Univ isn’t just a place of academic learning – our wide range of activities, sports and societies will help you get the most out of your time in College; expanding your peer group well beyond those studying similar subjects.
Sports at Univ
At Univ you can take part in a huge range of sports from rugby to rowing, and basketball to badminton – and you can do as little or as much sport as you like. Within the College we have our own squash court, as well as the Sportsground (on the Abingdon Road) and one of the most impressive and iconic boathouses in Oxford.
We have a strong and successful rowing tradition at Univ, but anyone can take part in any sport, whatever their level of achievement or previous experience. College is a great time to try out a completely new sports and make friends outside of your subject and year groups.
Sports generally available at Univ include: badminton, basketball, cricket, darts, football, hockey, mixed lacrosse, netball, rugby, racing punts, rowing (Univ Boat Club) and squash.
Students also have free access to an our onsite Gym and the University has an even wider range of sports on offer, you can find out more at sport.ox.ac.uk
Societies at Univ
The Univ Players
The Players are the Univ College drama group and each Trinity Term an outdoor production is staged, usually during fourth week. Recent productions have included The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard, The Way of the World by William Congreve, The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol, William Wycherley’s The Country Wife and Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood. Details of productions are advertised during term time.
The Music Society
Members of the Society put on concerts in the College or join other students across the University to participate in major musical events and tours. Univ is particularly strong on Music with a long tradition of excellence; find out more on our Music pages. Details of concerts and activities are advertised during term time.
Univ Debating Society enables students to debate in an informal setting, while following proper British Parliamentary rules of debating. The Society holds weekly events and occasional workshops. Details of events are advertised during term time.
This is the society for Univ lawyers. Talks given by Old Members, presentations and events hosted by firms looking to recruit top law graduates from the College. Generally intended to encourage lawyers to look to the future. Details of events are emailed to Law students during term time.
Mooting is a valuable exercise for law students. It consists of a mock appeal, in which participants get to present arguments for or against a hypothetical case. Legal prowess is as important as good presentation skills and passion for the subject and the case.
Evening talks during term time at which members of the College present their research. Talks advertised by email each term.
The Christian Union
A Christian organisation with members from different denominations that meet together regularly to provide support and prayer. Details of regular events are advertised during term time.
Many other opportunities will present themselves to students during their time at Univ and the JCR and MCR representatives will ensure that everyone is kept informed of new developments.