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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


  • Confirm the timings of your programme induction event.
  • Come along to the 'Welcome to Birkbeck' online event on Saturday 7 January 2023 to hear tips about ways to prepare for the new academic year.
  • Book tickets for some of the Students' Union Re-freshers events.
  • Celebrate Birkbeck's 200th anniversary with Birkbeck History Professor, Joanna Bourke.
  • Attend the Re-freshers event on Saturday 14 January. Arrange to meet your classmates and come to meet the student clubs and societies, and Birkbeck's student services.
  • Join a campus tour  on 12 or 19 January, or a Library tour 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