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Schools and FE Colleges

Our School Liaison and Widening Participation teams host and support activities to help students in Key Stage 4 and 5 to consider their options into higher education, for schools and colleges in the Greater London region.

Support into Higher Education

Our teams offer expert information and guidance to students throughout their journey as they decide their future pathway. We're ready to help introduce students to all options in higher education.

We ensure teachers and advisers are kept informed with regular newsletters, including information on upcoming events you can book for your students, sector information and more.

If you're a teacher or adviser in a school or further education college, you will find more information on this page about the ways we can work with you and your learners.

Our School Liaison team works with Key Stage 4 and 5 students to support their decision-making into higher education. We organise and deliver the following activities bookable by teachers and advisors:

  • Talks on higher education topics for students, advisers and parents
  • Co-ordinate subject specific workshops
  • Attendance at Higher Education and Careers Fairs
  • Representation at exhibitions such as UCAS, WhatUni and UK University Search
  • Activities for teachers and advisers.
Birkbeck also runs activities which students can book themselves, including, but not limited to:

Students can get a taste of what it's like to study at Birkbeck on our Birkbeck and UCAS Essentials web page, including a range of tools, tasters and information, including our Personal Statement Tool, and Get Started activities which support students through the application process. To book an activity please with the details of your requirements and we'll be happy to discuss these with you.

Online resources for learners

We have created an open access, free to use YouTube playlist with videos geared towards supporting learners in making a decision about university.

The videos cover all stages of the university application process, from deciding whether or not to go, to making the most of their studies. Learners can access this at any time that is convenient for them. 

Our Get Started playlist provides more general support to all university applicants, including videos on how to apply to Birkbeck and the student finance options available to students.

Live sessions for learners

In addition to our pre-recorded material, Birkbeck can offer both live sessions online and face-to-face sessions for schools and colleges. 

We currently offer these on the following topics: Writing a Personal Statement, Note Taking, Critical Thinking and Building Resilience.

 if you would like to request a session for your institution.