Sports, societies and skills workshops

Studying at Bucks isn’t just about earning a degree. It’s about diving into new experiences, finding and exploring new passions and flourishing in amazing ways. In fact, we take the ‘life’ part of student life so seriously, we’ve named it The Big Deal.

Whatever you’re into, The Big Deal at Bucks means you’ll find a club, society or team to be part of – for free. From basketball to ballet dancing, and film appreciation to acapella singing, there are countless ways to keep busy, learn new things and meet like-minded people.

Whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned champion in your field, our sports clubs give you the chance to enjoy fitness for fun or to up your game by competing at Varsity or national level. And because all the clubs are run by students, there’s plenty of opportunity to develop new teamwork, leadership and communication skills that will enhance your CV, too.

Over 30 different sports to dive into, including:

  • American football
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance
  • Karate
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Check out the full list of sports we currently offer.

Got an interest or hobby that you love? Whether it’s academic, faith, a recreational activity or common interest, chances are other Bucks students are into it too. Bucks societies are free to join, give you lots of ways to get involved, and are a great way to socialise outside your own course. And if there isn’t one for you, you can start one of your own and gain CV-ready skills in the process.

Over 30 active societies include:

  • Aviation
  • Nursing Society (Nursoc)
  • Cosplay and Craft
  • Gaming
  • Musical Theatre
  • Islamic Society
  • Snowsoc
  • Climbing
  • Yoga

Found out more about our societies.

A degree is an incredible achievement, but in today’s world, it’s extra skills and experience that will make you stand out to future employers. Every year, we offer an additional skills programme to help you get ahead. Just like the rest of the activities and workshops at Bucks, it’s all completely free.

The additional skills programme changes year to year, depending on what students ask for. Recent skills workshops include:

  • Public speaking
  • Emergency first aid
  • Personal licence
  • Interview skills
  • Positive psychology