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Biology alumni

Welcome back to the Department of Biology

If you're a Department of Biology graduate, get in touch to let us know where you are and what you've been up to since leaving - no matter how recently or how long ago you left!

Share your good news with us. We want to hear about your success stories, interesting career journeys and personal achievements. Have you achieved a long-held ambition? Have you changed career direction completely? Have you worked in any amazing locations? Do you have any advice to offer our current students?

How you can get involved

Alumni are really valuable to helping the careers of our current students. Depending on how much time you can give to us there are many ways you can get involved:

  • Have an email conversation with students about your career journey or become a mentor through York Profiles and Mentors.
  • Come into the department and talk to students about the sector you work in and your career. We typically run events in the Spring term (lunchtime employability sessions) and in the Summer term as a two day Careers Fair. We also run monthly seminars for research staff, Coffee and Careers, where a research graduate shares their career path showcasing the different career options available to someone who has been trained in research.
  • Share your story by providing a profile to inspire future alumni of the department.  

If you interested in providing an alumni profile or coming in to give a talk please email us at biol-engagement@york.ac.uk

Alumni Profiles

Find out what some of our alumni have been doing since they graduated, here are some of our alumni profiles.

If you would like to provide an alumni profile for our page please email biol-engagement@york.ac.uk.

Next step opportunities 

If you are interested in coming back to the department and studying at a higher level, take a look at our postgraduate programmes

As an alumni of the University of York you can still access support from the Careers and Placements team

Want to come back to the department and work with us? See our current job vacancies in the Department of Biology.

Placement support

Popular additions to our undergraduate programmes are the Year in Industry and Placement Year schemes where our Biology, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences students can spend up to one year in paid and structured industrial training. Students can also participate in summer internships through our Student Internship Bureau.

If you are in a position to offer such opportunities within your company, please let us know by emailing our placement coordinator at bioaway@york.ac.uk.

Keep in touch with us:

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The York Global Alumni Association is the place to update your contact details, sign up for the newsletter, connect with fellow alumni, register for events and much more. 

For general Department of Biology alumni queries or ways in which you can help please email biol-engagement@york.ac.uk.

50 Years of Biology at York

On Friday 21 June 2013, as part of the University of York Alumni Homecoming Weekend and the celebrations around the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the University, the Department of Biology held an Alumni Colloquium. The day featured a series of talks from our prestigious alumni given to an audience of students, current/retired staff, and alumni. Talk sessions were chaired by past Heads of Department. The day finished with a drinks reception and recollections. This event also saw the launch of "A History of the first fifty years of Biology at York" edited by Mark Williamson and David White.