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Birkbeck Explains: Was Nietzsche a nihilist?
 
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Dr Andrew Huddleston, from the Department of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, explores whether the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was a nihilist. It's often thought that he was; famously, he proclaimed the death of God. But it's important to recognise that he did not embrace nihilism - he took it to be the great crisis of Western civilisation. Find out more about Philosophy at Birkbeck: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/philosophy The Birkbeck Explains video series challenges the expert academics of Birkbeck, University of London, to answer a probing question in simple terms. Have a question? Ask in the comments below. Watch the #BirkbeckExplains Youtube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2Fy-5oxIlb44kHAgV98HVzXtISW5BHNX .
ELE A1 - Conoce a Ana 4 - Vivienda - Mi casa / My house
 
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A series of Spanish language videos for beginners created by Birkbeck's Department of Cultures and Languages. You can download the pdf with exercises to accompany this video here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/languages/study-here/downloads/Conoce-a-Ana-video-4-Vivienda-Mi-piso-Mi-casa.pdf
Top reasons why students choose Birkbeck, University of London
 
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Watch some of our current students share their top reasons for choosing Birkbeck, University of London. Outstanding career development opportunities, prestigious qualifications and the freedom to use your daytime to pursue your career goals are just a few of their top reasons. For more information - http://bbk.ac.uk/prospective/undergraduate
Benefits of Evening Study at Birkbeck
 
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Students and academic staff discuss the benefits of studying in the evening at Birkbeck, University of London.
ELE A1 - Conoce a Ana 2 - Aspecto físico - Appearance
 
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A series of Spanish language videos for beginners created by Birkbeck's Department of Cultures and Languages. You can download the pdf with exercises to accompany this video here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/languages/study-here/downloads/Conoce-a-Ana-video-2-Aspecto-fisico.pdf
Birkbeck Explains: What is linguistic landscape?
 
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Dr Jackie Lou, Lecturer in Sociolinguistics at Birkbeck, explains what is meant by linguistic landscapes - the visual display of languages and dialects in public space. This might include things like signage, street names or shopping bags, and can give us a window into the sociolinguistic makeup of a certain geographic area. Find out more about Linguistics at Birkbeck: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/linguistics
Studying at the School of Law at Birkbeck
 
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Find out what makes Birkbeck's School of Law a great place to get a legal education. Our students and staff describe what it's like to study here. Find out more about the School of Law: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/law/
Studying In London
 
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International students from the School of Business, Economics and Informatics talk about the experience of studying in London at Birkbeck, University of London. For more information please visit our website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/business/
Birkbeck Explains: What is the difference between an alligator and a crocodile?
 
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Dr Simon Pooley, Lambert Lecturer in Environment (Applied Herpetology) explains the differences between crocodiles and alligators. Crocodiles and alligators are members of different families of the order Crocodilia. There are currently 13 recognised species of crocodile in the family Crocodylidae. These are widely distributed across the tropics from the Americas, across parts of the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia and all the way down to Australia and the islands of Oceania. They range greatly in size from the small African Dwarf Crocodile (1.9m / 6ft) to the giant Saltwater (or Estuarine) Crocodile which is the largest living reptile and grows up to 6m (20ft) long. In contrast, there are only two types of alligator, along with 6 caiman in the family Alligatoridae. The bigger and better-known of the two is the American Alligator, which lives on the Atlantic coastal plains of the south east coast of the USA. The other type is the Chinese Alligator, of which a few may still exist in the wild in the lower reaches of the Yantze River. Today, a 4m (14ft) alligator is considered large, although there are historical records of them reaching up to 5m (16ft). Most crocodiles (not all) have a more triangular skull than the rounded, broad skulls alligators. A more reliable visual difference is the interlocking teeth of crocodiles, where upper and lower rows of teeth protrude when the jaws are closed, as opposed to the alligators where the bottom jaw (and teeth) fit inside the upper when the jaws are closed. The two species of Gharial of the family Gavialidae (not shown) are clearly recognisable by their long, very narrow skulls designed for catching and eating fish. Find out more about courses in Environment Studies at Birkbeck: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/course_search?q=environment The Birkbeck Explains video series challenges the expert academics of Birkbeck, University of London, to answer a probing question in simple terms. Have a question? Ask in the comments below. Watch the #BirkbeckExplains Youtube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2Fy-5oxIlb44kHAgV98HVzXtISW5BHNX .
Psychological Science - why study psychology at Birkbeck?
 
