Three days. Non-stop sport. BUCS Nationals is an annual multisport event that currently takes place in Sheffield.


BUCS Nationals is returning to the city of Sheffield for 2024 where we will see the best showcase of student sport. The event takes place between Friday 23 February and Sunday 25 February. Scroll down the page to see which sports will make up BUCS Nationals in 2024!

Volunteer at BUCS Nationals

Applications are now open to volunteer at BUCS Nationals 2024. There are a range of roles on offer, and six sports to get involved in. Role descriptions can be found below.

Athletics Sport Assistant Volunteer

Badminton Sport Assistant Volunteer

Fencing Sport Assistant Volunteer

Karate Sport Assistant Volunteer

Swimming Sport Assistant Volunteer

Photography Volunteer

How to apply:

  1. Register your interest through the form at the bottom of this page by Wednesday 31 January 2024
  2. After the closing date the BUCS office will be in touch with all applicants on how to sign up for shifts.

Any questions, please get in touch with [email protected] 



Spectators can watch for free at all venues. No tickets are required. Please utilise the seating areas provided at each venue.

Competition Venues & Competition Timetable

Venue Addresses

English Institution of Sport Sheffield (EISS), Coleridge Rd, Sheffield S9 5DA 

Canon Medical Arena, Worksop Rd, Sheffield S9 3TL

Ponds Forge, Sheaf St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2BP

The Climbing Works, Unit B2, Centenary Works, 150 Little London Rd, Sheffield S8 0UJ

The event timetable for the 2024 BUCS Nationals  is below. All times are estimate, and may run early or late. Competitors will be updated through venue announcements and on the sport specific webpages.



FRI 23 FEB 2024 SAT 24 FEB 2024 SUN 25 FEB 2024

Indoor Athletics


13:00-19:00 10:00-17:30 10:00-17:30



10:30-21:00 08:30-21:00 09:00-20:00
Climbing Climbing Works n/a 08:00-21:45 n/a
Fencing Canon Medical Arena 09:30-18:30 08:30-18:30 08:30-18:30
Karate Ponds Forge n/a 09:30-19:00 09:30-18:30

Long Course Swimming

Ponds Forge

09:00-19:30 09:00-19:30 09:00-18:00


Detailed Programme of Events and Schedules can be found on the Sport Event Pages, linked below.


EISS (Athletics & Badminton) 

Parking is £5 per car, per day, this must be paid on entrance.

Disabled car parking spaces are available at the front of the venue.

Canon Medical Arena (Fencing)

Free parking is available onsite, including electric charging points. On Friday 23 February, all visitors are required to enter their registration plate number at reception. ANPR will be in operation. ANPR is not in activation on Saturday and Sunday.

Ponds Forge (Karate & Swimming)

Parking is available at the venue or at Q Park Castlegate or Sheffield Station. You will need to pay and park following the instructions on site. It is also possible to pre book parking via this website: You can enter and exit as many times as you like during the prebooked period without the need for any tickets.

Climbing Works

There is limited free onsite parking, please refer to the Climbing Works website for more details on parking.


Spectators can purchase food and drink from the cafes at each venue. 


Supporting Partners 

At New Balance, their job is to aid athletes in their pursuit of excellence, whether that means helping professional athletes set records and win medals, or propelling everyday athletes to achieve a new PR, run their first 5K or just to live a healthier and more active lifestyle. We are working with New Balance as our Official Kit Supplier because their products are the perfect blend of function and fashion, giving you the performance technology you need and the style you want.

Voted the best summer camp organisation in America for eight years running, AmeriCamp aims to offer students the summer of a lifetime. They look to do this by providing the highest quality cross-cultural opportunities for both camps and international participants through excellent service and support. Whilst at camp, students have the opportunity to earn a minimum of $2000 working abroad at a summer camp in the USA, using skills and experience gained from their involvement in sport.

Milk Every Moment is a new campaign showcasing milk, the timeless classic in your fridge; it is more than just a beverage, it's a nutritional powerhouse. Loaded with essential nutrients, it's a top-notch source of high-quality protein and all you need to build and repair muscles after a workout. Whether you're gearing up for BUCS Big Wednesday or looking to recover post event, take a look at the website for more information and useful recipes.

Badminton Partner

Ashaway is proud to be the official supplier to BUCS Badminton. The official shuttlecock of the Championships is the Ashaway International 500 and you can find out more about what they can supply here.




Athletics: Indoor Championships 2023-24 (Part of BUCS Nationals)

Athletics: Indoor Championships 2023-24 (Part of BUCS Nationals)

Badminton: Individual Championships 2023-24 (Part of BUCS Nationals)

Badminton: Individual Championships 2023-24 (Part of BUCS Nationals)

Climbing: Championships 2023-24 (Part of BUCS Nationals)

Climbing: Championships 2023-24 (Part of BUCS Nationals)

Fencing: Individual Championships 2023-24 (Part of BUCS Nationals)

Fencing: Individual Championships 2023-24 (Part of BUCS Nationals)

Karate: Championships 2023-24 (Part of BUCS Nationals)

Karate: Championships 2023-24 (Part of BUCS Nationals)

Swimming Long Course Championships '23-'24 (BUCS Nationals)

Swimming Long Course Championships '23-'24 (BUCS Nationals)