Taking part in any form of activity can help improve your fitness and general wellbeing. Research shows that physical activity can boost your self-esteem and improve sleep quality and energy levels, as well as helping to reduce any feelings of stress. Taking part in some form of physical activity during your time at Kellogg College can also be a good way to meet people and make friends. There are many sporting activities – both competitive and recreational – for you to take part in whilst you are in Oxford.
Sport at the University of Oxford
Sport at Oxford University caters for a wide range of abilities, from beginner to elite, part time and full time. There are over 85 recognised University-wide sports clubs for you to join in addition to College clubs and teams. The larger, more established clubs will most regularly recruit members with prior experience and conduct trials at the beginning of Michaelmas term; however many clubs are open to all members of the University. Further details on specific clubs and Oxford sport in general can be found online, using the Oxford University sport website: www.sport.ox.ac.uk
The University Club is a sport and social club, and a members’ club for staff, postgraduate students and alumni at the University. The Club has a gym and a timetable of exercise classes as well as being a home for several team sports. The gym is currently £65 per year, and available to all graduate students to become members. For more information, including how to join, please visit www.club.ox.ac.uk
Sport at Kellogg College
The College has made arrangements for its students to benefit from further schemes. Kellogg has obtained membership of the gym and pool at the University Sports Centre on Iffley Road, which means that its students are able to have free access. Further information is available on our website.
We have a close affiliation with Christ Church Boat Club, enabling Kellogg students the opportunity to row during your time at Oxford whether you are a beginner or an experienced rower. Kellogg students row in the Christ Church boats for intercollegiate competitions but if you are chosen to row in the University boat, you will be listed as representing Kellogg College. For further information, please visit http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/life/sport/rowing-for-kellogg-college/.
In addition, Kellogg has its own football team, which plays matches in the MCR league on Saturday mornings during Michaelmas and Hilary terms. Kellogg students also participate in intercollegiate cuppers tournaments in a range of individual and team disciplines throughout the year. As a Kellogg student you will have additional opportunities to take part in yoga, join a squash ladder, and play in tennis and volleyball teams. There is also a croquet set stored at Reception which is available for student use.
We offer some financial support to our students in order to help them cover the costs associated with membership of University sports teams, alongside funding for sports equipment purchases for use by Kellogg students; we also encourage students to set up their own teams and societies, and can offer financial help towards this. Applications for funds are made to the Sports and Recreation Committee. Further information is available on the Sports Funding page of this site, under Financial Information.
The sporting community at Kellogg College is vibrant and various. Every year, in Hilary term, we host a Sports Dinner to celebrate the sporting successes of our students both individually and as members of College and University teams. Each year we invite successful sports persons to share their experiences and insights in a pre-dinner seminar or presentation. In previous years we have had Olympic Gold medal rowers and the Oxford Blues rugby captain taking part in presentations on making it to the top, the role of sports in physical and mental wellbeing and the parallels between successful sports teams and successful teams in other walks of life.
To find out more about sport and recreation at Kellogg College, including information about Kellogg team sports and access to sporting facilities, please visit www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/life/sport or email email@example.com. The MCR Sports Officer will also be happy to answer your questions