Get Involved

Support our community work

Crucial to the mission of UniSlam is the uplifting of young people’s voices and a dedication to their empowerment through writing. Not every young person is able to attend university and, therefore, benefit from our development programme as a competitor.

For this reason, we strive to engage with young people outside of university communities. By working alongside organisations such as Youth Education Project, Leicester LGBT Centre, First Story and Roundhouse, which help young people who experience various barriers in accessing traditionally viewed ‘arts and culture’, we involve these young people in our work and aim to inspire them through poetry. We do this by providing professional workshops and tickets for the live rounds, as well as a limited number of work experience and performance opportunities, all of which are free of charge.

If you work with a group of young people who would like to be involved with UniSlam, please send us an email at the address below, or via the contact form.

Our work cannot take place without the generous support of our supporter organisations. If you would like to keep our work going, there are a number of ways you can support us, from sponsoring a judge or helping with catering, to contributing a workshop or company prize. Please drop us an email, we would love to hear from you.

Sending a team

Team registrations for 2018 have now closed.  Please check this page and our social media for information on registering a team for UniSlam 2018.

Coaching a team

Each UniSlam team is required to have a coach, who may be a member of the team or someone external (e.g. another student, a staff member, a professional artist). It is up to teams to select their coach, UniSlam is not involved with the allocation of this. All coaches will receive an all-access pass to UniSlam 2018, including entry to all development workshops and all slam rounds.

For general enquiries, please email:

Huge thanks to all our UniSlam 2018 partner organisations and supporters:

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