SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS

PERFORMANCE SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS

Performance Sport Scholarships – which consist of those available within our 7 Performance Sports and also BUCS Performance Scholarships – are aimed at supporting those talented student-athletes that do not quite meet the Elite Dual Career Athlete Pathway (EDCAP) criteria, but still demonstrate the potential to make a significant impact within BUCS 1st teams and at BUCS Individual Championships.

The University of Birmingham’s 7 Performance Sports are: Athletics, Hockey, Squash, Netball, Rugby, Swimming and Badminton) and Performance Sport Scholarships offered within these are selected, awarded and managed by the respective Head Coach. Therefore, for more information about what support may be available to you via these awards and how to apply, please see below.

ATHLETICS

Head Coach: Luke Gunn
Lead Endurance Coach: Dean Miller
Lead Power Coach: Jade Surman

HOCKEY

Head Coach: Chris Davis


SQUASH

Head Coach: Jon Tate


NETBALL

Head Coach: Wesley Blair

SWIMMING

Head Coach: Gary Humpage

MEN'S RUGBY UNION

Head Coach: Tom Drewett

BADMINTON

Head Coach: Lorraine Cole

BUCS PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

As a means of supporting a greater number of talented student-athletes across a wider range of sports, the University is proud to offer BUCS Performance Scholarships. Please find all information regarding the breakdown, criteria for consideration and application process for this award below.

BREAKDOWN OF THE AWARD

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Criteria for consideration

These are 1-year awards that are aimed at incoming, first year student-athletes who are likely to represent the University and can evidence potential to win BUCS points and medals in BUCS-scoring individual championships during the upcoming academic year, contributing significantly to the performances of both the Club and UBSport.

Sports in which applicants are to be considered for a BUCS Scholarship are as follows*:

*Any other sport within which there is an opportunity to represent UoB individually at a BUCS-scoring championship will also be considered.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A BUCS PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP

We are delighted to announce that the application process for the 2023-24 academic year is now open. Please apply via the button below.

The deadline for all BUCS Scholarship applications is Friday 24 February 2023. We will not be able to consider any application received after this date.

Please note that, if you apply for an Elite Dual Career Athlete Pathway scholarship before the deadline below and your sport is eligible, you will be automatically considered for a BUCS Scholarship.

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BUCS Performance Sport Scholarship Application 2023-24

Please complete the form below to apply for the BUCS Performance Sport Scholarship. You may wish to have your supporting statement and records of your sporting achievements prepared before starting the form. The deadline for all BUCS Scholarship applications is Friday 24 February 2023. We will not be able to consider any application received after this date. By completing this form, you are consenting to University of Birmingham contacting you regarding sport scholarships. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Review UoB Sport & Fitness’ Privacy Policy at the bottom of our website.

(DD/MM/YYY)

Please include your full postcode

(If applicable – 10 digit number in format 123-456-7890)

(e.g. Unconditional / ABB)

(e.g. Sport & Exercise Science, BC17)

Please select all that apply.

(Please note whether UK or Home Country and which age-group)

Please list your major achievements in your sport over the past two years, starting with the most recent. Please detail the year in which the achievement took place, your age at the time, the event, the standard of representation (e.g. club, county, international) and result.

To help us gain further insight to you as an athlete, please list your realistic performance goals for the next 12 months (up to 3):

Please specify level and dates.

Please specify level and dates.

Please specify amount and period of provision.

Please provide evidence of your performance level in relation to the competition standard within BUCS and your potential or likelihood to win an invidivual medal at a BUCS Championships. This should include evidence of your PB(s) and/or national ranking alongside the previous 1-2 years of BUCS Championships’ results within your sport/discipline: https://www.bucs.org.uk/compete/sports.html

MEET THE EXPERTS

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HUGH SPROSTON

Sport Scholarship Manager

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Helen Waters

Sport Scholarship Officer