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New student checklist

You’ve accepted your offer to study at Birkbeck, so what do you need to do next? The checklist below will help you to prepare for university life, prior to joining us this term.

To-do list for your first week of term at Birkbeck

Getting ready to study

  • Complete your enrolment: Log in to My Birkbeck and complete your enrolment as soon as you can.
  • Check on your My Birkbeck account whether you will be attending lectures and seminars online or in person.
  • Complete the Welcome to Birkbeck Moodle module to familiarise yourself with your student life at Birkbeck.
  • Sharpen your academic skills, such as essay writing, critical thinking and much more, with our online Get Ahead, Stay Ahead programme.
  • Find out the name of your programme administrator on your My Birkbeck account or in your programme handbook.
  • View your timetable on your My Birkbeck account.
  • Create a student identity card by uploading a photo and updating your details via My Birkbeck.
  • Visit our campus to find out more about Birkbeck. The tours are led by our experienced current students and are a great way to ask questions about student life.

Health and wellbeing


To-do list for your first month of term at Birkbeck


  • Read your programme/module handbook and note the key dates and deadlines.
  • Familiarise yourself with the way to submit assessments online and with our Library resources.
  • Check out the study skills resources available to you on the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module and the extensive programme of study skills workshops.
  • Check your Birkbeck registered email regularly.
  • Set up WiFi to get access to the free network across the campus if you are visiting the College.