Huge congratulations to all our shortlists!
Digital Engagement Award, sponsored by Playwaze
This award recognises a sports department or institution who have been creative in their digital engagement; whether that be a digital event, running virtual challenges, or other innovative ways they've supported students and staff digitally. It celebrates the improvement of awareness, engagement or participants using digital marketing.
University of Nottingham
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Special Recognition Award, sponsored by Outgoing
This award recognises an individual’s commitment to their club or sports department over their time at university, be it as a player, as a committee member or a volunteer. It is awarded to a final year student who have shown an outstanding contribution either through performance or participation.
Mia Elias, University of Portsmouth
Abd Al-Rahman Al-Remal, University of Edinburgh
Peter Boyes, University of Nottingham
Stewart Humble, University of Oxford
James Coffin, University of Exeter
Coach of the Year, sponsored by Catapult
This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a coach who has ensured that players’ mental and physical health remained a priority over the last year. It recognises everyone who has a coaching role; whether they be students, volunteers or paid coaching staff.
Chris Geddes, University of Stirling
Andi Manley, Loughborough University
Natasha Hunt, Hartpury University
John Armstrong, Queen's University Belfast
Jon Tate, University of Birmingham
Celebrates a member of staff at a BUCS member institution who has worked tirelessly to support student sport at any level in the last year.
Hannah Campbell, University of Edinburgh
Daniel Cox, University of Worcester
Maddy Young, Canterbury Christ Church University
Paul Johnson, Leeds Beckett University
John McKirdy, University of Nottingham
Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Beyond Equality
This award celebrates a BUCS member institution or individual club that has run a successful campaign that highlights their activities, programmes and opportunities are inclusive and accessible to all students.
University of Nottingham Sport
University of Leeds Boat Club
University of Oxford Swimming
Nottingham Trent University Sport
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 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.
Women's Rugby, University of the West of England
Alice Hopkins and Women's Football Club, University of Worcester
Emily Bridges, University of Nottingham
Sam Gilbert, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Sportsperson of the Year, sponsored by Outgoing
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.
Nike Lorenz, University of Nottingham
Grace Harvey, University of Manchester
Melissa Hexter, Imperial College London
Louise Hansson, Loughborough University
Isabel Brider, Brunel University
Club of the Year, sponsored by Take That Photo
Celebrates a club that has demonstrated a commitment to club development, engagement and support of members, 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.
Keele University KDS Karate
University of Oxford Rugby League
Imperial College Cricket
University of Exeter Tennis
Team of the Year, sponsored by New Balance
Celebrates the competitive achievement of a student team competing in a BUCS or FISU competition that has excelled, been unbeaten, broken records or otherwise achieved ground-breaking success within their sport.
Netball 1s, University of Hertfordshire
Men's Rugby Union 1s, Durham University
Performance Cycling, Loughborough University
Men's Waterpolo 1s, University of Edinburgh
Student Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by NSE
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.
This is a regional award, with regional winners forming the shortlist for the national award.
Participation Programme of the Year, sponsored by Technogym
Celebrates a programme that has actively improved the provision to for their students, staff and community with outstanding new participation opportunities.