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Communications Officer

Anika Patel, Bristol

Anika Patel - Communications Officer - cropped.jpgHello, my name is Anika. I am a fourth-year dental student at University of Bristol and your BDSA Communications Officer for 2019 - 2020.

I previously qualified with a BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy prior to starting the BDS course.  Having already had prior knowledge of the BDA, I was excited to be the BDA Representative for my dental school for the past two years. I am now lucky to have the opportunity to be part of the BDSA Executive Committee.

My role is a dual role which involves sitting on BDSA as well as BDA Student Committee meetings. This in turn allows me to publicise news from the BDSA and BDA on social media, as well as keeping BDA student reps from across the country up-to-date with information from both organisations. Additionally, I report on the BDSA Conference and Sports Day events in BDJ Student magazine.

Furthermore, I believe in the work the BDA and BDSA do for the dental profession not only on the political front, but also on aspects such as networking.  Therefore, I promise to do my best in making the voice of dental students heard.