Clubs and Sports

The College has many clubs and graduate students are encouraged to involve themselves as much as possible! You can sign up for these at the College Fresher’s Fair, or join the University clubs at the University Fresher’s Fair; both will be held in the week before term begins.

Musicians might like to get involved in the College orchestra or choir, the largest non-auditioning choir in Oxford. Pianists are welcome to use the music practice room at any time, although you must sign up for it in advance. Those interested in drama might like to join the Univ players: they host one summer production in the gardens each year and auditions are open to any member of the College. For those interested in the fine arts, the WCR runs an annual art fund which aims to encourage creativity and artistic self-expression among graduate students.

The Martlets is a graduate society which provides a forum for students to present their research to the student body. Once a term, graduates are invited to formally present their work after drinks at the Master’s Lodgings.

University College’s Boathouse

There are no graduate specific sports teams, but graduates are welcome to participate in every sport the College offers. In the past year, graduate students have been part of the rowing, football, basketball, and hockey teams, to name just a few. Rowing is a particularly popular sport for graduates and undergraduates alike, and summer eights is a fun week for everyone – whether you’re a participant or a spectator! The Boat Club hosts a barbecue down at Univ’s new multi-million pound boathouse and everyone is invited to come down and support the College teams.

Many graduates choose to get involved in sport at the university level and in recent years Univ has had more than its fair share of Blues team members. To find out more about sport at Oxford, have a look at the sport website. For those interested in more recreational sport, the College has a squash court on the main site, a croquet set and lawn (the Goodhart lawn) and its own sports ground. The College also runs yoga classes for both beginners and more advanced students.

For more information about sports at Univ, see here.