Celebrating a Best University Society finalist and some of our Christmas fundraising activities


Congratulations to:

  • The LINKS First Aid Society, who have been shortlisted for Best University Society at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards. You can find out more about the society here and the awards on their website.
  • Joe Lyons and Lee Mitchell, two of our recent law graduates who were invited to moot at the Supreme court in Westminster. The moot was judged by Lord Sumption, a Supreme Court Justice, and was attended by over 60 of our law students.
  • Marilia Lezou and Alexander Wilford, two of our Architecture students who won awards at the RIBA International Presidents Medals. Their work will be on display at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Stockwell Street until January 19.

RIBA exhibition

  • Dr Colin Coulson-Thomas, who received a Doctor of Humane Letters from the Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management-Research in New Delhi. The citation was in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the world of academia through compositions, research and developments.

doctor of humane letters

  • The team at SMASHfestUK, winners of the THE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community. With Middlesex University, in collaboration with The Refinery, SMASHfestUK was rolled out as a national festival and outreach programme after a successful pilot working with young people in Deptford.

Well done to:

  • Marisa Bartoli and all of the staff who have donated used stamps for the National Kidney Federation. The charity picks up the stamps and sells them on, and Marisa is well on her way to reaching her goal of 16kg of stamps. If you have stamps to donate, you can email Marisa.
  • Everyone who contributed to the 2018 Shoebox appeal at the university. The donations went to a small charity called "I Have Enough" who provide assistance to homeless and vulnerably-housed people in Kent.

I Have Enough

  • The team across the university who co-ordinated donations of toiletries, socks, gloves and underwear for the Crisis distribution centre in Bermondsey as part of their annual Crisis at Christmas campaign.
  • Professor Steven Haines, who visited Japan at the invitation of Save the Children and the Human Rights Watch to help with their advocacy for the Safe Schools Declaration, which he drafted. Whilst in Japan, Steven accompanied a group of Japanese high-school students who presented a petition to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, urging the Government to endorse the declaration.

Safe Schools trip

  • The Sustainability volunteers, who during Green Week built a bug friendly hotel - the "Nest Western" - in the Avery Hill Edible Garden.

nest western

  • Everyone involved in the University Carol Services on 4 December. Our new choirmaster Jonathan Schranz, the Chaplaincy team and the 100-strong University Choir put on two beautiful services, with a mixture of traditional carols and newer offerings. The choir's next performance will be Mozart's Requiem and Goodall's Eternal Light on 29 March. You can find more details on upcoming services and how to join the choir here.
  • All of the applicants for the Enterprise Challenge. It's been an extremely popular year, with 81 applications overall, look out for more information on the finals in the New Year.
  • A successful SOUND/IMAGE exhibition which featured the work of eight international artists each exploring a different facet of sound and image practice.  The exhibition provided a visible and semi-permanent reflection of the outstanding work taking place in the School of Design and the world leading research that is presented as part of the SOUND/IMAGE conference each year.  The exhibition has inspired students and encouraged the Wellbeing team to consider the use of audio-visual installation in the wellness strategy and further collaboration in the Spring.
  • And finally, not forgetting the official opening of Dreadnought and all of our Research and Enterprise award winners, a big hand (or paw) to the adorable dogs from Pets As Therapy, who came to Dreadnought on 11 December to help destress students in the exam period.

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