Learning support and skills training
We offer a range of workshops, classes, activities and tutorials (in person and online) to help you fulfill your academic potential.
Birkbeck Learning Skills Moodle Module
- We have developed a module in Moodle that introduces students and staff to learning development and academic skills at Birkbeck. It contains contact details for all of the Learning Development Tutors (in Schools and the Centre) as well as information about what they can help with.
- The module is being developed to include materials that will help students develop their academic skills. All students will automatically be enrolled on the module. Staff are able to self-enrol on the module.
- View the Birkbeck Learning Skills Moodle module
Academic Development Workshops
- There are a wide variety of academic development workshops available to students across the College. Some of these are offered by the Centre for Transformative Practice in Learning and Teaching and others by Schools.
- Some workshops are available to all enrolled students while others are specifically for undergraduates or postgraduates. Students can enroll online. There is normally no charge for these workshops.
- View the Academic Development Workshop Calendar
Postgraduate Student Support
- The work of Learning Development Tutors in Schools is mainly limited to undergraduates, with a number of Schools focusing on first year undergraduates.
- Postgraduate students needing support can access most of the Academic Development workshops and there are a number that are specifically for postgraduates. They are also welcome to book individual tutorials by emailing email@example.com or to make use of the drop-in sessions for maths and English language support.
- During term time we offer students a one-to-one advice session to assist with academic skills such as planning workloads, writing, reading, exam preparation.
- Sessions last for 45 minutes. Only one session may be booked at a time. Availability of repeat sessions may be limited due to demand.
- To book a session students should phone 020 3073 8042, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
English Language Drop-in Help Sessions
- During term time we offer English language drop-in assistance for students who need to improve their academic English language skills.
- These sessions are for all students, including English as a first language speakers. Drop-in sessions are held on Saturdays (only during term-time) 2.30pm-4.30pm in Talk Room 2 (at the back of the Student Services Centre).
Maths and Statistics Drop-in Help Sessions
- During term time we offer drop-in help sessions for Maths and Statistics help. These sessions are to help all students identify and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems in their own subject area. They cover basic mathematical principles and skills such as using a scientific calculator.
- In Bloomsbury drop-in sessions are held on Mondays (only during term-time) 4pm-5.30pm. In terms 1 and 2 the drop-in help sessions are held in room 418 of the Malet Street Building. Please note that there will be no session on Monday 17 November. In term 3 they will be held in room 420.
- In Stratford drop-in sessions are held on Saturdays (only during term-time) 10.30am-12noon. In terms 1 and 2 the drop-in session are held in USG.25. Please note that the Stratford drop-in is limited to maths skills and not statistics.
Interactive Online Tutorials (Get Ahead, Stay Ahead)
- Birkbeck staff have designed a range of online tutorials to help students with all types of academic skills and personal and professional development skills. Normally the tutorials take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete and should help students diagnose their issues and improve their skills.
- View the Get Ahead, Stay Ahead tutorials
If you are enrolled on a course in Stratford, you can also get learning support in Stratford.