Open Days are always exciting times at Oxford, as the University throws open its doors to show a new generation of students everything that they have to look forwards to. The next Open Day will be taking place on Friday 14th September 2018.
This year we’re especially keen to promote the benefits of taking part in sports and physical activity to prospective students, as we launch our Active at Oxford campaign. Our sports staff will be on hand at the Open Day on to discuss why sport is important, how it can be balanced with studies, and anything else sports related that visitors may be interested in.
As always, we’ll be encouraging everyone at Oxford to get active – from students, to staff and members of the local community – and to take advantage of the many great opportunities and facilities available in the city.
Whether it’s playing elite sport or simply enjoying a causal fitness class, research suggests that all exercise can be hugely beneficial to both physical and mental health. Playing sports or getting involved in activities offers opportunities to meet new people, learn new skills, and unwind from the stresses of university life.
Oxford has some unique sporting heritage – as the home of Sir Roger Bannister’s Four Minute Mile, the Boat Races, and the Varsity Rugby at Twickenham, and there are over 200 College clubs, and 80 University clubs here. With opportunities to get involved with everything from cricket to quidditch, it truly is a fantastic place to enjoy the benefits of sports.
You can also ask our team about the fantastic new facilities at the Iffley Road Sports Centre, which include a state-of-the-art new sports hall with an ingenious LED floor lighting system, and accessible new changing facilities. The first stage of the redevelopment is now complete, and greatly improves the central facilities on offer.
So if you are coming along to the open day don’t be shy, drop by and have a chat with us about how you can get involved in sport at Oxford!