Sporting Blues

The Sporting Blues awards scheme was launched in March 2017 to recognise the sporting achievements of our students. The awards scheme, which is a joint initiative between the university and the Highlands and Islands Students’ Association was proven to be very successful in gaining candidates in its first year with the blues being awarded at graduations.

We would like to urge staff to nominate outstanding students as well as influencing students to either nominate themselves or fellow athletes. The nominations will be live Wednesday 14 March and will remain open until 4 May - so help celebrate our talented students!

What are the awards?

Full Blue

AFull Blue is awarded to athletes of outstanding ability judged by standards applicable to students’ different sports.

Half Blue

Half Blues are awarded to athletes for playing well above the average standard for a University 1st team (where applicable) or represent the University as an individual in national level competition.


To receive a Colour, athletes, where applicable, need to serve and play for their club and to be regular 1st team members, representing the team in at least 65% of the eligible matches, recording at least one victory.

Sportsperson of the Year

This award will be decided by UBCC following the same criteria as for a Full Blue.

Who is this open to?

  • individual athletes, who compete on their own 
  • individual athletes, who compete as part of a team.
  • read the full criteria

Key dates

  • 14 March : Nominations open
  • 4 May : Nominations close

Winners announced and awards presented at graduation