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The BUCS fixture programme is the most prestigious competition Solent University enters. Universities across the country compete on a weekly basis across five conferences: Western, Midlands, Northern, Scotland and South Eastern.

Solent University competes in the Western Conference across majority of our teams.

How is the season planned?

The format of your season depends on your sport and what tier you play in. However, most teams will be involved in a regular league season, with weekly fixtures on a Wednesday afternoon.

For teams playing in Tier 1 (Southern Premier or Division 1 without an integrated cup competition), the league season will run from October until the beginning of February. The season will carry on into the important knockout stages, when teams will attempt to qualify for the BUCS National Championships. The further teams progress in this competition, the more points they get for the University in the overall BUCS university table (points are usually awarded from the quarter-finals stage).

For teams playing in Tier 2 or below, the league season will run from October until the end of March, and clubs will also play in the BUCS Conference Cup.;

BUCS offers three cup/knockout tournaments alongside league competitions. These are:

  • BUCS First Team Championship (for teams in Premier Division or Tier 1)
  • BUCS Trophy (for teams in Premier Division or Tier 1)
  • BUCS Conference Cup (for Conference teams in Tier 2 or below).

Solent's BUCS successes

2020 Mahamed Mahamed: National cross country champion
2019/20 Women’s Football: BUCS National Trophy Finals (cancelled due to Covid-19)
2019/20 Men’s Futsal: 2A Western Conference winners
2018 Mahamed Mahamed: (3,000m indoor) gold medal
2018 Men’s Basketball: BUCS Premier South, first place
2018 Terry Krubu, Team Solent Boxing: BUCS Gold Medal, novice category
2018 Team Solent Sailing: BUCS yachting champions
2017 Solent University: BUCS Most Improved University, BUCS National Awards

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