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Access and Engagement

The Access and Engagement team focuses on Birkbeck's commitment to improving the access and success of non-traditional students in London. Our innovative and award-winning widening access provision is designed to target potential students who would otherwise feel precluded from taking a step into higher education.

Read more about our commitment to social mobility and delivery of outreach programmes in our Office for Students Access and Participation plan. You can also read Birkbeck's previous Access Agreements.

Coronavirus update: Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have moved a lot of our support for current and prospective students online. Links to these resources can be found below. In the meantime, please refer to the College's information and advice regarding the virus. If you can't find what you're looking for, please email the Access and Engagement team.

Get started

Get Started provides information, advice and guidance about progressing to university to anyone who is interested in doing so, regardless of background or educational level.

Our work with forced migrant communities

Birkbeck is committed to providing educational opportunities to students who come from a refugee or forced migrant background. 

Our work with schools and further education colleges

We work with partner schools and colleges to support students with accessing higher education, regardless of their background or academic performance.

Our work with trade unions

We work with trade unions to support their members in the journey to higher education.

Our work with local communities

We work with grassroots groups, voluntary organisations and statutory services to deliver learning in community settings and provide advice and guidance which supports resident priorities and local needs. 

Contact us

We welcome contact via email from organisations that work with our target audiences.

For enquiries about the Compass Project, please .

For all other enquiries, please .