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05.03.24 - 07.03.24
Start time
05.03.24 12:00
End time
07.03.24 14:10
Online (Zoom)

Find out about the variety of careers open to bioscience students at this year's online Royal Society of Biology Bioscience Careers Day (BCD)

Event format

This year the Bioscience Careers Day will take place over three days from Tuesday 5th March to Thursday 7th March. Each day will comprise of expert talks, Q&A's and skills workshops designed to enhance your knowledge of the variety of careers available to bioscience graduates. There will also be opportunities to chat with bioscience professionals and other students from across the UK. 


Each day's programme of talks and discussions will take place from 12:00-14:10. A detailed programme is available on the BCD website
We've previously had talks on careers in science publishing, animal welfare and wildlife research, plant health, public health and more at past events. Please visit the BCD website to download top presentations from past events. 
What career would you like to know more about? Get in touch with the events team at or tweet us at @RoyalSocBio using #RSBCareersDay


We will be running a series of skills workshops as part of the event, facilitated by careers experts. These will take place in breakout rooms within Zoom, and will give attendees the opportunity to ask more general questions and discuss ideas related to the below topics: 
• Tuesday 5th March - CV and application tips and tricks
• Wednesday 6th March - Next steps: where to find further study
• Thursday 7th March - What you've got and how to show it: Useful transferrable skills for the alternative careers job market
For more information on workshop facilitators, please visit the BCD website
Please note: Workshop spaces are limited. If you would like to attend the workshops, please specify your first choice of facilitator for each session when booking. 

Who can attend? 

BCD is aimed at undergraduate and master's students. Recent bioscience graduates, PhD students, postdocs, careers advisors and school/ college students considering a bioscience degree are also very welcome.  Employers, if you would like to connect with talented students focused on their future careers, visit our sponsorship opportunities pages, or contact Ellie Barrand at to discuss opportunities. 


£5 - RSB member 
£5 - Member of a Careers Committee organisation (see below) 
£10 - Non-member
If you are a member of a Careers Committee organisation, please specify which organisation you are a part of in the 'other requests' box, when booking.


Bookings for this event will open in due course. 

To register for this event, create a free account with your name and email address and register to attend using the link at the top of the page.

Details for joining the sessions for each day will be sent out to registered attendees ahead of the event.

You can submit questions for speakers ahead of time using the 'other request' box upon booking, or by emailing your questions to
Please note: There are limited spaces available to attend the skills workshops. When booking, please confirm workshop attendance. 

Bulk Bookings

If you would like to organise for a group of your students to attend this event, please contact Ellie Barrand at

Special requirements

If you have accessibility requirements, please let us know during your booking, and we will do what we can to accommodate your needs.


Please direct all enquiries to Eleanor Barrand at or on 020 3925 3444. 

Careers Committee

This event is supported by the following organisations, who have worked collaboratively with the Royal Society of Biology to bring together a diverse line-up of speakers for this event. The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, the Biochemical Society, the British Ecological Society, the British Pharmacological Society, the British Society for Immunology, the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme, the Microbiology Society, the Society for Experimental Biology and The Physiological Society

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 18 CPD points.