Today across the country, thousands of students will be opening their A level results and receiving confirmation of their well-earned spot at university. After almost two years of uncertainty, these students will be more resilient than ever before; a skill that will take them far on the sports pitch, court or pool.
At the beginning of every new season, we are always incredibly excited to welcome new BUCS athletes and introduce them to the magnitude of sporting opportunities available to them at university. With 53 different sports to choose from, ranging from BUCS Super Rugby, hockey and tennis, to ultimate frisbee, windsurfing and rowing, there really is something for everyone. Our extensive league and competitions programme is complimented by over 130 events a year, as well as brilliant development and volunteering opportunities.
We are also proud of our ever-expanding disability sport offering at BUCS. From para powerlifting to wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis, as well as para cycling and para -athletics options, we are committed to continuing to grow our work in this area and providing an environment where students of all abilities can participate in university sport.
It’s not just traditional sports that are on offer at university. The past few years have shown a huge growth in participation of esports, with around 15,000 university esports matches being played each year. We’re proud to be partners of NSE (National Students Esports) to continue to grow the popularity of esports and gaming on campuses and improve the opportunities for grassroots gaming communities.
A huge congratulations to everyone receiving their results today, we can’t wait to see you on the pitch in October, and help make sport such a big part of your university experience. spit. For more information on the sports, you can get involved during your time at university, take a look here.