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BBKNewsItemBirkbeck welcomes record number of Chevening scholars
Chevening scholarships are the UK’s international awards scheme, aimed at developing future global leaders. This year, 30 students from 21 countries join Birkbeck on the scheme.
BBKNewsItemThe predictive power of the brain
A new study from Birkbeck’s Department of Psychological Sciences looks at how ‘predictions’ about the outcomes of actions influence sensory processing in the brain.
BBKNewsItemThe Compass Project enters its second year
Seventeen new students join us this year as part of the Compass Project, Birkbeck’s unique scholarship and outreach scheme offering asylum seekers a year of fully-funded study.
BBKNewsItemNew exhibition celebrates 250 years of circus life
Circus Life: Art and Artistes, featuring the work of contemporary British artists, will be exhibited in Birkbeck's Peltz Gallery from 7 November - 12 December 2018.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck collaborates with Egyptian university to tackle global infectious diseases
The Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology has partnered with Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt to address the rising problem of antibiotic resistance.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck to leave UK university league tables
Domestic rankings do not give accurate picture of the strengths of the College, but Birkbeck will remain part of the international listings.
BBKNewsItemNew report shows UK doctors at greater risk of stress, burnout, depression and anxiety
The report, by academics from Birkbeck and the University of Bedfordshire, makes new recommendations to tackle the mental health crisis amongst UK doctors.
BBKNewsItem D source codeBirkbeck’s Institute for Criminal Policy Research set to examine the facilitation of organised fraud
The ICPR are launching a survey to understand the role of professional enablers in money laundering and fraud.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck launches search for new chair of governors
Sir Harvey McGrath is stepping down as he nears the end of his third term of service.
BBKNewsItemWelcome to the new academic year
Read a welcome message from the Master of Birkbeck, Professor David Latchman.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck's international outlook highly ranked in new world table
Latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings place Birkbeck in the top third of more than a thousand leading universities, and in the upper reaches for international outlook.
BBKNewsItemHalt to online sale of rocks discovered by Birkbeck team
Fragments from historic meteorite crash, discovered by Birkbeck geologists, were being sold on eBay.
BBKNewsItemWhy won’t Congress remove Trump’s finger from the nuclear button?
Discretion over the use of nuclear weapons is the ultimate presidential power, now in the hands of one of the most unpredictable presidents. New research by Professor Robert Singh looks at why Congress has made no serious efforts to change this.
BBKNewsItemLayers of London website launches
The online heritage mapping project enables virtual visitors to explore the history of London’s 32 boroughs in a way it has never been told before.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck graduate receives two top Psychology awards for research and academic excellence
Tanya Botha received both the British Psychological Society Undergraduate Award and Birkbeck's Honorary Research Fellows in Quantitative Psychology Prize for her research into ways to boost emotional resilience and wellbeing in individuals at risk of depression and anxiety.
BBKNewsItem Pascal source codeBirkbeck lecturer wins award for research into social influencers and corporate reputation
Dr Benedetta Crisafulli won the best paper award for a research paper exploring the impact of social influencers’ presence in crisis responses on corporate reputation.
BBKNewsItemRecovering women in the digital age
Recent PhD graduates will run a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to highlight the women who were instrumental in the setting up and running of the first Foundling Hospital.
BBKNewsItemNHS, games company and Birkbeck academics launch board game for doctors in distress
The game is based on research into the mental health of doctors and dentists, conducted by Dr Caroline Kamau and Dr Asta Medisauskaite.
BBKNewsItem C headerBirkbeck part of network examining student mental health
Creative writing lecturer Toby Litt leads for the College in a wide-ranging £8 million project.
BBKNewsItemOne World Festival at Birkbeck
From 24 to 29 September 2018, Birkbeck will host its first One World Festival, featuring public lectures, walking tours, food and music events to offer students and the local community the opportunity to meet, interact, and learn about other cultures. All events are free to attend.