Published: 05 March 2024

Inside BioSoc at Surrey

Joining a society is a fantastic way of making new friends, expanding your network and enriching your Surrey experience. We asked BioSoc president Britina to share her insider info on what the society gets up to and why it’s a great idea to join. 

Please tell us a bit about yourself. 

Hi everyone! My name is Britina and I’m currently in my second year studying Biomedical Science at Surrey. I chose my course because I wanted to study biology with a more human health and disease aspect to it. Plus, I also like this course as it’s IBMS accredited. I joined the society to have fun, make new friends and improve my CV whilst studying for my degree. 

What is the Biosciences Society all about? 

We’re a biosciences departmental society made up of a friendly community of students studying a biosciences-related course, but anyone with an interest in the subject is welcome to join. We regularly host a broad range of academic and social events. These include collaborations with other societies and charitable events too. So, whether you want to relax and make new friends or develop your career and employability prospects, this is the society for you!   

We’re the first University of Surrey society on Gradcracker's student hub, which is a platform for STEM students to find jobs and placements.

What does your role as president involve? What’s the best thing about it? 

As president, I’m responsible for setting out the overall vision and direction of the society for the coming year. I manage a wonderful team of five other committee members to ensure the society runs effectively. Additionally, I lead meetings and am held accountable for decision-making. I think the best part about being president is that you have the power to bring about lots of positive change, including providing beneficial opportunities for lots of people. The sky is the limit, pretty much (within financial and legal reason), and it’s crazy to see how some of our ideas we thought wouldn’t happen are brought to reality.  

Why should students join BioSoc? 

BioSoc is officially supported by the Royal Society of Biology and the Institute of Biomedical Science, and we’re a Bright Network Society Partner for 2023-2024. This means that we can give our members exclusive opportunities and benefits. We’re also the first University of Surrey society on Gradcracker's student hub, which is a platform for STEM students to find jobs and placements. Aside from improving your CV, we’re a great place to meet new people and relax outside of your studies. And the best part is, the BioSoc membership is completely free!  

What’s the most interesting or exciting event that BioSoc has been involved in recently? 

We had a collaboration with the other STEM societies for a fun mega Kahoot Quiz. There was a great buzz throughout the evening, and you can tell the room was filled with excitement. The whole event was free and there was £120 worth of prizes up for grabs.  


To find out more about what BioSoc is up to, visit @surreybiosoc on Instagram. 

If you have any questions, you can contact BioSoc via email: m00709@surrey.ac.uk

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