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NGB HE Offer

Working in partnership with Volleyball England and Sport England, BUCS Development Team has supported the development of the Higher Education Volleyball Officer (HEVO) offer for volleyball in higher education. 

Volleyball England's HEVO programme utilises volunteer student in a host institutions to deliver a yearlong action plan for about 4-6 hours per week. 

The programme offers support in the recruitment and deployment of a HEVO to lead and coordinate the development of volleyball at the host university. They will encourage new participants to the sport and ensure a quality experience for all players, regardless of their ability, whilst maintaining a key focus on developing quality recreational opportunities based on the 4play4 Volleyball format. 

Benefits to the university are financial investment in Volleyball England, increase in student sport participation numbers and improvement in student experience; training for a student committee member (HEVO) increasing employability skills, develop a strong working partnership with Volleyball England, national promotion of institution through successful case studies, positive development reports shared with BUCS and Sport England HE Team, tools provide to work towards improving BUCS performance. 

Registering your interest for 2018-19

If you are interested in being part of the HEVO programme for 2018-19 please email Rob Payne, Core Market Coordinator at Volleyball England. 

Additional information, including application forms, programme information, grants etc will be made available to universities in April 2018.

Key Date: The HEVO Conference will be taking place between 22-23 September 2018 at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering. This will be a mandatory component of the programme. 

HEVO Programme Guidance - further information on what is involved in the programme is available from here. Please Note: this is information from 2017-18, but is likely to be very similar for 2018-19, which will be available in April 2018.

For more information on developing volleyball at your university or for universities outside of England who would like to discuss alternative opportunities please contact Abi Dean, BUCS Development Manager.



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