Universities – want to be an indoor rowing event host?

A chance to help grow indoor rowing and bring in some money for your club.


British Rowing, in partnership with BUCS, are looking for host universities for the 2016 University Indoor Rowing Series.

The biggest series to date, 2015 saw just under 2,000 students compete across 15 events, a massive growth since the start of the event five years ago when 900 students competed across ten events.

Check out this video from University of Nottingham Boat Club who competed in the 2015 series

University of Nottingham BC

In order to support the continued growth of these events we are looking for universities to get involved and host an event. We are also looking to work more closely with the Athletic Union and/or Student Union of the university to run some events for all students of the hosting university.

Each host university is required to offer a core group of BUCS points eligible events, as well as having the option to add extra events as they wish.

We are always open to new ideas and welcome those university clubs who want to make their event an awesome experience for all competitors.

The events take place between October 29, 2016 and November 26, 2016 and the deadline for applications is Friday, 26 August at 23:59. So get applying now!

Apply now to host

UIRS host requirements

  • Host the event between Oct 29, 2016 – Nov 26, 2016.
  • Promote the event both internally and externally to other students and student clubs and community clubs.
  • Run the BUCS core events (2km open men and women, Lightweight 2km men and women, 1km Beginner Men and Women, 1km RowAbility events).
  • For more information contact either Hayden Arrowsmith, BUCS or Dan Hetherington, British Rowing