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 provide support for various research-related academic tasks set by Barts and The London in the form of crash courses, lectures and workshops. Our successful Research Foundation Course will continue this year where essential academic writing techniques will be taught and you will hear from established academics' advices to help you make it into the world of research, even if you are an absolute beginner!

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'. 

Awarded 'Gold Trophy 2021-22' and 'Academic Event Of The Year' award


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 2022-23 programme on our FB page ( or Instagram @blresearchsoc and don’t miss out!


The 2022/2023 BARS Committee:

  • President: Fangxing Yin
  • Vice President: Aleksandra Laguna
  • Treasurer: Linnuel Joy Pregil
  • Secretary: Nikki Yu
  • Academic Officer: Anthony Kaweesa
  • Conference Lead: Neaka Jeyakumar
  • Publicity Officer: Marta Komosa
  • Research Foundation Course Lead: Bishoy Yassa
  • Networking& Acedmic medicine Lead: Gozde Gultekin
  • Clinical Rep: Sean Low
  • Pre-clinical Rep: Hassan Naima
  • Welfare Rep: Saima Syed

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

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