Welcome Fayre 2020

Get involved with the Birkbeck Community

Birkbeck Students' Union is a democratic, student-centred charity at the heart of Birkbeck life. Each year we host a Welcome Fayre to introduce you to the student community at Birkbeck, showcasing student life and providing many opportunities for you to get involved and make the most out of your time here.

Find out what's on offer in the student community, and how to get involved!

Activities at Birkbeck

Birkbeck Students' Union runs a number of Clubs, Societies and Networks for students to get involved in, try new things and meet new people. As a member of Birkbeck Students' Union, you have access to all the amazing Clubs & Societies we have on offer. There is a wide range to get involved with, from Academic societies to Sports Clubs, as well as general interest and campaigning groups.

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Officer Team

Birkbeck Students' Union is led by Student Leaders, who are elected each year through cross-campus ballot to represent Birkbeck students to the College. The elected leaders make up the Students' Union Officer team, who lead vital discussions with key figures in the College and direct the work of the Students' Union. Get to know your Officers and the work they are doing this year!

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Student Voice

Birkbeck Students' Union is run by students, for students. We work to represent student views to the College to improve the student experience at Birkbeck. Through our democratic processes, including Student Council and elections to choose Student Leaders, and our campaigns led by both students and elected Officers, we work with students to provide the College with your views and feedback. The Student Leaders meet with key figures in the College to implement changes to create a better student experience at Birkbeck.

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Student Life

Q: What's it like to be a student at Birkbeck? What is available outside of Birkbeck for you to get involved in? What perks do you as students at Birkbeck get?


Birkbeck is in the heart of London, and surrounded by other Universities and Students' Unions - there is so much around for students to make the most of, from London life to student activity. 

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Birkbeck Students' Union

The Students' Union is an independent organisation within Birkbeck College. Through our democratic practices and campaigns, we represent the student voice to the College as a critical friend and change maker. Supported by a team of student & non-student staff, student trustees, and elected student reps and council members, BBKSU seeks to provide opportunities, guidance and generally enhance your student experience while you study Birkbeck.

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Advice & Support

We don't expect you to come across problems in your studies, but if you do there are lots of support services available to help you out, from the Birkbeck Students' Union independent Advice Service to College support teams.

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Studying at Birkbeck

Studying at a new College can be daunting, and this year is no different - with the additional difficulty of learning online for the first term. We've assembled the best tips, tricks and guidance to help you, and included information on how to navigate an online campus.

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