New Birkbeck initiative provides life-changing education opportunities for asylum seekers
20 asylum seekers from troubled places around the world joined Birkbeck at the start of the new academic year thanks to the Compass Project, a ground-breaking initiative that provided fully-funded places for them to study undergraduate or postgraduate certificate courses of their choice.
Birkbeck student wins prestigious Institute of Business Ethics’ Competition
David Kerr has been announced as the winner of this year’s Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) student essay competition, for his exploration of the ethical questions of tax avoidance.
Professor Bill Bowring awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Bowring is a leading expert in the UK on legal and human rights issues in Russia and the countries of the Former Soviet Union, and Eastern and Central Europe.
Professor Martin Paul Eve awarded Medal of Honour in the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Medal of Honour is awarded to laureates of exceptional academic or social distinction, who make a unique contribution to the mutual relationship between faculties and universities.
Public engagement with research
A grant from Research Councils UK will enable Birkbeck to build upon existing public engagement initiatives and enrich our culture of engagement.
Birkbeck launches nationwide short-story anthology
The Mechanics’ Issue 14 includes stories by award-winning established authors as well as featuring new voices from Birkbeck and beyond.
Supporting Indigenous Knowledge
A new biocultural training aid launches today, developed with the support of Birkbeck and the British Council. It is part of a project to reconnect indigenous communities with artefacts and botanical specimens.
Birkbeck film shortlisted for Best Research Film of the Year
Nasheed Qamar Faruqi's film David Hawkins: A Battle of the Mind was chosen out of hundreds of submissions by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Birkbeck art historians release two new books
The Tiger in the Smoke by Professor Lynda Nead and The Conversation Piece by Dr Kate Retford will be published this year by Yale University Press.