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HUB19 at DKP

HUB19 is the latest addition to the recreational spaces and facilities we offer to all our students. Located on the Ground Floor of Block 19 in Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP), this large space offers well-equipped dedicated rooms for:

  • Computer Gaming
  • Indoor Games – Snooker, Table Tennis
  • Dance Studio
  • Music Room
  • Board games – this is temporarily unavailable
  • Student Clubs’ meeting room – this is temporarily unavailable

In order to promote social distancing, Student Lounge, Music Room and Dance Studio must be reserved online. Please check our website for the latest updates on COVID-19.

Opening timings for HUB19 (during teaching terms):

Monday - Friday                      8.00 am – 5.00 pm

Saturday - Sunday                  Closed

The range of ‘board games’, such as Chess, Monopoly, Pictionary, Carom, as well PlayStation, are temporarily unavailable. Please check our website for the latest updates on COVID-19.

HUB19 and the Postgraduate (PG) Lounge have been created exclusively for Middlesex University Dubai students. External visitors are not allowed on these premises. The PG Lounge is for use by postgraduate (enrolled) students only. Your Middlesex University Dubai Student ID Card must be presented upon entry into HUB19. Electronic gates have been installed in HUB19 where students must tap their Student ID card before entering. When a student receives his/hers Student ID card, the IT department has to verify the card and this would enable students to enter HUB19.  Failure to provide the Student ID card will result in no entry.

To ensure student safety, the lounges are equipped with CCTV system.

It is the responsibility of every student to keep the lounges neat, clean and orderly at all times.

Please be courteous to fellow students; always rearrange the chairs, tables and couches back to their original positions after you are done using them.

Personal belongings should always be kept in the owners’ possession. Students should ensure they have collected all their objects at the time of exiting the student lounges (even if exiting temporarily).

The University will not be liable for misplaced or lost items.

Team Middlesex 

Team Middlesex is the focal point for the development and delivery of competitive and recreational sports and social activities at Middlesex University Dubai.

Team Middlesex is represented at a range of different competitions both sporting and non-sporting.

Whatever your ability, interests or experience, Team Middlesex has something for everyone, ensuring you have the best student experience in Dubai.

For more information, please visit https://www.mdx.ac.ae/teammiddlesex

Student Volunteer Programme    

Middlesex University Dubai recognises the contributions that Volunteers and Unpaid Interns make in fulfilling its mission of education. This document provides general guidance concerning Volunteers and Unpaid Interns.

The programme is designed to help students gain experience and develop transferrable soft skills. We hope to provide students with opportunities outside of the classroom that enhance their student experience, contribute to making them all-rounders, provide a space for networking, and hope to help them prepare for the workforce. Students can earn work experience by participating in this programme.

Students can register via the online form on https://www.mdx.ac.ae/team-mdx-connect.

Student Volunteer Programme Guidelines

Introduction

Middlesex University Dubai recognises the contributions that Volunteers and Unpaid Interns make in fulfilling its mission of education. This document provides general guidance concerning Volunteers and Unpaid Interns.

Definition and Scope

MDX-Dubai Volunteering Programme

The programme is designed to help students gain experience and develop transferrable soft skills. We hope to provide students with opportunities outside of the classroom that enhance their student experience, contribute to making them all-rounders, provide a space for networking, and hope to help them prepare for the workforce. Students can earn work experience by participating in this programme.

These Guidelines applies to all Middlesex University Dubai students (IFP, UG and PG). Students who are under 18 years of age can volunteer only with parental consent.

Who is a volunteer?

A volunteer is any person who willingly offers his/her services for Volunteering Activity, under no duress or any coercion

-       without any expectation of monetary compensation or subsequent employment,

-       typically, on a part-time basis,

-       without displacing employees or performing work that would otherwise be performed by employees.

Benefits of The Programme

Volunteering allows students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a professional setting while still in the University. It promotes a sense of responsibility among community members and instils a volunteering culture in the students. This encourages a positive engagement in various activities that benefit the community. Students can utilise their leisure time for serving the community through Volunteering.

