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 Indoor & Out, on a regional & national basis.

For news, announcements and discussions of the University division please see the UniUltimate e-group.

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.

 

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

 

For the Women's and Mixed divisions, and for Men's Indoors, we use these seven regions (combined into larger regions for Women):

 

Region 1 (Scotland & Northern Ireland): Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, St Andrews, Stirling, and Strathclyde.

 

Region 2 (North East & North West): Central Lancaster, Chester, Durham, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Northumbria, and Salford.

 

Region 3 (Yorkshire & East Midlands): Bradford, DMU, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Leeds Met, Leicester, Lincoln, Loughborough, Northampton, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, and York.

 

Region 4 (East & London): Brunel, City, Essex, Hertfordshire, Imperial, KCL, LSE, Open University, Queen Mary's, Roehampton, UCL and UEA.

 

Region 5 (South East): Arts, Brighton, Chichester, Holloway, Kent, Oxford, Oxford Brookes, Portsmouth, Reading, Surrey, Sussex, and Winchester.

 

Region 6 (West Midlands & Wales): Aberystwyth, Bangor, Birmingham, Cardiff, Coventry, Gloucestershire, Keele, Staffordshire, Swansea, Warwick, and Wolverhampton.

 

Region 7 (South West): Bath, Bournemouth, Bristol, Exeter, Falmouth, Plymouth, Southampton, and UWE.


For the Women’s division, some of the regions are joined to create four regions:

 

Region A (Scotland & Northern Ireland): Includes Region 1.

 

Region B (North): Includes Regions 2 and 3.

 

Region C (East): Includes Regions 4 and 5.

 

Region D (West): Includes Regions 6 and 7.

 

Please note that the lists of teams in each region are not exhaustive and are there just to give an idea of the teams in each region. If you are in any doubt which region your institution falls into then please get in touch with someone on the university committee.

 
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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Eligibility in University Ultimate

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

UKU University Eligibility Rules


1. Terminology

2. Eligible Participants

3. Special Cases for Participation

4. Ineligible Participants

5. Team Participation

6. Ineligible Teams

7. Unintentional Breach of Eligibility

8. Intentional Breach of Eligibility

9. Movement of Players Between Teams

10. Breach of Movement Terms

11. BUCS Events 

12. Additional Queries

 

1. Terminology

1.1. UKU: UK Ultimate Ltd;
1.2. Co-ordinator: the University Co-ordinator;
1.3. Committee: the University Ultimate Committee;
1.4. University: University, University College or Institute of Higher Education;
1.5. Region: A group of universities, determined by the Committee on a geographical basis, which are placed together for the purpose of contesting a tournament, or to act as a playing group or representative area;
1.6. Athletic Union/Sports Office: The body within a University recognised by the Association as being responsible for the organisation of student sport within the institution.
1.7. Series: a progression of connected tournaments leading to the allocation of a Championship title [e.g. Indoor Regionals & Indoor Nationals constitude the Indoor Series]

 


2. Eligible Participants
For an athlete to be eligible to compete in official University tournaments, and to represent his/her University at such an event, he/she shall:

2.1. Be an internally registered student at an institute of Higher Education
2.2. Be a basic/full member of the UKU.
2.3. Be registered on a credit rated course (e.g. Degree or HND); and
2.4. Be undertaking a study programme equivalent to at least 60 credits per year, or in the case of a postgraduate student be undertaking a study programme of no less than 50% of the full time student programme. In other words, the participant's primary occupation must be as a student; and
2.5. Be a player who is permitted by UKU to participate alongside amateur competition in the sport; and
2.6. Have paid the appropriate Union or Athletic Union subscription and have support of the Athletic Union or Sports Office.

 


3. Special Cases for Participation
The following persons are classified as eligible to participate in official University tournaments, and to represent his/her University at such an event:

3.1. A student who is fully registered as an internal student at more than one institution (and is by these regulations eligible to compete for each of those institutions) may choose, annually, from among the institutions which they are eligible, which of those member institutions to represent.
3.2. A sabbatical officer of either a Students' Union or an Athletic Union who has paid the appropriate Union or Athletic Union subscription.
3.3. A student satisfactorily finishing his/her course of study in December, March or later, until the end of the academic year, provided his/her Union or Athletic Union subscription has been paid;
3.4. A student embarking on a Sandwich Course and/or Year Abroad course provided all of the following:
3.4.1 The appropriate fee has been paid to their Athletic Union; and
3.4.2 The duration of the course in industry/abroad covers no more than one scholastic year.

