Project Celebrated as a Big Idea for the Future: age diversity research selected for leading national report" (Press release). Middlesex University. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
- NIACE http://www.agediversity.org
- South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) Briefing Paper on CROW http://www.seeda.org.uk/publications/sustainable_prosperity/docs/CROW_Paper_No2.pdf
- BIS Department for Business Innovation & Skills http://www.bis.gov.uk/files/file11436.pdf
- Department for Work and Pensions Report http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_455.asp
- "24–7 Student Portal > Student Exchanges". 24–7.mdx.ac.uk. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
- "Students and Qualifiers Data Tables, 2008/09". Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
- "Students and Qualifiers Data Tables, 2004/05". Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
- "Students and Qualifiers Data Tables, 2009/10". Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
- "Students and Qualifiers Data Tables, 2005/06". Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
- "Students and Qualifiers Data Tables, 2006/07". Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
- Baty, Phil (20 May 2005). "Schools caterer gobbles its way into universities". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
- "Re-Branding from Scolarest to Chartwells" (Press release). Chartwells. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
- "Chartwells home page". Chartwells. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
- "Results of Byelections in the 1979–83 Parliament". David Boothroyd. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
- "NUS Connect". NUS Connect. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
- Cheevers, Brandon (7 June 2001). "Middlesex University to consider total rebrand". Design Week. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
- Lipsett, Anthea (1 October 2004). "'Dull' Birmingham recruits troops for market battle". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
- http://www.mdx.ac.uk/WWW/STUDY/GLOFIG.HTMunreliable source?
- Ford, Liz (13 January 2006). "History is history at Middlesex University". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 27 July 2009.
- Demopoulos, Katherine (15 December 2005). "Ailing Middlesex University makes 175 staff redundant". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 27 July 2009.
- "Special Projects". Middlesex University. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
- "Corporate Plan 2009–2014". Middlesex University. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
- "RAE 2008 Middlesex University". The Guardian (London). 18 December 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- Bruce Nelson. "RAE 2001 – results for unit of assessment 62 Philosophy". Planning.ed.ac.uk. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
- Power, Nina (29 April 2010). "A blow to philosophy, and minorities". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- "Institutional audit: Middlesex University". The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. April 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2009.
- Baty, Phil (17 November 2006). "Post-92s leap up the TQA table as 'bias' is removed". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 16 December 2009.
- "Top Institutions". Ssrn.com. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
- "Middlesex University Overview". Unistats. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
- Middlesex University Finance Office (August 2010). "Financial Statements 2009/10". Middlesex University. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
- "The Guardian University Guide 2012". The Guardian (UK). 17 May 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
- "The Complete University Guide 2012". The Independent (UK). 10 May 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
- dead link
- dead link
- Attwood, Rebecca (17 February 2011). "Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
- The Student Experience Survey rankings. Times Higher Education. 17 February 2011.
- "Good University Guide 2011". The Times (UK). Retrieved 10 June 2010.
- Naughton, Philippe. "The Times Good University Guide 2010". The Times (UK). Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- "Good University Ranking Guide". The Times. UK. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- Naughton, Philippe. "The Times Good University Guide 2008". The Times (UK). Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- "The Times Good University Guide 2007 – Top Universities 2007 League Table". The Times. UK. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- Kelly, Jeremy. "The Times Top Universities". The Times (UK). Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- "The Guardian University Guide 2013". The Guardian (UK). 21 May 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
- "The Guardian University Guide 2011". The Guardian (UK). 8 June 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
- "The Guardian University Guide 2010". The Guardian (UK). 12 May 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- "University ranking by institution 2009". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- "University ranking by institution 2008". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- "University ranking by institution 2006". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- "University ranking by institution 2005". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- "The Complete University Guide 2013". The Independent (UK). 15 May 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
- "The Complete University Guide 2011". The Independent (UK). 20 May 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
- "The Complete University Guide 2010". The Independent (UK). 30 April 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- "The Complete University Guide 2008". The Independent. UK. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- The Sunday Times pub. 30 September 2012
- The Sunday Times pub. 11 September 2011
- "People & Planet Green League 2011 - The Tables | People & Planet". Peopleandplanet.org. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
- O'Neill, Natalie (16 June 2011). "Middlesex University vows to become greener". Times (London). Retrieved 19 June 2011.
- Middlesex University home page
- Middlesex University Dubai home page
- Middlesex University Mauritius Branch Campus
- Middlesex University Students' Union home page
- Middlesex University South Asia Regional Office in New Delhi
- Middlesex University East Asia Regional Office in Hong Kong
- Middlesex University Press
Return to Fuhz Home - This article covering Middlesex University is enhanced for the visually impaired.
The text of this Fuhz article is released under the GNU Free Documentation License