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The Department of Psychological Sciences excels in research that has a high impact on policy and practice in the real world. Recently ranked 5th in the UK for the quality of our research, our academic team are world leaders in cognition, developmental sciences, neuroscience, and child and family psychology. Not surprisingly the history of the Department can be traced back to the beginnings of scientific study of psychology in the UK over a century ago. In this video the teaching team and recent graduates explain from personal experience what unique about psychology at Birkbeck, and the many ways in which students are supported to achieve their personal potential. For more information - http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychology .
ELE A1 - Conoce a Ana 3 - Mi ciudad - My city
 
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A series of Spanish language videos for beginners created by Birkbeck's Department of Cultures and Languages. You can download the pdf with exercises to accompany this video here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/languages/study-here/downloads/Conoce-a-Ana-video-3-Mi%20ciudad.pdf
Benefits of part-time evening study: how employers value Birkbeck students
 
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Former students talk about the benefits of studying part-time at Birkbeck while working and how their employers value that. Find out more about Birkbeck's careers and employability support: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/careers/ Find out more about our courses: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/
The benefits of postgraduate study at Birkbeck, University of London
 
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This video is about the benefits of postgraduate taught study in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Birkbeck University. It details the experiences of two postgraduate students who successfully completed programmes in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology. This department is part of the multi-disciplinary School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy which is composed of the 6 departments of Applied Linguistics and Communication, Geography, Environment and Development Studies, Philosophy, Politics and Psychosocial Studies. The video discusses the benefits of studying at postgraduate level and commentary is provided by academic staff on the unique nature of learning and teaching at Birkbeck University For more information about the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/sshp http://www.bbk.ac.uk/linguistics http://www.bbk.ac.uk/philosophy http://www.bbk.ac.uk/history http://www.bbk.ac.uk/geds http://www.bbk.ac.uk/politics http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychosocial
ELE A1 Conoce a Ana: Información personal - Personal information
 
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A series of Spanish language videos for beginners created by Birkbeck's Department of Cultures and Languages. You can download the pdf with exercises to accompany this video here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/languages/study-here/downloads/Conoce-a-Ana-video-Informacion-personal.pdf
Department of Psychosocial Studies
 
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An introduction to the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychosocial http://www.bbk.ac.uk/sshp
Why we like living in London - international students at Birkbeck share their experience
 
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International students Mary and Bhavya tell us their favourite things about living and studying in the capital. Birkbeck International: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/international/ Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BirkbeckUniversityofLondon Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BirkbeckNews
Birkbeck, University of London Campus Tour – Bloomsbury and Stratford
 
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Birkbeck is London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. Classes are held between 6-9pm, allowing you to study, further your career or enjoy London in the day. Part of the University of London, Birkbeck has a global reputation for high-quality research and teaching. This video provides a tour through the main Birkbeck campus in the heart of Bloomsbury – a lively, student-centred hub - and through our new addition at University Square in Stratford, East London. Start your own Birkbeck experience now, and discover a different kind of study. Book a campus tour: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/maps/campus-tours Study at Birkbeck: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/
Birkbeck's Student Experience
 
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International students from the School of Business, Economics and Informatics talk about studying at Birkbeck, University of London. For more information visit our website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/business/
Birkbeck Explains Brexit: What would it mean to revoke Article 50?
 
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Dr Frederick Cowell, Lecturer in Law, explains that the European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK could unilaterally withdraw Article 50 and stop the process of Brexit "almost like switching off a light." But what would this look like practically? And what repercussions could there be? Find out more about studying Law at Birkbeck: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/law/
Creative writing courses: study for a BA or MA at Birkbeck, University of London
 
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Have you always wanted to be a writer? Have you got a story to tell but you don't know how to unlock it? Do you dream up dramas from things you’ve experienced and imagined? Are you a secret filmmaker, or a rapper, or do you just love making up stories for your kids? If you love to write and tell stories and you want to learn your craft, you can study a range of genres, including fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction, and screenwriting at Birkbeck. Our students develop a portfolio of creative work and interact with industry professionals to broaden their understanding of publishing, performance and broadcasting. The BA and MA are taught through small, dynamic seminars, workshops and one-to-one tuition. All teaching is done by regularly published and produced award-winning writers, who will help you strengthen and professionalise your identity as a writer. Students have opportunities to interact with publishers and agents to broaden their understanding of the market and will be eligible to submit work for publication in the annual Birkbeck Creative Writing journal, The Mechanics Institute Review and the Writers' Hub website. Graduates in Creative Writing go on to do many things: editing, teaching and of course writing professionally. On the MA in Creative Writing, in 2014 alone, three of our graduates signed major publishing deals in the UK, USA and in territories around the world. Find your course: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2015/undergraduate/programmes/UBACWRIT_C http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2015/postgraduate/programmes/TMACWRIT_C
[Psychological Sciences] A day in the life of a scientist: Gordon Wright
 
