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BBKNewsItemLondon Pride: John Maynard Keynes’ blue plaque transformed to rainbow
The blue plaque which sits on what is now Birkbeck’s School of Arts, indicating economist Keynes lived there from 1916-46, has been given a temporary rainbow makeover in celebration of the two week Pride Festival in London.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck Fellow awarded Companion of Honour
Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley received the accolade as part of the Queen’s most recent Birthday Honours List. She is the first Birkbeck alumna to receive this honour.
BBKNewsItemLaunching the first art school MBA
This week, Birkbeck and Central Saint Martins celebrated an innovative new collaboration with the launch of their joint MBA programme.
BBKNewsItem chemical/x-mdl-rdfileBirkbeck psychologists receive Preyer Award
Professors Mark Johnson and Annette Karmiloff-Smith were awarded in recognition of their contributions to a better understanding of human development.
BBKNewsItemBook launch: Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs
A new book by Birkbeck's Dr Bruna Seu provided material for a fascinating conversation between leading members of humanitarian and international development organisations about how the sector can more effectively gain support for their work and promote public engagement.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck awarded a silver Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) medal
The TEF aims to bolster social mobility and tackle inequality by allowing students to fulfil their aspirations and progress onto their chosen careers and Birkbeck’s Silver award recognises our unique and successful model for doing just that
BBKNewsItem object codeDorothy Beckford Scholarship awarded to English student Julia Okuboyejo
This prize is a bequest made by Dorothy Beckford, a former Birkbeck student who worked as an Adult Education Organiser, from a total donation of £50,000. The scholarship will pay for Okuboyejo’s fees for the next academic year.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck Enterprise celebrates student entrepreneurs
Nine teams of students stepped up to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges to decide who would be awarded Best Business Idea and Best Business Pitch.
BBKNewsItemCoastal resilience and vulnerability
Research from the Department of Geography’s Dr Sue Brooks examines the impact from extreme weather in the UK, and how damage to coastlines can be mitigated.
BBKNewsItemHumboldt Research Prize for Professor Trentmann
Empire of Things author will use award to spend time in Germany working on moral economy
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck’s Mentoring Pathways celebrates a fifth successful year
Mentoring Pathways is a collaborative programme between Birkbeck and partners from the worlds of Business, Law and beyond. This network has developed into a talented, energetic and experienced team of mentors to support Birkbeck students to further their skills and realise their career aspirations.
BBKNewsItemFeminist Emergency
This international conference emerges out of a shared sense that feminism today is confronted with a set of acute challenges, which are in urgent need of new resources and critical insight. It will be held on 22-24 June, and tickets are now available to book.
BBKNewsItemLessons from abroad for justice reform
Briefings authored by staff from Birkbeck's Institute for Criminal Policy Research highlight the importance of positive peer relations for people in prison and on release; and interventions which encourage people to develop a positive sense of self and a sense of responsibility for their own lives and towards others.
BBKNewsItem Troff documentBirkbeck graduates get an earnings boost
Birkbeck graduates’ salaries among the highest in the UK, five years after graduation
BBKNewsItem chemical/x-mdl-rdfileProfessor Lovenduski receives ECPR Lifetime Achievement Award
Lovenduski’s work has helped to define and develop the field of gender and politics within political science
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck’s strong international outlook recognised in QS World University Rankings 2018
Birkbeck’s strong research output and international focus have seen the College ranked 308 in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, which ranks over 900 universities worldwide.
BBKNewsItemReligion on Trial
Birkbeck celebrates the School of Law’s annual ‘Law on Trial’ event, a week-long programme of free public lectures and panel discussions, this year focusing on religion.
BBKNewsItemMoney matters for higher education access
Prospective students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are now "far more likely" to be discouraged from applying to university because of a fear of debt than those with the same grades from wealthier backgrounds.
BBKNewsItemRace, Law and Brexit Britain
The Centre for Research on Race and Law at Birkbeck has launched, providing a vitally needed space to develop rigorous race-conscious critical analysis in a range of areas of law.
BBKNewsItem Troff documentEric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture: Russia’s revolution and the destruction of the past
Professor Catherine Merridale said that Russia shows us how history matters and called on historians to be witnesses to a past that is vanishing from public consciousness