*Please note that we have closed registration as this event is now fully booked* 

Our popular student congress programme is back!

Free to attend, this year's event features speakers from a huge range of biomedical science backgrounds covering a wide basis of knowledge on the profession - ensuring attendees get the latest information on careers, securing employment and lab placements in biomedical science. 

Come early and visit the UK's largest biomedical science exhibition

The event starts from 1pm but students are advised to come for the day and visit our free exhibition - the UK's largest biomedical science show featuring many of the leading companies and organisations displaying and demonstrating instrumentation and equipment as well as providing professional services, including recruitment consultants. 

Please note that though Student Congress is free to attend, lunch will not be provided. 

This event is free for all students - lecturers and careers advisors are welcome to attend too


Session 1: Careers in Biomedical Science

  • 13:00     
Welcome & Introduction
  • 13:10     
Careers in Biomedical Science - Specialisms Lightning Talks
  • 13:50     
Alternative Career paths in Biomedical Science - Lightning Talks

Session 2: Getting Started in the Profession

  • 14:40     
CV Writing and Interviewing Tips & Tricks
  • 15:00     
Top Tips for Trainees & Starting out in the Profession
  • 15:20     
Placements - the what, why and how of the trainee biomedical scientist placement

Session 3 - Making the Most of the Student Experience & Beyond

  • 16:00     
Getting the most out of the student experience
  • 16:20     
Public Engagement, Science Journalism & Emerging Opportunties in Science Communications
  • 16:50     
Closing Remarks


*please note that the schedule is subject to change and will be confirmed closer to the event

Covid safety measures at Congress
The IBMS takes the safety of its delegates, exhibitors and staff at Congress very seriously and will be implementing on-site COVID safety measures that go beyond the minimum requirements that are in place in the UK.

All people entering the Congress areas of the ICC will be required to show a valid NHS COVID pass or evidence of a registered negative lateral flow test within the past 24 hours. In addition, all attendees will be asked to wear a face covering, if possible, while on site.

All delegates and exhibition visitors will be checked by ICC staff for compliance with the above requirement and will be denied entry if unable to do so, unless able to demonstrate medical exemption.

When travelling to Congress please allow sufficient extra time for this pre-registration Covid status checks