Varsity 2018
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Come and support our students as they take on Marjons in the annual Varsity games!

Varsity is the student sports event of the year between the University of Plymouth and Plymouth Marjon University.

Varsity originally started as a challenge between the two institutions' men's rugby teams. Its primary aim was to raise money for charity but additionally, it helped to fuel a healthy sporting rivalry between the two institutions. The programme has since diversified to encompass as many sports as possible to see who is the true sporting champion in Plymouth. 

In partnership with a number of city providers and using the facilities at both institutions, Varsity gives competitors and spectators the opportunity to experience a first rate sports event; with high profile matches at Plymouth Albion RFC on Monday 19 February and at Plymouth Argyle FC on Wednesday 21 March.

Visit the UPSU Varsity webpage for the full timetable and further information on the event. 

Please note that fixtures dates and times may change at late notice due to circumstances out of the organisers' control.


Tickets are available online and from the Students' Union main bar and shop. 

  • Advance ticket price: £7 rugby | £7 football | £12 for both
  • Gate ticket price: £10 rugby | £10 football

This year's chosen charities are the English Federation of Disability Sport (UPSU) and the Mario Curtis Foundation (Marjon).

Contact UPSU for queries (email: / tel: 01752 588388).

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Today's events

Monday 19 February

  • Men's Rugby 2 13:00-14:30 (venue: Stonehouse Creek)
  • Women's Rugby 18:00-19:30 (venue: Plymouth Albion RFC)
  • Men's Rugby 1 19:45-21:15 (venue: Plymouth Albion RFC)

Thursday 15 March

  • Women's Waterpolo 20:45-22:00 (venue: Plymouth Life Centre)

Saturday 18 March

  • Women's Futsal 12:00-14:00 (venue: Marjon Show Court)
  • Mixed Volleyball 14:00-16:00 (venue: Marjon Show Court)
  • Men's Cricket 16:00-18:00 (venue: Plymouth College)

Monday 19 March

  • Women's Hockey 16:00-18:00 (venue: Marjon Hockey Astro)
  • Men's Hockey 18:00-20:00 (venue: Marjon Hockey Astro)

Wednesday 21 March

  • Men's Football 4 10:00-12:00 (venue: Marjon 3G)
  • American Flag Football 10:00-12:00 (venue: Marjon Rugby Pitch)
  • Women's Lacrosse 12:00-14:00 (venue: Marjon Hockey Astro)
  • Men's Football 3 12:00-14:00 (venue: Marjon 3G)
  • Men's Tennis 12:00-16:00 (venue: Devonshire Raquet Club)
  • Men's Basketball 12:00-14:00 (venue: Marjon Show Court)
  • Netball 13:00-14:00 (venue: Marjon Show Court)
  • Men's Lacrosse 14:00-16:00 (venue: Marjon Hockey Astro)
  • Men's Football 2 14:00-16:00 (venue: Marjon 3G)
  • M Basketball 15:00-17:00 (venue: Marjon Show Court)
  • W Football 17:30-19:00 (venue: Plymouth Argyle FC)
  • M Football 19:30-21:00 (venue: Plymouth Argyle FC)


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Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.