Academic Research Society


Welcome to Barts Academic Research Society (BARS)!

BARS is a student-led society committed to raise awareness and promote research opportunities. As part of that, we aim to proactively engage the student body, provide the fundamental skills and knowledge required for research, and bridge the gap between medical as well as dental students and physician-scientists for a simpler and more equal access to research at Barts and The London.

We are currently working on developing a Project Collaboration scheme, where you can apply to different projects offered by academics and clinicians allied with Barts!

Additionally, we provide support for various research-related academic tasks set by Barts and The London in the form of crash courses, lectures and workshops. 

BARS are affiliated with the National Student Association of Medical Research (NSAMR) (, a national student-led organisation that aims to encourage and support students in pursuit of a career in academic medicine.

Awarded ‘Most Improved Society 2015-2016’ at The Association Dinner 2016.

Awarded 'Silver Award Winner 2020-2021'. 

Follow and like us for our latest news on the society, research opportunities, events, both internal and external, and more! Memberships start at £1!

Stay posted for our brand new 2020-21 programme on our FB page ( or Instagram @blresearchsoc and don’t miss out!


The 2021/2022 BARS Committee:

  • President: Saima Syed
  • Vice President: Linnuel Pregil
  • Treasurer: Bishoy Yassa
  • Academic Officer: Karolina Wieczorek 
  • Conference Lead: Marta Komosa
  • Publicity Officer: Lillyanne Tran 
  • Secretary: Aleksandra Laguna
  • Clinical Rep: Periklis Giannakis 
  • Pre-Clinical Rep: Fangxing Yin 

If you have any questions feel free to drop us a message. We'll be posting about our upcoming events and opportunities soon!

Barts Academic Research Society (BARS) Elections 2022/23

This election is to elect the following roles: President/Co-Presidents (must be on the 2021-22 Committee) Vice President Treasurer Secretary Academic Officer Conference Lead Conference Officer Publicity Officer Research Foundation Course Lead Networking and Academic Medicine Lead Clinical Rep Pre-clinical Rep Allied Courses Rep Dental Rep Malta Rep Welfare Rep Please note you must be a student in 2020/2021 to run for a position

16 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Wednesday 25 May 2022 (in 25 hours)

The polls open at 00:00 on Thursday 26 May 2022 (in 25 hours)

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