Each year University of Dundee recognises the outstanding sporting achievement of its students, with the Blues and Colours awards ceremony and ball. Blues and Colours are prestigious awards and are presented to those who attain an exceptionally high standard of performance in their sport. Each club sets its criteria for minimum standard required to achieve a Full Blue, Half Blue or Colour.

This year’s nominations have to be sent to bluesandcolours@dundee.ac.uk┬áby Tuesday 6th February at 5pm!


A Full Blue is the highest honour an athlete can achieve in university sport. It is awarded to those performing at an international standard.

Additionally, Merit award is awarded to athletes or club committee members who maintain an exceptionally high standard of commitment to their club’s running and administration and act above and beyond of what’s required of them in their position.


Each year, Exceptional club and individual achievements are recognised by awarding the following Sports Union Trophies:

  • Club of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Most Progressive Club
  • University Graduates Association Award for Publicity
  • Graham Healy Student Coach of the Year
  • Alisdair Lonie Memorial Trophy
    • significant competitive and/or volunteering contribution across a range of sports
  • Alastair Sankey Memorial Quaich (for a 1st year student)
    • outstanding contribution to sport on a competitive level
  • James Boyle Shield
    • outstanding service in a volunteering capacity by a sports club member
  • Sportsman of the Year
  • Sportswoman of the Year