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Helping bridge the transition between study and work is a key part of Birkbeck’s programme. The university’s unique evening timetable allows postgraduate students to work around full-time jobs or study to improve their careers. For career advice, postgraduate students can use the Careers and Employability Service to obtain crucial one-to-one advice, workshops and events. The service can also be accessed after graduation.
Further help is provided by the university’s dedicated recruitment agency service, Birkbeck Talent, which maintains connections with over 150 of the UK’s best companies and employers to help students find work, both while studying and after graduating. Bespoke support is offered to students interested in enterprise and entrepreneurship, and there is also an extensive mentoring programme with corporate partners from business, law and beyond.
On top of this, Birkbeck works with The Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network and a number of PhD Doctoral Training Programmes to offer MPhil and PhD students training and support in their careers post-study. This strong emphasis on career support has won Birkbeck a host of praiseworthy reviews.
Birkbeck, University of London students on Postgraduate Search say:
“Weekly mails with opportunities is very helpful.”