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Activities and partnerships

We work in a variety of different ways with a number of other institutions, local and national bodies, and interested communities.

CHINESE PARTNERSHIPS

  • The School’s collaborative partnerships with the Beijing Institute of Technology and Beijing Forestry University involve visiting students taking modules and programmes in the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication. These partnerships also include a reciprocal staff exchange.

BRILL PUBLISHERS AND LOPEZ-LI FILMMAKERS

  • The State as Cultural Practice project, funded by the European Commission, involves comparative historical perspectives to investigate formal ‘state’ institutions and processes of institutionalisation in the Early Middle Ages.
  • More information can be found on the PIMIC website.

BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

BRITISH PSYCHOTHERAPY FOUNDATION

INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOANALYSIS

MUSEUM OF LONDON

PARLIAMENTARY STUDIES

  • The Department of Politics is part of a select group of universities who are part of an exciting politics module. Co-taught by members of the department and officials at Westminster in, the department jointly runs Parliamentary Studies with the Houses of Parliament. The course gives students a unique opportunity to explore and understand how Parliament operates with the help of Parliamentary officials themselves. Highlights have included talks from officials, a whole range of activities including mock select committees in class, and a Q and A with the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.
  • More information about the module can be found on the Department of Politics website.

PEARS INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF ANTISEMITISM

  • A centre of innovative research and teaching which contributes to discussion and public policy formation on antisemitism and racial intolerance. Based at Birkbeck, University of London, and established by the Pears Foundation, the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism is both independent and inclusive.

THE RAPHAEL SAMUEL HISTORY CENTRE

  • In April 2018, the Raphael Samuel History Centre was relaunched as a two-way partnership between Birkbeck, University of London and Queen Mary, University of London, and is supported by History Workshop Journal.
  • The Raphael Samuel History Centre is devoted to encouraging the widest possible participation in historical study and debate. It is an outreach and research centre dedicated to exploring public, interdisciplinary, and experimental history across periods and regions. Named after the historian Raphael Samuel, it also maintains an interest in London history and history from below.
  • Supported by a dynamic team of established and early-career historians, we run a large programme of activities designed to foster new approaches to understanding the past and we are committed to taking history into the wider community through our educational initiatives and public events. We work with universities, museums, libraries, schools, and organizations to create new forums for making history, learning, and discussing history.

UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO

  • Since 2010, the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck has had a formal link with the Department of Social Psychology and the Psychology Institute at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. The partnership includes staff and student exchanges and has been particularly attractive for PhD students and those on some of our MA programmes. Students from USP or Birkbeck usually visit the other institution for six months, taking appropriate modules either as ‘auditors’ or as part of their regular studies. For Birkbeck students wishing to go to USP, it is necessary to have sufficient competence in Portuguese to be able to study in that language; USP students study in English during their time at Birkbeck.
  • More information about the opportunities available to students at both institutions can be found on the Department of Psychosocial Studies website.

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