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Our annual Bioscience Careers Day (BCD) shows bioscience students the wide variety of careers open to them - book your place now!


Our upcoming BCD will this year take place online, over five days from Monday 2nd November to Friday 6th November. Each day is themed around an area of the biosciences, hosted by a representative organisation from our Careers Committee. With expert talks, Q&As and panel discussions, each day is designed to enhance your knowledge of the variety of careers available to bioscience graduates.

This annual event is coordinated by the Royal Society of Biology's Careers Committee.

What happens at the online careers day?

  • Talks from experts in the field about the variety of careers available to bioscience graduates
  • Interview tips to sharpen your technique for future employers
  • Opportunity to ask questions to bioscience professionals and other students from across the UK
  • Q&A discussions on career opportunities, and alternative careers available with a bioscience degree

Who can attend?

BCD is aimed at undergraduate and Master's students. PhD students, postdocs, careers advisors and school students considering a bioscience degree are also very welcome. Employers looking to meet talented students focussed on their future careers and wanting to find out about talk opportunities at this event, or sponsorship opportunities at future events, should contact Harriet McAra at


BCD 2020 will take place from 2nd-6th November, with talks and sessions on each day taking place from 10:00-12:00. Keep an eye on the event page for updates on the wide variety of speakers in attendance, and download presentations from our past events.


£5 - One day BCD ticket (choose your day upon booking)
£10 - Full week BCD ticket
£10 - One day BCD ticket and student RSB membership (choose your day upon booking)
£15 - Full week BCD ticket and student RSB membership

Students are given the opportunity to sign up to RSB student affiliate (undergraduate) or associate (Master's) membership when registering to attend BCD. With this exclusive event offer, new student members gain a years' membership for just £5.


If you have any questions about this or past BCD events, contact Harriet McAra at

Previous sponsors

We would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to the many exhibitors and sponsors who have made previous events possible:

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, Agenda Resource Management, AstraZeneca, BBSRC, Biochemical Society, British Ecological Society, British Pharmacological Society, British Society for Immunology, British Society of Soil Science, British Toxicology Society, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, CK Science, Cogent, Cranfield University, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Global Nomadic, Innovia Technology, Institute of Animal Technology, Matchtech, Microbiology Society, Middlesex University London, National School of Healthcare Science, Naturejobs, Nature Publishing Group, Newcastle University, NI Water, Norbrook, Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project, Randox, Royal Entomological Society, Royal Veterinary College, Science Careers, Society for Endocrinology, Society for Experimental Biology, Syngenta, Teesside University, Teach First, The Open University, The Physiological Society, Unilever, University of Leeds, University of Surrey, University of the West of England, University of Ulster and University of Warwick.