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Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London's only specialist provider of evening higher education.

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We're excited to announce our £1000 for new daytime master's courses starting in autumn 2024! ✨

The daytime master’s programmes have been introduced as part of Birkbeck’s commitment to providing students with greater choice over when, where, and how they study for the prestigious University of London qualifications it awards.

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Get a head start and be prepared for your first year at Birkbeck with On Track, our free summer programme for foundation and first year undergraduate students. ✨

The programme is 2 days of intensive and engaging activities designed to help you, meet other students starting at the same time as you, feel confident navigating the campus, understand the support that is available to you during your first year as well as how to access it, and give you the opportunity to hear practical information, advice and guidance from an academic in your faculty.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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People who socialize in online communities often become alarmingly hostile, toxic, and verbally violent to one another, according to new research from Birkbeck, University of London, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and HEC Paris.

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Photos from Birkbeck, University of London's post 30/04/2024

We’re so pleased to be saying hello to some sunshine on campus in our summer term ☀️

Photos from Birkbeck, University of London's post 26/04/2024

'I was really impressed by the teaching at Birkbeck. I had an especially great two years with some amazing tutors and lectures. Birkbeck taught me to read in-depth, to research, and to have a sense of confidence when tackling complex issues, which I hope has made me a better businessperson and a better parent, even!'

We had the pleasure of welcoming Birkbeck alumna Anne-Marie Huby as a guest speaker at one of this week's graduation ceremonies. Anne-Marie co-founded and led the UK arm of the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). She was also the co-founder of JustGiving and is now the Chair of

Thank you, Anne-Marie, for coming to inspire a new set of graduates and for talking to us about your experience at Birkbeck.

Photos from Birkbeck, University of London's post 24/04/2024

We're having the best time celebrating at our Spring graduation ceremonies this week! Huge congratulations to everyone graduating, you're all so inspiring 🎓👏


Birkbeck’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Sally Wheeler, congratulates this week’s graduates 🎓 We are so proud of everyone celebrating with us this week 👏


Have you accepted your offer to study at Birkbeck? Get a head start and be prepared for your first year at Birkbeck with On Track, our free summer programme for foundation and first year undergraduate students. ✨

The programme is 2 days of intensive and engaging programmes designed to help you meet other students starting with at the same time as you, feel confident navigating the campus, understand the support that is available to you during your first year as well as how to access it and give you the opportunity to hear practical information, advice and guidance from an academic in your school.

Bookings for the programme will open on the 7th of May 2024, so keep an eye out for further information closer to the time to make sure you secure your place. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you there!

*Only students who have accepted their offer with Birkbeck are eligible to apply.


Over 1200 Birkbeck postgraduate students are set to graduate next week at Senate House, the esteemed headquarters of the University of London. Read more:


Save the date 📅 Science Week will return to Birkbeck from the 29th May - 3rd June 2024! 🔬 Find out what free events and activities we have lined up:

Life as an undergraduate student at Birkbeck 16/04/2024

Devin Thompson, BA History student at Birkbeck, talks us through a typical day in his life, being part of the LGBTQ+ Society and his experience of living in London ✨

Life as an undergraduate student at Birkbeck Devin Thomson, who is studying BA History at Birkbeck talks about studying, work, social life and living in London.Find out about studying at Birkbeck: https...


Arts Week is back for another year! 🥳🎭🎨

Open to all, join us for free events including:

✍️ a BBC Writers Masterclass with Development Executive for BBC Writers, Simon Nelson
✍️ an interactive performance-creating session led by writer and actor Dickie Beau
✍️ a staged reading and discussion of new Ukrainian theatre
✍️ an exhibition exploring colonial India’s silenced narratives

and much more! ✨ More info and tickets here:

Life as an international student at Birkbeck 11/04/2024

Visiting free exhibitions, starting a new work placement and exploring London are all things Yi Chen Huang, MA Museum Cultures with Curating student, is doing this year at Birkbeck! Hear what she had to say about her journey as an 🌏👇

Life as an international student at Birkbeck Yi Chen Huang, MA Museum Cultures with Curating student, shares why she loves living in London, how she is finding her Birkbeck experience, and her plans for...

Photos from Birkbeck, University of London's post 08/04/2024

It was a pleasure to welcome sixty City College Plymouth international students to Birkbeck last week. The group enjoyed taster lectures, a campus tour, and a fun quiz (with lots of prizes)!

We would like to thank the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sally Wheeler, our academic colleagues, Dr. Ammar Sammour, Aly Kelleher, Dr David Schroeder, Keith Mannock, Dr Sanjib Bhakta, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Biochemistry, our Placement Officer Chloe Hennigar and our partner at PDVL Overseas Advisory, Fean Low, for their contribution to this special day.

If you are from an international school or you're an international student and would like to visit or study at Birkbeck, please contact us at [email protected] and we would be happy to assist you! 🌎


Calling all students graduating this month 🎓📣 We are looking for your graduate stories!

Are you undertaking a bold career change, have you fought adversity to graduate, has being at Birkbeck changed your life, or have you studied alongside a family member?

If you would like to share your experience, please send an email to [email protected] with your name and the course you studied, as well as a couple of sentences on your story, and the team will be in touch.

