I hope that these awards can shine a light on the incredible efforts by both staff and students to engage and support their community and the overall higher education sport sector during a challenging year. I look forward to reading the nominations and reflecting on just how well the sector has gone above and beyond to provide opportunities, build a positive culture, and make sure sport and physical activity remains at the very heart of the university experience.
Because that’s just it – university sport isn’t just about competing and winning medals. It's about all the experiences off the pitch too – the inclusivity, the socials, the fundraising, the friendships, the memories – that's what needs to be celebrated. And in a year where very little sport took place, what better time to recognise this. Welcome to the 2021 BUCS Awards.