The university has always been there as a backbone for me and my fellow students with its multiple student services and facilities. One that I find very approachable is the Careers and Employability Department, who have played an important role in mentoring me. During my first year, I attended various career development and CV building workshops that got me interested in applying for internships in the first place. During the pandemic, the support was still consistent, with feedback on fine tuning my resume and building my LinkedIn portfolio. The strong and experienced team of the department helped me prepare for interviews with their tips and motivation. I am ever grateful to them for constantly enriching me to face and grab challenging opportunities.
During my first year at Middlesex, I applied for a number of internship opportunities via the university student vacancy portal. As a result, I was offered a part-time opportunity as a junior accountant and then a HR assistant role for a brief yet fruitful period of five months. The role was really varied, including tasks from data entry to tracing discrepancies, payroll assistance, and inventory control. I also took on different roles when required. This experience really broadened my workplace understanding, multitasking abilities and interpersonal skills. Towards my second year, I wanted to try out working in a corporate working environment. The Campus Career Fair was a big boost to network with talent acquisition executives from various companies, and I was able to secure an interview with multiple of potential employers. I now am proud to be working at the e-commerce giant Talabat as a Business Development Intern.
Natasha Hasmitha Fernandes, BA Accounting and Finance (Class of 2022)
My time at Middlesex University Dubai has been everything I could wish for. Studying BA Honours Psychology with Marketing has equipped me with the skills and knowledge to prepare me for life after I graduate. As an Indian student, the combination of a Quality UK Degree taught in the Gulf has made my experience at the University truly priceless. I am exposed to diversity from my fellow students and faculty, which has contributed toward my ability to work in a multicultural society – something I believe is fundamental for the field in which I want to work. The blend of academic and extracurricular activities at the University has made it the ideal place for me to study, with thought provoking in-class discussions and constant events and social clubs, I am always occupied – something which has worked really well for me.
Aafreen Farrukh, BA Honours Psychology With Marketing (Class Of 2019)
I am currently studying BA Honours International Tourism Management at Middlesex University Dubai. The application process was made easy by the University’s friendly Admissions Department, who responded to my application immediately and coached me throughout the process. As a Nigerian student, I chose to study in Dubai because it is a city filled with incredible opportunities, and at the University I have had the chance to meet people from many different countries. As well as making friends from around the world, my lecturers have always been friendly and supportive. Before joining the BA programme, I studied the International Foundation Programme (IFP) at Middlesex University Dubai which prepared me for Undergraduate study.
Fatimah Sadiq Sani, BA Honours International Tourism Management (Class Of 2020)
The Middlesex MBA has a strong element of strategy development incorporating internal and external environmental analysis which has provided me with the tools to deliver well structured market research and business proposals within my role at Emerson where I am required to deliver evidence driven analysis to support business decisions at the highest level.The lecture content and style including case studies coupled with coursework relating to real-life industries not only made the subject interesting but also showed me the relevance and effectiveness of strategy management in modern businesses.
Andrew Elliot- Williams, Strategic Planning Manager,
Emerson Industrial Automation
I am currently studying LLB Honours Law at Middlesex University Dubai. As a student from Nigeria, I had always wanted to study in Dubai but I didn’t think I would be able to study for a Law Degree as my home country practices the English Legal System. I was elated when my brother informed me that Middlesex University Dubai was the first and only University in the region to offer a face-to-face LLB Law Degree. I applied and was instantly contacted by the Admissions Department who counselled me throughout my application. My experience so far has been amazing, I have learned so many things and also had the opportunity to work and participate in various University events. I have met people from many different nationalities and also received friendly and thorough support from my lecturers.
Fatima Ibrahim Ciroma, LLB Honours Law (Class Of 2020)
I have been working for an international organisation operating in the Oil & Gas industry for over 10 years in the role of Regional Sales Manager. It was time to expand horizons and stimulate my management skills with an MBA degree. The Middlesex MBA program allowed me to fit my studies into my very busy work schedule. The intensive course structure is designed for business realities, thus giving me the edge to handle the daily job challenges of consolidating,marketing, financial and human resources knowledge. The exciting curricula were then mirrored in the final project/dissertation, where all the modules studied and skills gained have been applied.
Mr. Cristiano Corelli, Regional Sales Manager, Rotork
My name is Andrew Rezkalla. I’m from Egypt and I’m currently studying the International Foundation Programme at Middlesex University Dubai. My experience so far has been amazing – I have thoroughly enjoyed studying on the IFP. Not only does the University provide a Quality UK Degree, it provides various extracurricular activities including Dance and Drama which I love to take part in. My lecturers have also been extremely supportive, helping myself and my fellow students to achieve our goals and help pass our assignments throughout the year. If you want to choose a good university – choose Middlesex University Dubai!
Andrew Rezkalla, International Foundation Programme (Class Of 2018)
It’s my great honor to be one of the students in Middlesex Dubai. The MBA program has enriched not only my knowledge but also my social context in Dubai. The design of the whole MBA journey is interesting and practical from which I can put my learning into my daily operations and improve my organisation’s performance. I have obtained a bright career direction after the MBA and I will certainly introduce this programme to my colleagues friends in future.Sincerely, wish the university all the best and I am looking forward to know more fellow MBA colleagues here.
Shihai Zhang, Senior HR & Admin Manager
CSHK Dubai LLC
Middlesex University Dubai has opened so many doors for me while providing the Quality UK education it promises to provide. Ever since I joined the University, it has been a second home to me and I look forward to each day because of my fellow students and the excellent faculty members. When I first joined the University, I feared that as an International Student I wouldn’t be able to fit in or make any friends, but everyone at the University has welcomed me with open arms and I’ve easily made it through my first year. The University has also given me the opportunity to showcase talents I never knew I had. I learnt to dance for the first time after joining the Dance Club and I got the chance to improve my running by joining the Athletics Team whereby I have won multiple awards for the University. I’ve also been able to participate in many events which has boosted my self-confidence, something I really felt I lacked until now. I would highly recommend Middlesex University Dubai – it’s a decision you won’t regret!
Nicole Jessica Guinto Hayes, BA Honours International Tourism Management (Class Of 2020)
Studying at Middlesex University is interesting, the University and the teachers really try to help you and make sure you understood everything plus if you are an interested student and willing to learn more they make sure that you have the possibility to participate in many hackathons and events where you can get experiences and try to put yourself in some professional or advance situations allowing you to understand and see some aspects that you are not used to taking in consideration. Another great thing is that if you keep yourself updated and are doing your work properly you actually have time to learn things on your own and the university helps that a lot by having resources thanks to the partnerships with several companies like Oracle for example.
Lucas De Alencastro Moreira, BSc Honours Information Technology