The Union has 62 sports clubs, and have been working to keep them accessible to postgraduate students. Last year hundreds of PG students joined a sports club, ranging from swimming to rock climbing. Sports clubs are not just a place for those wishing to compete competitively, they are also a way to relieve stress and get out of the lab or the library.
This year 73% of our Clubs have training hours that are postgraduate friendly (after 5pm and on weekends) and the vast majority have at least two sessions a week that are accessible.
To see all of the clubs and societies we have on offer, click HERE. If you have any questions about which clubs are most accessible for Postgrads, you can also contact your Activities and Opportunities Officer, Joe Zilch - J.Zilch@uea.ac.uk
Three founding principles of PGSU sport services
- Sports sessions to be affordable, every week, on the same day, and at an accessible time.
- To continue as many of these services over the summer as we can. Postgrads are all still here and need services.
- For sessions to be postgrad exclusive and run by fellow PGs, when possible, to help people feel comfortable getting involved.
Every Wednesday at 6pm from 18th January until the Easter break. Simply turn up to Union House Bookable Room 6 (upstairs, turn left at Scholars) and pay £1 when you get there to the instructor, Christine. Please bring your own mat, as they won't be provided. All levels welcome.
Tuesday PG Sport Session
Weekly rotating sport sessions every Tuesday at 6pm. Sport will be announced on this page and on our facebook page (found here). On the day, swipe thorugh the turnstiles and meet PGR student Ethan, who runs the sessions. He will show you the way to the hall or pitch. These sessions are free, and you do not need to go via the staffed reception.
17/01 Football (outdoors)
24/01 Tennis (outdoors)
Postgradminton (PG Badminton)
Every Thursday at 5.40. Meet Andi at the sports park. Pay £1 at reception for this session.
Want to exercise at a time that's good for you?
£1 Swim Tickets - The Union also run a special swim deal for postgraduate students. You can pick up off-peak swim cards for only a pound at the SU reception, upstairs in Union House. UEA Sport also actively encourage groups of postgraduates to book out sports facilities and do their own sessions.
ueactive is a programme of fun activities for students and staff at UEA, to help develop a healthy lifestyle and promote a sporting habit for life. It is part of the UEA/HE University Sport Activation project, supported by Sport England, UEA and UEA SU. Sessions take place at the Sports Park. If you want to find out more, visit www.ueasport.co.uk/ueactive
The Union regularly organises social events for postgraduates inside union house and around Norwich – including ale walks, coffee socials and Mandarin Chinese lessons. To help make sure that our events are designed for postgrads, by postgrads, we also help support and fund students to put on their own events.
PG Refreshers 2017
Friday 13th January at 19.30 - Gravity trampolining park
Monday 16th January in Scholars Bar (time tbc) - Wine Tasting
Tuesday 17th January at 8pm in Scholars Bar - The Postgraduate Quiz
Saturday 21st January at 10am in Norwich City Centre - Norwich History Tour
Monday 23rd January at 5.30pm in Scholars Bar - FREE ice cream soda floats
Tuesday 24th January at 8pm in Scholars Bar - The Postgraduate Quiz
Follow the links to the events or go on our facebook page to find out more.
Every Tuesday at 6pm in Bookable Rooms 7&8 we hold FREE Beginners Chinese lessons exclusively for postgraduates! The teachers are fellow postgraduates who are also Chinese native speakers. There's no need to register so come along whenever you'd like. Lessons his semester will be running from the 24th January to 14th March. In room 7 we will be holding complete beginners lessons. For those with a little bit more knowlegde or who have taken lessons in the first semester we will have intermediate lessons in room 8.
Please note that most lessons are not cumulative, so don't worry if you miss out on a lesson, you won't be left behind and our teachers are always on hand to help you catch up if you want to!