The BRS was founded as a research and social society for students of the School of Biotechnology in DCU. In the past ten years the society has gone from strength to strength. Organised by post graduate students of the School, the society set up and organises the Annual Research Day, regular seminars and social events such as Christmas parties and tag rugby teams.
The Annual Research Day, first ran in 2008, is a joint collaboration between the School of Biotechnology and the BRS. This conference gives researchers in the school and its related institutes a chance to showcase their work to their peers. This event has continued to be a massive successful, facilitating many prosperous collaborations.
The BRS also has a social side, so the hard working researchers and staff of the school can let their hair down once in a while. The society organises annual Halloween and Christmas parties, trips abroad to science festivals and centres, and regular sporting activities such as tag rugby team and an annual sports day. The sports day, first organised by the 2015/16 BRS committee, gives the school a chance to interact with and compete against other schools within DCU’s Faculty of Science and Health.