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New Birkbeck initiative provides life-changing education opportunities for asylum seekers

20 asylum seekers from troubled places around the world joined Birkbeck at the start of the new academic year thanks to the Compass Project, a ground-breaking initiative that provided fully-funded places for them to study undergraduate or postgraduate certificate courses of their choice.

Professor Bill Bowring awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

Professor Bowring is a leading expert in the UK on legal and human rights issues in Russia and the countries of the Former Soviet Union, and Eastern and Central Europe.

Welcome to the new academic year for students

Professor David Latchman, Master of Birkbeck, offers his personal welcome to new and returning students.