A registered charity in England and Wales, number 1191037.
UKBC registered as a charity in 2020, after operating as independent group for over 25 years. We have extensive experience in writing biology competitions for all ages of secondary school students.
Each year, we deliver three high quality competitions for over 60,000 students. We work closely with the Royal Society of Biology and University of Warwick to bring these competitions to as many students as possible.
- Over 25 years of experience
- 100% medal success at the IBO
- Three competitions for secondary school students
- Welcoming volunteers to support the competitions
Success at the International Biology Olympiad
The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) is a competition for pre-university students which tests their practical and theoretical biology skills.
The competition brings together students from all around the world and tries to both challenge and stimulate their curiosity in the biosciences. It is an opportunity for students to expand their talents.
The United Kingdom has taken part in every International Biology Olympiad since 1998. Every team member has won a medal.
In 2017, we hosted a hugely successful IBO at the University of Warwick.
UKBC holds the United Kingdom’s seat in the IBO’s governing body. Any British students wishing to participate at the IBO should compete in the British Biology Olympiad.
All of our activities are carried out by volunteers with a wide range of experience. We are always happy to hear from people who may be interested in helping out. There are various roles available requiring different skills and commitments, so get in touch to find out more.
The University of Warwick School of Life Sciences generously hosts Team Selection and training rounds for the top performers in the British Biology Olympiad.
We welcome approaches from parties interested in supporting us to deliver these competitions at low cost and expand our training program for gifted students.
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(25th August 2020)
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