what is bucs?

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education sport in the UK and delivers more than 50 sports to almost 170 member institutions each year.

BUCS is made up of a huge number of leagues, cups and national championships, and at Essex with offer students the chance to compete as a team or individually on behalf of the Blades.

The University of Essex finished 38th out of approximately 170 institutions in 2017/18, with 1017.5 BUCS Points.

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WEEKLY BUCS LEAGUES & cUPS

We have 62 teams competing regularly against other institutions in BUCS. Fixtures take place on Wednesday's, with the excepetion of American Football, Futsal & Water Polo which happen at weekends.

Depending on the BUCS Tier, each team will also compete in a Cup. Last year 7 of our BUCS teams made it to their Cup final, and 9 won their League.

If you would like to play competitive sport on a regular basis please contact one of our sports clubs for more information. Trials will take place during the first 2 weeks of Term 1. All dates and times can be found on the Students' Union Website.

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BUCS INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Played a sport at a high level in the past? Fancy representing the Essex Blades in a BUCS National Championship? Get in touch by emailing blades@essex.ac.uk

Depending on your experience, entry fees and transport costs may be fully covered by the Students' Union. And if you earn BUCS points (finish in the top 8) you could earn some cash as part of our BUCS reward pot!

 

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2017-18 bucs honours

TEAMS

 

woMEN'S basketbALL 1ST

BUCS PREMIER SOUTH WINNERS 2017/18

MEN'S rugby union 1st

BUCS south east 2b winners 2017/18

MEN'S cricket 1st

BUCS south east 2b winners 2017/18

MEN'S cricket 2nd

BUCS south east 3b winners 2017/18

MEN'S volleyball 2nd

BUCS SOUTH east 3b WINNERS 2017/18

MEN'S badminton 2nd

BUCS SOUTH east 4b WINNERS 2017/18

MEN'S table tennis 1st

BUCS SOUTH east conference cup WINNERS 2017/18
 

INDIVIDUALS

 

juliane haarmann

women's judo -70kg - gold medal
2017/18

wasim rach

men's boxing -75kg - gold medal
2017/18

reese wade

men's boxing -69kg - silver medal
2017/18

sze liu

men's boxing -52kg - silver medal
2017/18

james abiwon

men's boxing -69kg - silver medal
2017/18