Corporate policies and procedures

The policies and procedures made available on this page are those that relate to the governance and legal compliance of the College.


  • Corporate plan 2015-20: this five-year plan covers a period following recovery from significant turbulence in the HE sector.


  • Access agreement: the 2017/18 OFFA access agreement focuses on three areas: Birkbeck Talent, how we support mature students and retention.
  • Anti-bribery and corruption policy: we are committed to carrying out our academic and business activities in an honest and ethical manner and to observing the provisions of the Bribery Act 2010 in respect of its conduct both at home and overseas.
  • Free speech policy: the free speech policy and procedure is relevant to all staff, students, and visitors who are part of our community.
  • Modern slavery and human trafficking statement: we are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
  • Philanthropic gift acceptance policy: to ensure institutional integrity, the acceptance of support must adhere to a number of key principles.
  • The Prevent Duty: the aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from all forms of terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
  • Safeguarding policy and procedure: this policy sets out to meet concerns around safeguarding the Birkbeck community by establishing a safeguarding panel with responsibility for considering and advising on a wide range safeguarding issues, considering each case referred to it individually and establishing what action to take.
  • Risk management policy: this policy explains our underlying approach to risk management and documents the roles and responsibilities of the governing body, the Audit Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, the Risk Management Group and other key parties.
  • Whistleblowing (public interest disclosure) policy: the purpose of this policy is to provide a means within the College to raise a concern in the right place if you suspect or witness any risk, malpractice or wrongdoing within the College.