British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)

Show your support for the Blue & Gold!

Around 1,500 students represent the University of Bath and The SU Bath in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions each year and the University holds a strong record of finishing high up in the overall BUCS rankings.

Home matches are played on Wednesday afternoons at venues across the University campus including the Sports Training Village, the St John’s and SITEC pitches, and the Founders’ Hall.

An annual Varsity fixture is also staged against Cardiff Met, with an action-packed day featuring matches across a whole range of sports. 2023 saw the University of Bath win for a sixth successive occasion, this time in Wales. The 2024 edition will be staged at the Sports Training Village.

Blues Awards

The Blues Awards ceremony, organised by The SU Bath, is an annual celebration of student sport at the University of Bath.

Netballer Emma Payne (pictured) was voted by her fellow student-athletes as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year in the 2023 Blues Awards. The award recognises the Sport and Exercise Science student’s contribution to the University’s netball club, which has seen her serve as Chair during 2022-23 alongside helping the 1st team reach the BUCS National Championships final. Click here to read more.

Previous winners have included Team Bath and England Netball player Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, future Olympic Champion Anna Hopkin and fellow swimmer Michael Jamieson.

Get involved in students sport

For the latest information about how to join a student sports club at the University of Bath, see the Student Sport website.

Students’ Union Sport Officer for the 2022-23 academic year is Elizabeth Stacey. She looks after all of the sports clubs and their committees including training, club development and finances. She also oversees the SU’s recreational and social sport activities, events such as Snowball and Varsity, coaching qualifications for committees and volunteer recognition.

For more information make sure you visit Contact Elizabeth via email at or follow SU Sport on twitter (@BathSUSport) to stay up to date.

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