Headed by Julia Day, the Communications Team enhances the reputation of the College, by inspiring positive attitudes and behaviour towards Birkbeck. From the website and media liaison to graduation events, prospectuses and visual identity, we maximise the university's influence and impact through timely, meaningful engagement with external and internal stakeholders.
Our work includes:
- communications (including media, social media, internal communications and reputation management)
- design and visual identity
- digital (website content)
- events (including Graduation)
- publications (print and online)
- public engagement.
Communications (Media and PRess)
- Our communications professionals are responsible for external and internal communication strategy, practice, channels and content. Among the areas we cover are media relations, internal communications, research communications, social media and multimedia content and the annual BBK magazine.
- Media - journalists should contact our communications staff(see below).
- Staff should visit the intranet pages to find out how to contribute to Birkbeck Matters or promote research.
Design and visual identity
- Our design team are responsible for how Birkbeck is visually presented to the world. We create beautiful, cohesive design across a range of printed and digital media from prospectuses and video to banners, signage and brochures. We also provide guidance, support, tools and templates to help others use our identity effectively.
- Staff should visit the intranet pages to use our visual identity toolkit.
- External suppliers should contact James Brown to request the logo, advice on its usage and other queries relating to our branding guidelines.
Digital (website content)
- Our website editors are responsible for producing and maintaining user-friendly, user-focused website content and Birkbeck's style guide. We also provide guidance, training and support for people across the College who work with the website.
Events (including Graduation)
- We deliver a busy programme of events for the College including two sets of graduation ceremonies (in April and November each year), Open Evenings, inaugural lectures, our annual Booker Prize lecture and many other events that bring Birkbeck's work to life.
- Open Evenings
- We produce Birkbeck's corporate publications, including the undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses in print and online.
- Find out how to submit and update course information.
- Dr Ben Winyard Senior Content Editor +44 (0) 20 7380 3171.
- Birkbeck seeks to create a research culture that makes a positive difference to society through a strategic approach to public engagement, from research dissemination to collaborative research with non-academic communities.
- Mary-Clare Hallsworth Public Engagement Officer +44 (0) 20 7380 3230.