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Get Started: Studying at University

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Would you like to apply for any of our undergraduate degree courses? It doesn’t matter if it’s still just an idea or if you’ve found your dream course, and want to know how to get a place, our Get Started workshops are for you!

So you want to go to university, but aren't sure where to start? Birkbeck's Access and Engagement team are here to help!

This free and friendly workshop Studying at University, will give you the chance to:

  • talk about the benefits of going to university
  • find out about practical solutions and available support to overcome challenges
  • reflect on your personal motivations for studying your chosen course
  • learn how to complete the online application form
  • meet one of our student ambassadors, find out about their journey to Birkbeck and ask them questions

The workshop is open to those who have a course in mind already or those who are making the first tentative steps. We aim for you to leave with useful and practical information to help you take the next step towards making an application to study.

We will send you some pre-course materials in advance to help you to prepare for the session and we encourage you to complete these beforehand to enable you to get the most out of the workshop.

If you have any questions beforehand then please get in touch below by emailing

There's never been a better time to get your questions answered and take the next step towards your dream course so why not come along and #BBKGetStarted with your university journey!

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What is Get Started?

Get Started is a series of free workshops for prospective students from all ages, backgrounds and subject areas, who are interested in embarking on an undergraduate course at Birkbeck.

The Get Started programme consists of three workshops. Prospective students can attend all three or just select the one(s) which are most relevant:

(1) Preparing to study and making an application

(2) Writing a personal statement

(3) Student finance

All three workshops are free, provide a friendly and interactive opportunity to ask questions and are open to all undergraduate applicants. Get Started participants will be eligible to attend a workshop delivered by the Birkbeck Careers and Employability team, to help them develop their employability skills and reflect on the connection between career and study choices. You will receive an invite to sign up to this exclusive offer once you have attended at least one Get Started workshop.

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