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Publications scheme

Birkbeck's Publications Scheme sets out our high-level commitment to proactively publishing information.

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London's only specialist provider of evening higher education.

FACT FILE

  • Widening participation: We encourage applications from students without traditional qualifications and we have a wide range of programmes to suit every entry level. Our academic reputation also attracts many traditional full-time postgraduate students.
  • Our academics: Over 90% of Birkbeck academics are research-active – the highest rate for any multi-faculty institution in London. Many are renowned experts in their fields.
  • Teaching excellence: Birkbeck is recognised for providing the highest quality teaching that is informed by our outstanding research. This is proven by our number one position in the UK’s National Student Surveys (National Student Surveys 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011).
  • Our students: Over 20,000 students study with us every year. They join a community that is as diverse and cosmopolitan as London’s population.
  • Mission statement
  • Our location

LEGAL FRAMEWORK

  • Birkbeck is a College of the University of London.
  • The Charter of Incorporation of Birkbeck College into the University of London was granted in 1926 and subsequently amended in 1956, 1958 and 1973. A new Charter was approved by the Queen in Council in 1993, and was amended in 2008.

HOW BIRKBECK IS STRUCTURED

LINKS WITH ORGANISATIONS

  • Birkbeck has long-established relationships with over 40 educational, cultural and community organisations, and is committed to providing a programme of courses locally across the London boroughs. Unlike most university colleges, Birkbeck is not restricted to one campus.
  • Birkbeck Business Services gives organisations of all types a single point of access to the range of services available at Birkbeck.
  • The Bloomsbury Colleges: Birkbeck is a member of the Bloomsbury Colleges consortium.
  • London International Development Centre: The Centre undertakes interdisciplinary research and training to tackle complex problems in international development, and is a collaboration between Bloomsbury Colleges.
  • University of London: Birkbeck is a College of the University of London.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

  • Information relating to the operation and activities of the Student Union, including its officers, clubs and societies, welfare, support and representation, can be found on the Students’ Union website.

WHAT WE SPEND AND HOW WE SPEND IT

FUNDING/INCOME

BUDGETARY AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION

FINANCIAL REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES

STAFF PAY AND GRADING STRUCTURES

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • The Research Office provides administrative, financial and support services related to externally funded research projects and contracts for academic and research staff.
  • Check our Business Services pages for information on research, consultancy, education and training for business.

WHAT OUR PRIORITIES ARE AND HOW WE ARE DOING

STRATEGIES AND PLANS, PERFORMANCE INDICATORS, AUDITS, INSPECTIONS AND REVIEWS

GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY REPORTS

Accreditation and monitoring reports by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies and information that an institution is legally obliged to make available to its funding and/or monitoring bodies.

HOW WE MAKE DECISIONS

Further information on how we make decisions is included within other sections of the Publications Schedule, and is not therefore reproduced here.

OUR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

View Birkbeck's corporate policies.

LISTS AND REGISTERS

Details of the College estate are included in the financial statements.

Procedures for the requirement to record the receipt of gifts and to maintain asset registers are included in the financial procedures.

DISCLOSURE LOGS

Please contact  for information about Registers of Interests of senior staff and Governors.

Please  for information on freedom of information requests made to the College.

THE SERVICES WE OFFER