Edge browser users:
To download Word, Excel or PowerPoint files please right-click on the file you wish to download, and select 'Save link as...'

Student representatives

Student representatives are called BDA representatives.

Every UK dental school has two student representatives, a junior and senior rep. Student BDA representatives are elected in a variety of ways depending on individual dental schools.


Normally the position is voted in at dental society elections, with reps holding office for two years: initially classed as junior, progressing to senior.


Reps' role and responsibilities

  • Support and champion BDA campaigns and activities
  • Promote BDA membership within dental schools
  • Support BDA events within dental schools
  • Act as the BDA school student contact
  • Publicise BDA events
  • Attend two Student Committee meetings a year in London (expenses paid)
  • Prior to meetings, canvas student opinions to find out if there are any issues to raise
  • Prior to meetings, read the papers that are sent out. Bring a copy along to the meeting so you are ready to discuss the contents
  • After each meeting, report back to your dental school about the meeting content


Download the role description to find out more about the position and how to apply.


Meeting attendance

Every Student Committee meeting is attended by the junior and senior rep, plus the Executive Committee. If student reps are unable to attend meetings, they can be substituted by their dental society president, vice president or other dental society committee member (in that order).


Getting involved

If you are interested in representing your school, speak to your school BDA rep or email students@bda.org.