3.5. Any cases in doubt should be referred to the Committee.

 


4. Ineligible Participants
The following athletes are ineligible to participate in official University tournaments:

4.1. Students at 'franchised' colleges unless recognised as fully registered internal students of the institutions they wish to represent;
4.2. Students undertaking less than 60 credits (or equivalent) in the academic year concerned;
4.3. Externally registered students, as determined by the University's registrar;
4.4. UKU members not permitted by the Association to participate in the sport, for whatever reason.

 


5. Team Participation
A team is eligible to participate in official University tournaments provided all of the following:

5.1. The team consists solely of eligible participants as laid down in sections 2 and 3 above.

 


6. Ineligible Teams
A team shall be deemed ineligible to participate in University tournaments if any of the following apply:

6.1. A team fields one or more players who are deemed ineligible for participation as of section 4 above;

 


7. Unintentional Breach of Eligibility
Following an unintentional breach of eligibility, any of the following may apply, at the discretion of the Committee:

7.1. If a potential breach is discovered before the first game the ineligible team plays, any ineligible players will be banned from playing for any team during the tournament. If this leaves the team without enough players to field a full line:
7.1.1 The team may choose not to take part in the tournament, or;
7.1.2 The team may choose to play as a club team for the tournament and will not be eligible to finish in a qualification position.

7.2. If a breach is discovered after the start of the first game the ineligible team plays, one of the following shall apply:

7.2.1 The team may choose not take any further part in the tournament;
7.2.2 If the current games are still in group stages, the team may choose to continue playing as an open team (as above).

7.3. If, after any of 7.1 or 7.2 have been imposed, an ineligible team finishes in either a qualifying or trophy position, they shall not receive the award, and the next most eligible team shall instead receive the award.
7.4. If the breach is discovered after the tournament has finished, and the ineligible team has finished in either a qualifying or trophy position, they shall be stripped of the awards, and the next most eligible team shall instead receive the award.

 


8. Intentional Breach of Eligibility
Following an intentional breach of eligibility, any of the following may apply, at the discretion of the Committee:

8.1. If the breach is discovered during a tournament, the rules as set out in section 7 above shall be followed;
8.2. If a breach is suspected of being intentional, the matter shall be fully investigated by the Committee. No further action will be taken until the matter is resolved;
8.3. If a breach is discovered to be intentional, the Committee may impose any ruling felt necessary, including, but not limited to, the club fielding the ineligible team being:
8.3.1 Banned from attending the next University competition;
8.3.2 Banned from attending University competition for the remainder of the scholastic year;
8.3.3 Banned from attending University competition for the next scholastic year;
 
 

9. Movement of Players Between Teams
This rule is to be applied with respect to any set of University tournaments that allow clubs to enter multiple teams at a single stage [i.e. Regionals being one stage, Nationals/Not the Nationals being a second stage]. The following define what movement of players between teams within the same club during a Series is acceptable:

9.1. In each event, clubs entering more than one team shall declare which team is the first, which is the second, and so on, so as to facilitate the following rule;
9.2. Players may only play for one team at each stage of the Series, e.g. a player may not compete on the first team at Nationals Division 1, and on the second team at Nationals Division 2.

 


10. Breach of Movement Terms
A breach of the movement terms defined in section 9 above shall be classed as an intentional breach of eligibility and shall be dealt with using the terms defined in section 8 above.


11. BUCS Events

For BUCS events in addition to UKU eligibility rules all competitors must comply with BUCS eligibility rules which can be found on the BUCS website here.

12. Additional Queries
If a team's current situation is not clarified by this document, any additional queries, clarifications or questions based on the above must be addressed directly to the Co-ordinator.

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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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Results

Past results in National University competitions:

2016-17


Mixed indoor nationals

UXIR

Mens Indoor Nationals - Div 1

Mens Indoors Nationals - Div 2

UMIR

Womens Indoor Nationals

UWIR

 

2015-16

Mens and Womens Outdoor Nationals 

Mens and Womens Indoor Nationals 

Mixed Indoor Nationals

Mixed Outdoor Nationals 

 

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Open

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

 

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 

Indoor Nationals 2006

 

 Pos  Team  University
 1  Ro Sham Bo  Edinburgh
 2  No Frills  Cardiff
 3  Mythago  Bristol
 4  Haze  Loughborough
 5  Skulltimate  Cork
 6  Phat'eds  Sheffield
 7  Picnic  Plymouth
 8  Brunel  Brunel
 9  Far Flung  Glasgow
 10  Strange Blue  Cambridge
 11  Flatball  St Andrews
 12  Random Fling  Nottingham
 13  Fingers 6  Manchester Met
 14  UBU  Birmingham
 15  Jedi  Leeds
 16  Aye-Aye  Norwich

 

Open Outdoor Nationals 2013/14

UOON 2013/14 was held alongside UWON and the Alumni Cup on 26/27 April at the University of Manchester Sports Ground.

