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Student Success Festival: Photos From The Festivals

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

Adventure Island!

Welcome To Adventure Island!

On the 27th of March the Quad was transformed into Adventure Island for the Student Success Festival 2017! 

Middlesex students visiting the event were able to take advantage of all the support, games, activities – and free prizes – on offer! Some of the many highlights included sports activities; reflecting creatively on the meaning of ‘success’ using fimo; library quizzes; a wishing tree and wall of advice; mindfulness and relaxation activities; problem solving games, and free healthy snacks and smoothies.

Students were able to engage with staff and support from various teams across the University, including MDXSU, Progression & Support, Registry, Kortext, Counselling & Mental Health Disability & Dyslexia, Sports and Recreation, the SLAs, the LET, Library teams, Erasmus, and Chartwells.  Not only that, but Adventure Island itself was designed with help from students from Theatre Arts and Science and Technology. We also had help from the MDX props and costumes teams (and Teddy from LSS!) as well as plants supplied from Natural Sciences.

Photos from our Festivals!

Virtural Treasure Hunt Challenges

Student Success Festival 2017

The Castle Zone was a hive of activity throughout the day!

Students (and staff!) enjoyed lots of free smoothies and drinks, courtesy of Chartwells!

Sports & Recreation showing students how to smash their stress!

In the Forest Zone, MDXSU were on hand to help students connect with each other, offering advice and guidance - and computer games!

Wise words from a student, left on the wishing tree!

Relaxation and Mindfulness were the order of the day in the Waterfall Zone, with help from Wellbeing Services!

Hula hoop your way to success next to the Volcano!

Students engaging with staff!

Wellbeing services provide a much need moment of tranquility in the hustle and bustle of the fair!

Middlesex University's wonderful SLAs, always on hand to help!

In the Forest Zone, Adventurers could leave the wishes and advice on the wishing tree!

Don't get caught in a spin with deadlines, stress or assessment blues - let Middlesex Student Services help you!

Success isn't always about winning - sometimes success can be measured in the fun you have along the way!

One of the mermaids in the Waterfall Zone relaxing and watching the fair!

Did you know that the LET had a wizard? They may not be able to magic your trouble away, but they can help you develop the academic literacy skills you need to be a successful student!

The SLA team, royalty every one!

A bird's eye view of the Forest Zone, where students from MDXSU were ready to give advice and guidance!

What wish would you have left on the wishing tree?

Team work always helps when you have a knotty problem to untangle! Middlesex University Services are always ready to help you!

The sun was shining on Adventure Island, so why not relax with a free healthy smoothie by the tiki bar?

Sports and Recreation has a number of activities to help students unwind (and perhaps vent some frustrations!)

Lovely, healthy smoothies from Chartwells!

Sometimes even managers need help getting untangled... We still aren't sure if they ever managed it though!

Mindfulness activities can help you relax, unwind and also think about situations in a new light!

Adventure Island has two princesses and a wizard - but Middlesex University has all kinds of wonderful people, ready to help you!

The Erasmus scheme helps students to study abroad - now that is a real adventure!

Students manage to solve one of the many puzzles set by the SLA team! How? Through teamwork, of course!

The Castle is buzzing!

Were these students brave enough to step inside the volcano? Check #MDXSuccess to find out!

Our SLA prince and her team!

The Castle princess and wizard, ready to help you on your journey to success!

Some students reading the wishes and advice left by others on the wishing tree in the Forest Zone, run by MDXSU.

Your passport to Success! All the completed passports will be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad!

The MDXSU Forest Zone, where students could get advice and connect with Student and Academic societies.

Students had the chance to share their fears and to offer advice to each other... what might you have said?

The Adventure Island princesses!

All the fun of the Student Success Festival around the Waterfall Zone, where Wellbeing services were on hand to help with stress management and mindfulness!

A moment of calm outside the Castle Zone for the prince and princess to relax!

For those Adventurers who visited every zone on the day, a very special treat was in store! In the Mysterious Chamber, students were able to embark on an Underwater Adventure - with thanks to Middlesex University's Science & Technology students, of course!

Jonathan posing for a picture with Matthew Lawson, deputy head of Library and Student Services, with his first prize of an iPad! Jonathan won the prize for his excellent Success Tip!

Ahmed also posing for a picture with Matthew Lawson, deputy head of Library and Student Services, with his runner-up prize of a Amazon gift card! Ahmed won the prize for his excellent Success Tip!

Amaris also posing for a picture with Matthew Lawson, deputy head of Library and Student Services, with her runner-up prize of a Amazon gift card! Amaris won the prize for her excellent Success Tip!