Imperial College Biochemistry Society

We are a student-led society with over 650 members and aim to be the most active departmental society on campus!

Our events are open to those of all subjects, so follow us and come to our events!

Operating as usual

05/12/2022

We are exciting to announce the last BiochemSoc event of 2022…WINTER WONDERLAND ❄️. The FREE entry tickets for the first 40 people who sign up are all sold out unfortunately but you are always welcome to buy your own tickets and come join us ☺️. For those booking your own tickets please note that we will be going during the 6-8pm slot. Hope to see many of you there 🎄✨

02/11/2022

Well it’s finally here. The first QuadBio event of the year!! 🥳🥳🥳

This is an excellent opportunity to bond with the Bio-themed societies of Imperial and make some new friends!!

This time please join us for GLOW, a fun glow in the dark/UV themed club night at Embargo Republica, on NOVEMBER 30th. Wear white to add to the effect as much as possible and be ready to enjoy some face paint, glow sticks, and fun groovy glasses!!

Doors will open at 10 PM with last entry at 11 PM, with the event ending at 2 AM on Dec. 1st.

Tickets start at 5.75 and can be purchased here: add link.

This is a clubbing event, so over-18s only. Please remember your photo ID for entry.

See you there!!

19/10/2022

The Hoodie Design Competition for our yearly BioChemSoc Merch is finally here!! Please submit your design using this form, where you will also be able to find all of the relevant logos etc. that you might need! The deadline is on the 23rd, October. We can't wait to see all of the submissions :)

https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=B3WJK4zudUWDC0-CZ8PTBwbLl-lnFZ9Bj0-bUQR-6hBUQU9OR1NEV0xQMDVMWDlXMERBWVM3STBBOS4u

p.s. The winner will not only get their hoodie for freeee but also have the pride of seeing everyone on campus wearing their design, so please participate and share your ideas with us 🤗

02/10/2022

Hi everyone, I’m Pia and I’m going into my 3rd year of Biochemistry. I was born in Slovenia and I moved to London two years ago to start my studies here at Imperial. I have truly enjoyed my time here so far; I made so many great memories and met amazing people! The committee and I are super excited for the upcoming academic year. We worked hard over the summer to bring you a good mix of social and academic events throughout the year. I highly encourage you to take the initiative and attend them (as well as those from other amazing societies) to learn a new skill or just make new friends! Feel free to reach out anytime and if you see me around campus definitely say hi – I look forward to meeting you all :)

02/10/2022

Hi everyone I am Hannah Pitchford, a third-year biochemistry student. I will be your Secretary for the upcoming year, basically your first point of contact if you have any enquiries regarding what we do and have going on in our society 🤗! I was born and raised in China until the age of 12, later moved to the UK with my family and have lived here ever since. So far I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as part of the BiocChemSoc so I will do my best to coordinate everything and ensure you guys do as well. If you have any questions, even just looking for a chat, please feel free to email me or stop me around campus (specifically 4th floor in the library 🙃). See you guys soon!

02/10/2022

Hi everyone, my name is Charlotte, I’m going into my third year and I’m super excited to be the Treasurer for BiochemSoc this year! I hope you all have a great year in the society- if you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me :)

02/10/2022

Hi everyone, I’m Lina and this year I will be one of your social event officers. I’m a third year biochemistry student and I have lived in a few different places but spent most of my time in Morocco. My role consists of coming up with new ideas for events and arranging the best socials that you truly deserve. We all work hard throughout the year and desperately need a mental break, so I hope that our socials will do their magic for you ! Please please please feel free to hit me up if you have any suggestions for the events as your opinion matters to us :)

02/10/2022

Hi I’m Kary, going into 2nd year biochemistry! I will be one of the social event officers alongside Lina :) I am from HK and my hobbies include watching Netflix, playing the guitar, finding good food around ldn etc! Be sure to hit me up for restaurant recommendations!! Feel free to reach out for anything!

02/10/2022

Hey everyone! I’m Sumithra, a third year biochemistry student. I’m originally from India but have lived in Singapore mostly.
I’ll be your co-academic officer along with Lucie! Feel free to reach out if you need any help or have any questions or just want to play some basketball. Looking forward to meeting you all :))

02/10/2022

Hiya! I’m Kono, a 3rd year biochemist currently doing a placement year in London. I’m originally from Japan but have lived in the UK for as long as I can remember. I’ll be one of your publicity officers for this year! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, or if you just wanna have a chat! I might not be on campus often but I will definitely be floating around somewhere in London. But if you ever see me running to catch a central line train in the mornings….no you didn’t :)

02/10/2022

Hi I am Jamie, and I am one of the publicity officers this year. I’m a second-year biochemistry student from Korea. I like wandering around Hyde park or watching anime during my free time. So, if you want to join me on a walk or have any good anime recommendations, please hit me up! See you around!

