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World University Orienteering Championships: athlete deadline is 1 April 2020

World University Orienteering Championships: athlete nomination deadline is 1 April 2020.

The World University Orienteering Championships (WUOC) are a series of competitions in a variety of different sports, and look to give students the chance to step onto the World Stage in a single sport event.

This year British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) will be attempting to maintain their usual high standards in Orienteering and are sending a team of GB Students to Smolensk, Russia once again aiming for the podium.  If you are interested in joining GB Students, nominations are open and nomination forms must be submitted to BUCS by Wednesday 1 April 2020. Selections will take place following JK 2020, and are expected to be published later that week.

If you are interested in joining GB Students, nominations are now open and selections will take place following the JK 2020 event on Monday 13 April 2020.

Anyone who is interested in being considered for selection for WUOC is asked to confirm their interest to Rachael Handley.  Email:

The cost of participation will not exceed £1,300 per athlete, based on known costs at this time.

The following criteria are required to be met:

  • Students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a Level 4 qualification (on the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or equivalent or above.*
  • Be a national of the country they represent (therefore hold a full 10-year UK passport).
  • Be at least 18 and no older than 25 years of age on 31 December of the year of the event
    (i.e. born between 01/01/1995 and 31/12/2002).

*Students graduating in 2019 will be eligible to compete in 2020, as former students who have obtained their qualification in the calendar year preceding the event.

Full details including selection and eligibility criteria can be found via the dedicated pages on the BUCS website here