| E D U C A T I O N | BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX t: 020 7631 6316 w: www.bbk.ac.uk B irkbeck students are proud of the prestigious reputation of their University of London qualifications – but that isn’t the only thing that is attracting record numbers of students. The opportunity to study at London’s evening university while using the daytime to build professional experience is vital for today’s ambitious students who don’t want to choose between career or university. George Knoerr, who studies BSc Computing at Birkbeck, said: “Thanks to studying in the evening I am still able to work full-time and can progress my career on an academic and professional level at the same time. After enrolling, I also found a new job that was more closely related to the degree I was studying and I could impress my new employer both with the commitment I could demonstrate to my career development and also the knowledge that I was bringing to the job from my study at Birkbeck.” Eleanor Martin, who runs the university’s in-house recruitment agency, Birkbeck Talent, agrees:“Employers are often impressed by our students’ability to combine work and study and value the contribution that this enables them to make to the companies that they work for.” There is nowhere better to study than the capital, and Birkbeck has lively campuses in central and east London, giving students easy access to the city’s cultural, political, legal and financial hubs. All of the College’s facilities and support services are geared around evening study and are open late. Birkbeck staff are used to supporting students who are juggling study with work, family and other commitments and understand the pressures that Birkbeck students face. Birkbeck has a range of Certificates, short courses, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees which are still open for applications to start in October. For more details on how to apply, visit www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective, or come to the Open Evening on Tuesday 12 September. Book your place at www.bbk.ac.uk/openeve. Studies EVENING Studying in the evening meant George Knoerr was able to gain an academic qualification without putting his career on hold. 40 THE RIVER MAGAZINE | Autumn 2017