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Secretary By-Election

Unfortunately, Sophie our secretary has decided to step down from the position of secretary as she embarks on a new degree stream. 

So: a new year, a new opportunity!  

If you’d like to run for secretary let us know (you don’t need to send in a manifesto) and we’ll allocate a slot for you. You will speak at the meeting which will be held via teams on Tuesday 1st of February 2022 at 6pm (

The format of the meeting will be as follows:

  1. Each candidate will speak for 90 seconds on why they feel they should be elected. (Anyone not speaking should be muted)
  2. Once all have spoken, members have the opportunity to ask questions - these must be asked to the role, not to an individual person. (A maximum of three questions per candidate)

  3. Candidates will leave the meeting whilst members vote

  4. Announce our new secretary!

There has to be a minimum of 20 members present in the meeting so if you’ve got some friends to root for you, bring them along (virtually…). We look forward to seeing who applies and even more so who we will have the pleasure of working with for the remainder of this academic year!  

About us

If you love your biological science degree and want to meet like-minded people, then BioSoc is the place for you. We are a group of organismal and molecular biologists keen to share ideas and socialise with other students interested in biology, whether they study it or not!

BioSoc is an amazing opportunity to meet and create lifetime friends who all have a vested interest in a biological science stream, and as a super friendly and relaxed society, there is a place for everyone who wants to get involved. BioSoc is open to everyone so don't worry if you aren't doing a biology degree!  We love meeting new people who can share a different way of thinking so come along!!


We have three different options for you this year so you can tailor your experience.  A Social Membership (The Mary Anning) is FREE and includes access to events run by BioSoc and makes you eligible to buy our merch. To become more involved in our society you can sign up for The Rosalind Franklin Membership and pay £3 for the year to attend all socials, get our merch and come on day or overnight trips with us!  On top of this, there is The David Attenborough top-up which is an extra £4 for the year which means BioSoc will subsidise some ticketed events and trips for you!

Events and Activities

The core activities of BioSoc include regular meet-ups, student study opportunities, and student-staff events. We are very focused on creating a buzzing atmosphere to really bring the department together and making events to cater to everyone. BioSoc is prepared for moving to online events should it be required. This includes Netflix nights, quizzes, socially distanced picnics among other socials. Other planned events include a trip to the Jurassic Coast, pub meets, museum trips and so many other exciting projects in the works!  Some of these activities require buying tickets however these are discounted for Social Membership holders and other extra bonuses are included!

Contact Us

We have set up many different ways for our Freshers to contact us nearer the start of term. You can keep posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages or email us at We also have a Tiktok (@RHULbiosoc) and a Discord (@RHULbiosoc)

No elections are currently running


  • Biological Sciences Society Standard Membership (Rosalind Franklin)£3.00
  • Biological Sciences Society Social Membership (Mary Anning)£0.00


  • Biological Sciences Society Premium Top-Up (David Attenborough)£4.00
Molecular Representative
Aneesa Bses
Organismal Representative
Marta Cortesi
Rida Haider
Sophie Poirier
Social Secretary
Melanie Gelderd
Nick Cannon
Vice President
Olivia Rose Tomlinson