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BUCS Nationals

In 2016 the BUCS Nationals will once again return to Sheffield, seeing over 6000 students descend on the city over the weekend of 19-21 February.

BUCS Nationals is in its fourth year and returns to Sheffield for three action packed days of student sport. The event brings together 10 individual BUCS Championship events which take place at seven different venues. Over 6000 students will take part in the event with over 500 officials and volunteers making the sport happen on and off the field of play.

The following events will take place over the course of three action packed days:

Event Dates Venue

Indoor Athletics Championships

19-21 February

English Institute of Sport, S9 5DA

Badminton Individual Championships

19-21 February

English Institute of Sport, S9 5DA

Long Course Swimming Championships

19-21 February

Ponds Forge ISC, S1 2BP

Boxing Championship Finals

19 February

Ponds Forge ISC, S1 2BP

Karate Championships


20-21 February

Ponds Forge ISC, S1 2BP

Fencing Individual Championships

19-21 February

Graves Tennis Centre, S8 8JR

Trampolining Championships

20-21 February

ICE Sheffield, S9 5DA

Judo Championships

20-21 February

All Saints Sports College, S2 2RU

Climbing Championships

20 February

The Climbing Works, S8 0UJ

Short Range Rifle Championships


20-21 February

Staveley Shooting Ground


 Competition Timetable

NB.The times listed are do not include warm up times.

SPORT VENUE FRI 19 FEB 2016 SAT 20 FEB 2016 SUN 21 FEB 2016
Indoor Athletics EISS 13:00-19:10 10:00-18:25 09:30-17:10
Badminton EISS 10:30-21:00 08:45-21:00 09:00-19:00
Swimming Ponds Forge 18:00-20:00 09:00-20:00 09:00-16:30
Boxing Ponds Forge 14:00-21:00    
Karate Ponds Forge   10:00-20:00 09:30-19:00
Trampolining ICE Sheffield   08:30-17:30 09:00-18:00
Fencing Graves 11:00-19:00 09:00-19:00 09:00-19:00
Judo All Saints Weigh In (18:00-20:30) 09:00-18:00 09:00-17:00
Climbing Climbing Works   08:00-21:00  
Rifle Staveley   10:00-16:00 10:00-14:30


BUCS Mascot Race

Nationals 2016 will see the return of the BUCS Mascot race at 14:15 on 20th February at EIS. Brian the Lion will be hosting the event in aid of our charity partner Marie Curie. Its easy to enter your university mascot,  just donate £30 to Marie Curie through this page

 For more details on this event please contact

Sponsors Information

Kukri, the official kit supplier to BUCS, will be selling a range of BUCS Nationals merchandise throughout the three day competition. You will be able to find them in the foyer of EIS, on the balcony at Ponds Forge and overlooking the arena at ICE.

Ashaway are the main sponsor the BUCS Nationals badminton competition. A restringing service and range of badminton specific merchandise will be available during the course of the competition at EISS.
Deloitte are the headline partner of BUCS. We would like to place on record our appreciation of their continued support.
Medical Information

There will be doctor and paramedic cover available at the English Institute of Sport, Ponds Forge, ICE Sheffield, Graves Tennis Centre and All Saints Sports College.

There will be a reduced physio presence at all nationals sports this year. If anyone has pre-existing injuries or has been knocked out of the competition they may not be seen by a BUCS physio. Injuries picked up on the day for those students still competing will take priority.
Spectators Information

Entry across all events is free, however at certain venues spectator space is limited. Programmes will be on sale at Athletics for £1.
Parking Details for Spectators

Ice Sheffield & EISS (Trampoline, Athletics and Badminton)
£3.50 per car / mini-bus per day (space permitting)

Ponds Forge (Swimming, Karate and Boxing)
Please park in the Q-Park in town as the Ponds Forge car park will be very busy.
Castle Gate Q-Park, Broad Street - discounted prices will be honoured for Ponds Forge customers.
Please collect a discounted car parking ticket from Main Reception at Ponds Forge. Monday - Sunday: £1 per hour up to a maximum of £6 (terms and conditions apply).

Graves (Fencing)
FOC parking where available. Please follow direction of steward

All Saints (Judo)
FOC but limited

Climbing Works

FOC (very limited)



BUCS have teamed up with UKAD, to provide a free app on anti-doping and information on rules and regulations. Visit the BUCS page for instructions on how to download the app



If you would like to volunteer at this event, please visit our volunteering homepage


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