In 2014, Middlesex University Dubai launched the ‘Research Matters’ newsletter. This twice-yearly newsletter celebrates the wide range of impactful research-related activities of our faculty and students. The newsletter also contains articles written by current and former students who share their research experiences. It provides information about staff research publications, prestigious awards, upcoming conferences and events, and national and international research collaborations. The editors encourage submissions across a range of research relevant topics to the newsletter from staff and students alike. For further information, or to submit an article for publication in Research Matters, contact Dr Sreejith Balasubramanian at firstname.lastname@example.org.