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ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022


The academic year commences on 19th September 2021. All classes, lab sessions, seminars, and tutorials will be taught in person, face-to-face and on campus, unless you have selected to study online for your first semester.

Select lectures will be taught online, and this will be determined by your personalised timetable. (This may differ depending on the level of study and programme.)

We are maintaining health and safety measures across campus and in all classrooms and labs so that you feel safe and comfortable while studying in person.

If you are a student joining us from Abu Dhabi or are an international student that can’t travel to Dubai for your studies at the moment due to travel restrictions, you can select to study online for your first semester.

If you are a student joining us from Abu Dhabi or are an international student that can’t travel to Dubai for your studies at the moment due to travel restrictions, you can select to study online for your first semester.

Please complete the ‘Unable to Travel to Campus’ form on our website as soon as possible. This will then be recorded against your student profile. Following this, you will then receive further information about your online timetable.

Classes for the new 2021-2022 academic year will commence from Sunday 19th September 2021.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is our utmost priority. Strict measures will be implemented across the campus including:

a)     Social distancing measures throughout campus.

b)     Dividers and stickers placed around campus to ensure social distancing is maintained.

c)     Temperature monitoring will take place through the use of thermal cameras.

d)     Entry of the campus will be restricted to main entrance points only.

e)     Hand sanitisers will be placed throughout the campus.

f)      Masks to be worn at all times. We have a no mask, no entry policy.

g)     Continuous sanitisation of the campus and facilities.

h)     Restricted number of students in classrooms.

i)      Track and Trace system to be used when entering and leaving any building/block.

j)      One-way traffic system across campus.

Upon entry to campus there are these processes in place:

a) Entry and exit is permitted only through the marked points within each building.

b) Your temperature will be checked by thermal cameras that are installed at each entry point. Anyone with a temperature of 37.5 will not be allowed to enter the campus and the Health and Safety Officer will take them for further screening as per the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) guidelines.

c) Track and Trace QR code scanning is then required to mark your presence on campus in each specific building.

a) We have a one-way traffic system in place for your safety. It is clearly visible across the campus.

b) Track and Trace is required in each building so we have a record of your whereabouts on campus and when you were there.

c) Social distancing of at least 1 metre must be adhered to across the campus.

a) Practice good hygiene by frequently washing your hands upon arrival to the campus, after using the washroom, before and after eating, and after sneezing and/or coughing.

b) Sanitise your hands on a regular basis such as after touching door handles, lift buttons, desks and other frequently used surfaces.

c) Avoid sharing any personal items including: study materials, stationary, and food/drinks.

d) Continue to monitor your own health and take note of any flu-like symptoms.

If you feel unwell or you develop any symptoms while on campus, you must contact the Health and Safety Officer on campus and report to the isolation room in Block 19.

You should adopt the Identify, Notify, Act, Isolate Approach that can be found here.

If you feel unwell, it is important that you inform your module leader and the Student Office. You should stay at home until you feel better and complete the ‘Stay at Home if Unwell Form’, which can be found at https://www.mdx.ac.ae/welcoming-students-to-campus/stay-at-home-if-unwell.

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, you must see a doctor and a negative COVID-19 test result must be presented before you return to campus. The negative test must be sent to hso@mdx.ac.ae, and you will then receive confirmation that you can return to campus.

Upon exiting the campus there are new processes in place:

a) Exit is permitted only through the marked points within each building.

b) At the point of exit you need to scan the Track and Trace QR code with your smartphone to mark that you are leaving that specific building.

Yes. All health and safety processes, practices and regulations apply to both Dubai Knowledge Park and Dubai International Academic City campuses.

 

STUDY MODES: 2021/2022

 

All classes, lab sessions, seminars, and tutorials will be taught in person, face-to-face and on campus, unless you have selected to study online for your first semester.

Select lectures will be taught online, and this will be determined by your personalised timetable. (This may differ depending on the level of study and programme.)

If you are a student joining us from Abu Dhabi or are an international student that can’t travel to Dubai for your studies at the moment due to travel restrictions, you can select to study online for your first semester.

