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Get the best possible start to your studies: Join us for Birkbeck Orientation 2023

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building, Malet Street

University orientation is about equipping yourself with the knowledge and skills that will help you achieve your academic potential. It’s also about a celebration of new beginnings, the transformative power of education, and making new friends. We warmly welcome you to join us for our two Orientation days

September 30th, 10-14.45, Online Welcome to Birkbeck: Get Ready!

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We offer a wide range of resources to help you to achieve your academic potential. Join us at this online workshop to discover all that is available to you.


  • What to do in your first week
  • Using our Library effectively
  • Birkbeck's online resources
  • How the Disability and Dyslexia Service can help
  • Academic skills workshop: preparing for study and an overview of assignment writing

12 - 12.30 - break

12.30 - 2.45:

  • Your role as a student: why you need learning development
  • How to juggle everything: time management for university 

October 7th, Welcome Fair from 10am onwards at Birkbeck.

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Start the day by attending an in-person orientation for your School. Then have a reasonably-priced lunch in the Terrace Five restaurant on the fifth-floor of the Malet St building. In the afternoon, experience the many stalls, workshops and events designed to introduce you to the wealth of services that will form the bedrock of your Birkbeck experience.

Events include:

  • Have a cuppa with the Library
  • Library tours
  • Archives talks relating to 200th anniversary
  • Making the most of your Library resources
  • Bitesize sessions
  • International Students - Student Services and ISA talk
  • Careers Talk
  • Student mentoring (BBK Chat) talk and Q&A
  • Get Started Breakfast
  • Essay and assignment writing
  • Reading and Notemaking
  • Critical thinking for university
  • Time management
  • Developing your concentration and focus for study
  • Top tips for getting your work done
  • Everything you wanted to know about Moodle
  • Complete your Disabled Students’ Allowance Application Form
  • Meet your Disability Advisor

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Contact phone: +44 (0)20 3907 0700