University Divisions

Ultimate is a strong, well represented sport at University level with over 80 HE institutions taking part each year in a programme that offers competition in the disciplines of Mixed, Women's & Open and caters for beginners & experienced players alike. A typical season will see some 20 tournaments organised, both Indoors & Outdoors, on a regional & national basis.

For news, announcements and discussions of the University division please see the UniUltimate e-group or by joining the regional facebook groups which can be found on the staying informed page.

Universities play a very important role in the development of the Ultimate and each year hundreds of new students get hooked on this fantastic sport. Indeed many of the top players on the UK circuit had to wait until arriving at University to get their first taste of the game.

Ultimate is an official sport of the British Colllege and Universities Sports (BUCS), with both Mens and Womens Indoor and Open Outdoor Nationals worth BUCS points to the eight highest ranking institutions.

 

For more information about BUCS, please see their website.

 

If you would like to contact someone regarding University Ultimate please see the University Coordinators Committee page to see who to get in touch with.

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Results

Past results in National University competitions:

2018-19

UXIR

UXIN

UMIR

UWIR

UMIN (D1)

UWIN (D1)

UMWIN (D2)

UWOR

UXON

UMWON

 

2017-18

UXIR

UXIN

UMIR

UMWIN

UWIR

UMWON

 

2016-17

UMIR

UMIN Div 1Div 2

UWIR

UWIN

UXIN

UXIR

UXON

UWOR (ScotlandWestNorth and East)

UMWON

 

2015-16

UMWIN 

UXIN

UXON 

UMWON 

 

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Open

Past results in National University Open competitions (Gold, Silver, Bronze):

2017-18

Mens Indoors: Strathclyde, Glasgow, Birmingham 

Mens Outdoors: Bath, St Andrews, Strathclyde


2016-17

Mens Indoors: St Andrews, Sussex, Dundee 

Mens Outdoors: Sussex, Bath, Glasgow

 

2015-16

Mens Indoors: Birmingham, Manchester, St Andrews 

Mens Outdoors: Nottingham, Glasgow, Birmingham

 

2014-15

Mens Indoors: Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester

Open Outdoors: Birmingham, Dundee, Manchester

 

2013-14

Indoors: Cambridge, Glasgow, Birmingham

Outdoors: Cambridge, Sussex, Manchester

 

2012-13

Indoors: Dundee, Manchester, Birmingham

Outdoors: Cork, Edinburgh, Birmingham

2011-12
Indoors: Exeter, Manchester, Dundee
Outdoors: Sussex, Cork, Bristol

2010-11
IndoorsSussex, Edinburgh, Manchester
Outdoors: Sussex, Cambridge, Edinburgh

2009-10
Indoors: Portsmouth, Manchester, Edinburgh
Outdoors: Portsmouth, Edinburgh, Warwick

2008-9
Indoors: Edinburgh, Cardiff, Warwick
Outdoors: Warwick, Portsmouth, Loughborough

2007-8
Indoors: Edinburgh, Warwick, Brunel
Outdoors: Cardiff, Cambridge, Bristol 

Women's

Past results in National University Women's competitions (Gold, Silver, Bronze):

2017-18

Womens Indoors: Edinburgh, Strathcylde, Bath

Womens Outdoors: Edinburgh, UCL, Bath

 

2016-17

Womens Indoors: Chichester, KCL, Birmingham

Womens Outdoors: UCL, Oxford, Edinburgh

 

2015-16

Womens Indoors: Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow

Womens Outdoors: Birmingham, Exeter, Newcastle

 

2014-15

Womens Indoors: Loughborough, Birmingham, Edinburgh

Womens Outdoors: Oxford, Birmingham, Loughborough

 

2013-14

Indoors: Dundee, Birmingham, Edinburgh

Outdoors: Bangor, Durham, Birmingham

 

2012-13

Indoors: Dundee, Aberdeen, Cork
Outdoors: Sussex, Edinburgh, Newcastle

 

