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.

If you are interested in giving your time to support our students, please contact us today.

You can also reconnect with Birkbeck and fellow alumni by joining us at an event or stay in touch with the latest news by updating your details online


Support students’ in achieving their career aspirations. Mentors play an important role in helping students bridge the gap between academic learning and workplace practices while providing access to professional networks that can help open doors to new opportunities.

Our mentors come from all backgrounds; they are Birkbeck graduates, friends and corporate partners; they work in a diverse range of professions and industries. Current organisations and partnerships include PwC, Arts Council England, Venn Group, London Museums Group and North Highland.  

Find out about volunteering as a mentor and how giving your time can make a difference to our students.


For the traditional student, university may be an obvious next step, but for Birkbeck students, education is a hard-earned and much-considered choice. Hearing from a Birkbeck graduate, who can help answer questions and ease concerns about studying can give prospective students the confidence they need to start their course.

Get Talking is a chance for you to meet with a prospective Birkbeck student who is applying to the College and support them in exploring the opportunities Birkbeck can present.

75% of students who receive this support go on enrol at Birkbeck.


International students often face additional challenges when starting their course. From homesickness and new cultures to navigating London and feeling confident in speaking conversational English.

Giving your time help an international student settle in during their first term can make a significant difference in ensuring they have the confidence they need to succeed in life and study in the UK.


Help Birkbeck students take the next step in their career or transition into a new industry by providing one-to-one careers support to improve their CVs, job applications and interview skills.

Our Careers and Employability team provide training and guidance to help you best support students advance in their career.