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. 

The 2019/2020 winners

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 2018 - 2019 Winners

The first year of our Battle of the DermSocs competition was a great success and the BSF team would like to say a big THANK YOU! To everyone who took part and helped raise vital funds for research into skin disease and skin cancer. 

The 2018/2019 winners...

BATTLE OF THE DERMSOCS CHAMPIONS: St. George's Dermsoc

SGUL organised numerous events including a specialities revision weekend course and a surgical skills for skin course, in addition to multiple bake sales. They raised an outstanding £3318! An amazing accomplishment! We are truly grateful to Giulia Rinaldi, Roopa Farooki, Eve Chiu, Alena Malik, Rohith Kumar, Emily Orr and Michelle Warncke for their hard work and dedication. 

MOST CREATIVE: Cambridge University Dermsoc

We loved the fact the team reached out to their community and organised an awareness session at a local school for year 6 pupils on acne and sun protection. In addition, the children baked and sold cakes to fundraise! Thank you to the committee members Zara Ali, Maria Wang, Lucy Mackie, Arvindth Sekaran and Jeremy Solly.

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE: Barts and The London DermSoc

We thought the team did a great job promoting their fundraising events and generating awareness of skin disease on their social media accounts! They also raised a fantastic £1,371 through Olivia's birthday, multiple bake sales, and teaching events. Thank you very much to all the committee members: Olivia Knowles, Penelope-Zoi Stavrou, Rayyan Barakat, Sita Shah, and Reem Salman. 

Find out how to get involved in 2020/21