After going online for UniSlam 2021, we are planning to be back in person for UniSlam 2022. Team registrations for UniSlam 2022 will open on Monday 31st January and close on Monday 21st February. Download your UniSlam 2022 Team Registration Form here and email your form to uni_slam @ outlook.com by the 21st February in order to secure your place at this year's tournament. Registration fee is £50 per team.

We will be hosting two online workshops in the lead up to UniSlam 2022, available to all registered teams, on Monday 28th February and Monday 7th March.

The UniSlam 2022 festival will take place at the Birmingham Hippodrome on Friday 18th - Sunday 20th March 2022. We are currently planning to host the festival in person with live streaming of the main events available however if the situation with Covid 19 changes we will revert to an online festival format.


The UniSlam 2021 Anthoogy,

edited by Anne Gill



We have created platforms for young people and emerging artists to share their stories on a national scale, providing training and development opportunities for writers to grow their skills, confidence and careers. Find out more about our Programmes below.



Unislam festival
The UK’s largest team poetry slam tournament, providing workshops, talks and fringe events to the next generation of British poetry talent.
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Supporting 11-19 year olds who face barriers in accessing education and literature.
Natioal youth poetry showcase
Uplifting the voices of 16-25 year olds, developing their skills and celebrating their work.
Slambassadros Midlands weekend
The first ever SLAMbassadors weekend for writers aged 14-19 years in the Midlands.
Post-emerging cohort
Career development programme for poets who have left the ‘emerging artist’ stage and the associated 16-25 years age bracket.
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Career development opportunities for our network of UniSlam alumni.



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