Special Recognition Award
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 final year students who have shown an outstanding contribution either through performance or participation. Click here to view the full criteria.
Club Charity Initiative
Celebrating a charity initiative undertaken by a single student-led sports club, recognising their effort in raising money, raising awareness, and the creativity of the project. Click here to view the full criteria.
University of Glasgow Basketball Club
Edinburgh University History Boys RFC
University of Nottingham Football Club
Durham University Amateur Boxing Club
Institution Charity Initiative
Celebrating a charity initiative or campaign undertaken by a university sports department, potentially spanning multiple clubs. Institutions are encouraged to nominate based on either money raised, awareness raised, or creativity of initiative. Click here to view the full criteria.
University of Hull Lymphoma Action
Canterbury Christ Church University BRIT Challenge
University of Leicester Exercising Outdoors Safely
Digital Engagement Award
This award recognises a sports department or institution that 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. Click here to view the full criteria.
King’s College London
University of Nottingham
University College London
Inspirational Committee Award
Celebrating an individual club committee who have gone above and beyond to engage and support their club members, as well as making sure new members feel welcomed and part of the community. Click here to view the full criteria.
University of East Anglia's Women's Rugby
University of Manchester Basketball Committee
University of Nottingham Women’s Rugby Club
Inspirational Coach Award
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. Click here to view the full criteria.
Luke Gunn, University of Birmingham
Mike Hughes, University of Edinburgh
Louise Hopkin, Nottingham Trent University
Celebrates a member of staff at a BUCS member institution who has worked tirelessly to support student sport at any level. Click here to view the full criteria.
Ali Burkett, University of Chester
Steve Harris, University of Birmingham
Alex Burnett, University of Gloucestershire
COVID Student Hero
Awarded to a student who either in a professional or voluntary capacity, has been working on the front line during the pandemic, combining playing sport with saving the country. Click here to view the full criteria.
Angus Bradley, University of Nottingham
Olivia Neale, University of East Anglia
Elizabeth Sanders, University of Exeter
COVID Alumni Hero
Awarded to an alumnus, who previously played in BUCS whilst at university, who has been a key worker during the pandemic, either in a professional or voluntary capacity. Click here to view the full criteria.
Dr Polly Swann, University of Edinburgh
Elizabeth Tallett (nee Symons), University of Nottingham
Rachel Millar, University of East Anglia
Benjamin Horner, University of Liverpool
Diversity and Inclusion Award
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. Click here to view the full criteria.
TeamWORC United, University of Worcester
Table Tennis Club, University of Nottingham
Pride in UEA Sport, University of East Anglia
InclusActivity, Liverpool John Moores University
AD 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. Click here to view the full criteria.
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. Click here to view the full criteria.
Oscar Ukwizagira, University of Edinburgh – Karate
Lee Dove, University of Sussex – Basketball
Chloe Simper, University of East Anglia - Triathlon
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. Click here to view the full criteria.
Barnaby Halliwell, Durham University - Fencing
Jake Smith, Cardiff Metropolitan University - Athletics
Johnnie Torjussen, University of Nottingham - Badminton
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. Click here to view the full criteria.