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Welcome back to the Department of Biology!

If you're a York 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 careers, job changes, promotions, business successes, personal achievements or any other news you have.

Alumni membership

Whether you're based in the UK or on the other side of the world, if you graduated from the Department of Biology at the University of York then we would like to hear from you.  Membership is free!

We offer our Alumni

  • Regular e-newsletters
  • Opportunities for networking, and helping to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with the Department of Biology
  • Opportunities for promotion of achievements and accomplishments
  • Invitations to attend lectures and events on campus
  • The ability to get in touch with old friends
  • The possibility to recruit placement students and graduates
  • Opportunities to support biology students and research

Your support

Yorkies Biology

Yorkies Biology provides a new way to support your department financially. Monies raised will benefit The Biology Alumni Fund which is a totally new initiative. Money raised through the Biology Alumni Fund will be directed towards helping students, for example in the form of studentships.

Opting to support Biology at York financially, to whatever degree, is an excellent way to help ensure the development of teaching and research programmes. Giving regularly, even just a small amount, will make a huge difference.

If you have a query about the Biology Alumni Fund please contact us by email at or call York's Development and Alumni Relations Office on 01904 434794. Please remember to say that you wish your donation to go into the Biology Alumni fund!

Placement support - we need your help

As was the case when you were registered here at York, each biology and biochemistry degree course offers students the chance of a year in industry.

If you are now in a position to offer such opportunities within your company, please let us know by emailing our placement coordinator at


Alumni newsletter

Please send us your email address so that you receive copies of the newsletter. You can do this by registering with the University's York Global Alumni Association.

* Information on the University's database is held under the provisions of the Data Protection Act. The information will be used for a range of alumni and University activities.


Would you like to feature in a future edition of the newsletter? We'd be delighted to consider your contributions for inclusion.

Email our Biology Alumni Co-ordinator at We'd love to hear from you!