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What's on during Orientation

Congratulations on accepting your place at Birkbeck!

After you have your place at Birkbeck, you will receive an invitation to the Welcome to Birkbeck 2020-21 orientation Moodle module, which will be ready very soon, and receive information for your programme induction online session.

The Orientation Moodle module  

To prepare for the academic year, work your way through the Orientation Moodle module. 

If you are new to Birkbeck and university life, the module will provide you with guidance on how to approach the start of your student journey with us as it can feel quite different to your school or college experience. 

If you have studied at university previously or you are one of our returning students, the module provides you with a useful reminder of our services and where to access key information and support.   

The Moodle module provides you with practical advice on how to approach learning. Watch a brief overview of the Welcome to Birkbeck Orientation Moodle module.

As explained in the Vice Chancellor’s message, our modules have been transformed to be fully calibrated for delivery online, and all our content on Moodle has been produced and is being delivered by our research-led academic colleagues.  

The Library has invested heavily in online e-books and digitisation to make sure your reading lists and course materials are available on your devices and computers. If you can’t easily study at home we have made safe spaces for you to study on campus if you need.  

Once you complete the Orientation Moodle module you will continue your studies in an interactive and online face-to-face medium. As soon as health and safety permits, we can revert to in-person teaching on campus, and you will have the option to continue your studies online for the remainder of the year. 

Pre-sessional study skills programme 

We are running Welcome to Birkbeck 2021 pre-term workshops, and then other term-time study skills workshops. You can book the sessions via the Birkbeck Events web page.