Focus Sport Programme

Our Focus Sport Programme provides a range of support services to student teams competing at the highest level of BUCS competition.

Focus sports are headed by dedicated coaches, with specialist conditioning and physiotherapy back-up. This is designed to allow University of Strathclyde student teams to perform at the highest level in British Universities and Scottish Universities championships.

Focus sports have access to the University’s training facilities and tailored sport-specific support from delivery partners.

  • Strength & conditioning
  • Match day physiotherapy
  • Sports nutrition workshops
  • Pre-season training
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Premier league support

University of Strathclyde students selected to represent Scotland or GB at any level are eligible to apply for financial support support towards the costs of competing.

For more information on team or individual support, please contact Dave Sykes (Performance Sport Manager) on

Partners, the Centre for Sport & Recreation oversee the University’s Elite Athlete Bursary which offers essential support for student athletes who are committed to succeeding on the international stage.

For more information on the programme and available bursaries from the University click here.

We offer a range of fitness classes for Sports Union members throughout the week. Sessions are delivered by professional Strength & Conditioning coaches within Strathclyde Sport and are tailored towards needs of the group. Prior registration required here.

Hall of Fame

In partnership with the university Alumni & Development team, the Sports Union has inaugurated a ‘Sports Hall of Fame’ to celebrate outstanding sporting achievement. Its recipients are announced at the USSU Sports Awards Ball Blues Dinner each year.