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Open events and taster sessions


Our Open Days and Open Evenings give you the chance to visit Birkbeck, University of London to find out if it is the right choice for you. Our Taster Sessions are a great chance to find out more about your chosen course and studying at the College. 



  • At our open days, you can: 
    • attend a welcome talk
    • talk to academic staff and find out more about your chosen course from information stands and/or talks
    • talk to current students about life at Birkbeck
    • go on a campus tour
    • find out information about student finance, and the funding and support available
    • find out more about accommodation options
    • speak to our student services staff.
  • You don’t need to worry about pre-booking any presentations, talks or tours. A detailed schedule of the presentations and talks taking place will be sent to you before the event. This will help you to plan your visit before you arrive.

Still have questions? 

  • Whether you’re worried about reaching us, registering for an event or planning your day, we’re confident you’ll find the answer to your question in our Open Event FAQ

Unable to attend? 


Our taster sessions are a great chance to find out more about your chosen course and studying at Birkbeck, University of London. A taster session will provide you with a more in-depth view of the College.


What will taster sessions provide? 

  • Our taster sessions will allow you to:
    • gain in-depth information on your School, Department and/or chosen course of study
    • tour our facilities and attend inspiring talks on the subject you’re interested in
    • tour our campus and speak to current students
    • ask any questions about your application.