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Welcome to UEA Sport

Sport is an integral part of community life at UEA for students and staff alike. As we look forward to another exciting year within uea+sport, we can’t help thinking back to the end of last year and our phenomenal result being awarded the BUCS Participation Programme of the Year! What an accolade! We pride ourselves on being able to provide such a wide-ranging programme of sporting, recreational and health-promoting activities and this year will be no different. To add to this already comprehensive offer we are aiming to branch out even further with our exciting new sports scholarship programme and an inclusive ueaccess focus. Much more to follow…..

Whether you are with us for the first time, or are our returning students at UEA, we hope you take full advantage of the fantastic array of facilities available. Whether that be our state of the art Sportspark, our Colney Lane playing field site or some of the incredible community facilities we make use of across the county. I am sure you will find a class, course, club or level of competition to suit you. If there is still something more you’d like to see, or if gaining employment and volunteering experience is top of your agenda, please come and talk to us. The uea+sport office is just through the main entrance to the Sportspark and our door is always open.

UEA has continued to be the only University that has been in the top 5 for ‘student overall satisfaction’ (NSS) amongst English mainstream universities. UEA has occupied the top five of the NSS ever since the survey started in 2005, and no other university has topped that. To cap it all, UEA achieved Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework rankings.

So this is clearly a phenomenal university to study at, but not only has UEA been noted for its excellence in sporting programmes but for the last 5 years, the quality of UEA’s sporting facilities have also been judged to be in the top 6 nationally (THE)! There is so much to offer from your time at UEA, we hope that we can play our part in making it a most memorable time. 

BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport)

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK, a membership organisation, and a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Their vision is to enhance the student experience through sport.

BUCS deliver more than 50 sports, including everything from archery to ultimate frisbee to almost 170 member institutions, comprising a busy league programme of over 4800 teams and over 100 championships events every year.

Please click here to view UEA's current BUCS position.