2011-12
Indoors: Edinburgh, Trinity, York
Outdoors: Sussex, Southampton, York

 

2010-11
Indoors: Edinburgh, Warwick, Exeter
Outdoors: Sussex, Cambridge, St Andrews

 

2009-10
Indoors: Exeter, Chichester, Glasgow
Outdoors: Warwick, St Andrews, Sussex 

 

2008-9
Indoors: Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Warwick
Outdoors: Sussex, Newcastle, Warwick

 

2007-8 
Indoors: Dublin City, Edinburgh, Southampton
Outdoors: Bristol, Loughborough & Nottingham, Oxford

 

Mixed

Past results in National University Mixed competitions (Gold, Silver, Bronze):

2017-18

Mixed Indoors: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester

Mixed Outdoors: Event hit by snow cancellation

 

2016-17

Mixed Indoors: Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham

Mixed Outdoors: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Strathcylde

 

2015-16

Mixed Indoors: Birmingham, Dundee, Oxford

Mixed Outdoors: Birmingham, Glasgow, Dundee

 

2014-15

Mixed Indoors: Birmingham, Loughborough, Warwick

Mixed Outdoors: Birmingham, Dundee, Heriot-Watt

 

2013-14

Mixed Indoors: Birmingham, Warwick, Durham

Mixed Outdoors: Birmingham, Dundee, Bristol

2012-13

Mixed Indoors: Sussex, Surrey, Dundee
Mixed Outdoors: Edinburgh, Leicester, Sussex

2011-12
Mixed Indoors: Cork, Portsmouth, Sussex
Mixed Outdoors: Southampton, Loughborough, Manchester

2010-11
Mixed Indoors: Warwick, Sussex, Exeter
Mixed Outdoors: Sussex, Warwick, St Andrews

2009-10
Mixed Indoors: Glasgow, Exeter, Warwick
Mixed Outdoors: Warwick, Manchester, ?

 

2008-9
Mixed Indoors: Warwick, Cardiff, Aberdeen
Mixed Outdoors: Warwick, Cambridge, Nottingham

 

2007-8
Mixed Indoors: Edinburgh, Warwick, Manchester
Mixed Outdoors: Warwick, St Andrews, Leeds

 

Alumni

The University Year

For upcoming University Events see here, though this can be spotty if people forget to create events. Regardless, when decided the calendar, and locations, are announced via the regional facebook groups.

The following is for the academic year 2018-19:

(Format: [University] [Open/Mixed/Womens] [Indoor] [Regionals/Nationals])

University Mixed Indoor Regionals - 27/28 October 2018

University Mens Indoor Regionals - 10/11 November 2018

University Womens Indoor Regionals - 17/18 November 2018

University Mixed Indoor Nationals - 24/25 November 2018

University Mens and Womens Indoor Nationals - 9/10 February 2019

University Womens Outdoor Regionals  - 2/3 March 2019

University Mixed Outdoor Nationals - 16/17 March 2019

University Mens and Womens Outdoor Nationals - 13/14 April 2019

 

You can see venue information will be available here once confirmed or you can find it by checking the event pages on the calendar.

 

*Events* are provisional dates.

University Coordinators Committee

The UKU University Coordinators Committee is responsible for the administration of University Ultimate: they oversee the tournament allocation process for Regionals and Nationals, enforce rostering rules, adjudicate any eligibility questions, and aid the Regional development of Ultimate.

