Menu
search button
FAQ

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/21


In order to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff and to allow flexibility of study, we are offering two options of mode of study for September.

Option 1 Blended Learning Mode
Blended learning combines face-to-face instructions and online learning. Blended learning provides students and parents with the reassurance that they will have the faculty and class interactions as required yet ensuring that health and safety and student learning experience is not compromised.

Option 2 Distance Learning (Online 100%)
The online learning approach enables students to enrol and continue to pursue their studies at Middlesex University Dubai without physically having to come to campus. The online learning experience is supported by our state-of-the-art online education support platforms.

Students both new and returning will receive an email requesting them to confirm their mode of study by selecting one of the two options. Once the selection has been made this will be recorded against the student record and will be reflected in your personlised timetable.

If you have any questions related to your study mode, please contact studentsupportteam@mdx.ac.ae

Classes for the new academic year 2020/2021 will commence from Sunday 20 September 2020.

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.

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.

k)     Learning space identifiers in the classroom to ensure social distancing.

Upon entry to campus there are new processes in place:

a) Entry is permitted only through the marked entry points within each building

b) At the point of entry 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

d) Sanitisation points are implemented and student must pass through the sanitisation tunnel (if you have any known allergies you must notify the security staff)

a) One-way traffic system of which is in place for your safety and clearly visible across the campus

b) Movement between buildings – Track and Trace is required in each building so we have a record of your whereabouts on campus and when

c) Social distancing must be adhered to across the campus, 2 metres is all common areas and 1.5 metres in the classroom

d) Learning space allocation parameters – each classroom has markers to show individual learning space, in line with the 1.5metre social distancing

e) Once a student is on campus, they should not leave the campus until the classes are over. If in the event of an emergency, students are requested to notify the student office: hso@mdx.ac.ae

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 (HUB 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/Student Office, and stay at home until you feel better and complete the Stay at Home if Unwell Form found at www.mdx.ac.ae/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 returning to campus, the negative test must be sent to hso@mdx.ac.ae where you will receive confirmation to return to campus.

Upon exiting the campus there are new processes in place:

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

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

c) Sanitisation points are available at the exit of each building and student must use these regularly upon exiting

 

STUDY MODES: 2020/21

 

Yes – students can opt to choose the ‘Distance Learning’ (100% online) mode of study.

In selecting your preferred mode of study you are signing you up for the academic year. Any changes to the mode can only be undertaken for Semester 2 by contacting the Student Office and completing the Mode of Study Change Form found at www.mdx.ac.ae/mode-of-study-change-form.

There will be no fee reductions as teaching will be delivered regardless of the mode of study.

Blended Learning comprises face-to-face study and online learning. Students who opt for this mode of study will have a combination of face-to-face sessions combined with online sessions.

Yes – even if you choose to study fully online, you will be able to make appointments to speak to your lecturer/module leader through virtual appointments.

 

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION – THE RESIDENCES

 

Yes – the Residences has moved to a new location in Dubai Academic City – just 35 minutes away from the university campus.

The Residences 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 measure adopted at the new student accommodation at: www.mdx.ac.ae/mdxaccommodation

Yes – a free shuttle bus service to and from campus will be available to all students staying at the Residences (set timings apply).

a) Students are required to complete the University Travel Declaration form as well as the COVID PCR test if they have travelled internationally (include validity).
b) Students must book their move-in date by emailing the Residences Team: theresidences@mdx.ac.ae  to maintain social distancing and manage capacity at the accommodation.



 

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

 

Yes – the 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) Buses will run at 50% capacity and markers will be placed on the seats not in use

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

In order to promote social distancing practices, all Library desk study spaces in the Library (Block 16) and the Library Individual Study rooms (or LIS, formerly known as LGS in Block 4) must be reserved online here: https://appointment-dubailibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/booking/Library_Desk. No group work is permitted. 

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

All social club meetings, student activities and events will take place virtually to ensure the safety of students and staff members on campus.

All physical events, sports and social activities will be cancelled or postponed until further notice. Group activities and any form of celebrations will be suspended until further notice.

Yes – absolutely. 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 1722726

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 1722726

Middlesex University Dubai, Dubai Knowledge Park - Blocks 4, 16, 17 & 19
Admissions +971 (0)4 3678100

© Copyright Middlesex University Dubai 2020