FACTS AND FIGURES

 

 


 

Students

How many students are there at Middlesex University?

The total number of Middlesex University students across all campuses on 31 July 2007 was 25,872.

What do Middlesex students study at the University?

Many of Middlesex University’s students are studying for their first degree. Of the more than 25,000 students spread across the University’s campuses in north London and Dubai, 55.8% are studying for undergraduate degrees. Most undergraduate students are studying full-time, with 28% studying part-time. 24.5% of the University’s students are in postgraduate study; with 88.5% studying taught postgraduate courses and 11.5% undertaking postgraduate degrees by research. 19.7% of Middlesex students are undertaking other courses of Higher Education such as Work Based Learning, CPD and Foundation courses.

85.9% of Middlesex University students are evenly spread across the School of Health and Social Sciences, the School of Arts and Education and Middlesex University Business School. 9.5% of students are studying for degrees in the School of Engineering and Information Sciences and 3.8% of students are studying for Inter-School degrees.

Where do Middlesex students come from?

Of the University’s full-time students, 59.4% call London home, 11.3% are from elsewhere in the South East of England and 6.9% are from elsewhere in the UK. Of the Londoners at Middlesex, 32.5% are from Outer London, 27.0% are from North London, 15% are from East London, 11.4% are from North West London and 6.0% are from South East London.

80.8% of Middlesex University students are UK students, with 19.2% of students from other countries.

Students from Asia make up the largest proportion of the International student body, 68.4% in fact. 15.3% of International students are from India, 11.8% from Pakistan, 11.6% from China and 10.0% from Hong Kong. 15% of International students are from Africa, including 6% from Nigeria, 2.2% from Mauritius and 1.8% from Kenya, and a further 10% of International students at Middlesex are from the Americas. 4.9% of International students are from Europe.

Who are Middlesex students?

57.7% of Middlesex students are female and 42.3% are male.

64.6% of undergraduate students at Middlesex are aged 20 or under, 67.9% of whom are in their first year of study, and 27.5% of undergraduate students are aged 21 to 30. 77.3% of postgraduate students at Middlesex are aged 21 to 30, with 13.4% aged 31 to 40.

Middlesex University is proud of its socially inclusive approach to education, and boasts an ethnic and cultural mix that reflects its London home. 19.2% of Middlesex students are from countries outside the UK, and of the University’s UK students 51.5% classify themselves as being from an ethnic minority and 42.4% classify themselves as White.

18.1% of UK students at Middlesex classify themselves as Black African and 7.1% as Black Caribbean.

7.1% of UK students at Middlesex classify themselves as Asian Indian, 4.1% as Asian Pakistani, 3.9% as Asian Bangladeshi, 2.5% as Mixed Ethnic and 1.1% as Chinese, with a further 8.5% of UK students from other minority ethnic backgrounds.

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Staff

How many members of staff are there at Middlesex University?

In 2007, there were 820 members of academic staff and 960 members of support staff employed by Middlesex University.

70.1% of academic staff and 74.5% of support staff at Middlesex are employed full-time.

57.7% of all staff at Middlesex University are female. 50.7% of academic staff are male and 49.3% female, while 34.7% of support staff are male and 65.3% female. 30.6% of senior managers at the University are female.

35.4% of academic staff and 56.5% of support staff are under the age of 45, with 52.2% of academic staff and 38.4% of support staff under 60.

20.2% of all staff at Middlesex University classify themselves as being part of an ethnic minority. 34.7% of this number are academic staff, 23.5% are administrative staff and 6.7% are senior managers.

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Teaching and Research

What is the quality of teaching and research like at Middlesex University?

Middlesex University has four Schools – the School of Arts and Education, Middlesex University Business School, the School of Engineering and Information Sciences and the School of Health and Social Sciences – and is widely regarded as an excellent international provider of higher education with outstanding academic credentials and highly employable graduates.

