Student Ambassadors are a key group of enthusiastic student members that help the Society achieve its goal of supporting and promoting the molecular biosciences. They are a point of contact for the students at their institutions, encourage membership amongst their peers, serve as a conduit for the transfer of ideas between student members and the Society, and also help to organize local events such as student receptions. 

Student Ambassadors are asked to:

  • Help recruit new members from amongst their peers through informal discussions. Student Ambassadors should feel comfortable recruiting student members (both Undergraduate and Postgraduate) by giving presentations on the benefits of membership
  • Promote the Society’s activities, training events, meetings, outreach initiatives, grants and journals. Student Ambassadors will receive email updates with details of relevant activities and events which they will disseminate to their fellow students 
  • Provide insight as to how the Biochemical Society can support students in their careers. 
  • Organize a Biochemical Society-sponsored event each year or attend a Freshers’ Fair to promote membership and recruit new members. Student Ambassadors can apply for a £200 grant to support the cost of running the event.

In return for this we provide any literature and support that is needed to promote membership, as well as providing online resources and sending a twice yearly pack of Society material for display at the institution or on a departmental notice board. Student Ambassadors are invited to attend the annual ambassador day where they can network with fellow Student and Local Ambassadors.

Student Ambassadors will develop leadership and collaboration skills and gain the opportunity to grow their network both within their institution and regionally.

Applications to become a Student Ambassadors are now being accepted

Questions? Contact the Membership Team +44 (0)20 7685 24444

Student Ambassadors

Institution
Student Ambassador     
University of AberystwythJarrod Thomas
University of Bath     
Dragana Catici    
University of Cambridge 
Megan Booth 
University of East AngliaAdam Cutts
University of EdinburghMatthew Sinton
University of Hertfordshire
Leisha Chandnani
University of KentChloe Johnson
King’s College London Omaymah Belhaj-Fahsi 
Kingston University LondonAaron Larkin
Leeds Beckett UniversityNiall O’Byrne 
Royal Holloway, University of London  
Ahmad Al-Tahhan
Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London     
James Brash
Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, University College LondonAlexis Gkantiragas
MRC London Institute of Medical SciencesMarta Barbon
University of Oxford Shivani Malik
University of ReadingEvita Hartmane 
University of SurreyAryan Dariush