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7 November – 12 December 2018: Circus Life: Art and Artistes

Come along to our free exhibition in the Peltz Gallery.

Historic building with 21st Century facilities

Find out more about our Georgian building, award-winning cinema and newly refurbished gallery...

Visit our Research Centres

See some of the activity and events being organised by research centres in the school.

Evening study

We offer evening courses in literature, art history, creative writing, media studies, journalism, European cultures and languages, Latin American studies and much more...

Arts Employability Programme 2018/19

Click through for the list of events for this year's Arts Employability programme.

Birkbeck transformed into 221b Baker Street in ‘Holmes & Watson’

The School of Arts building features as Sherlock Holmes’ famous residence in a new film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.

Birkbeck calls for the way part-time degrees are funded to change to reduce tuition fees by 50%

Part-time degrees are important drivers of social mobility and will be vital to reskilling the workforce post-Brexit by enabling people to work whilst studying, but the number of part-time undergraduates has more than halved since tuition fees increased dramatically in 2012.

Department of Biological Sciences achieves Athena SWAN Silver Award

The Athena SWAN Awards are bestowed by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) to recognise and reward commitment to gender equality in higher education.

8 January 2019 - 11:00: Stepchange: Getting it Right in Interviews (Careers Workshop for East London Graduates)

Free Careers workshops for graduates living in; Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.

10 January 2019 - 18:00: Get Started: Writing a Personal Statement (Bloomsbury)

Free workshop offering support to prospective undergraduate students with writing their personal statement.

26 January 2019 - 11:00: Get Started: Studying at University (Stratford)

Free workshop for prospective undergraduate students offering guidance on planning for study and making an application.

4 February 2019 - 18:00: Get Started: Student Finance (Stratford)

Free workshop offering help and advice to prospective undergraduate students about student fees and finance.

5 February 2019 - 16:00: Open Evening

For prospective undergraduate, postgraduate, full-time, part-time, certificate and short course students.


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