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 2016/17, with 1142.5 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 excpetion 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? Complete our BUCS form and tell us how amazing you are.

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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recent bucs honours

TEAMS

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL 1ST

BUCS PREMIER SOUTH WINNERS 2016/17
 

MEN'S BASKETBALL 1ST

BUCS SOUTH EAST TIER 1 WINNERS 2016/17
BUCS NATIONAL TROPHY WINNERS 2016/17
 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 1ST

BUCS SOUTH EAST TIER 1 WINNERS 2016/17
 

WOMEN'S BADMINTON 1ST

BUCS SOUTH EAST TIER 2 WINNERS 2016/17
 

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL 2ND

BUCS SOUTH EAST TIER 2 WINNERS 2016/17
BUCS SOUTH EAST CONFERENCE CUP WINNERS 2016/17
 

MIXED GOLF 1ST

BUCS SOUTH EAST TIER 2 WINNERS 2016/17
 

MEN'S RUGBY UNION 1ST

BUCS SOUTH EAST TIER 3 WINNERS 2016/17
 

MEN'S SQUASH 1ST

BUCS SOUTH EAST TIER 3 WINNERS 2016/17
BUCS SOUTH EAST CONFERENCE CUP WINNERS 2016/17
 

MEN'S TENNIS 2ND

BUCS SOUTH EAST TIER 4 WINNERS 2016/17

INDIVIDUALS

harry hughes

men's javelin throw - gold medal
2016/17

marian stoykov

men's judo -81kg - silver medal
2016/17

matthew thompson

men's ski gs - silver medal
2016/17

dominic airoll

men's boxing novice 52-56kg - gold medal
2015/16

amanda murray

women's clay pigeon shooting - bronze medal
2015/16