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Get involved

Our work would not be possible without the collaborations and efforts of many organizations and individuals. From our partners and sponsors, to our festival volunteers, to the competing teams and young people who take part in our programmes, UniSlam is the product of the hard work, creativity and belief of a large number of people.
Send a team

Team registrations for 2019 have now closed.  Please check this page and our social media for information on registering a team for UniSlam 2020. We welcome prospective 2020 teams to attend this year’s festival as non-competing poets, please message us to find out more about this option.

Coach 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.

Sponsor our work

Our work focuses on empowering young people and developing their skills, whilst providing them with a platform to share their ideas. Without funding, we would not be able to carry on with the important outreach work we do with young people or our festival events, which help so many emerging artists.


If you believe in the work that UniSlam does, please consider becoming a sponsor to help us continue. We accept one off donations or regular payments and sponsors become part of our Supporter Network, receiving tickets to events, social media spotlights and more. For more information, please email us.

Become a UniSlam partner organization

UniSlam operates through relationships with partner organizations who help our programmes run in different ways, from sponsoring judges and workshop leaders to providing catering and venue spaces. If you believe our organisations’ goals align, please get in touch to find out more about becoming a UniSlam Partner.

Take part in outreach programme

Throughout 2019, we will be running workshops for young people across the East and West Midlands who face barriers in accessing literature, ‘arts’ and education. These workshops aim to use spoken word as a tool to engage, inspire and empower. Specifically, we are working with:

- Young people who have left/been removed from mainstream education

- Young people who come from low income/attainment schools

- LGBTQ+ youth

- Young people who live in areas of identified cultural deprivation

If you work with young people in these groups and would like to benefit from the free workshops we are able to provide, please email us to discuss getting involved.

For general enquiries, please email:

Huge thanks to all our UniSlam 2019 partner organisations and supporters:

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