Giving Circles

Since Birkbeck was founded in 1823, donors have enriched our research, emboldened our teaching, and removed the financial barriers that many students face.

As a member of one of our Giving Circles, you will be a vital part of our Birkbeck community: changing the lives of existing and future Birkbeck students.

In thanks for your gift we will send you regular updates, invite you to exclusive donor events and, with your permission, display your name on the digital donor wall in Birkbeck’s main reception.

We welcome single gifts, as well as direct debits or longer term pledges. Below are some examples of where you gift may help, but we are happy to discuss this further with you. Call us on +44 (0)20 7380 3187 or if you would like to know more.

Major Gifts (£25,000+ per year)

  • As a Major Donor you will be part of a transformative group. Your donation can go towards a wealth of opportunities, including PhD support, funding innovative new roles, and naming opportunities.

1823 Circle (£5000-£24,999 per year)

  • If you choose to join our 1823 Circle, named after Birkbeck's foundation year, you can contribute to areas such as student scholarships, excellent facilities and world-renowned research.
  • A direct debit gift would begin at £417 a month.

Master's Circle (£1000-£4999 per year)

  • As a Master's Circle donor, your gift can provide invaluable support to students who need it - allowing them to study and thrive, regardless of their financial situation or background.
  • A direct debit gift would begin at £84 a month.

Legacy gifts

If you choose to join one of our Circles then you can do so via our online portal or by sending a cheque to:

Development and Alumni
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX