Any player is welcome to become a member of CUVC, whether or not they are a Cambrigde University member. However, the competitions entered by the men's and women's Blues teams often have strict eligibility rules, as detailed below. Furthermore, the collegiage system at Cambridge has, in the past, made eligibility matters difficult to check. If you are unsure of whether or not you are allowed to play, please contact the team coach or captain (see Club Contacts) as soon as possible so that we can make more thorough checks for you.
Joint Blues Committee of Oxford and Cambridge Rules Regarding Varsity
Drafted and approved by the Joint Blues Committee on 28 February
1983, with alteration approved on 13 November 1997 which came into force
from 1 October 1998. Reviewed 12th March 2001 to come into force 1st
A resident bona fide student member of the University is eligible to
compete in a Blues Status Oxford versus Cambridge sporting contest,
subject to the stipulations that he or she is:
- A matriculated and fully registered member of both a
College and of the University for the current year according to
both College and University academic registrar; and
- Registered for, and actively studying for, a recognised
degree, diploma or certificate of the University; and
- In residence for at least the undergraduate (8 week) term
in which the Varsity match falls, or the preceding one, fulfilling
University residence requirements;
- Is an undergraduate, thus reading for a first degree, in which
case his or her eligibility continues until 30th September in the year
in which he or she completes his or her undergraduate course; or
- is already the holder of a degree from a recognised University and
is therefore reading for a second degree, or for a diploma, certificate
or higher degree of the University, in which case his or her eligibility
is limited to four (4) postgraduate Varsity appearances. These four
years need not be consecutive. The eligibility of such a graduate
student is limited until his or her results are published in Reporter
(Cambridge) or the Examination Schools (Oxford). However should extra
work be required after a viva to complete academic requirements, then
Varsity eligibility is extended until these requirements have been met
but shall not extend beyond the academic year in which the original viva
EVA Student Cup
This competition, run by the English Volleyball Association, is open to
all teams based in institutions for full-time further education. For a
student to be eligible to represent his/her University in the EVA
Student Cup, he/she shall:
- Be an internally registered student (that is a student classified
by the university Registrar as a student who is studying at the member
institution or assigned campus in an internal classification) at an
institution of Higher Education that holds current affiliation to the
English Volleyball Association and
- Be registered on a credit rated course (e.g. Degree or HND, as
under the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme) and
- Be undertaking a study programme equivalent to at least 60 credits
per year (i.e. full time student), or in the case of a postgraduate
student be undertaking a study programme of no less than 50% of the full
time student programme, and
- Be a player who is permitted by the EVA to participate alongside
amateur competition in volleyball, and
- Have the support of the Athletic Union or Sports office.
- No player may compete for more than one team in this competition
under any circumstances.
- Teams of mixed sex are not allowed.
- Members of staff are not permitted to play under any circumstances.
- All students must produce a University accredited identification
card, which has both the name and a photograph of that named person on
it (library cards are not sufficient evidence). No valid card will mean
that the player is ineligible until a card is produced and/or liable to a
£5 administration fee for each card not presented at registration. Any
team who fields an ineligible player will forfeit those games.
- Students at "franchised" colleges are inelgible,
unless recognised as fully registered internal students of the member
institution they are representing.
- Externally registered students, as determined by the university's
Registrar, are inelgible
The elgibility rules here are the same as for the EVA Student Cup, with
the exceptions that the following persons are classified as
to represent his/her University in BUSA Team Championships
and in Representative Games:
- A sabbatical officer of either a Students' Union or an Athletic
Union who has paid the appropriate Union or Athletic Union subscription
and has the support of the Athletic Union or Sports Office.
- A student satisfactorily finishing his/her course of study in
December or March or later until the end of the academic year provided his
/ her Union or Athletic Union subscription has been paid.
- A student embarking on a Sandwich Course and / or Year Abroad course
provided all of the following:
- The appropriate fee has been paid to their Athletic Union, and
- Their Athletic Union has paid affiliation fees to the BUSA on his /
her behalf, and
- The duration of the course in industry is less than one year.
- Officers of Athletic Unions at Universities should in cases of doubt
refer the circumstances to the BUSA Chief Executive.
Full BUSA regulations are available from their website.