Hi my name is Lee, I’m the President of the British Dental Students Association (BDSA), and am entering my final year as a dental student in Bristol. I’m going to be using this blog to keep you updated on all the events the BDSA is organising, as well as keeping you updated on the work done by the BDA student committee. The BDSA is made up of an executive committee plus two BDA representatives from each of the UK dental schools. The BDSA executive committee also acts as the BDA student committee’s executive committee and the BDA reps from each school also sit on the BDA student committee. Apologies if that is confusing. Essentially, the BDSA organises social events for dental students, and the BDA is the political voice of dental students. The BDSA organises two big events every year; sports day and the conference, which are to be held in Manchester and Leeds respectively. Sports day tickets are now on sale with Manchester set to host an awesome weekend (12th-13th October). So join the facebook group, or speak to your school’s BDA rep for more information.