British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)

Around 1,500 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

Eighteen 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):

2019 Sports Personality of the Year Heleen Maes with Vice-Chancellor Ian WhiteBlues Awards

The Blues Awards ceremony is an annual celebration of student sport at the University of Bath. International Management student Heleen Maes – captain, coach, treasurer and social media officer for the volleyball club – was voted by her peers as Sports Personality of the Year and received the award from Vice Chancellor Professor Ian White moments after volleyball had been named as overall Club of the Year. Click here to see a full list of winners.

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 2019-20 academic year is Tom Sawko, in his first year in the post. Tom 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.

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

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