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A photo of OscarUK OscarUK
Not sure which section this falls into in the forums, but I guess this will do...

I am planning to be involved in the sports scene of whichever uni I end up at, few questions for anyone who has experience of the system.
I see on the uni's team websites there are applications for various teams which require a lot of information, previous teams/grades etc, as an international student I was wondering how this application process would work, for example if it asks for my current GPA... I don't have one in the British system. Also, do applications for these teams need to be submitted before the start of term, i.e during the summer or on arrival in September?

Cheers.
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A photo of Ooosh Ooosh
It is unlikely that you will play varsity sports but there are intramurals & pick-up games/beer leagues at most schools.
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A photo of JChan JChan
email the coach directly.
forms need to be submitted before the season starts I think, in case there's training camp

thanks for reminding me I need to narrow down my destination and email the coach soon
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A photo of SUMmer123456 SUMmer123456
College sports is dangerous stuff. One of my friends got injured and was in the hospital for a month. Needless to say, he barely passed the term. But I'm sure you'll be fine. Just stick to the less dangerous sports. Good luck!
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@SUMmer123456 wrote
College sports is dangerous stuff. One of my friends got injured and was in the hospital for a month. Needless to say, he barely passed the term. But I'm sure you'll be fine. Just stick to the less dangerous sports. Good luck!



out of curiosity, you don't do sports do you?
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@JChan wrote

@SUMmer123456 wrote
College sports is dangerous stuff. One of my friends got injured and was in the hospital for a month. Needless to say, he barely passed the term. But I'm sure you'll be fine. Just stick to the less dangerous sports. Good luck!



out of curiosity, you don't do sports do you?



Not competitively. I was talking about my friend's experiences after all.
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@SUMmer123456 wrote

@JChan wrote

@SUMmer123456 wrote
College sports is dangerous stuff. One of my friends got injured and was in the hospital for a month. Needless to say, he barely passed the term. But I'm sure you'll be fine. Just stick to the less dangerous sports. Good luck!



out of curiosity, you don't do sports do you?



Not competitively. I was talking about my friend's experiences after all.



my bro plays college ball in the states and had 2 surgeries in the past year, but he got full scholly, and he is studying engineering, which he is doing very well in....its a huge commitment and you have to be willing to take it, but for my bro it worked out fine
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A photo of ktel ktel
I played varsity rugby while I did my undergrad in Mech Eng. The most major injury I've had to date was a badly sprained ankle. It's a big commitment. I'm hoping to play during grad school too, and was a little surprised to find out U of T only practices 3 times a week as opposed to the 5 times I've been used to.
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