More than £200 million has been invested in recent years to transform Middlesex into one of London's biggest and best universities. A modern library, state-of-the-art biomedical and technology labs, dedicated classrooms and lecture theatres for business and law, high-end TV production studios and the best art and design workshop spaces are just some of the facilities that Middlesex students have available to them.
The Ritterman building
The Ritterman building is Middlesex University’s newest state-of-the-art teaching facility at its Hendon campus.
The five-storey building boasts a number of innovations, including 3,300 square metres of additional teaching space for the Faculty of Science and Technology, and the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries.
With environmental sustainability at its heart, the Ritterman building features solar panels, a bio-diverse green roof and four living walls growing over 3,500 plants – the largest of its kind in Barnet!
The building is named after Dame Janet Ritterman, and was officially opened by her in February 2017. Dame Janet’s first post in higher education was at Middlesex, where she joined staff in 1975. She is now the University's Chancellor.
Middlesex's eight large, modern lecture theatres hold 100 to 350 students and are equipped with the best in multimedia technology. Built-in PCs, Visualisers, Blu-Ray players, wifi, and surround sound ensure educators have everything they need to deliver highly engaging lectures. Five of our lecture theatres are equipped with dual image projection technology and all have relay image monitors and ceiling speakers for even sound distribution.
Lecture theatres are predominantly used for teaching but also accommodate a range of university events.
Seminar rooms and micro-labs
Middlesex University has an impressive 74 centrally bookable seminar rooms. The rooms are equipped with new furniture and the same high-standard audio equipment as our lecture halls. Wall-mounted whiteboards are available in all seminar rooms.
We also have 11 centrally bookable micro-labs, where students can use computers as part of their seminar.
Middlesex provides extensive, flexible library services that can be accessed on-campus, or wherever you are in the world.
The Sheppard Library houses an enormous collection of hard copy resources, and the vast majority of our 30,000 full text journals are available online. There are also plenty of silent and group study spaces for you to use both in the Sheppard Library and the Williams Building.
Some of the excellent services provided by the library are:
You'll receive a free electronic copy of the core textbook for every module you study at Middlesex. This e-book will be chosen by the module leader to ensure that every student has access to the key information they need.
Your e-books can be downloaded onto your laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone, meaning you can access them anywhere, online or offline. The e-books also allow both students and lecturers to highlight, annotate and share sections of the text, making collaborative work faster and more flexible.
"The e-books provided by Middlesex have made being a student so much easier. I'm no longer struggling to try and get a hold of the few copies of core textbooks in the library or paying the expensive price for each book only to use a few chapters. On top of that, the burden of carrying bulky books has been reduced to simply opening up an app on my tablet or phone. The initiative has revolutionised the way students interact with educational materials."
Inayat Patel, BA Marketing
All printing and photocopying for academic purposes is free of charge, and can be done at any printer on campus using your student ID card.
During term time the library never closes, so if you're struggling with a deadline or just need a quiet place to get your head down, you'll always have somewhere to work.
Free laptop loan
24 hour laptop loan is available free of charge from several locations on campus. The laptops have full desktop software, printing functionality and wi-fi. They can be used on or off campus and can also be borrowed over the weekend.
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Our dedicated team of librarians, academic advisers and IT specialists are on hand to help you with everything from referencing a book to submitting your assignments online.
Academic Writing and Language Coordinators are available to give guidance in areas such as essay writing, giving presentations and planning your dissertation. Simply make an appointment or turn up to a drop-in session for help from the experts.
We are continually updating our IT facilities, to ensure that our students have the best and most up-to-date computers and software available to them. As a Middlesex student you will have access to hundreds of PCs and Macs on-campus, as well as open free WiFi in all areas of the campus so you can work on personal computers and mobile devices. Printing and photocopying is free for university work, and you will be supported by specialist IT staff who can provide guidance and training on computer and software use, as well as web support to help resolve any queries you may have.
