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Events for international students

London is an incredible city and there are few places as exciting in which to live and study. Of course your lectures and seminars are the backbone of your academic experience here at Birkbeck, but there is so much more going on beyond the classroom. 

We organise lots of activities in the city itself, as well as further afield, to help you really get the most out of your time here. Take a look at some of the experiences on offer to get an idea of what you can look forward to as an international student.

Current students can see the full events calendar and book through My Birkbeck.


  • Culture shock talk  
  • Introduction to London talk
  • Chinese Society talk 
  • British culture talk
  • Employability talk: navigating the job market


  • Bloomsbury walking tour 
  • Potluck picnic at Russell Square
  • Insider's London walk
  • Walking tour of Greenwich
  • West End walking tour 
  • Houses of Parliament Walking Tour 
  • Bus tour of London
  • Beatles London walking tour
  • Afternoon tea in the British Museum 


  • Day excursions to Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton, Bath and York