British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)

More than 1,000 students represent the University of 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.

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2018-19 season

Seventeen league titles were won by University of Bath teams in BUCS competition during 2018-19, while three teams picked up silver medals at BUCS Big Wednesday and many more achieved their highest-ever league placings.

Away from the team sports, BUCS Nationals is the highlight for many of our individual sports and 2018-19 saw students bring home 25 medals – 7 of them gold – in athletics, badminton, fencing, judo, karate and swimming. Click here to read more. There have also been medal-winning performances in triathlon, tennis, modern pentathlon, boxing, clay pigeon shooting, pool, swimming, rowing, sailing and snowsports.

Here’s how our teams fared during 2018-19 (click to enlarge or download as a PDF):

BUCS points table 2018-19 (as of April 9)

Pos University League Cup Individual Total points
1st Loughborough University 2199 975 1535.7 4709.7
2nd University of Nottingham 2524 1156 1025 4705
3rd Durham University 2485.5 1025 296 3806.5
4th University of Edinburgh 1801.5 636 1079 3516.5
5th University of Exeter 2006 732 432 3173
6h University of Bath 1837.5 572 664 3073.5

Sports Personality of the Year Anna Hopkin receiving her award from Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell at the 2018 Blues AwardsClick here to see the full table.

Blues Awards 2018

The Blues Awards ceremony is an annual celebration of student sport at the University of Bath. Sport & Exercise Science student Anna Hopkin, a swimmer who medalled at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, won the Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2018 and was presented with his prize by Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, who is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath. Click here to see a full list of winners.

Students’ Union sport

Students’ Union Sport Officer for the 2018-19 academic year is Andy Galloway, in his first year in the post. Andy looks after all of the sports clubs and their committees including training, club development and finances. He oversees the SU’s recreational and social sport activities, events such as Snowball and Varsity, coaching qualifications for committees and volunteer recognition.

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Andy is contactable via email at or follow SU Sport on twitter (@BathSUSport) to stay up to date.

Get involved in student sport

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

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