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London campus life

Welcome to one of London's best campuses – in the best student city in the world!

At our friendly, north London campus you'll find great study, sport and leisure facilities. If you want to get involved, we have a very active and inclusive student's union; and there's plenty of events, clubs and societies to join. Passionate about the environment? Join one of our many eco initiatives from free bike hire to tending the bee hives on campus. Off-campus, nearby Hendon is handy for shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants and the mighty metropolis, London, is just 20 minutes away by tube.

Life on Campus
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On our campus it's really easy to make new friends, do new things such as playing sports or learn skills that can help you with your course or future career. There's events going on during the day and the night so you do what you like.  


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Life on Campus

Campus life

Campus Life

Have fun, improve your personal best, study at the library, get a part-time job or make a difference? It's all possible on campus. There's something different happening every day of the week.

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Meet friends in the Quad, the snooker bar in MDX House or grab a bite and a coffee at Change Please, Greggs, Tortilla or Starbucks. Check out our fab social spaces.

Why London?


London is the best student city in the world

For five years and counting, according to QS Best Student Cities


Global study and career opportunities

Our campuses in London, Dubai and Mauritius offer opportunities to transfer during your studies. You can also study on exchange programmes with 100 partner universities and intern abroad.



London is one of the financial and creative capitals of the world, with 75% of Fortune 500 companies employing here

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The Quad entrance
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The Sheppard Library
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Relax in our green spaces
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Inside the Quad

There's something for you, get involved

Live music, comedy, film screenings, quiz nights, balls. There's something going on throughout the year from Freshers' Week to the end of term.

Whether your interests are social, political or both; there's a club for you. From debating societies to manga clubs, to campaigning on issues you care about. We have over 85 clubs, societies and student groups.

Work out at the gym, join a football, basketball, tennis team or take one of our classes - from cross fit to aerial hoops. Find out more about our superb sports and fitness facilities.

Your Students' Union (MDXSU) will help you get the best from and make sure your voice is heard.

Our will help you find work that pays the London Living Wage and above. Last year we employed 747 students on campus. 

Our specialist student support services will help with everything from financial advice to mental health support.

Our expert support team will do just that, help you excel at your course work.

Plus there are free 24 hour laptop loans, free printing and Wi-Fi to use on or on off campus. Find out more about our library services.

Discover London
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Discover London. From nearby Hendon Central tube station you can explore London's best places, easily and with friends
London campus life

What do our students say

International recognition

"I felt, as one of the biggest cities in the world, my degree would be useful all over the world and my qualifications would be recognised in a lot of countries" Dariusz, Accounting and Finance student

Anything is possible

"It is such as big open city so it genuinely feels like anything you might want to do, you could do." Carla, Film student

Cultural diversity

"It is a fantastic city to be a student. It has something for every budget and you can be anything you want and no one will bat an eyelid. And I've found London's cultural diversity very beneficial for my training." Keri Page, BSc Nursing (Child)

International student community

"One of my highlights was meeting people from different countries, different cultural or professional backgrounds…getting in touch and making friends with people from all around the world was just amazing.” Adela, Advertising, Public Relations and Branding

Campus life

"I love that everything on campus is in one place, it makes it feel like a little community. I feel at home here." Faiza Yasmin Ahad, Psychology with Neuroscience

Travel to campus

Travel to campus

Train and Tube

We're a ten minute walk to Hendon Central underground station and Hendon railway station. There are direct links to Luton, St Albans, south west and north west London. You can get a for national trains.


You can use the 125, 143, 183 and 326 serve the local area and some run 24 hours. And there's a free shuttle bus to and from campus to our facilities at the StoneX stadium.

You can get travel discounts with the for London travel and use to plan your travel.


Our MDXFreewheelers is a to help you get around campus and the local area.

Campus map

View the whole campus map (PDF).

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Sunny Hill Park
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Catch up with friends at the Greyhound pub
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Fresh bagels and coffee at the local bakery
Hendon Town Hall
Hendon Town Hall
Our green and sustainable campus

Our green and sustainable campus

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We're working hard to reduce our impact on the environment.

We signed the United Nations Sustainable Development Accord in 2021 and these are just some of our current initiatives:

  • Plastic bottles: Our free water refill machines have saved more than 29,000 plastic bottles.
  • Waste management: We maximise recycling across the campus including hazardous waste.
  • Energy management: We use low carbon electricity, solar panels, rainwater harvesting and more.
  • Bike Hire: Our MDXFreeWheelers, free parking, free showering and changing facilities support sustainable travel.
  • Biodiversity: Green walls, green roofs, bee hives, minimal grass cutting, pond refurbishment and hedgehog boxes are just some of our biodiversity initiatives.
  • Food: We use ethical and sustainable products wherever we can and source local, fresh and seasonal food as often as possible.