02/10/2022

Hi everyone! I’m Chloe and I will be starting my third year as a placement student on a year in industry. You may recognise me from last year as your Publicity Officer, but this year I will be part of the Biochemistry Society as the Sponsorship Officer! This means I will be working on bringing sponsors to our society, not only so that we can organise bigger and better events for you, but also to provide a network for people who are looking into career paths. Last year, we started to organise more in-person events after a tough previous year dealing with Covid, and stay assured that this year there will be more! I may not be on campus as often as others, but hopefully I will be able to meet some of you in-person this year!

02/10/2022

Hi, I’m Kathleen! I’m a third-year Biochemist and currently on a placement in London (escaping from uni for a bit). I was publicity officer in first year and president in second year, so I have quite the history with this society. I think we’ve built a pretty solid foundation in terms of the breadth of events that we offer - from career & research insight, to fun tours, picnics and balls (!!!). This year as the postgraduate officer, I’m hoping to expand our reach to the postgrads and encompass as much of the community at Imperial as possible. We can’t wait to meet you all on campus and show you around!

I have genuinely loved my time at uni; I think the people you choose to hang out with really help make the best memories. I’ve tucked away precious moments like training and dancing with friends, having lunch at SEC and, haha, half-dying at the library whilst revising for exams (ironically enough). When I’m on my own though, I get too invested in dystopian fantasies (Sarah J. Maas fans assemble) and ring my family & friends from back home.

20/06/2022

BiochemSoc is going to Kew Gardens 🦋🪲! Meet us to celebrate the end of studies with a relaxing afternoon trip to the Gardens!

Date: Friday 24th June
Time: 2-5pm BST (Please meet us at 1:45 pm at Victoria Gate)
Price: Just £3!!
Transportation: You can get to Kew Gardens via the Piccadilly Line (Acton Town Station), or District and Overground (Kew Gardens Station)
Important information: Please bring your student IDs!

Discounted tickets will be on sale 12pm this Tuesday. You can buy the tickets with the link in bio. The number is limited to 35 so hurry to get yours! Look out for our stories for more information as usual.

Don’t forget to get water 💦 and sunscreen 🧴

06/06/2022

BiochemSoc is happy to announce that we have returned with our monthly Exploring Biochemistry Series. We will be hosting a seminar this Wednesday 8th June at 12-1pm on Teams!

The topic this month is Computational Biology and we will be having Professor Michael Sternberg with us. He will be talking to us about his extensive research into protein bioinformatics and much more!

This is a greatly exciting field with endless scope open to all. All members are welcome so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn more about how we can contribute in a career in computational biology.

Please join with the link in bio!

Also, don’t forget to ask as many questions at the end of the Q&A as usual!

27/05/2022

For those of you who were disappointed by the last minute change-of-plans for the previous Year in Management Session, we are happy to share that we will be holding another one to make up for the one you missed!

Next Tuesday, 31st May, we will be holding a session from 5-6pm on Teams with guest speakers, including our previous President Rohan Mehta, who will share their experience on their Year in Management, followed by a Q&A session for any questions you have. Please come along even if you are just curious - it may open up your options in the future! Click on the link in our Instagram bio on the day to join.

Photos from Imperial College Biochemistry Society's post 17/03/2022

Real Chemistry is open for Summer Internship Applications!

Junior Medical Writer
Real Chemistry is looking for a summer intern to join their medical writing team. Their internship is fully paid and you’ll be helping write materials for healthcare professionals across the globe learn about the latest in medical data. If you’re looking for some real experience in the medical communications industry, apply before 31st March to be considered.

Med Ed Account Associate
Real Chemistry’s Medical Education team work with their clients to help educate healthcare professionals on the latest advancements in the medical world. Real Chemistry is looking for an intern this summer to join the team and help them deliver award-winning medical education in a fully paid role. Apply before 31st March to be considered or visit the website to see other internship opportunities.

Junior Analyst
If you have an eye for data and analytics and want to gain invaluable experience helping break down the numbers for their healthcare clients then apply for Real Chemistry’s summer internship where you’ll join their Integrated Intelligence team in a fully paid role. Apply before 31st March to be considered or visit the website to see other internship opportunities.

17/03/2022

BiochemSoc is hosting a seminar on Friday 18th March at 12-1pm on Teams as part of our Exploring Biochemistry Seminar Series.

The topic is Nanotechnology in Medicine/Biology and we’ll be having Professor Joshua Edel with us.
He will be talking to us about his extensive research into analytical sensors and much more!

This is a greatly exciting novel field with endless scope open to all.

All members are welcome so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn more about how we can contribute in a career in nanotechnology! Find the link to join the call in our bio.

Also, don’t forget to ask as many questions at the end of the Q&A.

09/03/2022

Just to let you know that one of our sponsors, Newton Europe, are closing their Graduate Roles applications this Friday! You can apply through the link in our bio!!

They are an exciting, fast growing consulting company with a strong focus on people. ‘Fun, friendship and high performance’ are key principles of the culture at Newton. If this sounds like the kind of company you want to kick off your career at, why not apply now!

If you have any questions, or want to find out more, contact them directly at [email protected]

07/03/2022

Hi guys! BiochemSoc is hosting an event on Wednesday 9th March at 12pm on Teams for those considering a route different from the typical 3 year Biochemistry course.

