Varsity 2023 is coming!

From 1 – 3 May this year, we’ll be competing against our rivals over at Leeds Beckett in a bid to retain our title as Varsity Champions!

If you’ve not heard of Varsity before, it’s the annual inter-university event where the best sports teams from the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University compete in a wide range of sports to see who comes out on top. It’s a huge event in the Leeds student calendar, and we encourage you to get involved, cheer on our teams and show your support. 
The sporting spectacle concludes with the Varsity Games at Headingley Stadium on Wednesday 3 May, where the men’s and women’s rugby union teams wrap up the event in front of 10,000 students, all wearing their colours with pride and showing some love for their university.

Dancers at Headingley Stadium

You can find out more about Varsity and buy tickets for this amazing event can be purchased on Leeds University Union’s website.
You can keep up to date with all of the coverage by following @leeds_sport and @leedsuniunion on Instagram, where they’ll be posting updates throughout the event. 

George the Gryphon

There will also be a Get Out, Get Active walk, social netball match and more events happening for people to get involved with on campus over the coming weeks, so keep an eye on the Leeds Sport Instagram for more details.
Our wonderful mascot, George the Gryphon, will be making his rounds of the campus over the next few weeks to promote Varsity, so make sure you say hi when you see him!

The Residence Life Team