About Us

Established in 1915, the Bute Medical Society is one of St Andrews' oldest, largest and most active student societies

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Ellena Cotton

President

The public face of the society. The President is responsible for making sure that the other committee members do their jobs correctly, chairing committee meetings, presenting a review of the year at the AGM and taking on responsibilities that don't fall within anyone else's remit.

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Animesh Kanitkar

Vice President

The president's second in command. They are also charged with organising the first-year rep elections and the annual society photo as well as arranging sponsorship for the society. 

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Ben Fox

Treasurer

Responsible for keeping track of the money in the cash box and bank account(s) at all times, presenting a financial review of the year at the AGM, paying any and all expenses, making financial decisions and submitting the society's financial details for audit at the end of the academic year. 

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Aaron Taylor

Secretary

Responsible for creating minutes to document every Committee meeting, helping with organisation and communication within the society (including weekly emails) maintaining affiliation with the Union as well as organising Cheese and Wine events to aid with the aim of introducing the society to the wider aspects of Medical Science.

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Hanna Ward-Penny

Charities Rep

Responsible for organising multiple fundraising events with the aim of raising as much awareness and money for selected charities over the course of the year. At the beginning of each year they will select a local and an international charity to support through subsequent events.

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Julian McDonald

Charities Rep

Responsible for organising multiple fundraising events with the aim of raising as much awareness and money for selected charities over the course of the year. At the beginning of each year they will select a local and an international charity to support through subsequent events.

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Nishchay Kaushal

Social Rep

Responsible for organising several Balls e.g. FAF ball, St Vitus etc. along with as many other social events throughout the year as they see fit. They will also be a large part of the aim to encourage fellowship within the society. 

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Miles Hilton

Social Rep

Responsible for organising several Balls e.g. FAF ball, St Vitus etc. along with as many other social events throughout the year as they see fit. They will also be a large part of the aim to encourage fellowship within the society. 

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Alix Wrighton

Sports Rep

Responsible for organising sports teams and events within the society and arrange for sports teams to be entered into other tournaments both within and beyond the university. They shall also be responsible for arranging the clothing order for the society each year. They will also be involved with the aim of encouraging fellowship within the society.

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Mark McGuigan

Sports Rep

Responsible for organising sports teams and events within the society and arrange for sports teams to be entered into other tournaments both within and beyond the university. They shall also be responsible for arranging the clothing order for the society each year. They will also be involved with the aim of encouraging fellowship within the society.

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Joel Hunter

2nd Year Rep

Responsible for organising Hecklings for the new society members each year along with helping to arrange other events. Act as spokespersons for the 2nd years and so are responsible for relaying information to and from that year, including gaining feedback on how best to improve the society.

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Erin Bushe

2nd Year Rep

Responsible for organising Hecklings for the new society members each year along with helping to arrange other events. Act as spokespersons for the 2nd years and so are responsible for relaying information to and from that year, including gaining feedback on how best to improve the society.

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Derek Farnham

1st Year Rep
Do you ever wonder "what could 1st years possibly be good for"? Because we do all the time.

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Iida Lohi

1st Year Rep

Do you ever wonder "what could 1st years possibly be good for"? Because we do all the time.

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Ajay Shah

Publicity Officer

Responsible for creating and distributing posters around the university to advertise BMS events. In addition to other methods of publicising the society including but not limited to photography and video.

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Issy Dawson

Bute Ball Convener

Responsible for the organisation of the annual Bute Ball. Must obtain sponsorship and ensure that the Bute Ball runs smoothly and maintains its reputation as one of the best balls of the year. 

 

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Dylan Suyama

Yearbook Editor

 

Organises and produces the Leavers’ Yearbook

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Fang Zhou Yu

Webmaster

 

Responsible for the upkeep and organisation of the Bute Medical Society website. They will communicate with the company who provide our website setup, and is involved in making sure the website stays up to date with events and programs that will be occurring. 

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Claudia Brown

Non-Medic Rep

 

Responsible for providing a link between the Bute Medical Society and non-medic students.

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Kenan Bastekin

Bute Revue Director

Responsible for directing and producing the charity fundraising event, the Bute Revue, which will be on stage near the end of the academic year.