We’ll be looking forwards to having the following speakers joining us:
- Marine (Master’s of Research)
- Noor (Year in management)

It will be a great opportunity for those interested and considering a masters or year in management to hear first hand from those students who’ve experienced them about how they came about their decision and what their course currently entails.

Link in bio for the event!! Alternatively, you can also find the meeting under ‘General’ of our Exploring Biochemistry Teams channel.

Don’t forget to ask as many questions at the end in the Q&A!

23/02/2022

Real Chemistry is collaborating with BiochemSoc to hold an exclusive careers event and will share with us their insight on careers in Healthcare - in particular, Marketing in Healthcare. For those of you who think research and lab work is not your path, drop into this session to see if you'll be interested in this career path!

If you would like to join, don't forget to save the date on your calendars and please use the link in our bio as usual!

See you all hopefully at the online session next week!

18/02/2022

BiochemSoc will be hosting a series of FREE workshops in collaboration with Girls in Charge, focusing on a variety of topics thatwill help you improve your employability and give you the skills you need to succeed in a corporate environment or becomean entrepreneur. Details of the workshops are available on our page! You will also see our Academic Events officer, Soukna, leading these sessions.

The next workshop - Starting a Side Hustle, is next Tuesday 22nd February from 6-7pm.

If you'd like to attend, please sign up with the link in our bio!!

14/02/2022

BiochemSoc is back with our annual tradition: BiochemSoc Spring Ball on Saturday, 19th March 2022, 18:00-23:00! 🌸

Join us at our black tie event, with a 3 course dinner 🍽 and drinks 🥂 to be served (see our poster for more details).

Tickets will go live on sale this Wednesday 16th February, at 3pm GMT - tickets are super super limited so be sure to have your reminders on so you can grab them before they’re sold out! Link in bio for the tickets!!

*Due to limited seats, we will only allow 2 tickets per BiochemSoc member.

14/02/2022

Driving progress towards building an inclusive, diverse and equitable business remains a key priority for KPMG’s firm. They’ve made some important progress recently, including being one of the first UK businesses to publish a socio-economic background target and pay gaps.

They’re continuing to drive change by setting bolder inclusion, diversity and equity targets to 2030 to accelerate accountability, change behaviours and create a more inclusive business. You can find out more about their new inclusion, diversity and equity plan – Our KPMG: A fairer future for all – on their Impact site:

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/kpmg-advisory_annualreview-inclusiondiversity-mykpmg-activity-6894565637763780608-eqNCk

10/02/2022

Join BiochemSoc at the Union at 6:30 pm on the 14th of February! Bring your friends and loved ones and let's celebrate with some curly fries and drinks. We'll also have a cute activity to pair you guys up with some new friends and get conversations going.

Dress Code: Pink and Hearts 💕

07/02/2022

Welcome back to this year's Exploring Biochemistry Seminar Series! 🥳

BiochemSoc is hosting a seminar on Wednesday, 9th February at 12-1pm BST on Teams (link in bio!!). The topic is Exploring Neuroscience and we’ll be having Professor Bill Wisden with us. He will be talking to us about his extensive research into neuroscience and much more. All members are welcome so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn more about research in Neuroscience! Also, don’t forget to ask as many questions at the end of the Q&A.

Photos from Imperial College Biochemistry Society's post 24/01/2022

CSP nominations will be starting soon on the 7th of February! This is your chance to meet the current BiochemSoc Committee and ask what our society roles entail, our personal experience in running a whole departmental society, what we gained from working in the committee and other pressing questions.

Some of the above are still tentative positions, but we're definitely looking for eager individuals to pass the baton to and continue to enrich our members' unique university experiences. Join us on MS Teams at the Exploring Biochemistry General channel on Wednesday, 26th January at 12-1pm GMT. The link to the channel is available on our bio!

23/01/2022

We are excited to announce that QuadBio is back with round 2 to welcome back everyone from the holidays!

Biochemistry, Biology, Medical Biosciences and Bioengineering are joining forces to host an exclusive night at Embargo Republica!

Grab your tickets from the link in our bio 🔥

23/01/2022

An exciting new video has been posted to KPMG’s Social Media channels– Kishan, a Graduate trainee in Consulting shares how he has hugely benefited from leveraging ‘Connected Consulting’, where one can connect with and learn from subject matter experts who are the best in the business. He also appreciates the firm’s inclusibe and diverse culture and his welcoming colleagues. KPMG UK Careers - Student Recruitment

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About BiochemSoc

Imperial College Biochemistry Society, or BiochemSoc, is one of the largest and most active departmental societies. We are a student-led society with over 700 members and we regularly organise a broad range of activities. Events include social functions, first-year welcoming events, guest speakers, workshops, networking careers sessions and our hugely anticipated annual dinner. We are a not-for-profit organisation under the umbrella of the Imperial College Union.

Our aims

During the course of the academic year we aim to:


  • Provide information about opportunities in sectors of interest to biochemistry students, particularly regarding networking, work placements, internships or research opportunities.
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