Is studying at Birkbeck worth it?Watch
You are right to be doubtful about the reputation of Birkbeck, but if this is the only institution you could get into for your chosen subject, then you don`t have much of a choice. If you are planning to get a first degree, then you should be able to gain postgraduate access to other universities, which are likely to be far better than Birkbeck, your grade will be fundamental. For other students reading this post, experiencing a similar issue, I also recommend looking into the Open University, their education material are some of the best in the world, and they are far cheaper than brick universities. An alternative is to study Maths,Stats, Economics for a year to show that you can study successfully at an undergraduate level. Upon completion of this, you may be in the position to apply for better universities than Birkbeck. Good luck.
I’d go elsewhere if you don’t need this ability.
(Friends have done degrees there, after work and liked it)