No one should feel that they are not welcome to play in BUCS competitions or programmes.
BUCS has a strong stance that its sports are a place for all. We provide resources for members to use to help ensure that students' experience at their university sporting environment is a positive one.
There are four main areas of focus:
One problem faced for students with a disability is they are unaware of the opportunities for them to play sport. At BUCS we want to help students find a sport or activity that is right for them.
BUCS currently offers: para- athletics, para-swimming, adaptive rowing, para-track cycling and wheelchair tennis.
Every student no matter their background and beliefs should feel included and accepted when taking part in BUCS.
We do work focusing on students from black and minority ethinics groups and LGBT+ students to help make then feel safe and included in our programmes.
Mental health affects one in four students at university. BUCS uses it programmes to promote physical activity, help combat mental health and improve one's wellbeing.
BUCS works with Student Minds to empower universities and students to look after their mental health and support each others.
BUCS has a zero tolerance to bullying and any anti-social behaviour.
We are tackling bad behaviour in sport to make sure that everyone feels included and can take part.
Inclusion Board and Strategy
Inclusion is important to BUCS. We believe it should be ingrained in all aspects of what we do. To help do this, we have an Inclusion Board and strategy to put this in place.