Firstly, a huge thank you to all teams who took part in BOTDS 2019/2020. Despite the numerous challenges that teams faced due to Covid-19, including having to cancel events and the closing of universities, they collectively smashed last year’s total raising an outstanding £12,556.26  for skin disease research. 

Prize Categories 

We have three different prizes categories; 

Battle of the DermSocs Champions: Awarded to the team who raises the most money 

Most Creative: Awarded to the team who organise, and raise money from, the most creative activity 

Best Media Presence: Awarded to the team who most impressively and creatively use social media and their fundraising page. 


The 2019/2020 winners are...

BATTLE OF THE DERMSOCS CHAMPIONS: St. George's University London DermSoc

The team, whose committee members were Eve Chiu, Annabelle Lim, Hira Mayet, Mawiyah Haq, Patra Pookarnjanamorakot, Daniel Lai and Austin Tse, raised a tremendous £6,947.67. They achieved this through numerous activities including; ticketed lectures, surgical skills for skin course, twitch streaming gaming tournament, homemade takeaway, and an art sale of President Eve Chiu’s work.

MOST CREATIVE: Barts and The London DermSoc

Barts won this category for not one, but two events they organised. The first was an event at famous Barry's Bootcamp, know for it's intensive and high energy workouts. Fitness remained the theme when Olivia Knowles was unable to take part in a triathlon due to Covid-19, instead, she set herself a new challenge, 3000 burpees in 30 days. We felt this was a great fundraising activity and showed real perseverance in such an uncertain time. Such events raised an incredible £4,317!

BEST MEDIA PRESENCE: Barts and The London DermSoc

The team scooped this award for the second year in a row. Their fantastic Instagram account,@bldermsoc, was full of beautifully created posts that promoted fundraising activities as well as educational information. Congratulations to committee members: Sita Shah, Rayyan Barakat, Divesh Prithviraj, Shraya Pandya, Penelope Stavrou, Parmis Vafapour, Flo Wilkinson, Olivia Knowles, Anita Kaur, Serena Ramjee and Nong Zhang. 

BOTDS 2020/20201

Do you think your society could take the title of BOTDS Champions 2020/2021 and stop SGUL from winning for the third time in a row? The competition opens on Monday 7th Septemeber but you can register your team's interest now by emailing [email protected]