We'd love for you to join us at Middlesex University
MDXSU has been on a journey over the past four years and are looking for a knowledgeable and talented person to join as an External Trustee to help us continue that transformation. If you’re looking to make a difference to the 18,000 students at Middlesex University and ensure the union high performing and fulfilling its charitable objects, please get in touch.
University Students’ Union will be the most innovative, inspiring and inclusive students union in the UK.
MDXSU will facilitate a world class partnership between staff and students, to develop a strong vibrant democracy, to represent every student on every course in every school and to champion equality and diversity across our community
MDXSU, Middlesex University Students’ Union is an independent charity run by students for students; it supports, represents and improves the student experience for the 18,000 students studying here at Middlesex University.
The University is based on the recently redeveloped campus in Hendon, North London, and is the only large single campus university in the area. MDXSU consists of a highly talented, highly motivated and high performing team of people. Our recent staff engagement survey showed 88% of our staff feel positively and engaged with the organisation. 100% of our people believe that our organisation treats people equally irrespective of ethnicity, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion. Staff at MDXSU are 10% more likely to recommend it as a good place to work compared to the whole of the third sector
MDXSU has had an incredible few years in which we have started to build on our successes – putting the students’ union at the heart of everything that happens at Middlesex University. We are a vibrant organisation, punching above our weight and making a huge impact to the university experiences of all students at Middlesex and beyond in the local community.
From negotiating and delivering a £500,000 refurbishment of the social space on campus and winning free NUS cards for all first year students, through to winning microwaves for students on campus – from projects and campaigns big to small, we are reaching out to more students than ever before using our innovative and sector-leading paid intern delivery model to support us in ensuring all our work is designed with and delivered by students.
This year, we are running over 60 events over two weeks as part of our biggest and best programme of welcome activities ever! More students have joined a society and come along to MDXSU events than we have ever seen; whilst we have had a record number of voters and candidates in our student elections as well as more Student Voice Leaders representing their course than ever before. Our Advice Service is going from strength to strength – helping to increase retention and supporting students through difficult times with expert and reliable information and help. Our campaigns have led to campus food price reductions, healthier food options, more anonymous marking and almost 1000 students registering to vote in the General Election. MDXSU has also become the first students’ union in the country to be the sole provider of the university merchandising contract, meaning that all MDX branded clothing sold on campus is 100% ethical, with the profits going back into delivering services for students.
After such a high-achieving two year period, it’s a really exciting time and we would love for you to be part of MDXSU’s on going success. We have recently developed our brand new strategic plan in which we are aspiring to be the most innovative, inspiring and inclusive students union in the UK by 2020.
Trustee Board Members
The Trustee Board comprises of 4 Officer Trustees, 4 Student Trustees, and 3 External Trustees. The board meets 6 times a year at the Hendon campus (London), usually for around 3 hours per meeting.
The role of a trustee is a voluntary one and any reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. We will be able to provide training and development needs as required.
What skills are we looking for?
On our board at the moment we have already have a high level of expertise in finance, governance and the Students’ Union sector. With that in mind, we are particularly looking for experience in the marketing and digital profession, someone that has understanding of delivering services to a diverse range of stakeholders or anyone that has knowledge of our local community.