Last week the Student Activities team from UBS went to the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) conference in Exeter. The conference gave reports on the progress of BUCS as a governing body and also gave the opportunity for Union and University representatives alike to share best practice.
British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for higher education sport in the UK. Its vision is to enhance the student experience in three key areas: Performance, Competition and Participation.
The BUCS sporting programme is available to the 2.3 million students across the UK. Over 100,000 students regularly compete in BUCS competitions, leagues and events. BUCS delivers 50 sports to these students and universities and organises 150 individual final or championship events each year.
Brunel is currently ranked 22nd overall in the BUCS League (out of 161 instiutions), and are the second highest ranked London University.
At the conference, elections were held for positions onto BUCS for the year 2012/13. Gary was running to be one of 4 national student officers for BUCS. This basically meant that he was running to be a representative for over 160 BUCS affiliated Universities and would be responsible for ensuring communications between BUCS and the Universities were transparent, in depth and met the needs of the 2.3 million students currently engaged in the governing body.
After opening speeches and a tough hustings from the conference floor we are pleased to announce that Gary was elected as one of the four student officers for BUCS and will be looking to continue his work in sport on a national front!
Also elected were Jon Gleave (Bath), Ali Burr (Coventry) and Clare McWilliams (Aberdeen).
Gary (bottom, second from left) celebrates with the BUCS London Region