Congratulations to Cambridge, this year's University Open Outdoor Champions, and to Limerick, this year's division 2 champions. 

Full results as follows: 

 

1       Cambridge

2       Sussex 1

3       Manchester

4       Dundee

5       Bristol

6       Warwick

7       Edinburgh

8       Glasgow

9       Durham

10     Imperial

11     Heriot Watt

12     York

13     Bath

14     Cardiff

15     Birmingham

16     Sussex 2

         

17     Limerick

18     Newcastle

19     Oxford

20     Bangor

21     Nottingham

22     St. Andrews

23     Strathclyde

24     Loughborough

25     Southampton

26     Surrey

27     UEA

28     Liverpool

29     Kent

30     Bournemouth

31     Aberdeen

32     LSE


Outdoor Nationals 2006

Division 1:

 Pos Team   University
 1  Ro Sham Bo  Edinburgh
 2  Mythago  Bristol
 3  No Frills  Cardiff
 4  Haze  Loughborough
 5  OW!  Oxford
 6  Picnic  Plymouth
 7  Strange Blue  Cambridge
 8  Flatball  St. Andrews
 9  Trinity  Dublin
 10  UCL  UCL
 11  Random Fling  Nottingham
 12  DUF  Durham
 13  Jedi  Leeds
 14  Brunel  Brunel
 15  Far Flung  Glasgow 
 16  Phat Ed's  Sheffield

 

Division 2:

 

 Pos  Team   University
 1  UCD  Dublin
 2  Mohawks  Sussex
 3  Sublime  Portsmouth
 4  Skunks  Southampton
 5  Too Many Pies  Newcastle
 6  Uriel  Exeter
 7  Bears  Warwick
 8  Aye-Aye  Norwich
 9  BLT  Bath
 10  BUF  Oxford Brookes
 11  Blaze  Stirling
 12  Fingers 6  Manchester Met
 13  Dark Horses  Strathclyde
 14  Ro Sham Bo 2  Edinburgh
 15  York  York
 16  PickUp  -

 

Women's

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

 

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

 

Indoor Nationals 2006

 

 Pos  Team  University
 1  Skunks  Southampton
 2  Ro Sham Bo  Edinburgh
 3  Positive Mojo  Aberdeen
 4  Jedi  Leeds
 5  Captain Huck  Dublin City
 6  Shimmy  Bristol
 7  WOW  Oxford
 8  Strange Blue  Cambridge
 9  Bears  Warwick
 10  Sublime  Portsmouth
 11  Random Fling  Nottingham
 12  Ro Sham Bo 2  Edinburgh
 13  Squaws  Brighton
 14  Floorplay  Manchester
 15  Too Many Pies  Newcastle
 16  Brunel  Brunel

 

Spirit Winners: Captain Huck

Outdoor Nationals 2006

 

 Pos  Team  University
 1  Jedi  Leeds
 2  Flaze  Loughborough/Nottingham (collaboration)
 3  Skunks  Southampton
 4  WOW!  Oxford
 5  Shimmy  Bristol
 6  Sublime Stars  Portsmouth
 7  JU-Bears  Birmingham/Leicester/Warwick (collaboration)
 8  Strange-Hawk-Eye  Cambridge/Norwich/Sussex (collaboration)
 9  London  Brunel/Holloway/Imperial (collaboration)
 10  Phat'eds/York/Manchester  Manchester/Sheffield/York (collaboration)
 11  Too Many Pies  Newcastle

 

Spirit Winners: Shimmy

Women's Outdoor Nationals 2013/14

UWON 2013/14 was held alongside UOON and the Alumni Cup on 26/27 April at the University of Manchester Sports Ground.

Congratulations to Bangor, this year's University Women's Outdoor Champions, and to Oxford, this year's division 2 champions. 

