WHAT IS VARSITY?
Varsity is the biggest sporting event in the calendar at UAL. Every year, our sports teams compete against our rivals Goldsmiths’ sports teams, with the winner taking home the Arts Cup Trophy. Every year is jam packed with sports fixtures across one day. We took home the trophy in 2022 and we will be looking to do the same again this year!
Varsity is a free event open to all students, so whether you want to compete, cheer our teams on, or just sample the party atmosphere, come and join in. If you’ve never been to a Varsity before and want to get an idea of the day, check out our video from 2020 and our pictures and video from Varsity 2022!
PLEASE NOTE THAT VARSITY IS A DRY EVENT AND ALCOHOL IS THEREFORE NOT PERMITTED ON THE PREMISES.
WHO CAN ATTEND VARSITY?
Only students who have memberships to the competing sports club can participate in the fixtures, but everyone is welcome to come and watch. So bring your friends and family along to support!
Varsity 2023 will be taking place on Saturday 11th March at University of Greenwich (Avery Hill Campus), SE9 2UG.
We have 11 sports clubs that will be competing in Varsity this year:
- Wxmen's basketball
- Men's basketball
- Women's football
- Men's football
All sports clubs except pole and taekwondo will be taking place at University of Greenwich. Pole and taekwondo will be taking place at Goldsmiths SU.
The final schedule for Varsity has now been released. Please reference the timetable throughout the day to see when and where the fixtures take place.
LOCATION AND TIME
Varsity will be taking place across 2 different venues on Saturday 11th March.
The following clubs will play at University of Greenwich (Avery Hill Campus), SE9 2UB - Badminton, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Women's Basketball, Men's Basketball, Hockey, Women's Football, Men's Football and Netball. The fixtures will start at 12:00pm and finish around 10:00pm. See the event here!
Taekwondo (9:00am-12:30pm) Pole Dance (1:00-4:00pm) will be taking place at Goldsmiths Students' Union, Dixon Rd, London, SE14 6NW.
The official Varsity After Party will take place at Goldsmiths Students' Union on Saturday 11th March from 10pm. Click here to purchase second release tickets for £4.50. Tickets will be £6 in the door.
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AVERY HILL CAMPUS MAP
You will be entering Avery Hill Campus via the Main Entrance located at the top right of the map. You will not be able to enter the campus unless you go via the Main Entrance as the gates will be locked. Once you reach the Main Entrance, please walk through the campus to reach the sport areas.
The fixtures will take place across 4 sports areas 1) 3G Pitch 2) Astro 3) Sports Hall (David Fussey Building) 4) Netball Courts. All sporrs areas are marked in pink on the below map.
There is a quiet room located next to the bathrooms in the Sports Hall (David Fussey Building). Any student is welcome to use this if they would like to escape the action at any point throughout the day. You can also go to the Dome to sit down and relax.
Bathrooms are marked in yellow (and green for accessible bathrooms).
There are two sets of changing rooms which are marked in blue.
The first aid response unit will be in the car park by the Astro Pitch from 11am-8pm.
GETTING TO AVERY HILL CAMPUS (SE9 2UG)
By train and bus/walk
You can get the train to either New Eltham Station, Eltham Station and Falconwood Station.
1) From New Eltham Station, the 162 bus stops outside the main entrance to Avery Hill Campus. Alternatively, it's a 20-minute walk from New Eltham Station if you chose not to get the bus. Please walk round Avery Hill Road to the main entrance of the campus, as if you try and access the campus by a 'shortcut', it will take you to a locked gate. See the map below showing the walking route (blue dotted line) from New Eltham Station.
2) From Falconwood Station, you can get the B15 bus but it doesn't drop you that close to the main entrance of Avery Hill Campus and you still have to walk 5 minutes. Alternatively, it's an 18-minute walk from Falconwood Station to the main entrance of Avery Hill Campus if you chose not to get the bus. See the map below showing the walking route (blue dotted line) from Falconwood Station.
3) From Eltham Station, the 162 or 286 buses both stop outside the main entrance to Avery Campus. Alternatively, it's a 40-minute walk from Eltham Station if you chose not to get the bus.
Free parking is available for students and staff.
See full travel information for Avery Hill Campus here.
The Avery Hill Campus has a café which will remain open for us from 11:00am-8:00pm. The Tudor café is marked on the map above. This map will also be hung up around campus on the day. Please also see below attached the menu available at the café.