UoN to host BUCS Big Wednesday during centenary year

October 16th, 2018

BUCS Big Wednesday will return to the University of Nottingham in 2019. Not only does this mark the centenary of the event, but it’s the first time a university will have hosted the event two years in a row.

The event will take place on Wednesday 27 March 2019.

BUCS is the largest multi-sport organisation in Europe, and BUCS Big Wednesday is the pinnacle of the team sport season. To celebrate, University of Nottingham Sport and BUCS will be pulling out all the stops.

Last year saw 104 teams, 55 universities and 14 sports descend upon the University of Nottingham for the event.

Dan Tilley, Director of Sport at the University of Nottingham, expressed his delight in hosting the event during the centenary of university sport:

“As one of the ten founders of the Higher Education sports leagues back in 1919, we are delighted to be chosen as the venue for BUCS Big Wednesday for the centenary year.

“We are very proud to have recently won the Good University Guide University of the Year for Sport, which is testament to the hard work of the University of Nottingham Sports staff and hosting BUCS Big Wednesday provides us a further platform to promote and celebrate our sporting offer, whilst also helping the sector mark 100 years of university sport.”

The announcement comes just after the University was awarded Sports University of the Year by the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

BUCS CEO, Vince Mayne, concludes: “With the University of Nottingham being awarded Sport University of the Year by the Times, I cannot see a better place to host BUCS Big Wednesday 2019.”

Want to volunteer at BUCS Big Wednesday 2019? Find out about the roles available: https://bit.ly/2yucSq7.

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October 16th, 2018 at 6:51 pm

alexander berman

my name is alexander berman an I am a semi professional photographer.
If possible I would like to do some photography for BUCS. This would help me expand my portfolio as well as give me some experience. I have a high quality camera believe my images would be of great use to you and others on social media.

Many thanks and I hope to hear from you soon


October 17th, 2018 at 9:12 am


Do you know which Wednesday in 2019? Date?

October 18th, 2018 at 2:32 pm


Hi Catchy. The event will take place on Wednesday 27 March 2019. Best wishes – Rebecca

October 18th, 2018 at 10:08 am

Dave Sirl

Is there any information about when this is please?? This year there seemed to me lots of people on campus who were affected by the extra traffic, etc but who had not heard about it in advance. Of course it is great for the university to host events like this, but equally it is important that there is communication to staff, students, non-university operations based on campus (e.g. nursery) so that people can plan for some parts of their day to take longer than usual.

October 18th, 2018 at 2:32 pm


Hi Dave. The event has been confirmed for Wednesday 27 March 2019. Best wishes – Rebecca

October 25th, 2018 at 11:53 am

Sarah Gosling

Delighted that UoN Sports partnership has been successful in the BUCS Centenary bid. Sport facilities here are amazing and after the success of 2018 I know it will be a fantastic event. good luck to everyone involved in planning, competing and spectating

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