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Graduates are formally celebrating their academic qualification at seven ceremonies across three days from 24 to 26 April.
David Lammy MP and Professor Marianne Elliott are honoured for their contributions.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck Art History title shortlisted for major book prize
Professor Lynda Nead’s ‘The Tiger in the Smoke’ has been shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2018.
BBKNewsItem Building skills with the Apprenticeship levy
Birkbeck hosted an event to showcase best practices in delivering apprenticeships, encouraging businesses to enhance the skills of their workforce through learning and development partnerships with universities.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck professor in running for top history title
Professor Jan Rüger is shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize for his exploration of Heligoland, from the Napoleonic Wars to the Cold War.
BBKNewsItemFostering working relationships in an intergenerational workforce
A grant from the British Academy will fund a research project on understanding intergenerational contact and support in the workplace, as well as the challenges of an ageing workforce for organisations.
BBKNewsItemJoint panel backed by UCU in pensions dispute
Further strike action suspended as a result of union members ballot.
BBKNewsItemAt-home cognitive training shown to reduce anxiety in breast cancer survivors
Results of new Birkbeck study suggest emotional upheaval of diagnosis and treatment can be lessened.
BBKNewsItem audio/x-realaudioReligion, Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African diaspora
A new book co-edited by Dr William Ackah uses historical and contemporary examples to show how spiritual rituals and religion are understood by people of African descent.
BBKNewsItemLearning from small cities
Birkbeck's Dr Melissa Butcher is part of a team which has been awarded a major grant to research the imagined futures and dynamics of change in India's smart cities.
BBKNewsItemBook Prize Nod for Birkbeck fellow
Dr Clare Makepeace is in the running for Templer Medal Best First Book Prize
BBKNewsItem chemical/x-mdl-rdfileCompass Project in running for major outreach award
The initiative, which is helping 20 asylum seekers to study at the College for a year, is a finalist at the Guardian University Awards.
BBKNewsItemPublic Engagement Awards celebrate Birkbeck research achievements
The awards ceremony honoured research work from Birkbeck academics and PhD researchers that is finding a wider audience.
BBKNewsItem chemical/x-pdbBirkbeck’s ToddlerLab: crowdfunding for crucial research into children’s development
The new ToddlerLab will enable Birkbeck’s Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development to learn more about the inner world of toddlers.
BBKNewsItemScholarship and shelter
Two Syrian scholars discuss their studies at Birkbeck, after joining the university through support from the Council for At-Risk Academics.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck Master urges further pension talks
Professor David Latchman writes to UUK calling for continued talks with UCU to build on progress which has been made.
BBKNewsItem Troff documentBirkbeck and Sutton Trust report shows part-time learning in England under threat
Professor Claire Callender’s co-authored report for the Sutton Trust shows how tuition fee increases in 2012 caused a decline in part-time undergraduate higher education study in England.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck joins innovative London Venture Crawl
A group of Birkbeck students will join nearly 200 others from across London on a 12-hour bus ride around the city, as part of a pioneering entrepreneurial programme.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck academic recognised with prestigious award from Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Dr Sappho Xenakis from the School of Law won the annual Critical Criminal Justice Scholar Award from the US-based Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck in global top 100 for latest QS subject rankings
College achieves high placings for many of its subjects in 2018 world tables.