Public engagement

Inspire and inform the public 

Public engagement is a rewarding way for our members to promote the profession and to inspire the next generation of biomedical scientists.

Over the years our members have taken part in activities ranging from inspiring students about careers in biomedical science to an attempt to break a world record.

Getting involved in public engagement activities will develop your teamwork, organisational, communication, problem-solving and leadership skills.

10 ways to make public engagement work for you

Resources for public engagement activities 

We produce a range of resources to support our members' public engagement activities:

Careers leaflets 

Careers in Biomedical Science aimed at year 7 -11 students

Science in the Service of Life aimed at year 11 through to university students

Choosing the Right Degree for your Career aimed at students choosing a degree course

Promotional items

We have also introduced a range of IBMS promotional items that have proven popular with students, including;

  • wristbands
  • badges
  • lollipops
  • pens
  • pencils
  • notepads   

Posters & Banners

We can send posters (featured below) and also have eye-catching banner stands that we can send to events across the UK.

IBMS Careers in Biomedical Science Poster Biomedical Science Facts 1 PosterBiomedical Science Facts 2 Poster









Download and use our PowerPoint presentation - What is a Biomedical Scientist? 


How to order IBMS public engagement resources - IBMS members only

If you are an IBMS member and would like to order careers leaflets and promotional items for public engagement or careers promotion events that you are attending please contact:

Due to high demand, we can only support requests with a minimum of 5 working days notice. 

Please note
We are unable to support requests from non-members. 


Get involved!

If you are interested in getting involved with public engagement activities in your local area please: 

You will be able to join our Public Engagement Group and receive updates on public engagement opportunities in your local area.