We spoke to the President of the Queen Mary Biological Sciences Society and asked them to tell us more about what that involves.
Our society was created as a platform those who are curious about biology, and who want to develop this passion by attending activities and making like-minded friends! We are associated with the Royal Biology Society, and therefore can offer a lot of insider news and events for our members, as well as regularly arranging meetings and discussion with professionals to boost future prospects. You can join us whenever, just come along to an event and introduce yourself!
I wanted to be a part of something bigger, and wanted to use the opportunity to widen my network and speak to professionals through events.
I think so far meeting other like-minded individuals has been the most eye-opening and inspiring! We have attended many events together including talks, Natural History Museum late openings, and collaboration quizzes with other societies.
I have gained a lot of confidence both speaking to the members as well as professionals, and was able to elaborate my ideas in a coherent manner, which is crucial as an aspiring researcher.
Come to an event, give it a try! If it's not for you, we won’t make you stay – even though you are guaranteed to have fun with us, learn new things and explore the wide array of opportunities London has to offer.