What is Varsity?

Varsity is the biggest sporting event of the year 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 over 10 sports fixtures across one day. We have been competing with Goldsmiths for 15 years, making this year  the 15th Anniversary, and as they took home the trophy in 2020 when we last competed, our sports teams will be looking for revenge in 2022. 


Varsity is open to all everyone, so whether you want to compete, cheer our teams on, or just sample the party atmosphere, come and join us. If you’ve never been to a Varsity before and want to get an idea of the day, check out our highlights video and pictures from 2020's Varsity. 


Varsity 2022

Varsity 2022 will be taking place on Saturday 12th March at Haberdashers Aske's Sports Ground. 



Varsity-Timetable-Finished.pdf (arts-su.com)



Varsity will be taking place across 3 different venues on Saturday 12th March. 

The following clubs will play at Haberdashers' Aske's Sports Ground, St Asaph Road, Brockley. London, SE4 2ED - Badminton, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Women's Basketball, Men's Basketball, Men's Rugby, Women's Football, Men's Football and Netball

Hockey will be competing from 10am-12pm at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Ledrington Rd, London SE19 2BB.

Pole Dance and Taekwondo will be taking place at Goldsmiths Students' Union, Dixon Rd, London SE14 6NW.



The first Varsity match will start at 9am and finish by 6pm



We have the following food suppliers on the day:

Hoxton Beach Falafel - Offering falafel boxes and wraps

The Two Foodies - Offering Gourmet Burger options. See the full menu here 


After party

The official Varsity after party will take place at Goldsmiths SU on Saturday 12th March from 10pm till late. 

You can purchase your early bird tickets for £5 here