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Student transition and success

University life can take some getting used to, so it’s always great to have some support when adjusting to this change.

The Access and Engagement department's work does not stop once students apply and enrol at Birkbeck. Through our targeted transition and success work, we also support students from under-represented backgrounds make an informed and prepared step into higher education and continue to succeed on their new course.

Whether you are a prospective student or educator, you will be able to find more information on this page about the ways we can work with you once your journey at Birkbeck has begun.

Coronavirus update: Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have moved a lot of our support for prospective and current students online. 

On Track

On Track is Birkbeck's free summer programme for all new undergraduate students. The programme is designed to help prepare students for life as an undergraduate student at Birkbeck and will include social activities, workshops, advice sessions and academic experiences. Visit our On Track page for more information and registration details.

BBK Chat Mentoring

BBK Chat is a peer mentoring scheme that offers first-year students an opportunity to meet with an existing Birkbeck student. These informal, regular chats provide a way to ask questions and speak with someone from a similar background who can provide support and guidance from a student's perspective.

Normally meetings take place three times a year over a tea or coffee in and around Birkbeck's campuses, but with teaching taking place remotely this year, mentors and mentees are meeting online. 

As well as one-to-one chats, group sessions of three to nine students also take place and are facilitated by fellow students to provide advice and insight linked to timely issues such as assessments and well-being. 

 if you would like more information.