Teaching at Middlesex University has achieved the highest possible ratings from the UK Quality Assurance Agency, and the University’s research credentials are continually improving with key strengths in Philosophy; History of Art, Architecture and Design; Drama, Dance, and Performing Arts; Social Work and Social Policy and Administration; Computer Science and Informatics; Geography and Environmental Studies; and Business and Management Studies.

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Campuses

Where do Middlesex students study?

Middlesex University has four campuses in north London and a campus in Dubai.

The largest of the University’s London campuses is Hendon, the University’s flagship campus. Most Middlesex students are based at the Hendon campus. The newest Hendon campus building, Hatchcroft features state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and laboratories, was part of a multimillion-pound redevelopment of the campus and has been awarded ‘excellent’ BREEAM status for its sustainable construction by the Building Research Establishment. Middlesex University Business School, the School of Health and Social Sciences and the School of Engineering and Information Sciences are based at the Hendon campus.

16.4% of Middlesex students are based at the University’s Trent Park campus. Set amongst a picturesque landscape of lakes, woods and country walks, Middlesex University’s Trent Park campus is a vibrant, lively and inspiring place to study. The School of Arts and Education’s courses in dance, drama, performing arts, English language and literature, media, culture and communication, music, theatre arts, languages, translation studies, philosophy, teaching and education are taught at Trent Park. In order for students to be able to take advantage of the design facilities on the campus, the School of Engineering and Information Sciences’ courses in product design are also based at Trent Park. This is also where the University’s Summer School, which accounts for 1.8% of Middlesex students, takes place.

6.3% of Middlesex students are based at Cat Hill – the University’s specialist centre for art and design. The School of Arts and Education’s courses in art, design, fashion, textiles, fine art, graphics and media arts are taught here, and the purpose-built art and design facilities have been rated by students as the best in London.

Archway, the University’s specialist healthcare campus is where 11.6% of Middlesex students study. The campus is adjacent to the University’s teaching facilities at the Whittington hospital. Middlesex’s nursing, midwifery, complementary health, sport science and social work students are able to combine their academic study with hands-on clinical practice here and at other London hospitals.

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Local Community

What impact do Middlesex students have on the local community?

Middlesex University’s Hendon campus is located in the London Borough of Barnet.

Spending by Middlesex students has a huge positive impact on Barnet’s local economy. In 2007/8 some 6,800 Hendon-based students generated an estimated £33.9 million for businesses in the Borough. Following the move of the majority of the School of Health and Social Sciences to Hendon in 2008, and with a pro-rata increase, some 9,800 students now generate £48.8 million income for local businesses.

The estimated number of full and part-time jobs in Barnet that the £33.9 million expenditure in 2007/8 supported was 820; i.e. one job for every 8.4 students. The increase in student numbers at the University’s Hendon campus in 2008/9 is expected to generate income supporting some 1,170 local jobs in 2008, 1,360 jobs in 2011 and 1,760 jobs ultimately.

In addition to the economic benefits to the local community, some of the University’s social benefits to Barnet and North London are:

• Enhancement of the local skills and knowledge base
• Development of applied research and consultancy activities of use to local enterprises
• Work Based Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes for local business and their staff
• Support and teacher-training resources for local schools
• Assistance with new venture creation and business support and involvement in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
• Lifelong learning, local studies and personal cultural development opportunities for local residents
• Cultural and social events and opportunities for local residents

How does the University fit into Hendon’s architectural context?

The Middlesex University Building on the western side of The Burroughs was designed and built by H W Burchett in a Neo-Georgian style, and completed in 1939.  It opened as the technical institute and later became the Hendon College of Technology. The site has been in constant use as an educational facility ever since. The building was extended in 1955 and 1969 to include a new refectory and engineering block – now the Williams Building.

Middlesex University launched a major refurbishment programme in 2002, and the Sheppard Library was completed in 2004 and the new Quadrangle was completed in 2005. In 2008 the University opened two new buildings - The Forum and the Hatchcroft Building. The Forum is a social space that offers staff and students a place to meet, eat, network, relax and play. The Hatchcroft Building features state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and laboratories and has been awarded ‘excellent’ BREEAM status for its sustainable construction by the Building Research Establishment.

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