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Our corporate partners

At Birkbeck, we have a proud tradition of changing lives through university study. As we approach our landmark 200th anniversary in 2023, we will be celebrating by remembering Birkbeck's revolutionary beginnings and by looking ahead to breaking new ground in the future.   

Partnership and collaboration with business will continue to be a central force in our mission to transform the livelihoods of the people and communities we work with. They enable us to create more possibility through world-leading research, fulfil more potential though student support and provide more opportunity through access to high-quality teaching and learning.     

Birkbeck's Corporate Partnerships team develop relationships with the businesses community to sponsor our research, develop our graduate talent and support students who might not otherwise access higher education. In turn, we find strategic alignment with the businesses who support us to meet their social investment priorities while driving innovation and workforce development through CPD, research and knowledge exchange.  

As we head towards our 200th anniversary, Birkbeck will continue to seek the support of the business community through bold, innovative new partnerships as we respond to the local, national and global challenges of the 21st century,

For an exploratory discussion about developing a research, talent or social investment partnership with Birkbeck, please contact our Corporate Partnerships team.

OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS

Our case studies provide examples of the ways in which businesses have formed partnerships with Birkbeck.

ALLEN & OVERY: HELPING ASYLUM SEEKERS

ARCELORMITTAL: INVESTING IN SCIENCE

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 UpScale Programme, 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

UNUM: HELPING THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST

UPP FOUNDATION: IMPROVING COUNSELLING ACCESS FOR VULNERABLE GROUPS

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.