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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 competitions, 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 52 Sports Clubs that offer everything from social and beginner sport, to supporting elite athletes in international pathways. 

We are currently 4th in the BUCS rankings. Head to the BUCS website to see our most up-to-date BUCS rankings for all 52 of our sports!

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.

Suppose more casual and social sport is your thing. In that case, the University offers a wide-ranging social and recreational programme, where you can sign up for weekly in-house leagues or events with your friends and attend free Pitch Up & Play sessions. 

Your Athletic Union Staff:

Gee Burnett

Sports President

Gee graduated from Exeter in 2023 with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science. By working with the AU and all 52 clubs, Gee's aim this year is to improve facilities for clubs as well as promote inter-club relations with a focus on getting as many students as possible to play sports whether it be competitive or leisurely. Gee is looking at getting stuck in and involved in this year's “This Girl Can” campaign and making this February the biggest it has been.   

Throughout her time at Exeter, Gee has taken part in rugby, squash and benchball as well as self-defence classes. Outside of university Gee has participated in track cycling, powerlifting and bouldering as well as recently taking part in the Exeter 10k race. She is looking forward to the year ahead and getting as many people involved in sports as possible. 

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


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. 


Lauren Rowe

Sports Participation Officer

Lauren joined The University of Exeter in September 2018 and is primarily responsible for the development of our social sport programme of events. Lauren works to develop an activity and movement timetable of bespoke events to engage with students outside of conventional sporting activity and those already utilising the gym. Lauren has worked within the Leisure Industry for over 13 years, previously as a Personal Trainer and Leisure Supervisor, spending a year in Australia working in Fitness First on Bondi Beach. Lauren has most recently spent almost 5 years with Active Devon, tackling inactivity across Devon and working alongside National Campaigns such as This Girl Can.

Varsha Mistry

Social Sport Coordinator

Varsha Graduated from the University of Manchester in 2022 with an honour’s degree in Social Sciences. Since Graduating she has qualified as a PE teacher after completing her PGCE at the University of Exeter in 2023. As a Social Sports Coordinator, she will be responsible for getting students to participate in sports whether it is competitive or for fun. Having previously organised bocce tournaments for disabled children, sports days, and athletic events for high performing athletes, this year she wants to continue her passion for helping clubs to develop. She aims to get as many students involved in pitch up and play sessions whether it is an evening social run, learning how to coach disability football or even just trying out a new sport. While also offering an opportunity for students to partake in any of our social sports leagues. There is something for everyone!


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! 


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