Student Botany Festival 2024

Back for 2024, the 2nd Student Botany Festival will be held alongside the BUC 2024 Live Finals at the University of Oxford from Wednesday 28th – Friday 30th August inclusive.

For BUC 2024 competitorsRegister for your place at BUC 2024

ALL BUC 2024 competitors are welcome to attend, no matter where you finished in the competition. Come and enjoy three days of all things botanical, expand your professional network, develop your botanical skills and be inspired with future career opportunities.

Bringing botany students together from across the UK and Ireland, this unique 3-day extravaganza celebrating plants, botany and the next generation of botanists and plant-aware students is not to be missed!

Registration opens Friday 15th March 2024. Watch your email for more information!

New to BUC 2024

Student flash presentations! Get to know each other in no time at all!
As part of the BUC Finals, students are invited to give a 60 second flash presentation introducing themselves, their course and their botanical area of interest. Kick start your networking by giving a presentation and find out who shares your passion in the crowd.
Giving a presentation is not compulsory, but will be good fun.

For all – teams and audience alike

The BUC 2024 Art and Photography Competition is open!

This year, there are four categories across the two disciplines of Photography and Art. The categories for Photography are:

1) Survivor (for DSLR/professional cameras), and

2) Overlooked (for smartphones).
For Fine Art, the categories are:

1) Realism and

2) Abstract.

Fine Art includes physical drawings, paintings, sculpture, mixed media etc, which you take a photo of for submission via the form.

The closing date for entries is Sunday 30th June, and the winners of each category will be announced in August at the BUC 2024 Student Botany Festival in Oxford – so get creating!

Additional information about the chosen categories, and the competition rules, can be found in the Google form for submitting entries.

Feel free to email us, at if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing your work.