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BUCS Sport

BUCS Sport

BUCS Sport

‌British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for student sport in the UK. They facilitate and deliver all cross university competition, as well as national events, campaigns and further opportunities to promote physical activity within student sport settings.

The University of Exeter offers one of the largest programmes in the UK for competitive university sport, with over 110 teams registered competing weekly in leagues with a number of our clubs competing in annual events. Our clubs off‌er either weekly or yearly competitive competitions to test and further develop your skills. 

We have 51 Sports Clubs that offer everything from social and beginner sport, to supporting elite athletes in intrnational pathways. 

Head to the BUCS website to see our most up-to-date BUCS ranking!


Student Sport also offers those the opportunity to be involved with the Performance Sport Programme, where we support some of the best and most talented athletes in the UK.

If more casual and social sport is your thing, the University offers a wide-ranging social and recreational programme, the I AM SPORT programme, where you can sign up to weekly in-house leagues or events with your friends.

Your Athletic Union Staff:

Katy Dalglish

Athletic Union President

Katy graduated from Exeter in 2021 with a BSc in Exercise and Sport Science. After being voted in as AU President, she wants to make the student sport experience at Exeter as good as possible by working with the Athletics Union and making sure the student voice is heard. In particular, her manifesto outlines how she aims to focus on inclusivity, support and providing more opportunities for students to get physically active.

Over the years Katy has participated in a variety of sports and seized the opportunity at university to try some new sports, like surfing and golf. She is also a keen runner and having ran a few half marathons, completing a marathon is something she aspires to achieve at some point. When not playing sport herself, you may find Katy showing her passion with coaching too! 

For more information about Katy and her aims as AU President this year, head to our AU President page


Phone: 01392 723573

Charlotte Raymont

Student Sport Manager

Charlotte oversees the Athletic Union, leading on all BUCS competition at the University. She graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2002, with an Honors degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences. After graduating, she worked within the leisure industry as a swimming teacher, lifeguard and gym instructor. Charlotte then went on to to work for the sports development department at the University of Plymouth for 3 years, until finally she joined the University of Exeter as AU Manager in 2005,

Phone: 01392 726359

Stephen Brown

Sports Development Manager

Having graduated from University of Bath, Steve leads on the development opportunities for all of our sports clubs, covering anything from finances, number of members to opportunities each club deliver. Steve works closely with each club to develop and implement their Club Development Plan, ensuring each club builds year on year. As well as working with our clubs, Steve leads on the development of our Junior Programmes. 


Bayley Smeath

Administration Assistant (Athletic Union) - Admin Expert

Bayley supports the AU on all administrative and finance procedures, ensuring our clubs continue to run as smoothly as possible! He joined Exeter Sport in 2016 as a Recreation Assistant after finishing his A Levels, seeking to gain experience within the Sports Industry. Having done that role for 2 Years, he moved into an Administrative Role in the Sports Bookings office in January 2018 to gain some experience in an office environment. Bayley then joined the AU in December 2018.

Bayley has always had a keen interest in sport. In particular football where he has represented the County and enjoys keeping fit in his spare time

Email: or general enquiries

Phone: 01392 725626

Lauren Rowe

Sports Participation Officer

Lauren joined the team in 2019 from Active Devon, and brought a host of ideas that has developed the social, intramural and participation programmes into one of the largest programmes in student sport. She also delivers campaigns and events to get the Exeter Sport community active!

Phone: 01392 722646 

Vicky Carnall

BUCS Co-ordinator

Having previously worked within schools in the local area for a number of years, she made the jump into higher education in 2021 joining the AU. Vicky delivers all administrative duties to support our BUCS teams that are competing week in week out. This covers anything from fixture management, transport arrangemnets to regulations - anything BUCS, Vicky is your go to person! 


Stuart Fraser

BUCS Co-ordinator

Having joined the AU at the start of the 2021-22 academic year, Stu supports the Athletic Union and its clubs by developing more sustainable platforms for our clubs to train, travel and compete. He also supports all clubs with risk assessments, socials and club events.


Sam Wilson


With amples of experience in Rowing, Sam joined the Athletic Union to support the maintenance of the Nicholas Bull Boathouse and its boats, as well as some coaching of the Boat Club. 

Anna Janota

Sports Welfare Consultant 

Supporting the wellbeing of the students at Exeter is key and in sport that extends beyond just physical wellbeing. Anna works part time within the Student Sport Team supporting the development of workshops and resources; working with the club committee’s welfare officers and providing welfare support for students involved in any kind of physical activity.  She also delivers some fitness classes in the Russell Seal Fitness Centre.

For students who feel they would benefit from welfare support, they can speak to a member of staff or their Welfare Officer who will signpost them or refer them to Anna for additional support.

Wellbeing Drop In: or Tel: 01392 724381