Reflecting our motto, Aime le Meilleur (Love the Best), Collingwood encourages you to be the best you can be, in whatever is important to you. We’re a large college with an informal culture; Collingwood students are ambitious, take risks, and make great things happen.
With 65 sports teams (from Football to Ultimate Frisbee), over 20 societies and committees (from FemSoc to Volunteering), and 50 Common Room positions to run for (from President to Sports Reporter), Collingwood is full of energy, and our student groups make the most of our outstanding facilities. Our library is a hub for student journalists, arts clubs and ‘Big Ideas’ discussions. Our performing arts centre, recording studio and music room provide creative space for the ‘Woodplayers’, student bands and the music society. Our 3G sports pitch, gym and yoga studio allow Team Collingwood to train and play at any time. Whatever you want to do, Collingwood is the place to do it.
Collingwood is a big community that loves to get together. The social hub of college is our bar, The Stag’s Head, where you can attend the weekly quiz, perform at an Open Mic, or spend a lazy Sunday afternoon watching live sport. We come together in celebration during our formals, which are big and bold; they’re either black tie or fancy dress, with huge in-college entertainment after dinner (think fairground rides, live music and silent discos). Our biggest College event is Collingwood Day – a huge music festival held in June where we celebrate the end of another fantastic year in ‘The Wood.
Collingwood isn’t just about your years as a student, but transforms you for life. Our unique Research Internship Programme, Collingwood Connect Careers Sessions, and our alumni funded 1972 Club Opportunities Fund allow current students to seize rare, life-changing, opportunities. From walking the coast of Wales, researching urban innovation or learning about life in the CIA, Collingwood students can discover passions and make a difference.
It is hard to capture Collingwood life in words; come and visit us to see if The ‘Wood is the place for you.