BUCS operates from a head office based in London with 35 staff. To ensure transparency and fair governance for all member institutions, a number of groups work with the BUCS office to advise on the strategic direction and delivery of university sport.
Member institutions assign leadership of the organisation to a Board of Directors consisting of the CEO, Chair and eight Non-Executive Directors.
Learn more about the BUCS Board members.
They provide the Board and the BUCS office with advice and guidance, and raise the concerns held by the membership. Alongside regional groups, it is the official vehicle for consulting with members. It is not a decision making body. The group is comprised of the CEO, four elected student officers, four staff representatives, as well as student and staff chairs from each of the 12 regions and nations.
Senior Manager Executive Group
This is a member-led group of Senior Managers from across the sector, responsible for the strategic oversight of the BUCS vision and strategy.
Serve as members of Advisory Group, contributing to the wider strategic direction of BUCS. They are responsible for representing all staff from member institutions.
Four student officers are elected annually. They sit on Advisory Group and contribute to the wider strategic direction of BUCS, with particular focus on the student sport experience and representing the student voice. They lead on engagement of the Student and Sabbatical Network.
This group supports, advises and makes recommendations on the delivery of BUCS Sport Programmes. It's made up of an elected Chair and a representative from each of the 12 regions and nations.
Strategy Steering Groups
Each strand of the BUCS Strategy is led by a steering group or board, comprising of members and BUCS staff. The groups are responsible for overseeing the delivery of the respective strategy areas. Read the BUCS strategy here.
Networks exist for several of the strands of the BUCS Strategy, providing an avenue for members to receive direct communications on the respective strategy strand, share best practice and engage in professional development events.
The following networks are available for any staff at member institutions to join:
- Physical activity and health
- Professional and Workforce development.
Regions and Nations
The BUCS membership is divided into 12 regions and nations: Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, North West, Yorkshire, North East, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, London, South East and East.
Each region and nation meets four times a year, to network, share best practice, engage in personal development and discuss current BUCS competitions and projects.