Welcome Week

Alongside our annual Welcome Fair, this year we're proud to present a full fortnight of excitement to welcome you to Birkbeck in style. From our bar crawl round Bloomsbury, the Flight of the Owls, to a Crafternoon, Karaoke nights to Movie Marathons, sports taster sessions to wellbeing and career support, we've got a wide range of events for you to get involved in, get to meet new people and get to know Birkbeck. 

Keep you eye on our What's On page to see all our Welcome Week announcements! 

Welcome Fair 2019

Senate House

Saturday 28th September

We're hosting our annual Welcome Fair in Senate House this year. Come down and explore what life at Birkbeck has to offer. You can meet our Clubs & Societies and see what activities you can get involved in, find out about upcoming events for you to attend and meet new people, and see what campaigns need your support! Plus, see what businesses and charities are in the local area and get your hands on the student discounts on offer. Of course, the Students' Union team and the elected Officers will be there, so be sure to say hello! 

The area will be transformed into a buzzing hub place hosting over 50 stalls, including our student groups, officer campaigns and our active clubs and societies, with a bar and activities to encourage networking. We're teaming up with Birkbeck's Orientation Day for new students, which will further increase the number of students attending this year!

Since 2014 Birkbeck Students' Union has successfully held a Fresher’s Fayre at the beginning of the academic year as an opportunity to meet and welcome new and returning students. Thousands of students come to see what the Students' Union has to offer, making this an excellent opportunity for exhibitors to sell memberships and get people involved with their projects. Our clubs and societies are invited to exhibit for FREE as we always want to provide opportunities for our students’ self-organising efforts to flourish. We also welcome local and national businesses to join us as it's the perfect time for our members to consider new products and services to support their student experience (see the below for details).

Coming to university opens the door to a world of opportunity, there is no better time for students to discover a new interest (or develop an old one) than our Freshers' Fayre.

Over recent years we've hosted: Lucozade Energy, Transport for London, Santander, the AceCard, Bannatyne Health & Fitness, and Amazon to name but a few. The day is a great way for businesses to promote their services and products to thousands (estimated footfall of at least 3,000) of our students who come ready to hear your messages (and take your freebies!).

If you wish to enquire about a commerical stall opportunity with us, please contact us on studentsunion@bbk.ac.uk for commerical hire.

If you are an affliaited Club or Society with either Birkbeck Students' Union, Student Central, or SOAS, please complete the booking forms on the right side of the page.

We'll also be live tweeting your info to our 3,500 followers on the day about on the #BBKFreshers tag and posting to over 1,900 of our followers on Facebook.

If you need to contact us regarding stall bookings, please email o.flynn@bbk.ac.uk