Date Event Time Venue Tickets Result (UWE - UoB)
16 Mar Ignit10n   Tyndall Avenue and Royal Fort Pavilion Free N/A
16 Mar Official Varsity Launch 22:00 - 03:00 Walkabout UWE Bristol Non-Student N/A
18 Mar Varsity Boat Race 11:00 - 15:00 Bristol Harbourside Free 1-3
22 Mar Colour Run 16:00 - 18:00 UWE Frenchay UWE Bristol Non-Student N/A
23 Mar Darts  19:00 - 02:00 Walkabout UWE Bristol Non-Student 7-1
24 Mar Friday Night Lights 17:30 - 22:00 Coombe Dingle UWE Bristol Non-Student  
26 Mar Basketball 15:00 - 20:30 SGS Filton UWE Bristol Non-Student  
28 Mar Fight Night 18:00 - 20:00 Anson Rooms UWE Bristol Non-Student  
29 Mar Varsity Day 10:30 - 21:00 UoB | UWE Free  
30 Mar Rugby  17:00 - 22:00 Ashton Gate UWE Bristol Non-Student  
29 Apr Football 12-00 – 17:00 Ashton Gate UWE Bristol Non-Student  

These events are subject to change


Further to events that occurred at the Varsity Rugby matches on Thursday 30 March at Ashton Gate, the Varsity Board has launched an investigation with immediate effect. Footage is being reviewed to identify where offences have been committed and disciplinary measures will follow as appropriate. Whilst the investigation is ongoing, all fixtures between the two Universities, including Varsity Football, have been suspended.

The Varsity Board is the governing body for the Varsity series between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. It is made up of representatives of both universities and their respective students' unions.


Varsity OATH


The idea behind the ‘Varsity Oath’ is to embed a culture of respect, fair play and pride amongst the participants and the spectators of the Varsity Series 2017.

As ambassadors for the Universities of the Varsity Series, Serena Smith and John House, at The Students’ Union at UWE and University of Bristol Students Union, will uphold the vision, spirit and values of the Varsity Series 2017.

By declaring the oath, participants and spectators promise to ensure the event continues in a fair and respectful way manner. The oath also sets out a commitment from the spectators to respect and value all competitors and to be grateful and considerate to the communities and facilities in which the Varsity Series take place.



The UWE vs. UoB Varsity Series is a showcase and celebration of student sports and societies in the city of Bristol, and I am proud and honoured to represent my university in the competition.

On behalf of all competitors and spectators, I promise that I will take part in Varsity and ensure that we compete it true spirit, displaying, fair play and respect for our opposition.

We will give our all for our team mates and our university and will abide by the rules the govern our sport or activity.

We will respect all competitors and spectators of the race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age or social class and will respect all the facilities and communities in which the competition takes place. 

We win together, we lose together and we compete together.

Pride, Respect, Fair play.

This is the spirit of the Varsity Series 2017, and I am proud to represent my university in the competition.

In support of this both institutions have developed a Student Conduct Policy which we would ask all Competitors and Supporters alike to read and adopt.

Who said it's the taking part that counts
Embrace the rivalry