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Student Success Festival: SSF2018: Music Festival!

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



Student Success Festival: The Main Event!

Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th March, in the Quad, 11am - 3pm

The Student Success Festival is back! March will see a return to our full-scale festival, which this year is themed around a music festival.

Designed to help get you off on the right foot before exams, assessments and hand-in season begins in full, the March SSF will feature a number of special guests, competitions, activities, opportunities to gain new skills and free gifts!

As always, the Student Success Festival is designed you in mind, with the aim of helping you achieve your best, whether this is your first year at Middlesex University or your final year.

This year we are very excited to announce we will be joined by, as well as the Human Books service and we will be hosting a Language Cafe, along with free smoothies, gifts, prizes, and competitions! Take a look below to see everything that will be on offer for you over the two-day event!

What's On?

Win an iPad!

Visit all the areas at the festival for your chance to win an iPad!

At the festival, you will be given a ticket. When you visit each area, your ticket will be stamped - collect all the stamps to be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad!

Here is one of our previous iPad winners being awarded his prize!

Line Up!

There are a plethora of events happening over the course of the festival! Take a look at the line-up to see just some of the things we will be offering, in addition to free gifts, smoothies, prizes and advice!


Snakes and ladders employability game

Compete against your peers as you work your way up the career 'ladders' in our interactive game. Winners will be awarded a VIP Backstage Pass for an appointment with an industry mentor. Monday Only.

Language Café

English? Korean? Arabic? Unwind in our language café where you can try out different languages and make new friends. Get a taste of languages from all over the world! Monday Only

Human Books – learn from real people 

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. You can borrow them just like a normal library book and have a 15-minute one-to-one conversation. It’s a great opportunity to learn from our experts and make the most of your time at University. Tuesday only

Everybody’s talking about Lynda!  Founded single-handedly by Lynda Weinman, has become a global platform offering video courses taught by industry experts in business, technology and creative skills. Meet Lynda representatives to find out how easy it is to get access to thousands of courses and discover limitless possibilities.

Dig Deep students and staff Kilimanjaro climb

In September 2018, a team of staff and students from Middlesex University will be travelling to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro! There'll be raising money for Dig Deep, a charity whose field workers conquer obstacles every day to help provide clean waters and build toilets - facilities that we often take for granted here in the UK.

 Mindfulness Colouring

Take some time to pause and relax with our music-themed mindfulness colouring.

Sound of Success

What music do you associate with success? Help us create Middlesex University’s first Playlist for Success.

Circus Skills

Come and channel your inner performer in our Circus Skills area. Try your hand a juggling, trampette, balancing and aerial hoop displays. Competitions and prizes!

Ready, steady, smoothie!

What is both nutritious and delicious? A smoothie, of course! Challenge your friends, blend your own smoothie and win prizes for the best taste!

Kinetic sand play, mindfulness mandalas

Crack the code and tease your brain!

Awaken your brain cells this spring and beat the winter blues! Join us in a challenge to solve head-spinning puzzles and relax afterwards creating a sand mandala.

MDX Music Quiz

Answer questions about music and Middlesex University for a chance to win £30 HMV voucher!

Colour coded game- become a Master

Stack it up, one tile at a time! With 100 challenges to choose from over four different levels of difficulty that range from Starter – Master, you can become an expert in colour coding!

Backpacker Music challenge

‘Do you know your Spanish Reggaeton from your Afrobeat? Your German Techno from your Japanese Pop? Then come along and  test your knowledge with our ultimate Backpacker Music Challenge and the chance to win some great prizes!

STEM festival promo team

Learn more about Middlesex University’s STEM Festival taking place on 14th March, as part of British Science Week.


As well as…

Procrastination activity

Memory castle

Giant crossword

Tibetan singing bowls

Memory Castle

Buzz Wire Challenge!

Beat it!

Advice from MDXSU

Smoothie Challenge!

Can you make the best smoothie ever?!

Do you have what it takes to mix, blend and smooth veggies and fruits into something (vaguely) edible?!

If so, our smoothie challenge is for you!

The best smoothie - as voted for by our judges - will win its creator a multi-function food mixer!

Spotify Playlist (motivation)

Spotify Playlist (de-stress)


Social Media

Monday Motivation