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BBKNewsItemBirkbeck transformed into 221b Baker Street in ‘Holmes & Watson’
The School of Arts building features as Sherlock Holmes’ famous residence in a new film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.
BBKNewsItem chemical/x-pdbPresident of Birkbeck calls for protection of scholarship and research in Brexit agreement
Baroness Joan Bakewell spoke in the House of Lords about the value of British universities and the threats they face through the Brexit process.
BBKNewsItemCelebrating Birkbeck’s Foundation
Keynote speaker Sacha Romanovitch praised Birkbeck’s ethos of inclusivity and curiosity at the College’s annual Foundation Day dinner.
BBKNewsItemWhy Rosalind Franklin should be the face of the new £50 note
The former Birkbeck scientist was instrumental in the discovery of the structure of DNA, but the Nobel Prize bore only the names of her male colleagues.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck calls for the way part-time degrees are funded to change to reduce tuition fees by 50%
Part-time degrees are important drivers of social mobility and will be vital to reskilling the workforce post-Brexit by enabling people to work whilst studying, but the number of part-time undergraduates has more than halved since tuition fees increased dramatically in 2012.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck Psychology department in UK top ten
The latest Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings rank Birkbeck's Department of Psychological Sciences third in London and ninth in the UK
BBKNewsItemGlobal prison population soars
Prison populations continue to soar in much of the world, a new report published by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research shows.
BBKNewsItem text/texmacsThe Reluctant Internationalists
Looking back at The Reluctant Internationalists project, after four years of collaboration with exceptional researchers from across the world.
BBKNewsItemCelebrating Student Success
Nearly 800 students will celebrate completing their studies with friends and family during three days of graduation ceremonies at Birkbeck.
BBKNewsItemProfessor Paul Watt to co-chair Haringey Fairness Commission
The commission will work to tackle inequality and ensure services meet local needs, and will benefit from Professor Watt’s academic research into social inequalities, social housing, communities and urban regeneration.
BBKNewsItemChildren’s sibling relationships ‘at risk’ in care and adoption proceedings
Research from Birkbeck's Professor Daniel Monk and Dr Jan Macvarish examined why siblings lose contact in adoption or care proceedings, often against their wishes, and despite the professional recognition of the importance of sibling relationships.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck performs strongly in the Arts and Humanities in global subject rankings
The College’s arts and humanities courses rank in the top 100 globally, fifth in London and 18th in the UK
BBKNewsItemMan Booker at Birkbeck 2018
Writer and novelist Mohsin Hamid joined Anna Hartnell, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, in conversation about his writing, including the novels Exit West (2017) and The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007) – both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck welcomes new CBI/UUK recommendations on part-time study
The CBI/UUK project was set up earlier this year with the aim of addressing the decline in part-time learning and increasing flexible study options for potential students.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck BEI students win Institute of Economic Affairs prize
Charles Shaw and Daniel Pycock from Birkbeck’s Department of Economics, Maths and Statistics have received the Highly Commended Prize in a competition to find a policy proposal that could solve the UK housing crisis.
BBKNewsItem chemical/x-mdl-rdfileDepartment of Biological Sciences achieves Athena SWAN Silver Award
The Athena SWAN Awards are bestowed by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) to recognise and reward commitment to gender equality in higher education.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck to jointly lead major research project into muscle development, function and disease
Professor Carolyn Moores will co-lead the project, which will use cryo-electron microscopy to investigate the molecular machinery inside our cells. This is funded by a highly competitive ERC Synergy Grant.
BBKNewsItem C headerExtent of prejudice in Britain revealed by new research
Prejudice against minority groups in Britain is "shockingly widespread" according to the first national study of prejudice for over 10 years.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck graduate named future leader in Sports Industry
Emma Vetriano, who graduated with an MSc Sports Management and Marketing degree this year, has been announced as one of 30 Sports Industry NextGen Leaders for 2019.
BBKNewsItemNew study of performing arts reveals ‘career penalty’ for parents and carers
The survey, conducted by Professor Almuth McDowall in partnership with Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PIPA), found that performing arts professionals with caring responsibilities earn £3,000 less a year than those without.