Sports at Oxbridge

Video series: Live Q&As with students

Summary

Current Oxford and Cambridge students answer your questions about their experience playing sports at university!

Description

⭐Panellists:
Rosie (Cambridge, Athletics)
Alice (Oxford, Athletics)
Fran (Oxford, Netball)
Ted (Cambridge, college sports)
Yusuf (Oxford, Powerlifting)
Leona (Cambridge, Rowing)
Jed (Cambridge, Football)

Timestamps:
00:00:01 - Introduction
00:00:04 - Introduction to event
00:00:21- Introduction to panel members

00:05:52 - Introduction to Section 1: Pre-submitted questions
00:05:56 – Freshers’ week – joining your sport

00:07:53 - Introduction to Section 2: Academics
00:07:56 – How much time do you dedicate to sports during the week?
00:09:53 – How do you balance sports with lectures and other academic work?
00:11:25 –Do you have away games during term time? If so how do you handle not being at uni for a certain amount of time?
00:12:29 –Do you ever struggle with work because of the time you spend playing sports?

00:13:11 - Introduction to Section 3: Fitness
00:13:17 –How do you compare university sports to playing sports in sixth form/ secondary school?
00:14:54 –For people who are working on their fitness, do you think that sports societies are judgemental places?
00:17:05 –I played netball for my sixth form, how willing would the Oxford Netball team be to accept me on the team?
00:18:26 –Do you have to be super athletic to play sports at university?

00:20:19 - Introduction to Section 4: Socialising
00:20:28 –Are sports societies a good place to meet people?
00:22:36 –What sports do you recommend us to try when we start university?
00:24:28 –What social events do you have for sports teams?
00:25:29 – Introduction to Section 5: Facilities and finance
00:25:36 –What is it like rowing? Do you have to row as it is renowned in Cambridge?
00:26:56 - What are the university gym facilities like? Do you have to pay?
00:28:48 - Is there financial support for sports?

00:32:30 – Introduction to Section 4: Best experience
00:32:38 - What has been your best experience playing sport for your team?

00:36:43 – Conclusion/thanks/closing