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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.

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.

Meetings take place in and around Birkbeck's campuses with vouchers provided for tea or coffee.

Applications for 2024/25 will open in October 2024.

if you have any questions or would like more information.