Get Involved

Finishing your studies does not mean the end of your Birkbeck journey. As a Birkbeck graduate, you can access exciting opportunities to not only stay in touch with the alumni community but to also help the next generation of students thrive. 


Mentor a Birkbeck student as they consider their career plans.


Help an international student settle into London life and study at Birkbeck.


Provide one-to-one careers support to improve student’s CVs, job applications and interview skills.

To find out more please email us at

Open to volunteering at Birkbeck but not sure where to start?

Complete this form to register your interest and provide some information about your availability, place of residence and expertise. Our friendly team will then be in touch to explore how to get you involved in a fun, rewarding and successful volunteering experience at Birkbeck.

You aren’t committing to anything by completing the form. We would love to get to know you!

Join our Alumni LinkedIn Group

This is the official group for alumni of Birkbeck, University of London. Here you can contribute to, and stay in touch with, the growing Birkbeck alumni community.

Find out about upcoming events, initiatives and volunteering opportunities. Share relevant work and volunteering opportunities with the wider alumni network.

Speaking opportunities

We are often looking for speakers to take part in panel events, careers development sessions and graduation ceremonies. Make sure you have updated your details so we can contact you about these opportunities.

Below is a recorded message from writer and Birkbeck alumnus, Nii Ayikwei-Parkes, for the Birkbeck Class of 2021 graduation ceremony. 

Kevin Gordon – Global Buddies volunteer

 “Over the last 3 years or so, I have been involved in Birkbeck’s Global Buddies scheme, where I act as a buddy to one or more of their international students.

“This year, I was pleased to be assigned to Kristoffer, who travelled from the Philippines to do a Master of Laws. When we first met, we did a tour of the Inns of Courts before ending the day in fine English style, with a pint. No better way to introduce him to the English way of life.”

Make the Most of Staying in Touch

As Birkbeck alumni, you can also remain connected to the community through several other opportunities:




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