BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport)

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for higher education sport in the UK. Its vision is to enhance the student experience in three key areas:

  • Performance
  • Competition
  • Participation

To do this, BUCS works with student athletes, Sports Union staff and elected officers as well as professional sporting staff, coaches and volunteers at its 161 member institutions. It offers a comprehensive, multi-sport competition structure and manages the development of services and facilities for participative, grass-roots sport and healthy campuses through to high-performance, elite athletes.

The BUCS sporting programme is available to the 2.3 million students across the UK. Over 100,000 students regularly compete in BUCS competitions, leagues and events. BUCS delivers 50 sports to these students and universities and organises 150 individual final or championship events each year.

The seasonal programme begins at the start of the academic year in October with the national Surfing Championships at Fistral Beach in Newquay; and continues until the following July with the final events including, cricket, shooting and a combined athletics event. Over 4000 teams compete in BUCS team sports and competitions each year and the finale for many is the BUCS Championships.

To find out more please visit www.bucs.org.uk

SSS (Scottish Student Sport)

Scottish Student Sport (SSS) was established in June 2011 with the aims of:

  • Ensuring quality and breadth in well-managed sporting programmes
  • Increasing and promoting involvement in physical activity
  • Aiding and supporting the development of appropriate professional structures and systems throughout sport in Tertiary Education in Scotland

We are a democratically constituted, innovative, partnership organisation, comprising both students and professional staff from HE and FE institutions across the country.

We foster a number of key partnerships - most notably with sportscotland and British Universities and Colleges Sport - in the delivery of our objectives.

SSS has proved itself to be a key part of the sporting landscape in Scotland. Outward-facing, we engage with key partners, linking effectively with SGBs, the Sportscotland Institute of Sport Network and other national bodies, and strive to reflect and represent the key part which Scotland's Universities & Colleges can play in the nation's future sporting success, fitness and health.

To find out more please visit www.scottishstudentsport.com