Full results as follows: 

 

1       Bangor

2       Durham 1

3       Birmingham

4       Edinburgh

5       Sussex 1

6       Imperial/UCL/Kings

7       Nottingham

8       Aberdeen

9       Leeds

10     Bristol

11     Dundee

12     Loughborough

13     Sheffield

14     Cardiff

15     Manchester

16     Glasgow

         

17     Oxford

18     Heriot Watt

19     Portsmouth

20     Southampton

21     Warwick

22     St. Andrews

23     Cambridge

24     Liverpool

25     Sussex 2

26     Durham 2

27     Strathclyde

28     York

29     Bath

30     Leeds 2


Mixed

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

 

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

 

Indoor Nationals 2006

 

 Pos  Team  University
 1  No Frills  Cardiff
 2  Ro Sham Bo  Edinburgh
 3  Mythago  Bristol
 4  Brunel  Brunel
 5  Random Fling  Nottingham
 6  Flatball  St. Andrews
 7  Skunks  Southampton
 8  Bears  Warwick
 9  Positive Mojo  Aberdeen
 10  Force Kings  Dublin
 11  Far Flung  Glasgow
 12  Sublime  Portsmouth
 13  Jedi  Leeds
 14  Pies  Newcastle
 15  Phat'Eds  Sheffield
 16  Mohawks  Sussex
 17  Strange Blue  Cambridge
 18  Fingers 6  Manchester Met
 19  Uriel  Exeter
 20  Fish  Lancaster
 21  Thrown  Kings College London
 22  York Ultimate  York
 23  Mental Discs  Staffordshire
 24  UBU  Birmingham

 

Spirit Winners: Pies

Outdoor Nationals 2006

 

 Pos  Team  University
 1  Ro Sham Bo 1  Edinburgh
 2  Flatball  St. Andrews
 3  Jedi  Leeds
 4  Phat'Eds  Sheffield
 5  Mohawks  Sussex
 6  Positive Mojo  Aberdeen
 7  Haze  Loughborough
 8  Equilibrium  London School of Economics
 9  Too Many Pies 1  Newcastle
 10  Jesters  Leicester
 11  Bears  Warwick
 12  Aurora  Durham
 13  Ro Sham Bo 2  Edinburgh
 14  Too Many Pies 2  Newcastle
 15  Too Many Pies 3  Newcastle
 16  Pick Up  -

 

Spirit of the game: Flatball

Alumni

Alumni Cup 2013/14

The 2013/14 Alumni Cup was held alongside UOWON on 26/27 April at the University of Manchester Sports Ground.

Congratulations to Birmingham, this year's Alumni Cup Champions. 

Full results as follows: 

 

1     Birmingham

2     Sussex

3     Bangor

4     Cambridge

5     Leeds

6     Sheffield

7     Salford

8     UCL


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 on the UniUltimate mailing list.

The following is for the academic year 2016-17:

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

University Mixed Indoor Regionals - 29/30 October 2016

University Mens Indoor Regionals - 12/13 November 2016; N.B South East will be 5/6 Nov 2016 due to venue availability.

University Womens Indoor Regionals - 19/20 November 2016

University Mixed Indoor Nationals - 26/27 November 2016

University Mens Indoor Nationals - 4/5 or 11/12 of February 2017

University Womens Indoor Nationals - 4/5 or 11/12 of February 2017

University Womens Outdoor Regionals  - 11/12 March 2017

University Mixed Outdoor Nationals - 25/26 March 2017

University Mens and Womens Outdoor Nationals - 29/30 April 2017 

 

Each year UKU hosts a development conference. The notes from the 2015 Development Conference can be found below, the 2016 conference occured in September 2016 and the notes are currently being written up.

 

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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:

 

Chris Bamford 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

 

Megan Price 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 - Hannah Brooker

southeastrc@gmail.com - Sam Fowler

southwestrc@gmail.com - George Perry

scottishrc@gmail.com - Hugo Degerth

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 Chris Bamford. 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 is an advisory member of the UKU Board & 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.

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.

Mixed Coordinator

This position is similar to the Womens Coordinator, though the role generally is less developmental and more about preparing and assisting the various Mixed competitions, Regionals and Nationals indoors and outdoors.

The current Mixed Coordinator is Sarah Harrison.

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 and your club has a record of avoiding socials [a shameful state of affairs that should be avoided], you'll be spending the whole weekend away, and probably kipping on someone's floor. To that end, here's a list of things.

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/albow pads
 Sweatbands

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