Get Ahead Undergraduate Summer Programme
Our 2013 FREE Get Ahead Undergraduate Programme will take place Monday 24 June to Saturday 29 June 2013 at Malet Street.
Helping you to prepare for your undergraduate course before you start
We want to help you get the best possible start to your degree or Certificate of Higher Education course and make sure you get the support you need during your studies.
Our will introduce you to all the services and facilities at the College that are available to you as a student and we will look at ways in which you can brush up on and develop your study skills before you start your course.
Theis flexible. You can pick and choose which days and workshops you attend. Have a look at the programme for the week and see what interests you most. You don't need to attend everything, but you're very welcome to if you would like to.
Please note: that participation in the Get Ahead summer programme does not guarantee admission to the course you have applied for.
This programme is free of charge and open to anyone who has applied or enrolled on an BSc/BA/LLB/Foundation Degree or Certificate of Higher Education.
Starting a postgraduate course? Come along to our Postgraduate Get Ahead Summer Programme.
2012 presentations and resources
You can access a number of the presentations from the 2012 programme (below). Also see our online, interactive tutorials Get Ahead: Stay Ahead
- How to develop your IT skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Start organised, stay organised
- Time management
- What makes English 'academic'?
- Check your academic English
- Becoming the perfect student!
2011 presentations and resources
You can also access a number of the presentations from the 2011 programme (below). Also see our online, interactive tutorials Get Ahead: Stay Ahead
- Making the most of the Birkbeck Library
- Demystifying your first year at Birkbeck
- What will be expect of you
- Learning strategies
Get Ahead: Stay Ahead
We recommend you also see the Get Ahead: Stay Ahead pages of this website to help you get ready for your degree. You will find a wide range of interactive tutorials to help you prepare for your course and support you during the first weeks of your degree.
English language courses
Birkbeck runs an intensive course for students whose first language is not English, specifically designed to help you prepare for your university studies at Birkbeck.