Birkbeck welcomes four new Fellows to the College

The autumn graduation ceremonies will formally recognise new additions.

Birkbeck is welcoming a number of new Fellows to the College this autumn.

Elected annually by the College Governors, the award of a Birkbeck Fellowship recognises individuals who have either given outstanding service to the College or who have attained distinction in their fields or in connection with Birkbeck.

These will be awarded at our graduation ceremonies on November 14, 15 and 16, where the College Orator presents them to the Birkbeck community with a formal oration. Birkbeck’s 2017 Fellows are drawn from academia, business and public life.

The new fellows (and what they say about Birkbeck) are:

Professor John Annette

President and Vice-Chancellor of Richmond University

“Birkbeck is a unique higher education institution given its high quality research activity and its commitment to providing excellent teaching for both young and mature students on a flexible basis. I am proud to have contributed to its traditions of lifelong learning and public engagement in London.”

Geraldine Sundstrom

Managing director and portfolio manager at investment management firm PIMCO

“Birkbeck offers a rare gift: a fair and equal chance to all thanks to part-time studies. It is an immense privilege to be a small part of that grand mission.”

Tricia King

Vice president global engagement at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE),

“As a member of staff for 11 years I know that Birkbeck is a magic place that changes lives. One of the most diverse student bodies is helped by one of the most inspirational education communities to achieve significant life transformation. At a time of turbulence nothing matters more than what Birkbeck has to offer - fair access to the very best education.”

Derek Hicks

Former regional consultant for the Higher Education Funding Council for England

“For me, Birkbeck is an institution that has stayed true to its founding principles despite having to evolve and adapt the way it delivers its unique contribution to higher education in London.“

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