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 34th out of approximately 170 institutions in 2018/19, with 1182.5 BUCS Points.

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WEEKLY BUCS LEAGUES & cUPS

We have 58 teams competing regularly against other institutions in BUCS. Fixtures take place on Wednesday's, with the excepetion of American Football, Baseball, Futsal and Water Polo which happen at weekends.

Depending on the BUCS Tier, each team will also compete in a Cup. This year, 5 of our BUCS teams made it to their Cup final, and 14 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 will be dispalyed on the Students' Union Website when we have this information from pour clubs.

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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, support with entry fees and transport costs may be provided by the Students' Union.

 

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2021-22 bucs honours

TEAMS

 

BADMINTON MEN'S 1ST

                                    BUCS South East 3B League Champions

BAseball Mixed

                                  BUCS South East Tier 1 League Champions

                                BASKETBALL woMEN'S 1st

BUCS Premier South League Champions

BUCS Women's National Championship Winners

BASKETBALL Women's 2nd

BUCS South East 2B League Champions

South East Conference Cup Winners

BASKETBALL men's 3

                                    BUCS South East 4B League Champions

Football women's 1st

BUCS South East 1A League Champions

Football Men's 2nd

                                    BUCS South East 4C League Champions

                                     Futsal Men's 1st

                                  BUCS South East Conference Cup Winners

                                 HOCKEY Women's 1st

                                  BUCS South East 3B League Champions

                               LACROSSE WOMEN'S 1ST

                                 BUCS South East 2B League Champions

                                netball women's 2nd

                                 BUCS South East 6B League Champions

                                      RUGBY MEN'S 2nd

                                 BUCS South East 4B League Champions

Tennis men's 1st

BUCS South East 2B League Champions

VOLLEYBALL WOMEN'S 1ST

BUCS Premier South League Winners

vOLLEYBALL MEN'S 2ND

BUCS South East 2B League Winners
 

INDIVIDUALS