We are UPSU Canoe and Kayak Club, we were founded in 2005 and have been thriving ever since. We are one of the only water sports clubs to have grown every year for the last 5 years running! We have built a reputation over the years for providing something for everyone no matter what your interests or ability. We are a friendly club with the sole intent to get our members out and about as much as we can whilst offering training and a safe environment to learn new skills and of course meet new people. We also offer some of the cheapest trips of any water sports club and unlimited free training sessions so what are you waiting for, sign up today. The cost to join us is only £30!
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We hold socials every Wednesday night throughout the whole year, which range from meals, quiet drinks to big fancy dress socials, bowling etc! We also have an amazing Christmas meal each year, with prizes for various achievements so far, this is always good fun and a massive turnout! Then we have a summer meal with prizes to round off the year.
By becoming a member you gain the ability to join us on our fantastic trips which run almost every weekend. This includes our famous “Fresher’s Trip” (. This is a chance for new members to join us for a weekend try everything we have to offer with a BBQ and fun and games in a great location. Our other massive event is NSR (National Student Rodeo) this is our major competition, it is a gathering of over 1000 students to compete and party! Our trips include everything from white water kayaking, flat water paddles to surf kayaking. We actively encourage our members to gain BCU qualifications, if you are interested in gaining a specific qualification let us know and we’ll try to organise it for you. Throughout the year we enter into student competitions too. We have recently purchased a significant amount of new kit, meaning the equipment used on club trips is modern and high quality. We run fortnightly pool sessions at the life centre for our members to enable to learn and develop their skills such as rolling.
As mentioned above we run a range of session:
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