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Richard Carabine

Learning co-ordinator

Richard's role is to support students in their studies. He is available 4 days a week to meet with students and to discuss their needs. He can offer advice on the following study skills:

  • Returning to study
  • Note taking
  • Critical reading skills
  • Essay writing
  • Referencing
  • Making presentations
  • Taking part in seminars
  • Managing time and workload
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Writing a dissertation
  • Coping with exams
  • Motivation

Richard also runs a number of free study skills workshops. View a full list of available workshops.

He works closely with Birkbeck staff to ensure that support structures are in place to provide you with every opportunity to be successful in your studies. He works closely with colleagues in the areas of finance, disability, careers, E-Learning, the Student Union, Exams and the Centre for Learning so he is in a good position to refer students to specialists in these fields.

Working with academic and administrative staff, he will ensure the implementation of an agreed programme of activities aimed at increasing student retention. The role also involves the dissemination of information about good practice across the faculty and the providing of advice to other schools on student retention.

Richard has an MA in Education Studies from Roehampton Institute, a Certificate in Education and specialist teaching qualifications in learning support and literacy.

Before starting at Birkbeck in May 2007, he was a programme manager and personal tutor in learning support in the Further Education sector.

Richard Carabine, Learning co-ordinator

Contact Richard

Office: Room 715a, Malet Street Building
tel: 020 7631 6464
fax: +44 (020) 7631 6769

Study skills workshop timetable