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During the first two weeks of the academic year, we run trials for TeamBU, our community of Performance Sport athletes who compete in British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) leagues and competitions. These are at a local, regional, national and, for some, international level.

We are committed to improving our BUCS ranking each year – we’re currently 23rd out of 153 other UK universities – so, if you are a talented athlete with a competitive nature who is looking to excel in your chosen sport while you study with us, then try out for TeamBU.

Affiliation

If you're successful in becoming a TeamBU athlete, either within a team or as an individual, you will be required to affiliate to SportBU each academic year. To do this, you will need to obtain a performance sport membership and complete a performance sport agreement form.

You will also need to pay a yearly affiliation fee (which can be paid at SportBU reception) for your chosen sport.

This fee includes; BUCS affiliation fees, personal sports insurance (drop by SportBU reception for claim forms and any support you may need), weekly coaching and conditioning sessions, up to £80 discount off of SportBU Premium membership, TeamBU transport, a training t-shirt, the Sports Ball and TeamBU photo day.

Wear your TeamBU kit with pride

BU Sports Scholars on TeamBU photo day

Designed in partnership with our kit supplier, Viper10 Sportswear, we’ve produced a range of TeamBU sportswear which will make you feel part of the TeamBU community straight away.

From tees to leggings, shorts to hoodies, base layers to vests (and more), you'll have all the kit you need to proudly represent BU in your sport.

Our kit features the TeamBU crest where the ‘Dorset dragon’ (from BU’s coat of arms) takes centre stage.

Find out more about Performance Sport at BU

Sports scholarships

Sports scholarships

We believe that your sporting talents deserve to be rewarded. Available for up to £5,000, our Sports scholarships are designed to help you perform at the highest possible level.

Meet our sports scholars

Meet our sports scholars

Read the stories of our sports scholars. Some detail their sporting journeys so far, while others are a first-hand account of a particular event or competition.

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TASS accreditation

Backed by Sport England, the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) helps you successfully balance your sporting career and studies – so you don't have to choose between the two.