National Schools Regatta is the only junior rowing event in the UK to host a ‘University Zone’ where students from colleges and universities meet and engage with young people and showcase the pathway to higher education with prospective student athletes from all backgrounds.
Located on the north side of the lake adjacent to the Regatta Village, make sure you pop by to say hello and learn how combining academics and sport works at university.
Oxford University Boat Club
Oxford University Boat Club was established in 1829 with the sole objective of winning the Boat Race. The annual race against Cambridge University is now one of the oldest and most famous sporting events, offering an unrivaled educational experience to the students who take part.
The Club's objective remains unchanged
Bath University Boat Club
The University of Bath has a vibrant student rowing club which fields competitive crews for British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) events and at Henley Royal Regatta.
Talented rowers looking to combine performance rowing with a prospective degree at the University of Bath may be interested in the Dual Career programme offered by the University.
Durham University Boat Club
DUBC consistently delivers competitive performances at university, national and international events. This is through training sessions provided by world-class coaches, envisioning a long-term game plan, and employing a driven attitude. The club also provides an encouraging yet enthusiastic environment in which athletes can grow as not only an individual, but as a crew, thus enriching their university experience. DUBC cultivates student athletes whose sporting and academic successes go hand in hand.
Newcastle University Boat Club
Newcastle prides itself on creating an environment that caters for all abilities. Whether it be World Champions or Novices. There is no individual greater than the club and as such it is argued that you will not find a more closely knit squad of athletes anywhere in the country. This spirit is most on display at BUCS Regatta where Newcastle are consistently one of the top performing universities coming away with consistent Championship, Intermediate and Novice medals in a wide array of events
Cambridge University Boat Club
Rowing for Cambridge is a unique combination of academic and sporting excellence. We welcome athletes of all abilities from a range of backgrounds in the trialling process, which starts every year in September. The group will range from novices to Olympians, and you will receive world class coaching whilst studying at the UK's top University [QS/CWUR]. Come and have a chat to our students and find out more about rowing and studying at Cambridge.
University of Bristol Boat Club
Founded in 1909, UBBC is one of the largest and most decorated clubs within the university, with over 150 members and a rich history of success in both domestic and international competitions. We are one of the top ten rowing clubs in the country and we have ambitions to break into the top 5 universities for rowing within the next few years. Regardless of whether you are an experienced rower with international ambitions, or you have never set foot in a boat before, we are the club for you.
Reading University Boat Club
Reading University Boat Club is one of the highest achieving clubs at the University. We cater for all levels of experience, from novices to former junior internationals and U23 trialists, with both strong lightweight and heavyweight squads. We have strong hopes for the coming season and hope you will join us in our successes.
University of Nottingham Boat Club
UoNBC was founded in 1892, and is a highly popular society within the University, well known for its tough training regime and lively socials. The club is renowned for its gold blades and provides comprehensive access to the rowing world, from those who have never rowed before to those aiming for the next Olympics.
Edinburgh University Boat Club
EUBC enables rowers of all abilities - from novice to Under 23 and beyond - to realise their potential on the national and international stage. Our squads currently include HRR & HWR winners, U23 World Champions, and a large contingent of this year's winning Scottish team at the Home International Regatta.