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BDSA events

BDSA-LogoThe BDSA has a long tradition of organising two annual national student events: Sports Day and Conference.

The aim of the BDSA is to promote unity and build relationships between UK dental students. These events support this goal.

NEW FOR 2019: BDA student members get a £30 discount off tickets for both BDSA Sports Day and BDSA Conference.

BDSA Sports Day: Sheffield

This popular annual sports event takes place in autumn each year. Dental schools from across the UK compete against each other in a variety of sports and also enjoy a calendar of social activities.

The next BDSA Sports Day will take place in Sheffield from 12 - 14 October 2019. Registration for tickets will reopen from 25 -  29 June. Payment will be then requested from 1 - 5 July. Further details can be found on the Sports Day webpage, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Join the BDA today for only £2.42 a month to save £30 off your Sports Day ticket.



Sports Day 2018 took place in Liverpool. Find out more on Facebook and Instagram.

Sports Day 2017 took place in Manchester. You can read about the event at and their Facebook page.


BDSA Conference: Barts

This annual educational event takes place in spring each year. Dental students from across the UK enjoy a packed schedule of topical dental lectures, alongside a calendar of social activities.
The next BDSA Conference will take place in March 2020 at Barts and The London Dental Institute. As soon as the date is confirmed, it will be posted here.  
BDSA Conference 2019 took place in Birmingham. Read more about the event on their website and Facebook page. 
BDSA Conference 2018 took place Cardiff. You can read about the event on their website.

Future locations

The location of these events are decided by vote at the BDSA annual conference every spring. Candidates usually prepare a short presentation to deliver to delegates at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Any UK dental student can choose to run one of these events. Students do not have to have been a BDA representative beforehand to put themselves forward for this role.

If you are interested in hosting an event at your dental school, please contact the current BDSA President for more details. 

Behaviour policy

The BDSA Sports Day and Annual Conference are both popular events involving a large number of students and they pride themselves on the professional behaviour of delegates.

The BDSA behaviour policy is available to download below.