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Student Success Festival: SSF Week: November

The Student Success Festival is a holistic grouping of a large array of services within Middlesex University to help students achieve their best!

SSF Week: November

November 7th-9th, in the Quad

The Student Success Festival will be hosting three days of activities, events, workshops, flash talks, and training to help you achieve your best, whether this is your first year at Middlesex University or your final year.

Employers at MDX!


Meet the Employers and practice your interview skills with MDXWorks! Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th of November, in the Quad!

Kortext e-Books

Human Books!


Your journey towards becoming a job-ready graduate starts from day one of your Middlesex experience. Skills development and work opportunities are embedded in all our programmes and we provide opportunities and support to help you secure that all-important graduate job.

Our recently launched MDXworks employment hub also now incorporates our brand new on-campus Unitemps Middlesex recruitment agency matching Middlesex students to paid Middlesex jobs.

Tuesday 7th November

Tuesday 7th of November, 11am - 3pm.

Exciting activities and games organized by Sports and Recreation to help you have fun, get fit, and maybe just relieve some stress! Have a go at our punching bag, try the rowing machine, or learn more about the various sports teams on campus! And finally, when you're feeling nicely tired out, you can sign up for a head and shoulder massage!

Wellbeing Services will be on hand to provide some R&R to compliment all the excitement offered by Sports & Rec. Take part in the Jaffa Cake Challenge, participate in Mindfulness activities and learn relaxation techniques. Workshops will also be on offer during the day as well as information about how to access other support, such as counseling and mental health.

Wellbeing Workshops

“When it comes to procrastination, don’t even get me started!”

  • Why do you procrastinate?
  • What are you REALLY trying to avoid when you procrastinate?
  • What makes the habit worse – and how can you break it?

Find the answers and create an individual action plan for yourself!  Tuesday 7th November, choose from one of these two times and just turn up:

2pm to 2.45pm

3pm to 3.45pm

In CG15 - College Building, ground floor, room 15. From the Quad, follow signs to the Dance Studio (CG60), go through the doors and CG15 is first on the right. 

Library Workshops

LEGO Serious Play!

If you like the idea of playing with Lego to express how you feel about being a student then this workshop is for you! No previous building experience required, just come prepared to build and share.
Tuesday 7th of November, CG48 (College Building), 10.30-12.00

Wednesday 8th November

Wednesday 8th of November, 11am - 3pm. 


#WiseOwls organised by Library and Student Support services. Come to the Quad between 11am - 3pm to Meet owls, take an owl #selfie and get the chance to win an iPad! Come and speak to your #WiseOwl librarians to get tips and advice on how to better take advantage of the support the library has to offer!

Get academic advice from LET lecturers, and research and study skills help from Librarians! Activities include writing improvement techniques, presentation 'flash' workshops, and goals setting.

The Language and Culture Exchange team will also be there to help you explore other languages and culture. Practice language games and see how quickly you can pick up a new language! Meet students from other language backgrounds in order to expand your knowledge and understanding.

MDXWorks Meet The Employers! PART ONE. MDXWorks will be running short, stand-up sessions in MDXworks (CG07) on how to approach, engage and feel confident when it comes to meeting employers. Sessions will last approx 15 mins and will encourage you to develop your 'Pitch in Your Pocket' - you never know who you might meet in an elevator! On Thursday you will be able to practice your skills with real world employers!

Thursday 9th November

Thursday 9th of November, 11am - 3pm.

Human Book Event (Quad 2-4pm): Our Human Books are real people from around the University who have knowledge, expertise and skills to share with you in a wide range of academic and wellbeing areas or have succeeded as MDX graduates. You can borrow them just like a normal library book and have a one-to-one conversation. It’s a great opportunity to learn from our experts. Read our Human Book abstracts and reserve a 15 minute conversation in advance!

The KorText team will be available in the Quad (11am-3pm) with free gifts and information about using and accessing your free personal eTextbooks.  

MDXWorks Meet The Employers! PART TWO (11am-3pm) MDXWorks will be welcoming a select group of employers into the Quad - including O2/Telefonica, Marks and Spencer, and Kurt Geiger and others for you to  engage and network with - as well as hear about their placement and graduate opportunities. Get into the Quad on and pitch up for one of our 'Pitch in Your Pocket' sessions, splash on a drop of charisma, take a bite out of the cake of confidence, rock up to the employers, and be the star that you are!

Win an iPad!

Between the 6th - 10th November, submit your questions/comments to your Librarians via Twitter, Facebook or Ask a Librarian. If you include #WiseOwl in your question/comment, you will be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad!


Want to meet some owls?  Want to win an iPad AND succeed in your studies? 
Follow the tips from the Wise Owls and discover the different ways the LSS can support you.  
Did you know..
#WiseOwls ask questions at Study Hub?
#WiseOwls contact their Subject Librarian for help evaluating and finding information to write assignments?
#WiseOwls follow LSS on Twitter/Facebook?
#WiseOwls Check out their Library Guides for specialist support? 
Join us on the 8th November in the Quad between 11am-3pm for a chance to meet the Wise Owls in person and take an owl selfie!

Language and Culture Exchange

Postgraduate Potential!

Studying a postgraduate course at Middlesex University will develop your critical thinking, advance your practical skillset, and challenge you to work across disciplines to find creative solutions to emerging socioeconomic challenges. Our courses are industry-informed, helping you to learn from the best about the best!

We believe postgraduate study should be accessible to as many people as possible, no matter their background, which is why alongside the new postgraduate loan we provide a broad range of postgraduate scholarships and awards.