The postgraduate biology network (or Bionet) was founded in 2009 to bring together students in the various buildings and research groups of the department of Biology at the University of St Andrews. Bionet’s aim is to facilitate networking and knowledge transfer through social events, talks and other educational activities. Because socialising is an important part of the student experience, we also have pub evenings.
Bionet aims to meet every month, with talks on a variety of topics as well as social events. Talks are an excellent opportunity for speakers to communicate their research and improve presentation skills in an informal and friendly environment. Attendees benefit from education on topics outside of their own research, as well as the snacks and refreshments provided at all events. It costs nothing to attend Bionet events; the university kindly supports the society, as it understands the importance of interdisciplinary education and spaces for informal interaction for postgraduate researchers. So get involved!
Events are varied, including trips and workshops. Keep an eye on your emails and the Facebook page for regular updates! Talks are held approximately once a month, on Thursday evenings, with additional weekend and evening social events. If you would like to be added to the email list, or have a suggestion for Bionet activities, you can contact the society on email@example.com
The contact details for different members of the society, and building representatives for Bionet, are available on the members page.