Varsity | We Need You!

Varsity | We Need You!

Well, well, well it’s that time of the year again. Did someone say VARSITY?!

That’s right – on Wednesday 4th October 2017, hundreds of students from the University of Sunderland will head to York St John for our annual Varsity event!

For the first time in three years, Varsity is happening right here at YSJ. Sport fixtures will be happening throughout the day (fixtures will be published closer to the date), both on Campus, at Haxby Road Sports Park and at Venues across the city of York. The day of sporting fixtures will be followed by a massive celebration at Fibbers where the winning University will be crowned 2017 champions… Can YSJ make it four in a row?!

However, this event is so busy and there is SO much to do. This is why we need your help. We are looking for students who are not playing at Varsity to volunteer. Below are some of the ways you can get involved;

Photographers / Filmmakers

We are keen to find talented students who are able to photograph and film our sporting fixtures and night time event. We aim to have students photographing and filming the event at Haxby Road, on Campus and at Fibbers.


Our Varsity makers are the people involved with ensuring the event runs smoothly. Varsity makers may be required to help in any of the following ways; collecting scores, updating social media sites, publishing results, leading University of Sunderland teams to the correct pitches, paying match officials, even tallying up the overall Varsity score!


In the evening, students from the University of Sunderland will be heading into York City Centre to find Fibbers for their celebrations at Frat House. We need some friendly and helpful volunteers to help students find Fibbers safely and quickly!

In return for volunteering, you will receive a free Varsity ticket which entitles you to a t-shirt, an evening meal and entry to the nightclub!

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, or have an additional way in which you can help us, please email Alice Bolton ( an interest. When emailing, please remember to clarify which volunteer position you are interested in.

Our finalised details for the day will be realised soon but it is shaping up to be an awesome event which you do NOT want to miss. We can’t wait to have our York St John Students working together to make Varsity a success! Not long now guys!

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Our Contacts

York St. John Students' Union,
Lord Mayor's Walk,
York, YO31 7EX

01904 629 816