Local Ambassadors

Help deliver our mission

The Biochemical Society relies on its membership to help deliver its mission of supporting and promoting the molecular biosciences.

Local Ambassadors, Student Ambassadors and Industry Ambassadors are a key group of Members who help us to achieve this goal. They are the first point of contact for the Society at their institution or organization. Biochemical Society Ambassadors encourage new membership, serve as a conduit for the transfer of ideas between local members and the Council of Trustees, and also help to organize local events such as student receptions, a presence at Freshers Fayres and sponsored seminars.  Local Ambassadors and Student Ambassadors based at the same institution are encouraged to make contact with each other and to work in partnership.  It is also suggested that Biochemical Society Ambassadors located near to each other, could collaborate on events and initiatives e.g. an Industry and Local Ambassador could work together on a career-focused event for student members.

Local Ambassadors, Student Ambassadors and Industry Ambassadors are asked to:

  • Organize one Biochemical Society-sponsored seminar or member recruitment event e.g. presence at a Freshers Fayre each year. The Society would provide up to £200 to support the cost of speaker travel, venue hire and/or refreshments. We request that these events are used as an opportunity to promote membership of the Society
  • Help recruit new members at their institution
  • Promote the Society’s activities, grants and journals

In return for this we:

  • Offer Biochemical Society Ambassadors free membership of the Biochemical Society
  • Email you an Ambassador Engagement pack
  • Will send you Society literature to distribute at your recruitment event
  • Will send you a pack of Society materials twice a year for you for display at your institution or on a departmental notice.
  • Email you a bi-monthly Local Ambassadors bulletin with information and requests to support the Society’s activities
  • Will invite you to attend the annual Local Ambassador Day (UK based Local Ambassadors, Student Ambassadors and Industry Ambassadors only)
  • Offer discounted group membership for your undergraduate and postgraduate students.  Minimum group size of 8 x undergraduates or 8 x postgraduates.  Group memberships cannot be comprised of a mix of undergraduates and postgraduates in order to meet the minimum number of 8 members. 

Biochemical Society Ambassadors are listed below. If your institution or organization is not represented on this list and you would like to become a Biochemical Society Ambassador or if you have any questions, please contact the Membership Department for further information.

UK and Republic of Ireland - Local Ambassadors


Aberystwyth University
Anglia Ruskin Universityjohn
Aston University
Aston University
Cardiff University 
Coventry University
De Montfort University
Dublin City University
Imperial College London
Institute of Cancer Research
John Innes Centre
Keele University
Kingston University
King’s College London
King’s College London
Lancaster University
Leeds Beckett University
London Metropolitan University
London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine
Loughborough University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Newcastle University
Royal Holloway University
Royal Veterinary College
Swansea University
Trinity College Dublin
Ulster University
University College Dublin
University College Dublin
University of Bedfordshire
University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
University of Bradford
University of Brighton
University of Bristol
University of Dundee
University of East Anglia
University of Edinburgh
University of Essex
University of Glasgow
University of Gloucestershire
University of Hertfordshire
University of Huddersfield
University of Hull
University of Kent
University of Leicester
University of Lincoln
University of Liverpool
University of Oxford
University of Oxford
University of Oxford
University of Portsmouth
University of Salford
University of Sheffield
University of St Andrews
University of Strathclyde
University of Sunderland
University of Warwick
University of Westminster

Industry Local Ambassadors

The Society also has International Local Ambassadors that promote the Biochemical Society and it’s activities, grants and journals in the country they are based in.

Find out how to become a Student Ambassador for your institution here.