Unislam 2022

The UniSlam Festival holds many events that are open to the public. Below is a preliminary schedule of festival events which are open to the public.

Team registrations open: Monday 31st January - Monday 21st February, midnight

To register, teams will need to complete the registration form available from the website and pay the £50 registration fee by midnight on Monday 21st February 2022. Please send completed registration forms at uni_slam @ outlook.com. We encourage each team to have one member (coach, team member or sub) who is NOT a final year student. 

Online coaching sessions

(free and open to any prospective team member or coach) 

Monday 7th March – Artist TBC

Monday 14th March - Artist TBC

UniSlam 2022

(workshops only open to registered teams, performance rounds ticketed for public) 

Friday 18th March – Team registrations, Official welcome, Workshops, Artist Panel, UniSlam x Hit the Ode special 


Saturday 19th March – Preliminary heats

Sunday 20th March – Semi-Finals, National Youth Poetry Showcase, SWEAR conference, Grand Finals




UniSlam has worked with some of the most celebrated and exciting voices in contemporary poetry to deliver the highest quality range of workshops, talks and masterclasses for our participants. These industry experts and professional artists also host and judge our slam rounds, giving quality feedback to our competing poets. Over the years, they have included the following:

Hollie McNish – Caroline Bird – Mona Arshi – Andrew McMillan  –  Mimi Khalvati – Hannah Lowe – Jacob Sam-La Rose  –  Kayo Chingonyi  –  Hannah Silva  –  Joelle Taylor  –  Rachel Long – Dizraeli – Caleb Femi – Luke Kennard  –  Bridget Minamore – Sierra DeMulder – Malika Booker – Paul Tran – Melissa Lozada-Oliva –  Aliyah Hasinah  –  Jenny Lindsay  –  Rachel McCrum  –  Vanessa Kisuule  –  Bohdan Piasecki  –  Yomi Sode  –  Maria Ferguson  –  Rob Auton  –  Roger Robinson  –  Jess Green  –  Inua Ellams – Travis Alabanza – Cecilia Knapp – Wayne Holloway-Smith – Anthony Anaxagorou – John Berkavitch  –  Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson  –  Aliyah Hasinah  –  Spoz  –  Liz Counsell  –  Amerah Saleh  –  Khadijah Ibrahiim  –  Laurie Bolger  –  Bridget Hart  –  Ben Norris  –  Erin Bolens  –  Sophia Walker  –  Gabriel Jones  –  Deanna Rodger  –  Jasmine Gardosi – Casey Bailey – Akshay ‘Mr Shay’ Sharma