Nik has written 9 articles for Nouse
For many students the end of their time at university is simultaneously a wonderful, happy time and a sad and often frightening time and it’s exactly the same for the sabbatical officers
Every year, 1,200 students from the Universities of York and Lancaster come together to compete in the largest competition of its kind in the UK. The Roses competition, which has been running for over 40 years, engenders one of the most intense sporting rivalries in the country and is recognised as one the highlights of the year for both Universities
In four days time over six hundred York students will make the two hour journey across the Pennines to Lancaster to take part in the 100 fixtures that constitute the 42nd Roses Tournament.
The 2006 competition is set to be one of the closest in recent years. Whilst Lancaster have a slight advantage in their majority of well established BUSA sports such as hockey, football and rugby, we will be hoping that our recent domination of the less mainstream disciplines continues. As ever we will be looking for strong performances from the Boat Club and Badminton Club, who it is hoped will continue their near perfect record against Lancaster
Whilst last week saw York beat York St. John 54 – 15 in the second annual varsity competition, the tremendous win represents only one of a number of significant achievements, both on and off the field, for our clubs and the Athletic Union as a whole in recent weeks
It is that time of the year when many of you will be starting to look for jobs, and facing the disconcerting truth of a life ‘out there’. There are many so called ‘transitive’ skills that employers look for and value in potential employees, but perhaps the most prevalent of these is the ability of individuals to work with others towards shared objectives – to be able to interact and operate as part of a team
Since this is my last column before Christmas, I thought it a good time to look back over my first term as AU president. Despite the massive disappointment of not having all the new facilities finished, and the various difficulties that have arisen because of the delays, the term has been a good one for the Athletic Union. We started as ever with the AU Mart, which this year posed a greater logistical challenge than ever before, with less space available and more stalls required
Despite having been a student at York for three years, been a member of seven different sports clubs, having played every college sport there is, and read what must be about thirty issues of the campus papers, it never ceases to amaze me how negative some people can be
On behalf of the Athletic Union, welcome to York. Regardless of whether this will be your first year or your last year, I hope that it is enjoyable and that the AU can play a role in making your time as valuable and rewarding as you wish.
The AU is here to help all students get involved in sport as it is the best way to get to know new and exciting people. Your time here is the single best chance you will have to get involved in something new or further develop you passions, be them sporting or otherwise
This year’s competition has seen fewer walkovers than ever before. The battle has been intense throughout the table: from the winners, Vanbrugh, to the wooden spoon winning Alcuin. A mere 11 points separated the top four positions