In addition to the following members, the committee includes Si Hill (as Admin) and Chris White (as DoC), and may co-opt additional people on a year-to-year basis:

 

Tom Daly is the current University Coordinator. If you have any questions about University Ultimate in general he is an excellent person to contact.

unicoordinator@ukultimate.com

 

Ashley Robinson is the current Women's Coordinator. If you have any questions relating to Womens she is your first point of contact.

uniwomenscoordinator@gmail.com

 

Tanya Fozzard is the Mixed Coordinator. Anything to do with Mixed, is hers to work with.

unimixedcoordinator@gmail.com

 

Dave Halls is the Open/Mens Coordinator.

uniopencoordinator@gmail.com

 

There are four Regional Coordinators, representing Scotland, the North, the East and the West. The contact addresses are provided below:

northrc@gmail.com - Ivan Mladjenovic

southeastrc@gmail.com - position vacant 

southwestrc@gmail.com - Jake Lloyd

scottishrc@gmail.com - Iain Campbell

UKU University Coordinator (in the chair)

The UKU University Coordinator is a full member of the UKU Board.

The University Coordinator should be the main point of contact for new University or College teams and for related official enquires.

The Coordinator should act as the chair for the UKU University Committee, leading discussion and ensuring its productivity. The Coordinator should support the Regional Coordinators in their duties.

Through liaison with the UKU Director of Competitions, attempts should be made to schedule the major UKU University tournaments around the other major UKU tournaments to enable the more talented University players to compete in more than one division.

The University Coordinator will be responsible for agreeing format and scheduling of UKU University tournaments, as well as ensuring a standardised process of tournament bidding and dealing with any irregularities that arise.

The University Coordinator is responsible for making seeding decisions at the major University events (this should be merely a matter of applying the accepted algorithm).

The University Coordinator should ensure that the resources available to University teams (risk assessments, code of conducts, applications for funding, etc) are kept up to date and are well publicised.

Nearing the end of their tenure, the Coordinator is responsible for advertising the AGM and chairing it or arranging for a replacement Chair.

The Coordinator is appointed by a majority vote at the University Ultimate AGM.

The current University Coordinator is Tom Daly. You can contact him at unicoordinator@ukultimate.com.

National Women's Coordinator

The National Women's Coordinator takes the lead role in developing and encouraging the Womens game across the country & represents the interests of female players within the UKU University Committee.

Specific tasks including:

  • Participating in the organisation of the University Womens Indoor and Outdoor Nationals (the bidding process, seedings).
  • General promotion of the Women's sport to University clubs.

The National Womens Coordinator should support the Regional Coordinators in their duties.

The National Womens Coordinator is appointed by a majority vote. The current Womens Coordinator is Megan Price. You can contact her at uniwomenscoordinator@gmail.com.

Mixed Coordinator

The National Mixed Coordinator takes the lead role in developing and encouraging the Mixed game across the country and representing the mixed game within the UKU University Committee.

Specific tasks including:

  • Participating in the organisation of the University Mixed Indoor and Outdoor Nationals (the bidding process, seedings).
  • General promotion of the Mixed division to University clubs.

The National Mixed Coordinator is appointed by a majority vote. The current Mixed Coordinator is Tanya Fozzard. You can contact her at uniwomenscoordinator@gmail.com.

Four Regional Coordinators

The following four regions each has a representative on the Committee:

Scotland

The North

The East

The West

Regional Coordinators perform the same role across the country as follows:

The Regional Coordinator is responsible for passing news/developments/decisions to their region's University clubs.

He/She is also responsible for gathering information from the region's clubs to help the committee make informed decisions on University Ultimate.

The Regional Coordinator is responsible for promoting Ultimate and encouraging development in the area, this involves:

  • Getting bids for major events from local teams
  • Encouraging and assisting Universities running "fun" tournaments
  • Organising and selecting bids for Regional qualifiers
  • Assisting any developing clubs within their region
  • Leading a group of volunteers in running a regional league (where appropriate)

The Regional Coordinator should also act as a secondary point of contact after the University Coordinator, dealing with matters relevant to their region.

The Regional Coordinator is appointed by a majority vote within the relevant region.

University Tournament & Eligibility Rules

The UKU University regulations were drawn up inline with the eligibility rules of the British Universities and College Sports (BUCS) [see here].

 

Full UKU Tournament Rules (and the Event Specific Appendix for University Ultimate) can be found HERE.

