We are delighted to announce that 19 universities will be delivering BUCS Active 4 projects from January 2021.

These projects will target the following interventions; tackling female inactivity, using physical activity to improve mental health, and engaging students from lower socio-economic backgrounds to become more physically active.

The following universities were all successful through the competitive application process:

  • Aston University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chester
  • University College London
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Leicester
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Middlesex University
  • St Mary's University
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Surrey
  • Teesside University
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Wolverhampton


The project's launch signifies the start of an exciting period for both BUCS and the successful universities, as we deliver the 4th cycle of BUCS Active via our new Digital Technology platform, powered by Playwaze.

The University of Chester will be delivering a BUCS Active project for the first time. Ali Burkett, Chester’s BUCS Development Officer, said: ‘We are thrilled to have been successful in the BUCS Active 4 expression of interest. These platforms will allow us to engage with our student community in a far more meaningful and dynamic way. We are very excited about launching our activity finder and challenges in the New Year.’

Jenny Morris, Director of Delivery, has also shared: ‘A big thank you must go to Sport England for continuing to support BUCS Active. Their support has enabled us to reimagine how we can support universities to continue to provide tangible physical activity and sport opportunities, despite the challenges of the current climate. A special thanks to each of the universities that have expressed an interest in engaging in this innovative project. We look forward to making a positive impact within the sector over the next nine months and sharing our findings with the wider membership along the way.’

If you would like more information on utilising the technology platforms, please contact Mark Brennan, Delivery Manager.

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