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BUCS & Inclusion

The BUCS Inclusion Board was created at the beginning of 2017 to embed inclusive and accessible opportunities at the heart of the HE sector's activity.

Over recent years, BUCS members have worked to develop increasingly inclusive activities on campuses across the UK. Recognising that a number of barriers to sport & physical activity do exist for many students, institutions have sought to change the language they use, the range of opportunities they facilitate and ultimately the breadth off students who get active during their time at university.

Responding to member feedback and with the intent of working to ensure Higher Education is coordinated in sharing best practice, resources, training and activation opportunities, the Inclusion Board will draw together activity from across the sector.

The following member representatives sit on the Inclusion Board, with each bringing their own expert knowledge to the group's discussions:

Chair - Karen Rothery, Surrey Sports Park

Disability Sport Chair - Hannah Webber, University of Nottingham

Mental Health Chair - Dr Mikel Mellick, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Anti-Social Behaviour Chair - Tegan Pickles, University of West London

Discrimination Chair - Erin Walters-Williams, Royal Holloway University

Senior Manager Rep. - Phil Newman, London South Bank University

Sabbatical Representative - Adam Pratchett, University of Nottingham

Sabbatical Representative - Camille Koosyial, University of East Anglia

External Representative - Simon Blake, National Union of Students

BUCS Staff Representatives - Jon Brookstein Emma Trunks

If you are interested in getting involved in any of the four member networks, have any questions about the Inclusion Board or any inclusion activity across Higher Education Sport, please contact Jon Brookstein or Emma Trunks.


Week/ day of action


Black History Month

October 2017

World Mental Health Day

10 October 2017

Girls Football Week

6 – 13 November 2017

Anti-Bullying Week

13 – 19 November 2017

This BUCS Girl Can Week

20 – 26 November 2017

LGBT+ History Month

February 2018

Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week

5 – 11 February 2018

Student Volunteering Week 2018

19 – 25 February 2018

University Mental Health Day 2018

1 March 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

8 March 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

8 – 14 May 2018

Int’l Day against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia

17 May 2018


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