These include information about:

  • Membership & Eligibility
  • Entering Events
  • Rosters
  • Squad Sizes
  • Tie Breakers for Pools
  • Kit
  • UKU University Regions
  • BUCS Events
 

Uni Eligibility FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding Uni eligibility.

If you have any specific questions or request a clarification feel free to contact your Regional Coordinator on the University Committee.

 

My institution does not have an ultimate team, can I play with another one?

You may be  permitted to compete with your next most sensibly-nearest institution's Ultimate team for non-BUCS events ( the Mixed division, but not in the Mens or Womens Indoors or Outdoors divisions). However teams should not look to outside students as a matter of course; it would be infinitely preferable for them to explore every means of finding players from their own University before they start exploring pickups from other Universities. As a rule of thumb, if your most sensibly-nearest institution does not need you to play with them, then you cannot.

The specific criteria is attached in a document at the bottom of this page.

I'm a part time/postdoc student, can I play?

Maybe. If your institution's registrar has you down as being a part time (60 credits/year) or full time (120 credits/year) student then yes you may compete. For cases that do not involve a credit based system, part time is defined as at least 50% of the full time course hours. Postdocs is more on a case-by-case basis, as to whether the University considers you students or not. Ask the committee and they'll look into the possibilities.

I'm a visiting student at another institution, can I play for them?

You may only compete with one institution per academic year. Provided that the visiting institution's registrar classifies you as a student and you have not competed for your original institution this academic year then yes, you may compete with your visiting institution.

I'm graduating this year, can I play?

Masters or PhD students (as it often is) who finish their course and graduate part way through the academic year may play only for the part of the academic year they are registered with their institution for, they must also fulfill the usual criteria (i.e completing 60 credits or equivalent in that academic year) for eligibility.

I'm a member of staff at an institution, can I play?

No, you're not a student.

I'm a graduate from an institution and am allowed to be an associate member and train with the team, can I play?

No, you're not a student.

Do I need to buy individual membership to compete at Regionals?

Yes, everyone playing at Uni Regionals (in any division) needs to hold valid at least basic UKU membership. http://www.ukultimate.com/join

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BUCS League

From 2015/16, Men's Outdoors will be contested via weekly league matches, in 5 regions, as detailed in this document.

 

Spirit Link for 2018-19: https://goo.gl/forms/e28Ojc93ue66cKyU2
 
For the details on how Spirit of the Game will be managed for BUCS games, please see this announcement from the University Committee and Spirit of Game Committee.
 

Survival

So, what should you expect if you've just joined your University club? Definitely a few good nights out and a few heavy mornings in the first few weeks of term. Each club has their favourites from pub crawls and pub golf to the three pint challenge, the traditional Ultimate drinking game. Most clubs organise socials throughout the year so if you want to join a club for the drinking you couldn't do any better than Ultimate!

Pretty soon you'll be lucky enough to attend a tournament. In all likelihood, this will be an Indoors Beginners event sometime in October. Each tournament has a party on Saturday night where, after having played Ultimate all day, everyone lets off a bit of steam! If it's your first tournament you'll notice the standard of Ultimate drop slightly on Sunday morning. You might think this strange but it's pretty much the same at every tournament the world over...

Unless it happens to be near your home town you'll be spending the whole weekend away, and probably kipping on someone's floor. To that end, here's a useful list of things to take with you.

Tournament Essentials (& desirables!)

All tournaments

 Kit:

  • First & second shirt or Light & Dark
  • Shorts

 Disc
 Money
 Various medicines:

  • Arnica
  • Deep Heat
  • Freeze spray
  • Gauze
  • Ibuprofen
  • Paracetamol
  • Plasters
  • Savlon
  • Tubigrip

 Sleeping Bag
 Rollmat
 Water bottle
 Towel and toiletries.
 Eveningwear stuff

Indoors
 Non-marking trainers
 Knee/elbow pads
 Sweatbands

Outdoors
 Boots/Astros, visor/hat, suncream, aftersun
 Tent
 Waterproofs