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 52 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:
James graduated from Exeter in 2022 with a Meng in Electronic Engineering. By working alongside the AU and the new committees of all 52 sports clubs, James wants to drive the Exeter sporting experience forward by creating a more inclusive student sporting experience along with increased student coach support.
Throughout his time in Exeter James has taken part in many sports for the first time including kayaking, surfing and squash. He has also been on the tennis committee for two years as tennis ambassador and recently as club captain.
For more information about James and him aims as Sports President this year, head to our Sports President page.
Phone: 01392 723573
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/ or Tel: 01392 724381