We can't wait to hear from you! ✨


Happy to all of our wonderful community celebrating today! 🐣💛 We hope you are all enjoying a well-deserved break this weekend 👏


Don't miss your chance to apply for the Brighter Futures Grant! Exclusively for Birkbeck students. You can win 1 of 10 lots of £1000 to elevate your academic journey. Enter by March 29 for your chance to win:

My experience as a BA Philosophy student and Chair of the Students' Union at Birkbeck 28/03/2024

William is a BA Philosophy student who lives in Camden and works part-time as the Chair of the Birkbeck Students' Union! He shares what he hopes to achieve for the students of Birkbeck through his role at the SU, and why he chose to study with us 💜👇

My experience as a BA Philosophy student and Chair of the Students' Union at Birkbeck William Sarenden, BA Philosophy student, shares why he chose to study at Birkbeck, what his position as Chair of the Birkbeck Students' Union involves, and h...


We are on our Easter break from 6pm on 27th March until 9am on 3rd April! Birkbeck Library will still open daily - you can find their opening hours here: 🐣

We hope everyone has a great break! 💛

Photos from Peltz Gallery's post 27/03/2024

Research undertaken by Birkbeck academics Dr Laszlo Horvath & Prof Deborah Mabbett indicates a public willingness to engage with scientific content, showing that policymakers who draw on science advice are seen as more competent and, in turn, more trusted:

The British Academy


Happy Holi to everyone in our community celebrating today! 🥳


Today is ! Read PhD student Chris Daniel's blog, as she takes us through a day in her life working to tackle bacteria becoming resistant to the drugs used to treat TB and TB-like respiratory infections:

Photos from Birkbeck, University of London's post 23/03/2024

If you're considering postgraduate study at Birkbeck this autumn, we’d love to meet you at our postgraduate open day next week! 👋 Join us for campus tours, talks from our support services, and 1-1's with academics! 🤝

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Spring is springing in Bloomsbury at last 🌸 Thanks to Birkbeck PhD Candidate Conor Kelly for the great snap 📸

As the spring term comes to an end this week, there is the chance to rest, relax and re-charge ahead of the upcoming term. If you are preparing for exams or have a dissertation to complete, don't worry! - we will still have workshops and events for you to take part in. Check out what's on:

Otherwise, have a wonderful break everyone! 💗


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The term neurodiversity highlights that there is no "right" way of thinking or learning, variation is normal and most importantly, difference does not mean deficit. 👏

Here are some of the ways we support our neurodivergent community 👇

The Birkbeck Library offers a wide range of services and assistive technology for disabled and dyslexic students. Find out more:

If you think you might have dyslexia but have not been diagnosed, we can provide a free screening:

We're also home to the Centre for Neurodiversity at Work, which carries out the research needed to inform interventions in the workplace that will maximise the mutual benefits of employing & retaining the untapped talent of the neurodiverse community! 👉


A lifelong equalities campaigner and former President of Birkbeck, Baroness Betty Lockwood spent her life dedicated to helping other women achieve their goals 🌟

Read about her life at Birkbeck and beyond:

To celebrate this year, we're spotlighting five incredible women from Birkbeck's past and present community who have made an impact in the world 🌎


Huge congratulations to Professor Daniel Monk on being appointed a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences! 🥳 The academy has welcomed 41 leading social scientists from around the world to its Fellowship this spring.

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No student should be held back by their mental health 🧠 For today, we'd like to remind you of all the support available to you as a Birkbeck student 👇

💚 Free counselling and support from our Wellbeing team:

💚 Free workshops on ways to look after your mental health at university:

💚 Access to UK-wide and Birkbeck-specific resources:

💚 Access to Togetherall, a digital, 24/7 mental health support service:

You can also pop down to the main reception in Malet Street today and chat with our Birkbeck Students' Union and Student Advice team from 12pm-6pm! They want to hear your ideas on how we can better support you and your mental health at university 🤗

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Birkbeck is different: our classes are held in the evening, so your days are free - to study, work, volunteer or just do your own thing.

We know the conventional university model isn’t right for everyone. Our evening teaching gives people who care about their future something special: the opportunity to study at a world-class, research-intensive university and progress their life goals at the same time.

With a global reputation for high-quality research and teaching, Birkbeck is part of the prestigious University of London, alongside University College London (UCL), King’s College London (KCL), the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), among others.

Why not break the norm, and do something different. Come and study at Birkbeck and say #helloBBK. Find out more about our courses and how to apply -

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We had so much fun welcoming our January-intake #internationalstudents last week! 🌎Our speakers (Aura Rico, Kevin Ibeh a...
For everyone waiting for results tomorrow, we want to wish you a huge GOOD LUCK! 🤞 Whatever happens, you should be proud...
Last week in her message to our graduates, Baroness Bakewell, President of Birkbeck, spoke about the founding of Birkbec...
We hope everyone in our community is enjoying the Easter break 🐇🎉 We will be reopening the College on Wednesday morning ...
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It's #ResultsDay22 🥳🎉 A HUGE congratulations to everyone who has had their places confirmed with us this morning, we can...
To all students receiving A Level results tomorrow, GOOD LUCK 💜 Just know that whatever happens, your journey is your jo...
Muslims across the world will be celebrating the holy month of Ramadan this April ✨ We asked Hauwa Shehu, Birkbeck LLM s...
Who’ll be coming to our offer holder events this week? 🙋 We can’t wait to meet you, show you why Birkbeck is special and...
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