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Scholar in Focus: Dafne Garcia Garate

With BUCS Sport returning last Wednesday, it was a pleasure to catch up with one of the first athletes to perform in the #GreenandGold this year, Dafne Garcia Garate. Dafne is a sport scholar and a part of our Women’s Water Polo team. Taking on Newcastle 1st’s in their first BUCS fixtures since lockdown, the …

BUCS Big Wednesday team in focus: Table Tennis

This week sees the culmination of this year’s British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) leagues in the team Championship finals aka #BigBUCSWednesday – and we have more teams than ever fighting it out to be crowned BUCS champion! The finals, which will be taking place at the University of Bath on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 …

BUCS Nationals 2017 – Sunday Review

The medals kept rolling in for the University of Nottingham on the final day of the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) National Championships in Sheffield with hundreds of our students representing the green and gold throughout the weekend in athletics, badminton, judo, karate, swimming, fencing and trampolining. There were six podium finishes for the …

BUCS Nationals 2017 – Saturday Review

After a resolute start to the weekend’s matches, races and encounters on Friday in the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) National Championships – the University of Nottingham continued the momentum on Saturday with hundreds of our students competing across eight different sports on the second day the UK-wide higher education sporting competition. Medal ceremonies …

BUCS Nationals 2017 – Friday Review

The University of Nottingham have made a promising start to the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) National Championships in Sheffield. Hundreds of UoN students made the short journey north up the M1 on a crisp Friday morning to compete in the Championships against 6000 students from universities across the United Kingdom this weekend (17th …

BDLA Student Sports Leader of the Year nomination – Emily Watts

Leadership is one of the key elements that creates a successful sports team. British Colleges University Sports (BUCS) in partnership with Deloitte established the BDLA (BUCS Deloitte Leadership Academy) in 2013, in order to inspire and develop those essential leadership skills of students involved in sport at university. Since its launch three years ago, over 650 students have been through the academy, …

Five Golds, six Silvers: big wins at BUCS Big Wednesday

University of Nottingham Sport finished the 2015/6 BUCS season in phenomenal style in Sheffield by winning five of their final day matches at the BUCS Big Wednesday event! On Wednesday 16 march, five of our Championship and six of our Trophy teams travelled to Sheffield for the 2016 BUCS Big Wednesday event. We were in good …

Dreaming big for BUCS Big Wednesday

Wednesday 16 March 2016 is BUCS Big Wednesday, a day that sees the finals of the Championship and Trophy competitions. 10 of our teams will be making the short journey to Sheffield to take on the top teams from across the UK. Competing in the Championships finals we have: Table Tennis Men’s 2nd, Table Tennis …

22 hours coached in two days, was it worth it?

University of Nottingham Table Tennis Coach, Gavin Evans, reflects on the BUCS Table Tennis Championships held at the University of Nottingham Sports Centre over the weekend of the 20 and 21 February 2016. 

BUCS Nationals 2016: Sunday round-up

That’s a wrap for us at the 2016 BUCS Nationals! Over 12,000 athletes entered into this year’s Nationals so Sunday’s finals were not just about winning but about celebrating the amazing achievements of all of our athletes. As they now head back to Nottingham, with their medals, new personal bests and once in a life time’s experiences, we look …