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Birkbeck welcomes record number of Chevening scholars

Chevening scholarships are the UK’s international awards scheme, aimed at developing future global leaders. This year, 30 students from 21 countries join Birkbeck on the scheme.

The Compass Project enters its second year

Seventeen new students join us this year as part of the Compass Project, Birkbeck’s unique scholarship and outreach scheme offering asylum seekers a year of fully-funded study.

Welcome to the new academic year

Read a welcome message from the Master of Birkbeck, Professor David Latchman.

Birkbeck's international outlook highly ranked in new world table

Latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings place Birkbeck in the top third of more than a thousand leading universities, and in the upper reaches for international outlook.

Why won’t Congress remove Trump’s finger from the nuclear button?

Discretion over the use of nuclear weapons is the ultimate presidential power, now in the hands of one of the most unpredictable presidents. New research by Professor Robert Singh looks at why Congress has made no serious efforts to change this.

06 November 2018 - 10:00: Autumn Graduation

22 November 2018 - 16:00: November Open Evening

30 April 2019 - 10:00: Spring Graduation