It's time to shine the light

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 2020 BUCS Awards. For the first time in our history we will be hosting our Awards digitally, and now, more than ever, it is critical to showcase the exceptional achievements across higher education sport.

Our season may have been cut short, but all your achievements will be recognised and celebrated. Student-athletes, both individuals and teams, have excelled in their respective sporting endeavours, whilst volunteers and administrators have gone above and beyond to progress the sporting provision of their institution or of sport in the higher education sector. BUCS Awards will celebrate the positive effect of student sport, the students who participate and the wider sporting sector in the UK.

To our winners – additional congratulations to you all, your name is in great company with those that have come before you.

 

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Vince Mayne
BUCS Chief Executive Officer

 

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Sportswoman of the Year

Celebrates the domestic or international success of a student studying at a BUCS member institution. The award recognises the highest possible standard of competition achieved by an eligible female identifying student.

Sportsman of the Year

Celebrates the domestic or international success of a student studying at a BUCS member institution. The award recognises the highest possible standard of competition achieved by an eligible male identifying student.

Team of the Year

Celebrates the competitive achievement of a student team competing in BUCS competition or a BUCS representative team that has attended a FISU sanctioned competition.

Club of the Year

Celebrates a club that has demonstrated a commitment to club development that has resulted in improving the university sport experience. This award is a club award focusing on development achievements and not specifically on performance success.

Student Volunteer of the Year

Celebrates a student volunteer who has contributed to university and/or community work. This can include working in domestic or international competitions or performance or participation driven projects and programmes.

Unsung Hero

Celebrates a member of staff at a BUCS member institution who has worked tirelessly, and without broader recognition, to supporting student sport at any level in the last 12 months.

Higher Education Sport Champion

Celebrates the contribution made by those working outside the sector to higher education sport.  Awarded to an individual or organisation from outside the BUCS membership who has worked tirelessly to support student sport at any level in the last 12 months.  Institutions are encouraged to nominate organisations or individuals that have supported them, or higher education sport in general.

A.D. Munrow Award

Celebrates a remarkable individual who has made a significant contribution to BUCS and/or university sport and has been instrumental in supporting, growing and developing university sport and physical activity over a sustained period.

Dan Porter Award

This award is in memory of former Sheffield Hallam Head of Sport, and BUCS colleague, Dan Porter who tragically lost his battle with cancer in 2018. Before his passing Dan fearlessly faced his challenges, establishing the Danny Porter Foundation and raising £100,000 through a variety of sporting and fundraising events. In memory of Dan, the Dan Porter Award was created to recognise an individual or group who has faced and overcame adversity and/or disadvantage to positively impact others.

This award celebrates an individual or group who have faced and overcome adversity or disadvantage to positively impact others within university sport and physical activity. The individual or group will have demonstrated a remarkable sense of character to achieve, motivate and inspire.

Participation Programme of the Year

Celebrates a programme that has actively improved the provision for their students, staff and community with outstanding new participation opportunities. This activity needs to be from the last 12 months.

Diversity and Inclusion Award

Celebrates a BUCS member institution that has actively ensured that their activities, programmes and opportunities are inclusive and accessible to all students

Digital Engagement Award

This award recognises a club, department or institution that has improved areas such as awareness, engagement, spectators and/or participants using digital marketing. This activity needs to be from the last 12 months.

Workforce Programme of the Year

Celebrates an institution that has created a new, or enhanced an existing, student leadership or workforce programme to support the upskilling and employability of their students. This activity needs to be from the last 12 months.