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MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit



The Postgraduate Student Society plays a large role in supporting students throughout their time at the MBU. This includes helping them to settle into their new studies, and discussing any student issues with the Director. The 2024-2025 President is Harry Walker.

Academic activities are organised for students throughout the year to promote discussion of science. Weekly journal clubs with pizza are very popular, and students are also involved in selecting and inviting speakers to take part in the unit seminars. There are also student-oriented meetups and symposiums to network between institutes.




The Postgraduate Student Society also has a social element, organising a variety of activities for students. This includes formals, pub trips, quizzes, meals, and punting!

There are also social events organised between departments, such as Networking Hour (Not Working Hour) where students and researchers from both the MBU and CIMR can grab a drink, some snacks, and have a catch up.