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New Hendon Developments

The Hatchcroft Building

The University is committed to siting as much of its London activities as possible on its Hendon Campus. Since 2000 Middlesex has worked hard to achieve ‘fewer, better campuses’ in order to deliver to students the best possible learning, social and leisure spaces.

Three campuses have closed since 2000: Bounds Green, Tottenham and Enfield (Ponders End). We have also closed smaller sites.

The Hendon Campus has been transformed since 2004, when the University’s premier Learning Resources Centre – the Sheppard Library – opened its doors. The generosity of the University’s alumni helped to achieve our ambitions for this busy, state of the art learning centre, which has consistently been praised by our students.

The Sheppard Library

In 2005 the University unveiled its new look College Building. The 1930s building was completely refurbished into modern teaching space and a dramatic glass roof added to internalise the sizeable Quadrangle. It is now a ‘wow’ factor meeting and social space for students, visitors and staff.

The Ricketts Quadrangle

September 2008 will see the next dramatic improvements to the Hendon Campus to tie in with the move of the teaching and research previously based at the Enfield (Ponders End) Campus. The Hatchcroft Building will deliver more than 30 laboratories and research areas and two large lecture theatres. A new student meeting and networking area – the Forum – will open at the rear of the Campus. A new hub for research and business opens at the front of the Campus. Landscaping is underway to improve the numerous green spaces on the campus – for the University and the community.

As of September 2008 the University will operate in London from Hendon, Trent Park, Cat Hill and Archway and Hospitals. Middlesex University Dubai opened in 2005.

Brain Tumour Research

Dr Bali Roopari joined our Biomedical Science Team at Middlesex in 2006.  She and her team of three research students are focussing their research on the evaluation of a number of micronutrients for their  anti-cancer properties. Based on sound biomedical science, these nutraceutical studies are novel and highly promising. The initial targeted group are children with brain tumours and these are already in clinical trials with collaborative cancer treatment centres. This is at the cutting edge of cancer and fundamental cell biological research. The Development Office are keen to do everything they can to support Bali and her team with their work. 

Cancer Research

Middlesex University has been committed to the area of bioscientific research over the past few years and has created a Research Centre for Investigative Oncology which is staffed by scientists with international reputations and the potential to make both academic and commercial novel quantum advances. It has already dedicated part of its new e-Science Laboratory to work on such research, which will be carried out in new, purpose-built laboratories on our Hendon Campus. However, the work of this Centre would be significantly enhanced with further investment in additional researchers and equipment. The research for which we are specifically seeking funding concentrates on the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

For information about the research please contact Professor Richard Bayford at r.bayford@mdx.ac.uk. If you would like information about making a donation, please contact Sandra Smith, Alumni & Development Office at s.m.smith@mdx.ac.uk or on +44 (0)20 8411 5236.

For more information about this research you can download the Research Centre for Diagnostic and Investigative Oncology flyer.



Ellis Snitcher Memorial Fund

Dr Ellis Snitcher was a longstanding member of staff at Middlesex University, most recently based in the Human and Healthcare Sciences Group, but active in a wide variety of teaching and other contexts. Many will have known Ellis as a greatly valued teacher, colleague, and friend.

Sadly, Ellis died in February 2006 and friends and colleagues wanted to honour his memory by raising money to fund a student prize for Integrative Medicine, a topic close to his heart. We are happy to say that sufficient money was raised to enable us to award an annual prize since July 2006 and to continue this award for many years ahead. 

If you would like to contribute towards the memorial fund complete the donation form

Thank You
We would like to thank all those who have already given generously to support our vision of enabling more students to attend Middlesex University and to improving the learning environment of all our students.

If you would like to know more about more about the above projects, please contact the Development Office, on +44 (0)20 8411 5236 or e-mail developmentoffice@mdx.ac.uk.


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