The University of Bristol’s Movember effort has passed the £40,000 mark. Together, individuals and societies have been raising money for men’s health and are well on track to meet their target of £50,000.
Sport plays a pretty big part in the lives of a lot of students during their time at university. Whether it is watching the Six Nations in spring, visiting the gym mere hours before going out or Wednesday coach journeys for BUCS, most of us are ‘sporty’ in some way.
One of the best aspects of joining a university sports team has always been the social side of the clubs. Most teams have somewhere that they call home on a Wednesday evening, whether that is a pub, a bar or a club, socials are integral to the sporting experience at university.
The benefits of sports societies are often overlooked by students. It's understandable as people are often more concerned with settling in, making friends, focusing on their degree or drinking themselves silly.
Over the last few weeks, we have seen a return to pre-season for many of the University’s sports teams. After a long hiatus over the summer months it has been great to see the sides return to some form of normality.
Finding a ‘new normal’ for sport in the midst of a pandemic is an uncertain task. Universities have been left with the uphill challenge of finding a balance between keeping students safe whilst allowing them to play.