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Gordon Wright, one of our Psychology PhD students from 2012, talks about his research project into lying using functional MRI scans. His work uses the scans to track areas of the brain stimulated when someone lies. Psychological Sciences intro page: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychology/prospective-students/ Psychology research centres: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychology/our-research/Research_centres_and_institutions
Careers for language and culture students: advice and guidance
 
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Hilary Moor, from The Careers Group, talks about the importance of answering two key questions before students decide to use their language skills or cultural awareness in their future career. Find out more about Birkbeck's careers and employability support: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/careers/
Binary 11: Converting decimal numbers to floating point notation
 
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The binary number system with Eva Szatmari 11: Converting decimal numbers to floating point notation This tutorial teaches students the floating point notation, using 2's complement for the exponent. It focuses on how to convert decimal numbers to floating point.
[Biological Sciences] TB Research at Birkbeck
 
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Dr Sanjib Bhakta, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, talks about the work of his research lab in Department of Biological Sciences at Birkbeck. The lab focuses on a particular technique (HT-SPOTi) for testing drug compounds used to fight TB. It means TB cultures can be grown more quickly and naturally, thereby reducing the time taken to test new drugs. Link: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/biology/our-staff/academic/sanjib-bhakta/ismb-mycobacteria-research-laboratory For more information on Bio Sciences courses: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/biology/prospective-students
"Birkbeck takes the responsibility for deaf students seriously." - Lilli Beese
 
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Lilli left school when she was 16, after finding there wasn't enough support for deaf students at her sixth form. She was able to join Birkbeck without A levels and benefit from the interpreters and access arrangements Birkbeck paid for and put in place, and has now graduated with a degree in Psychology. She discusses the support from her husband, Nick, and daughter, Ava, who encouraged her throughout her degree. Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychology/ Disability Support at Birkbeck: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/student-services/disability-service
Why Study Classics at Birkbeck, University of London?
 
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Current students and staff talk about what it's like studying for BA & MA Classics, or Classical Studies at Birkbeck. All our teaching is in the evenings (6-9pm). Find out more: www.bbk.ac.uk/history https://www.facebook.com/BirkbeckHistoryClassicsArchaeology @BirkbeckHCA
Joseph Stiglitz on rewriting the rules of the market economy
 
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In a lecture co-organised by Birkbeck Politics and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz speaks on the growth of economic inequality in the USA and UK over the last 30 years. Median incomes in the USA have stagnated, Professor Stiglitz explains, with a real decline in incomes among full-time male workers being observed over the last four decades. He describes that there are now more people in poverty, more wealth is concentrated among those at the top and that the middle classes are being ‘eviscerated’. Professor Stiglitz concludes that, fundamentally, "inequality is bad for business, bad for the economy, bad for our democracies, and bad for society”. Professor Stiglitz is introduced by Birkbeck Professor of Public Policy Deborah Mabbett. His talk is followed by a Q&A chaired by Shadow Chancellor and Birkbeck alumnus John McDonnell. More information: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/politics/news/bbk-local?uid=521a5c20295442c281655d816d3d8bef Birkbeck Department of Politics: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/politics/ Video © Birkbeck Media Services / Mansour Shabbak Thumbnail © Birkbeck Media Services / Dominic Mifsud
Birkbeck Explains: What is Public History?
 
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Dr Julia Laite from Birkbeck's Department of History, Classics and Archaeology explains what is meant by 'Public History'. She says: "Public History pays particular attention to the past as it is made and used by the present. It recognises that professional historians, or the state, or museums, don't have the authoritative say on how to make history. It explores community history, oral history and memory, digital, online and crowdsourced history, fiction, performance, and it also considers other, often non-Western forms of remembering and explaining the past." Find out more about Birkbeck's MA Public Histories:http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2018/postgraduate/programmes/TMAPUBHI_C/ .
Binary 10: Excess notation
 
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The binary number system with Eva Szatmari 10: Excess notation This video tutorial exposes students to an alternative way of representing negative numbers in binary. Thinking of studying at Birkbeck? http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/
The Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication at Birkbeck, University of London
 
