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The Athletic Union host a number of sporting varsities throughout the academic year. With the continuous support of our students allow us to host multiple varsity events throughout the academic year. With previous years successes of over 3,500 spectators at both football and rugby vartsity these are events you will want to be part of.

Hosting six main varsities: Football, Hockey, Rugby, Swimming, Rowing and Cricket. See the table below for more information and look out for ticket sellers across campus. Come along and help raise money for charity and support your University!


VarsityDate Description 
Cricket  TBC

One of the biggest events during the Summer term, the Cricket Varsity is a must-watch match. With music, hog roasts and a high chance of sun what more could you ask for when finishing your exams? Last year’s event was a resounding success and the match attracted plenty of attendees, making it the perfect opportunity to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis trust, a worthwhile cause.


15th February 2017 


The South West Derby 2017 - The Biggest Student Sporting Event In the South West. 

University of Exeter vs. University of Bath
Sandy Park
KO: 19:30

The Southwest Derby between Exeter University and Team Bath has become a firm fixture in the diaries of all those that follow the BUCS Super Rugby calendar. 

For one match, EURFC swap the more familiar Topsham Sports Ground for Sandy Park, the home of the Exeter Chiefs, to host a fixture like none other. 

The Southwest Derby offers more than just a rugby game; it is a perfect opportunity to escape the mid-term drudgery and enjoy the electric atmosphere of Sandy Park with a crowd 5,000 people strong. 

Furthermore, you get the chance to watch the Exeter Emeralds perform live during the half-time interval!

It’s the biggest event of the Exeter University sporting calendar and is one not to be missed. Please come down and show your support for your university rugby team and make it a night to remember. 


Saturday 4th March




Pyramids Leisure Centre


Heavitree Road, EX1 1UF Exeter, Devon

This all day event will commence on Saturday the 4th March at the Pyramids Leisure Centre diving in at 13:00 welcoming rivals from a number of neighbouring Universities, as well as welcoming back the ‘Exeter Legends’; a team made up of past EUSC members. The University of Exeter will compete to take home the title of Varsity Champions (of which the UofE Swimming A-team is this current holder!). 

This year the event will help raise money for "Cardiac Risk in the Young" a charity that works closely to help those young people suffering from cardiac disorders and to help spread awareness of cardiac health in young people. It is a fantastic charity and is one close to many of our members.

Come along and join in this spectacular sporting event showcasing the University of Exeter’s swimming talent! Tickets available from the link below.



Wednesday 8th March

Womens 3pm 


Hosted during the knockout stages of BUCS, The BUCS Premier Men's and Women's teams will be looking to build on successful league campaigns to replicate last years Varsity triumphs in the BUCS Quarter Finals 2017.


Ticket sellers will be on campus leading up to the event.

Live music, free giveaways, pop-up TP van, prizes to be won, and much more!