This year, Birkbeck is proud to
launch a new initiative to celebrate
and showcase the incredible impact
members of our Community are
having around the world.

Our Mission

When George Birkbeck convened a group of supporters in 1823, he brought together a community. Philosophers, politicians and philanthropists, workers, women and revolutionaries all united around one pioneering vision: to create an institution where education is available to all who want it.

Many organisations do not survive 200 years but even fewer do so in a manner their founders would recognise. Today, at a time when we are facing unprecedented changes across the globe, Birkbeck’s founding vision is more relevant than ever.

Support Birkbeck

Our community of alumni, friends, staff and students play a significant role in helping Birkbeck forge ahead at the cutting edge of education, opening doors to students of all ages and backgrounds and carrying out world changing research.

Enabling Access

Ensuring education is available to all is at the heart of what we do. We believe no student should be held back due to circumstance or background.

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Student Support

Student Support, from careers advice to financial aid, empowers students to succeed; from the start of their course to helping them through that last hurdle.


Advancing Research

Our researchers are pioneering new techniques, nurturing the next generation of thinkers and seeking to uncover the next a-ha moment that could be a catalyst for change.

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Infrastructure & Estates

Our students and academics are doing amazing things and providing them with the spaces and tools to enable them to thrive is critical.

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Our Community Stories

This year, we invite you to join us in celebrating the diversity and strength of our community. 

Our alumni, staff, students and friends are doing incredible work around the world and we are proud that Birkbeck is part of their journey.

Writing about the power of education 

Abi's Story

A Love for the Beautiful Game

Mirado's Story

Walking through London's History of Horror

Lauren's Story


Every year, the Birkbeck community plays a vital role in supporting our students, staff and researchers to maximise opportunities, explore new possibilities and to fulfil their potential. Thank you for being part of it!

Share Your Story

Whether you are making a difference in your community, bringing about change to your industry or shaping the lives of those around you. We want to hear from you.

Get Involved

Your knowledge, experience and expertise can help students thrive; from supporting them as they decide to come to Birkbeck to mentoring them as they navigate their next career step.

Study with us

Whether you are looking to reskill, take the next step in your career or pursue a passion Birkbeck offers study options from short courses through to PhD study.