Teams compete in a league programme throughout the season from October to March. For teams in the Premier Leagues their position in the league determines their place in the draw for the Championship knockout competition. For all other teams, depending what tier they are in they will compete in the Trophy or Conference Cup knockout competitions alongside their league fixtures. The Championship consists of one knockout round followed by the Super 8s with the four successful Men's and Women's teams progressing to the finals at BUCS Big Wednesday.
2016-17 also sees the introduction of the Beach Volleyball Championships to the domestic competition programme.
Mixed Volleyball is offered as part of the London Universities Sports League (LUSL) programme.
The Volleyball Sport Advisory Group provides sport specific and technical knowledge to the BUCS Office in order to deliver the programme. To view the membership of the group please click here.
Volleyball is part of the BUCS international programme and is competed at European University Competitions.
EUSA (European Universities Sports Association) events are ’tournament winners’ tournaments for Universities and allow the top Universities in the BUCS Competitions to compete against the best Universities in Europe. EUSA events take place each year, and alternate annually between the EUSA Games (a single multi-sport event) and the EUSA Championships (a series of single-sport events). For more details on competing at this event please click on the relevant links on the sub menu.
The BUCS Sport Development Team works in partnership with The Home Nation Sport Councils and with key Volleyball partners and stakeholders in the HE sector. The aim is to provide students and members with development support and access to coaching, workforce and volunteering opportunities, participation programmes, NGB interventions and offers, disability sport initiatives plus funding and bursary opportunities. Information on current interventions and opportunities can be found under the 'Get Involved' tab to the left hand side of this page.