We offer an IT drop-in session at the Sheppard Library every weekday where students can walk in for IT support without an appointment. We also offer 1to1 and group IT training sessions for applications and software which can be booked via our appointment booking system. A very popular service is the free 'laptops for loan' service for students which allows you to borrow a laptop for one day in the week or for the entire weekend. The laptops have full desktop software installed, printing functionality and can be used on or off campus. This service can be accessed directly by students through laptop cabinets across the Hendon campus.
Eduroam at Middlesex University
Middlesex University is now providing an eduroam service for its users and visitors from participating sites. This is a free wireless service and permits users to access the Internet using their own credentials within the University Acceptable Usage Policy.
Food & Drink
Middlesex staff and students can enjoy a wide variety of excellent food and drink options right here on campus.
MDX House is our main eating hub where you can find high street brands like Subway and Papa John's. In addition, our Streat Counter provides a weekly changing menu serving a variety of international and healthy foods, and our Wings N Things serves Halal chicken.
Within MDX House you can also find the MDX Bar, a vibrant social space with state of the art sound system, zonal music control, lighting rigs, booth seating and an outdoor decked area. It's the perfect for meeting friends or having a relaxing evening enjoying one of the many games or event nights they host throughout the year.
Love your coffee? You can take your pick from the variety of coffee shops available such as Costa, Starbucks, Joes, and Blend & Grind all offering a great choice in sandwiches, pastries and hot snacks. Or if you're wanting an on the go snack or late night refreshment, we have plenty of vending machines across the campus to meet your needs.
A few minutes' walk from campus on Church Road and Brent Street are many restaurants and shops catering to all tastes and budgets. You will find Italian, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, to name a few. There are also plenty of Halal and Kosher options. And don't forget to pop into Cost Cutter on the High Street where you'll receive 10% discount if you show your MDX student or staff card.
At Middlesex University, we are committed to providing a wide range of sporting activities and have developed links with a number of local community sports clubs. Students are encouraged to participate in these opportunities and to make direct contact with sports clubs.
Real Tennis is a fun, little-known, fast-paced, highly enjoyable sport. Housed in our state-of-the-art 'Millennium Court', this sports activity is the forerunner to the modern game of lawn tennis. Gifted to Middlesex University by the Luck Hille Foundation in 2000, this prestigious court is one of only very few in the country.
We have some impressive 3G pitches and Multi Activity Courts on site, which are available for hire by students, staff and the local community. We also have free parking on site which is available to all from 4.30pm Mon to Fri and all weekend.
Facilities at Hendon include
- The Fitness Pod, with a comprehensive range of the latest resistance and cardiovascular equipment. Includes a specialist strength and conditioning area.
- Fitness Studio which houses an exciting range of fitness classes from Aerobics to Zumba.
- 2x 3G 7-A-Side football pitches available for hire
- 3 floodlit outdoor courts (MACS), with markings and posts for tennis, basketball, netball and 5-A-Side football. Cricket nets also available on one of the courts.
- Bouldering wall, located on the 3G pitch
- We also have our very own Real Tennis Court on site.
The Fitness Pod at Middlesex University
The Fitness Pod gym and changing facilities have recently been completely refurbished. The updated gym has the latest equipment by market leaders Pulse Fitness, incorporating an exciting new Multi-Functional rig alongside our updated range of static machines and free weight areas. The changing facilities in MDX House have also been refurbished with new showers, lockers and vanity areas.
The Fitness Pod is our fitness facility right here on campus. We offer no joining fee, no contract, no hassle memberships from as little as just £12 per month. We have a variety of flexible membership options, so there's something for everyone.
A complementary range of therapies and treatments are available to students, including massage, as well as personal training, leisure classes and more.
- Monday - Friday 6.45am -10.00pm
- Weekend 9.00am - 5.00pm
- Ladies only Mondays and Thursdays 10.00 - 11.00am