Benefits to Students

  • Gain career-related experience
  • Gain practical knowledge from the workings of the Department
  • Opportunity to explore different career routes
  • Work experience obtained from Volunteering will be valuable inputs for their resumes
  • Increased self-confidence and improvement in communication skills
  • Creates a sense of responsibility for the community
  • Offers a networking opportunity for students

Benefits to the University Departments

  • Immediate assistance and support in the implementation of projects
  • Students provide fresh ideas and opportunities from a student perspective
  • Students bring enthusiasm and desire to learn, which in turn energising the workplace
  • This creates more awareness and understanding about the Department that is hiring the volunteers or unpaid interns

Selection Process of Volunteers

  • Our Student Activities team welcomes students to become part of ‘Team Middlesex’ if students are looking to join a sports team, social club, or if they want to get involved in volunteering initiatives across the campus. Students can register via the online form on https://www.mdx.ac.ae/team-mdx-connect.
  • Updates on the upcoming events are also shared on the Instagram page @wearemdx and on the University website.
  • The Student Activities Department will maintain a database of students who register for the Volunteering opportunity.
  • The database will be updated periodically with details of the students' volunteering activities and the number of hours volunteered.
  • Prior to any event/volunteering activity, the Student Activities team will share the information with students who have registered. Students who are interested in the event/ volunteering activity should contact the Students Activities team. The selection of the volunteers will be at the discretion of the Student Activities Department.
  • Once the selection has been made, Student Activities Team will send a confirmation email to the selected students, outlining the details of the volunteering activity.
  • The selected volunteers will then be informed about their roles and responsibilities by the concerned Department. The Department will also give a full briefing to the volunteers. Each event is different, and volunteers are required to attend an event briefing session.
  • At every event, attendance will be taken, and the number of hours clocked in by students will be recorded.

Types of Volunteering Activities

  • All Volunteering Activity in the University is unpaid.
  • All Volunteering Activities will be managed by the Students Activities Department. Only those students who have registered will be allotted a Volunteering Activity or Event.
  • Volunteering Activity involves any events or activities organised on the campus or outside by the University for the students.
  • Volunteers will assist and help other Departments with their activities/events. Types of volunteering activities will include marketing, academic, organisational, event management, student engagement programmes etc.
  • Any Administrative or Academic Department of the University can ask for student volunteers.

Requirements and Responsibilities

Responsibilities in Volunteering Activities:

  • Should be dedicated and hardworking
  • Must take on the responsibility and strive to complete the tasks allotted to them
  • Follow the Policies and Procedures of the University
  • Be punctual, and work the required number of hours as agreed
  • Notify their supervisor if they are unable to attend as planned
  • Behave and dress appropriately, as per the work culture of the University
  • Respect the confidentiality of the workplace and the Department
  • Have an open discussion with the supervisor about any problems faced

Requirements from Student Volunteers:

  • All volunteers are expected to follow Campus Guidelines and Rules and Regulations of the University, and the Laws of the UAE, including but not limited to health & safety guidelines, confidentiality, intellectual property, computer use policy, non-discrimination, non-violence, social media policy, etc.
  • There is a ZERO TOLERANCE for misconduct and breaches of the University Rules or Regulations. Consequently, students who fail to comply with University Regulations will be removed and will not be able to volunteer directly with any club, Department, or in any University-related event.
  • Volunteers are always expected to be polite, energetic, presentable and approachable.
  • Volunteers should not engage in any volunteering activity during their class timings.

Request for Volunteers from Departments

  • The Administrative or Academic Departments wishing to recruit student volunteers should make a request to the Student Activities Department.
  • An email should be sent to studentactivities@mdx.ac.ae with requirements (number of the volunteers, date, time, location and short description of the job role).
  • Student Activities will then send out a request form to be filled out by the concerned Department.
  • Upon receipt of the request form, the Student Activities Department will forward a shortlist of volunteers to the concerned Department.
  • The Department will then select volunteers based on their requirements. It is the Department’s responsibility to train the student volunteers about the job requirements and outline their expectations from the student volunteers.
  • Once the task has been completed, a feedback report about the student volunteers should be sent to the Student Activities.

 

Student Council 

The Middlesex University Dubai Student Council is a student elected council with representatives from each school of the University. The Student Council is designed to represent the student body in matters affecting education and the overall university experience. It aims to establish a recognised means of communication between the student body and members of staff and faculty, as well as external organisations.

Above all, it allows students to share their ideas, interests, and concerns with lecturers and other members of staff in order to improve the student experience.

For more information, please visit https://www.mdx.ac.ae/studentcouncil

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