Middlesex University dates back to 1878 when St Katherine’s College was founded in Tottenham, north east London. Following the addition of seven other colleges, Middlesex Polytechnic was formed in 1973 before it gained university status in 1992, becoming the institution it is today.
The university serves over 25,000 students, hailing from around 140 countries.
It comprises six schools based across north London and offering degree programmes in Art and Design, Business, Law, Health and Education, Media and Performing Arts, and Science and Technology. It also houses the Institute for Work Based Learning, which provides training for organisations and individuals in their place of work.
The university has recently completed a multi-million pound infrastructure project developing its lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories and study areas.
As well as its main campus in London, Middlesex has also opened overseas campuses in Dubai, Mauritius and Malta, where students can gain internationally recognised British qualifications.
Home students at Middlesex can also take part in various student exchange and study programmes at the university’s international campuses, or at over 100 other partner institutions around the world.
Middlesex was also recently selected as one of the UK participants in the Brazilian Scientific Mobility programme: a Brazilian Government scholarship scheme designed to bring up to 10,000 Brazilian students to the UK over a number of years.
The university’s sports facilities include the Fitness Pod, home to one of only a few “real tennis” courts in the world (real tennis being the original form of the sport, which differs from the modern equivalent).
Among its alumni are the actor and comedian Johnny Vegas, the artist and academic Sonia Boyce, and the UK television and radio presenter Dermot O’Leary.