When selecting your mode of study, please note that is only for semester 1 of your studies and will be reviewed towards the beginning of the next semester.

Currently, 100% online study in semester 1 is only available for students from Abu Dhabi or international students who are impacted by travel restrictions and cannot reach Dubai safely for the start of the academic year.

Should travel restrictions lift for the location where you reside during semester 1 and you wish to change your mode of study, please connect with the Student Office and your case will be reviewed.

There will be no fee reductions as teaching will be delivered regardless of the mode of study. As a university we have invested in state-of-the-art learning platforms and teacher training for online delivery to ensure that the experience is seamless whether you are on campus or online.

Blended Learning comprises face-to-face study and online learning. Unless you are studying 100% online as you are impacted by travel restrictions, all your classes will have a combination of face-to-face sessions combined with select online lectures. (This may differ depending on the level of study and programme.)

Yes. Even if you are studying fully online for your first semester, you will be able to make virtual appointments to speak to your lecturer or module leader. Our goal as a university is to ensure that the student experience is not compromised whether you are studying online. Both our faculty and administrative staff are committed to ensuring you feel supported and that you receive the world-class Middlesex provides to all.

 

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION – THE MYRIAD

 

Yes. Our student accommodation is located at The Myriad in Dubai International Academic City, located 35 minutes away from our Dubai Knowledge Park campus and 5 minutes away from DIAC.

The Myriad has adopted the health and safety preventative measures issued by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Find out the full details of all the measures adopted at the new student accommodation at: https://themyriad.com/covid-19-support

Yes. There is a free shuttle bus service to and from our DKP and DIAC campuses that will be available to all students staying at the Myriad (set timings apply).

 

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

 

Yes. The Student Transportation Service will remain fully operational with health and safety measures put in place to protect the safety of students throughout their journey. You can find out more about the service by visiting: www.mdx.ac.ae/transportation

a) Capacity of buses will be capped as per the guidance of the KHDA and DHA safety regulations to ensure social distancing measures are maintained.

b) All students entering the bus will have their temperature checked upon boarding the bus. Anyone showing a temperature of 37.5 will not be permitted to use the service.

c) Wearing a mask throughout the bus is mandatory for all – NO MASK. NO ENTRY.

d) MDX Track and Trace is mandatory for all students upon entering the bus, and all students must scan the QR code to register themselves as using the service.

e) Bus hygiene will be maintained with regular sanitisation accordance with the RTA’s relevant guidelines for public transportation.

 

SPORTS AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The Library is open for students to use from Sunday to Thursday from 8AM-8PM and on Saturday from 9AM-6PM.

In order to maintain social distancing practices, all desk study spaces in the Library (Block 16) and the Library Individual Study rooms (or LIS in Block 4) must be reserved online here: https://appointment-dubailibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/booking/Library_Desk. The Silent Study Area in Block 19 will be regularly sanitised for students’ safe use.

Students will be able to borrow books from the Library. Borrowed books should be returned to the designated Library Book Drop boxes and will be quarantined by the Library until safe to re-circulate.

We are re-introducing hybrid meetings this year, with some clubs and activities taking place both virtually and face-to-face. You can contact our Student Activities team or your club coordinators for more information about individual events.

Sports try-outs are returning this year in line with KHDA and Dubai Sports Council health and safety guidelines.

Yes – absolutely! If you’re studying online this year, your support services including the Centre for Academic Success, the Careers and Employability Service, and Student Activities will remain available through online meetings, 1:1 virtual appointments, workshops and seminars.

MY QUESTION IS NOT ANSWERED ABOVE – WHO CAN I CONTACT?

For admissions related queries:
admissions@mdx.ac.ae
+971 (0)4 3678100

For transportation related queries:
transport@mdx.ac.ae
+971 (0)4 3643501


For accommodation related queries:
theresidences@mdx.ac.ae
+971 56 8085534 / +971 56 5348969

For finance related queries:
studentfinance@mdx.ac.ae
+971 (0)4 4334149 / +971 (0)4 3671683


Health and Safety Team
hso@mdx.ac.ae
+971 56 8085534 / +971 56 5348969

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