Middlesex University has a long and proud history as a provider of high quality education in north London. Its roots were formed in 1878 when St Katherine's College opened in Tottenham, followed by the famous Hornsey School of Arts and Crafts in 1882 and the Ponders End Technical Institute in 1901. The first educational institution to be located on the site of Middlesex's current flagship campus in Hendon – the Hendon Technical Institute – opened in The Burroughs, Hendon in 1939. Following the Second World War, there was a huge need for teachers in the UK, and the Trent Park College of Education opened in 1947. Middlesex still trains teachers at Trent Park today. 1962 saw the opening of the New College of Speech and Drama. In 1968, the year of the student protests, Hornsey School of Arts and Crafts was the scene of the most significant student protest in the UK. In 1973, most of these Colleges joined together to form Middlesex Polytechnic, with others following in 1974.In 1992, the Polytechnic became Middlesex University by Royal Assent. Shortly afterwards the London College of Dance and the North London College of Health joined the University, and in 1996 Professor Michael Driscoll became the Vice-Chancellor. He remains at the helm of this historic university today.1996 was also the year that Middlesex was awarded the first of three Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education, for its innovative provision of Work Based Learning, giving people the opportunity to gain a degree for the knowledge and expertise they acquire through their work. A further Queen's Anniversary Prize, this time for Education Technology followed in 1998 and a third in 2000, for the University's groundbreaking Flood Hazard Research Centre. 2000 was also the year that the Right Honourable Lord Sheppard of Didgemere KCVO Kt became Chancellor of the University.A different sort of prize came Middlesex's way in 2003. The University was given the Queen's Award for Enterprise, for International Trade. This award recognised Middlesex as the very first British university to open, in 1995, a network of recruitment offices around the world. This move gave thousands of international students the opportunity to come to London to study at Middlesex. The University's international status was reinforced in 2005 when it opened an entire Middlesex campus – in Dubai and once again in 2010 with a campus opening in Mauritius.
We are dedicated to being an excellent University, providing outstanding educational services - join our staff community and enjoy a friendly and stimulating modern university. We value and respect our staff, and involve them in decision-making processes. Promoting equality of opportunity, openness, freedom of expression and social responsibility are key to our success. In return for your outstanding contribution, we offer competitive pay and many benefits.Equality of opportunityOur aim is to create a working and learning environment in which everyone’s potential is realised, where diversity is valued and we meet the needs of the broader communities in which we work. Equality of opportunity is a key factor in our success as a provider of higher education and lifelong learning and is integral to our management practice.PensionWe are one of the few organisations in Britain to continue to offer a final salary pension scheme – meaning a guaranteed pension based on your salary when you retire. We also operate a flexible retirement policy.Annual LeaveWe offer 25-30 days of annual leave to administrative staff and 35 days for academic staff. Our paid maternity leave is over and above the statutory requirement and we offer a variety of other types of leave for parents and carers of dependents.Flexible working and childcareWe encourage and support flexible working and many of our staff also take advantage of supported homeworking one or two days a week. We operate a childcare voucher scheme that allows parents to make tax savings on a portion of their salary to pay for childcare. We also have two nurseries, one at our Hendon campus and the other at our Trent Park campus.Career developmentAs a university, we are able to support our employees with in-house learning and training related to their role and career. For further information read our leaflet What is Staff Development? We also offer fee waivers for employees wishing to follow a Middlesex degree programme.More Information
Middlesex University's Careers Service aims to provide a range of quality and impartial information and guidance to assist Middlesex students and graduates in their career planning and job seeking.