How we can help

Through our range of workshops, accessible learning materials, and one-to-one meetings, we're here to help you to fulfil your potential in a number of ways while studying at Birkbeck.

Study skills workshops

  • We offer study skills workshops throughout the year. All workshops are open to all enrolled students at any level of study from certificate to PhD. Some of these workshops are specifically for undergraduates or postgraduates, while others are available for all enrolled students.
  • The workshops are free and you can attend as many as you like.
  • These workshops (and the Birkbeck Study Skills module on Moodle) are provided as a College-wide service for all students by the Centre for Transformative Practice in Learning and Teaching (CTPLT). Your school may also provide learning development services in addition to these.

Birkbeck study Skills module on Moodle

Academic skills development on Moodle

Academic English and writing development on Moodle

Additional support on Moodle

Academic writing days

  • Each term, we arrange an all-day session to help you develop your academic writing skills. Some of these are small workshops, and others are offered in a lecture format.

One-to-one study skills tutorials

  • You can book a one-to-one study skills tutorial if you need help and want to discuss assignment planning or writing, exam preparation, or focus on your academic English or writing skills.
  • Sessions are 45 minutes long, are available during term time, and you can only book one at a time. Due to demand, there may be a limited number of repeat sessions available.
  • Tutorials take place in Talk Room 9 in the Student Advice Service in the Malet Street building.
  • See the Study Skills Workshop Calendar for further details.
    • Tuesdays 3pm-6pm (Terms 1, 2 and 3)
    • Saturdays 2pm-5pm (Term 1)
    • Saturdays 11am-2pm (Term 2).

Course queries

  • If you are a current student and have questions about your course, you should contact your academic department or school. They are best placed to help with questions such as:
    • how many exams you will sit
    • what kind of coursework you need to produce
    • what is expected of you
    • who your personal tutor is and how they can help you.
  • Specifically, depending on what you're studying, you need to contact:
    • Personal tutor: if you are studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree (BA/BSc/LLB or MA/MSc/LLM), you will be assigned a personal tutor. You can speak to them about your modules, course, issues meeting deadlines, exam revision, study concerns, timetabling difficulties, and any problems that are affecting your studies.
    • Supervisors: if you are completing an MPhil/PhD, your supervisor will be your main academic contact.

Scientific calculator tutorials

  • Our video tutorials will help refamiliarise you with your scientific calculator, for improved maths skills in five areas.