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Information for current students

  • My Birkbeck Profile (for student contact information, exam timetables, personalised class timetables, etc.)
  • Moodle (for all study information)

Contact information

Main department contacts

Student postboxes

  • The department's postbox for undergraduate students is situated on the 2nd floor of the South Wing Building, near the main staircase. Please check at regular intervals for any post addressed to you.

Your contact details

  • Email is the main method by which we will contact you, so it's important that we get your email address right. We offer two options (but prefer to use Birkbeck Webmail accounts):
  • Please ensure that the department administrator always has a current work and home address, and up-to-date telephone numbers for you. It is sometimes necessary to contact students urgently and, if the address and phone number details are not correct, you could perhaps be put to a lot of unnecessary inconvenience

Department newsletters

  • Autumn 2010 newsletter
  • If you'd like to include an item in the next newsletter, please contact the department administrator.

Past newsletters

Study information


Fieldwork and field classes

Lecture venues

  • Sometimes a lecture venue has to be changed. You should your personal timetable on "My Birkbeck" on a regular basis, and at least once per week.

Library access

Saturday opening of department

  • The department is usually opened on Saturdays from 10am to 6pm by one of our postgraduates throughout term.

Other information

Start of term

Enrolment and paying your fees

Financial support

Assessment information

Downloadable documents

Exam entry and the examination period

Course feedback

Student-Staff Exchange Committee

  • The Student-Staff Exchange Committee meets once a term. It gives students and staff the chance to discuss problems or concerns. Elected Class Representatives attend the meetings, but the meetings are open to all.
  • If there is something you would like drawn to the Committee's attention, please contact your class representative or come to the meeting.
  • Your Class Representative will tell you when a meeting is to take place.

Course feedback questionnaires

  • We distribute module questionnaires to students at the end of each module unit. These questionnaires enable you to give your opinion on the course and to make any other comments. Confidentiality is assured.
  • Please return your completed forms to the departmental administrator, who will compile students’ comments into one document for the relevant lecturers to read. This means that your hand-writing cannot be recognised, because it is never seen by anyone other than the administrator. So when you do receive a questionnaire, please feel totally free to say anything you like. Students' thoughts and comments are a great help to members of the department.

Student support