BUDSS (Birmingham University Dental Student Society) is the oldest and largest dental student society. This society encompasses all students studying at the dental hospital (not just dentistry!), this means dental students, biomaterial science students and dental hygiene and therapy students are all part of this amazing society. Becoming a BUDSS member has many benefits including priority and discounted tickets to events and the opportunity to become a committee member. We host a variety of events throughout the year and for the more athletic, we have football and netball teams.
Our football and netball teams compete in a variety of leagues which are organised by the sports reps and provide some good competition for the more competitive sports students. Friendly matches are also run throughout the year in both netball and football. In more light-hearted sports, there is also a new golf society, which runs regularly throughout the week, playing golf at a top course in Harborne.
BUDSS holds a variety of social events throughout the academic year including:
- BDSA sports day weekend trip
- Freshers Bar crawl
- Pub Golf
- Dental Ball
- Cheese and wine night
- BUDSS talent show
- BDS3 halfway meal
- Bad shirt night
- BDSA conference
- Staff-Student Cricket match
- Grad Ball
- Stratford Fancy dress bar crawl
BUDSS isn’t just about social events we also host a range of academic events, these include:
- Lecture Series e.g. online webinars to further our understanding of dentistry in practice
- Revision Sessions from older years near exam times
- PASS sessions
- Academic workshops with Immersify education
Before you are able to purchase any tickets through the Guild website, you will need to purchase an annual BUDSS membership. This will be valid from now all the way to the end of the next academic year (i.e. July 2022). There are two options for membership purchases:
1. BUDSS Baseline Membership
£5 annually - this will allow you access to buying tickets for BUDSS events through the Guild website until July 2022.
2. BUDSS Full Membership
£15 annually - this will allow you access to buying tickets through the website, plus all of the tickets you buy until July 2022 will be DISCOUNTED. Please note that this gets you discount for two Dental Balls!
If you bought a course-long membership with us in 1st year, then you will automatically be added to have Full Membership access until you graduate, and you will have access to discounted tickets.
If you bought a course-long baseline membership this year, then you will automatically be added to have Baseline Membership access until you graduate, and you will have access to regular tickets, with the option to upgrade to Full Membership for £10 annually.