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This is a promotional video providing information on the history, programmes, and experiences of staff and students in the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, Birkbeck. It includes reference to Certificate, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes and makes relevant links to our shared programme in Language and Linguistics (with the School of Arts). Staff provide information about the types of students they teach and course content. Students explain their experiences on their degree courses, predominantly at undergraduate level. The video also includes a short extract of a lecture delivered to Graduate Certificate students. For more information about the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication at Birkbeck: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/linguistics http://www.bbk.ac.uk/linguistics/study-here
Adolescent Brain
 
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Birkbeck researchers Dr Georgina Donati and Dr Annie Brookman-Byrne created this video with Small Films (smallfilms.com) to share the latest science of the teenage brain with teachers. Georgie and Annie are keen to hear from teachers, to find out how their understanding of the teenage brain impacts their teaching. More detailed information about the science, and links to resources, can be found at the film's website, where teachers can also share their science-inspired teaching strategies with others: tinyurl.com/brain-teach. You can also find out more, and chat with the researchers, on the film's Twitter page: twitter.com/teenbrainfilm. Georgie and Annie's affiliations: Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London: bbk.ac.uk/departments/psychology/ Centre for Educational Neuroscience (Birkbeck, UCL, and UCL Institute of Education): educationalneuroscience.org.uk Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development: cbcd.bbk.ac.uk/ Iroise's Development and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab: sites.google.com/site/idcnlab/
Development Studies: graduate careers
 
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Former students of Birkbeck’s master’s in development studies, international childhood studies and social anthropology discuss how their degrees have helped their careers. They highlight the access to high quality teaching from Birkbeck lecturers and visiting speakers, and the networks of professionals working in the field that they have built during their studies. Increased confidence and improved writing skills, as well as an ability to use appropriate language are all benefits identified by the students. These students have gone on to build successful careers with the Department for International Development, NGOs and professional services businesses working in the field of development. For more information: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/
Higher Education Introductory Studies (HEIS) at Birkbeck
 
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Birkbeck’s Certificate in Higher Education Introductory Studies prepares students for degree-level study in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Business Studies, Social Work and Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies. This part-time evening course runs at both our Central London and Stratford campuses and can be taken either “fast-track” in one year or over two years. Successful students can progress to the first year of a degree programme but there are also progression opportunities to go directly into year 2 of selected Birkbeck degrees. For more information please visit - http://www.bbk.ac.uk/heis
BA Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London
 
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The BA Psychosocial Studies is a new, innovative, interdisciplinary undergraduate programme which is concerned with the interconnections between individual and group identities and historical and contemporary social and political formations. It seems to link discussions of our precarious and increasingly interconnected collective histories with our ordinary, everyday intimate and psychic life. For more information: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2016/undergraduate/programmes/UUBAPSYS_C/ http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2016/undergraduate/programmes/UBAPSYSL_C/
Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck
 
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Introduction to the department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck, University of London. To find out more visit: https://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/
Study Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London
 
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Birkbeck is one of the leading universities in London with an excellent Philosophy Department. Watch this video to learn more from our current students about studying Philosophy at Birkbeck. You will also have the opportunity to meet some of our academics who talk about what it is like at Birkbeck and why studying here is the right thing for you. For more information: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/philosophy/prospective-students
“How has the Birkbeck experience been for you?”
 
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“Before I wasn’t an avid reader, but now I would say I’m quite prolific…” (Darien Charles, BA Arts and Humanities) This winter we were out and about speaking to our students during their graduation ceremonies to find out how the Birkbeck experience had been for them. As passions go, a newfound love of reading isn’t a bad thing to come away with (along with an undergraduate degree of course)! Click above to hear what other students had to say. Find out more: - Sign up for one of our campus tours or application workshops (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/maps/campus-tours) - Info for all prospective students (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/) - Interested in undergraduate study? (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/undergraduate) - Have a look through our full list of courses and programmes (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/)
Birkbeck Explains: What is Global History?
 
