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The BUCS domestic programme continues to grow with more teams and individuals competing in university sport than ever before.

Representing your institution in BUCS competition is a proud moment for any student, and there are 47 sports in which students can do this and earn BUCS points for their university. Some will even be lucky enough to compete in world class venues, such as Twickenham Stadium where our Rugby Championship finals are held every year.

For those who choose individual sports, BUCS Nationals is the highlight of the season for many. BUCS Nationals in its sixth year in 2018, is the largest annual multi-sport event in the UK attracting over 6000 athletes to compete for national honours. BUCS Big Wednesday is the culmination of the leagues and knockouts season with Championship and Trophy finals in 14 sports all being played on one day and at one venue.

We are also working to provide more opportunities for students to play sport, and in 2013 launched LUSL (the London University Sports League) that enabled universities within the London Region to compete locally outside of our national domestic programme.

To find out what opportunities there are within your sport click on 'sport' in the header menu above and choose your sport from those listed.

Below you will find lots of important general information relating to our domestic sporting programme...

BUCS Leagues and Knockouts - Dates and Deadlines 2018-19
Please note that all information is found in Appendix 2 of the Rules and Regulations.

League Withdrawals
If you wish to withdraw a team from one of the BUCS leagues, please use your BUCScore account to request (to BUCS) this removal and then contact all other teams in the league to inform them of this withdrawal. Please see REG 10 and REG 13 for rules regarding withdrawing teams. Click here for more information on how to withdraw a team in BUCScore.

BUCS Promotion, Relegation and Knockout Information Document 2017-18
Please note that all promotion, relegation and knockout information is now in Appendix 10.

BUCS National and Premier League Playoff Fixtures and Information Document 2017-18
The playoff fixtures document for the 2017-18 season can be found here.

BUCS Championship Draws 2017-18
The BUCS Championship structures and draws for the 2017-18 season can be found here.

Rules and Regulations 2017-18
The BUCS rules and regulations for the 2017-18 season can be accessed through, which includes match officials requirements.

Guide to Disciplinary Procedures and Appeals
BUCS advises to view the rules and regulations for competitions here. For specific appeals and disputes regulations see REG 14 and REG 15.

BUCS Overall Championship Points
Across the 47 domestic BUCS sports, students are not only competing for their university/college team but for an overall position for their institution in the BUCS league table.

View the Overall Championship Points

For a breakdown of the BUCS Points available for our competitions please see Appendix 1.

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