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About Fencing

Teams compete in a league programme throughout the season. Each team’s position in the league pyramid determines whether they qualify for the Championship, Trophy or Conference knockout competitions culminating in the Team Championship Finals.

The Individual Championships are a very popular, separate event to the team championships and institutions can enter up to 6 competitors ranked in priority order.


Fencing is also part of the BUCS international programme and is competed at the World University Summer Games.


The international University Sports Federation (FISU) organise the World University Games (the Universiade) every two years. The Universiade is widely recognised as the second largest multi-sport Games in the world after the Olympics and progressively has risen to World Class in scale and standard, with over 10,000 participants from 150+ countries.


For more details on competing at this event please click on the World University Summer Games link on the sub menu.

The BUCS Sport Development Team works in partnership with The Home Nation Sport Councils and with key Fencing partners and stakeholders in the HE sector. The aim is to provide students and members with development support and access to coaching, workforce and volunteering opportunities, participation programmes, NGB interventions and offers, disability sport initiatives plus funding and bursary opportunities. Information on current interventions and opportunities can be found here.


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