Our corporate partners
Our corporate partners make a significant contribution to the life of Birkbeck. They sponsor, support and promote our research and they also support students who might not otherwise access higher education.
These are just some of the ways in which our partners are currently helping us.
Allen & Overy: helping asylum seekers
- Allen & Overy is part-funding a three-year post within Birkbeck’s Widening Participation team to run the Compass Project, which provides dedicated pre-entry support to asylum seekers who are interested in entering higher education in the UK.
ArcelorMittal: investing in science
- As part of a three-year gift, called the Learning Ladder, ArcelorMittal will pay for four undergraduate student bursaries, tuition fees for one postgraduate student and support for a student researching a PhD in crystallography (the study of atomic and molecular structures).
Ede and Ravenscroft: uncovering our history
- Ede and Ravenscroft have supported Birkbeck for over 100 years, by sponsoring prizes for School of Law students, and now by supporting an archivist to categorise the College’s archives in preparation for the College’s 200th anniversary in 2023.
Good Energy: looking at a renewable future
- Good Energy is funding a PhD studentship to explore the implications of failing to invest in renewable energy technology, given the rising global energy demand.
- The studentship will cover the cost of tuition fees for Home/EU students, provides a maintenance grant for four years and includes support for research costs, fieldwork and attending conferences.
JP Morgan: supporting technical development
- JP Morgan has funded the , which organises workshops, events, skills training, one-on-one support and job opportunities, to help our students improve their employability and, ultimately, secure a job.
- The programme focuses on the technology sector and is aimed at female, Black and minority ethnic (BME) and disabled students.
Santander Universities: supporting entrepreneurship
- Scholarships and travel bursaries to visit Brazil are part of a new partnership between Birkbeck and Santander - one of the world's largest banks.
- Undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as Birbeck staff, can benefit from the funding, which includes money for research overseas, international exchanges, and supporting entrepreneurship activities.
- PhD students will be able to visit overseas universities that are partners of the Santander Universities.
Unum: helping those who need it most
- Unum are providing up to 15 bursaries over a two-year period, for students who come from low-income backgrounds (household income under £25,000), or who have a registered disability. Priority is given to applicants who have participated in Birkbeck’s joint widening access initiative with IntoUniversity.
UPP Foundation: improving counselling access for vulnerable groups
- The UPP Foundation is funding a two-year post within Birkbeck’s Counselling Service to undertake research into improving access to vulnerable groups who do not currently access the counselling service, including men aged 30-45, refugees and asylum seekers, and care leavers.
Winton: championing gender equality in STEM subjects
- Birkbeck and leading British investment management firm, Winton, have joined forces to champion gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
- Winton is generously supporting a STEM PhD studentship for a female researcher.
- A conference in spring 2017 is seeking to energise young people into pursuing a career in mathematics.
- The firm is also sponsoring a new annual monetary prize for excellent performance on Birkbeck's MSc Applied Statistics programmes.