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 Ambassador are now being accepted.

Questions? Contact the Membership Team

Student Ambassadors


King’s College LondonOmaymah Belhaj-Fahsi
Kingston University LondonAaron Larkin
Leeds Beckett UniversityNiall O’Byrne
University College London, Department of Structural and Molecular BiologyAlexis Gkantiragas
University of AberystwythJarrod Thomas
University of East AngliaAdam Cutts
University of EdinburghMatthew Sinton
University of LincolnSam Carruthers
University of NottinghamRyan Morris
University of OxfordShivani Malik
University of PortsmouthRachael Roberts
University of ReadingEvita Hartmane
University of St AndrewsSalma Ali