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Who we work with

The Access and Engagement team works with a wide range of partners across London, ranging from Further Education Colleges, University of London institutions, community organisations, local authorities and adult learning services.

At Birkbeck, we recognise that not everyone takes the same routes into university study. We have a wide range of diverse partners and activities to ensure that we meet the needs of those who most need it. We have a large partnership base spreading out across London and its communities. 

If you are interested in working with us, please . 


  • We aim to support learners from a range of backgrounds. Our priority groups are: 
    • Further Education College BTEC and Access to Higher Education Diploma students
    • Students whose highest qualification is Level 2 or equivalent (e.g. GCSE/CSE/O Level)
    • Mature learners, specifically 31+ years old
    • Widening Participation family units
    • Forced migrants
    • Students who have not entered formal education for 5+ years
    • Part-time students
    • Low income household students (less than £25,000 per annum). 

Target Boroughs

  • We have three priority boroughs with whom we work: 
    • Haringey 
    • Camden
    • Newham. 


  • We work with a wide range of partners across London, such as: 
    • Adult Learning Services 
    • Charities and local community organisations 
    • Careers advisory services 
    • Further Education colleges 
    • Local councils and their Social and Economic development teams
    • Trade Unions and UnionLearn 
    • University of London colleges.
  • If you work with any of the listed groups, please to discuss the ways we could collaborate to offer further support.