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Student support and study facilities

We pride ourselves on providing all the support services you need as a university student - from enrolment through to graduation.

Personal tutors

  • Personal tutors are members of our academic staff, who will meet regularly with you throughout your course. All of our undergraduate and postgraduate students are assigned a personal tutor at the start of each academic year.
  • Please check the student handbook on the current students information page to find out the tutor for your year group.
  • Your personal tutor is there to advise and support you with all sorts of problems. You’ll be able to talk to your tutor about things like:
    • modules and your course of study
    • difficulties meeting deadlines
    • exam revision and study concerns
    • timetabling difficulties
    • problems outside of Birkbeck that may have an effect on your studies
  • Our personal tutor system means you'll always have an academic to turn to if you need help and advice.

Induction evening for new students

  • At the beginning of each academic year, we arrange an induction evening for our new students.
  • By attending our induction evening, you can learn about our facilities and meet the academic and administrative staff who will support you through your studies.
  • You will also be able to receive more detailed information about your chosen course and may have the opportunity to meet past and current students.

Financial support and academic funding

Additional Birkbeck support services