Access and Engagement

The Access and Engagement team focuses on Birkbeck's commitment to improving the access and success of non-traditional students in London. Our innovative and award-winning widening access provision is designed to target potential students who would otherwise feel precluded from taking a step into higher education.

Read more about our commitment to social mobility and delivery of outreach programmes in our Office for Students Access and Participation plan. You can also read Birkbeck's previous Access Agreements.

Study with us

We are committed to offering the best possible support and advice to a range of people who are looking to take their first step into university study.

We have dedicated support programmes for people whose learning experiences have included studying at Further Education Colleges (BTEC; Access to HE etc), with Adult Education Services, UnionLearn or a Trade Union, or learning in your local community.

We also provide specialist support to those who have been out of formal education for a number of years, are considering part-time student, are a mature age, have below level 3 qualifications, are forced migrants, are the first in their family to consider university study, or are in need of clarity on the impact of loans and the cost of study.

Work with us

Our access and engagement work relies on an extensive and committed group of partners and organisations. We believe collaboration and innovation with these partners, makes the biggest difference to key communities in London.

To achieve this, we work with a wide range of education, local authority service providers, and community-based organisations across London to help raise aspirations and introduce under-represented groups to higher education. Read the information linked below to find out more about our work with external partners and the support we provide.

Contact us

We welcome contact via email from organisations that work with our target audiences.

For enquiries about the Compass Project, please email .

For all other enquiries, please email .