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If you’re a competitive player or athlete, BUCS offers outstanding opportunities for you to take part in competitions and events.

What is BUCS?

BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) is the national governing body for higher education sport in the UK. BUCS’ vision is to create the best university sport experience in the world.

BUCS offers competitions across a wide range of sports. It develops services and facilities at all levels. From grass-roots sport on campus to high-performance sport for elite athletes, BUCS has it covered.

How big is the BUCS programme?

2.3 million students across the UK benefit from the BUCS sporting programme. Over 100,000 students regularly compete in BUCS competitions, leagues and events.

BUCS delivers 50 sports and organises 150 individual final or championship events each year. Over 4,000 teams compete in BUCS team sports. The finale for many is the BUCS Championships.

When does the BUCS season start and end?

The seasonal programme begins in October. It starts with the national Surfing Championships at Fistral Beach in Newquay.

The programme continues until the following July. The final events include cricket, shooting and a combined athletics event.

Where can I find details of BUCS results and fixtures?

We post BUCS fixtures and results each week on our Facebook page. Don’t forget to like us to stay up to date.

Will Newcastle University sports teams be competing against other University's sports teams in the British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Leagues?

Yes, Newcastle compete all over the country giving you the opportunity to represent your University and experience being part of your team.