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Professor Julia Lovell from Birkbeck's Department of History, Classics and Archaeology explains how the discipline of Global History was developed to reach across national boundaries; and how it can help us understand this current era of unprecedented globalisation. Find out more about Global History at Birkbeck: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2019/postgraduate/programmes/TMAGHESC_C/
Innovation - The Engine of Economic Growth | #BBKBusiness
 
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Do you want to develop your understanding of the importance of innovation in business, economies, strategy, and society as a whole? You've come to the right place! Our postgraduate Business Innovation programmes encourage new thinking about management, strategy, and governance in a changing world. You can also specialise in digital business, international technology management, and entrepreneurship. Learn more about our Business Innovation programmes and apply today: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/management/study-here/postgraduate/business-innovation
Management at Birkbeck
 
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Introduction to the department of Management at Birkbeck, University of London. To find out more visit: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/management/
Binary 08: 2's complement notation
 
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The binary number system with Eva Szatmari 08: 2's complement notation This tutorial introduces students to one method of using the 2's complement notation and how it used to represent negative numbers in binary. Thinking of studying at Birkbeck? http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/
MSc Data Science
 
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Dr Alessanndo Provetti, Director of Birkbeck Institute for Data Analysis (BIDA) talks about his research and the new part- time MSc in Data Science. Find out more on our website: http://www.bida.bbk.ac.uk/ and https://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/study-with-us
Bianry 05: Fractions in the binary system
 
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The binary number system with Eva Szatmari 05: Fractions in the binary system This tutorial introduces students to the concept of fractions in the binary number system and extends the binary number system. Thinking of studying at Birkbeck? http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/
Boolean 01: Basic Boolean operations
 
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Boolean logic with Eva Szatmari 01: Basic Boolean operations A video tutorial introducing the basic Boolean operations/logic gates and their truth tables Thinking of studying at Birkbeck? http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/
Spaces of Psychoanalysis
 
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Birkbeck has a long standing and lively tradition of Freudian thought and a distinctive, highly interdisciplinary approach to psychoanalysis. In this film a number of academics with sustained interests in psychoanalysis, drawn from across different disciplines in the College, talk about the many spaces that psychoanalytical ideas occupy in their lives and research. Spaces of Psychoanalysis makes extensive use of drawings and collages offering a panoramic view of the Freudian legacy’s contemporary inflections and elaborations. For more information: BISR Psychoanalysis Working Group - http://www.bbk.ac.uk/bisr/research/psychoanalysis-working-group-1/overview MA Psychoanalytic Studies - http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2016/postgraduate/programmes/TMAPSANY_C Department of Psychosocial Studies main page - http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychosocial Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities - http://www.bbk.ac.uk/bih Department of History, Classics and Archaeology - http://www.bbk.ac.uk/history .
Meet the Birkbeck Santander scholars: Camila Villegas, from Colombia
 
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When Camila Villegas visited London on vacation last summer, she knew it would be the ideal place to study the cultural industries. And when she was selected for the Santander scholarship, her road to Birkbeck was set. Here, Camilla talks about her experiences at the university so far. Find out more The Santander Scholarship at Birkbeck College: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/international/scholarships Information for international students: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/international/
The Narrative Approach and the Interpretivist Paradigm
 
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Jane Setten talks about The Narrative Approach and the Interpretivist Paradigm. The second of a series of five, three-minute taster talks given by researchers on the theme of "The Paradigm Express: Exploring philosophical and theoretical assumptions that underpin research" Recorded at the Organizational Psychology Departments' Qualitative Methods in Action Day 30th April 2018. Find out more about Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/orgpsych/
Studying MA Text and Performance with Birkbeck and RADA
 
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Students on the MA Text and Performance programme at Birkbeck and RADA talk about their studying experiences. You can find out more about the course and apply here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2017/postgraduate/programmes/TMATEXPR_C/
Why did you choose Birkbeck?
 
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Hear from our first year students on why they chose to study at Birkbeck in our series of four videos in the run up to our Undergraduate Open Day #bbkopenday - Saturday, 17 Oct - http://ow.ly/TlF2p. Visit our campus, hear from staff and students about what it’s like to study at Birkbeck and find out why record numbers of students are choosing to study at London’s evening university. *** Please book your FREE place now - everyone is welcome! http://ow.ly/TlF2p *** Video 1 .
The Compass Project at Birkbeck, University of London
 
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Birkbeck, University of London has always had a proud tradition of improving access to higher education for those who have taken a less traditional route. The Compass Project is a continuation of this, supporting asylum seekers and refugees who have sought sanctuary in the UK through providing them with the opportunity to rebuild their lives through education. The Compass Project reaches out to the forced migrant community, providing information, guidance and advice on how to access university and funding 20 asylum seekers to start a course at Birkbeck. Watch the video to hear from students and staff about how The #BBKCompassProject has transformed lives. For more information: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/about-us/outreach/compass-project https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/jul/10/university-asylum-seekers-birkbeck-foundation-years .