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Sport at Durham University

Sport at Durham University

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Students talk about opportunities for sport at Durham University

Because you can take part in sport at college-level, you can join in with a team no matter what your ability level. Lots of colleges excel in particular sports, but all offer the chance to take part in a range of sports, whether you're a beginner or a pro. College-level participation offers inter-college competitions and leagues for most major sports, with the college festival of sport taking place in summer term. In addition, there are plenty of games that are played purely just for fun!

For those who want to pursue sport at a higher level, you can join one of our University-level teams.

“My time at Durham was fundamental to me becoming an entrepreneur. The collegiate system provides the opportunity for so many people to be in charge of something. I still feel that running the boat club was my first small business and has provided me with invaluable transferable life skills and experience.”

Paul Hawkins, Inventor of the Hawk-Eye System

“The fact that everything happens at a College-level has allowed me to get involved with so much more than I would at a University-wide level; all the same opportunities are there without the pressure of having to be the best of the best.”

Phil Davies, Collingwood College
Kristina Smith“Meet Kristina...

Sometimes you can be surprised at what you find yourself doing at College. Before I came to university I never imagined I'd find myself on the river at 6.30am. But I decided to join my College Boat Club and give rowing a try since you didn't need any experience to join. The biggest surprise was finding that I was actually pretty good at it! Though I started as a complete novice, by my second year I was women's captain and then club president. I even ended up featuring in a national rowing magazine and competing at Henley Royal Regatta, the most prestigious rowing event in England. Being part of a college where it was so easy to just give rowing a try has actually changed my life. ”

Kristina Smith: Josephine Butler College

Team Durham Sport

For Sport information visit the Team Durham website or write to:
The President, Durham University Athletic Union, Room 1 Elvet Riverside, Durham, DH1 3JT