Clubs and Societies

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Ustinov Ultimate Frisbee Team Talk Tactics

Ustinov College, as well as offering many different spaces to work and to socialise, has much going on beyond the walls of Fisher House and Sheraton Park. There are sports and other clubs that you can get involved in to make your experience at Ustinov a richer one. Naturally these activities can give you the opportunity to meet other people outside of your flat and academic studies, or if you’re just a good old fashioned competitive sportsman at heart, there will hopefully be something for you!

Sports
For those with an athletic disposition Ustinov has large teams for football, basketball and hockey (with both men’s and women’s teams), cricket and the ever increasing in popularity ultimate frisbee. If you’re more the reserved type and prefer those sports that can be played “beer in hand” then the pool teams, as well as boasting great success at Ustinov, are also accommodating to most skill levels.

Aside from the organised team sports, Howlands hall, a shared space with Josephine Butler College can be booked out for activities such as badminton and table tennis as a good way to spend that rainy Sunday afternoon out of your room to take a well-deserved break from work! Or if you know a few folks who share a passion and would like to use the hall for classes, this can be arranged through the GCR if a qualified instructor can be found. In the past salsa and capoeira classes have been held in the hall with a good, regular and enthusiastic turnout!

Societies and Clubs
Currently Ustinov College offers the popular Choir and Gaming Societies, and the LGBT+ Network.

Due to the large turnover of students at Ustinov College, what with the majority of the population being Masters students, the variety of things offered may not be as broad, but they do contain individuals dedicated to their chosen extracurricular activity. If there is something you would like to get involved in but cannot find listed here, you can always contact your resident Clubs and Societies Officer and they can help you either start up a new club or point you in the right direction of a bountiful club of your choosing within another college!

A word from Clubs and Societies Officer Tom Pitts (2017-18)

As a second year PhD student a large part of my Ustinov experience has been taking part in the college sports. Ustinov College offers a fantastic range of clubs and societies that allow you to meet new and like-minded people and provide a great way to get some downtime from your work. For those with a more competitive nature the college sports leagues provide an opportunity to represent the college in some friendly inter-college competition. I myself have played for the college as part of both the Ultimate Frisbee and Pool B teams. Over the course of the year I have been helped by enthusiastic and experienced members of each team to improve myself and have had a great time while competing in the college leagues. This friendly and supportive experience is not just limited to the sports I took part in but can be found in all Ustinov’s clubs and societies, and I would recommend that any member of our college join a club or society to get the most out of your time here.

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A list of all the current clubs and societies can be found below. If you would like to join a club or society, just email the contact you’ll find in the list below. If you don’t find what you are looking for, then perhaps you might consider Setting Up a New Club or Society.

SPORTS TEAMS

Badminton

c.d.reynolds@durham.ac.uk

Basketball

Men’s A Team – TBC

Women’s A Team – m.l.holbrook@durham.ac.uk

Cricket

Mixed Indoor/Outdoor Team – daniel.rutter@durham.ac.uk

Football

Men’s A Team – angus.w.ritchie@durham.ac.uk

Men’s B Team – menno.j.de-jong@durham.ac.uk

Women’s A Team – louise.callard@durham.ac.uk

 

Frisbee

Mixed A Team – jack.a.pike@durham.ac.uk

Futsal

Women’s A Team – louise.callard@durham.ac.uk

Hockey

Men’s A Team – miyls@aol.com

Women’s A Team – charlotte.o’brien@durham.ac.uk

Pool

Mixed A Team – oliver.wales@durham.ac.uk

SOCIETIES AND CLUBS

Bible Study – ustinovbiblestudy@gmail.com

Choir – samuel.jackson@durham.ac.uk

Gaming Society (board games) – william.n.glossop@durham.ac.uk

LGBT+ Network – c.t.a.addinall-biddulph@durham.ac.uk

UWF
Ustinov women’s football team

 

 

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