Students in the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry are members of both the Barts and The London Students' Association (BLSA) and Queen Mary Students' Union.
BLSA has its own set of representatives, societies and sports clubs, and its own building in home to a newly refurbished bar, games room, dance studio and BLSA offices. There are also strong links with the Charterhouse Square campus in the centre of London.
In 1995, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School (the oldest hospital in the UK) and the medical and dental colleges of The Royal London Hospital (the first medical school in the UK) merged to create the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, an institute of Queen Mary, University of London.
From the well-established and highly active Students’ Unions of both colleges, Barts and The London Students' Association (BLSA) was also formed to look after the interests and provide activities for students studying in the school. The BLSA President became a Vice-President and Trustee of Queen Mary Students' Union. BLSA representatives make up fifty per cent of the Union's of the student council and maintains a wide variety of active sports clubs and societies.
Every year, Mile End sports team and Barts and The London sports teams take part in the Merger cup, marking the merger of the three institutions.