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Varsity 2020 cancelled

Released: 16.03.20

A number of National Governing Bodies have decided to suspend affiliated sports activity and recommend that all non-affiliated sports activity is also suspended. Therefore, in partnership, Plymouth Marjon University and University of Plymouth Students’ Union have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Varsity. We understand this is disappointing and this is not a decision we have taken lightly, the welfare of our students and staff communities are a priority. We would like to reassure all students who have paid to attend the events, that you will receive a full ticket refund.

We are all extremely disappointed that this is the case and we would like to thank all the hard work put into this event by our staff and students. 

If you have booked tickets for the fixtures at Plymouth Argyle and Plymouth Albion and would like a refund, refunds can be collect from the MSU Hatch from Tracey Brenen this needs to be done by Friday 27 March for a full refund.

You can also contact us directly please email the Sports department  with any other questions

Geoffery Gulzar, Marjon Sudent Union (MSU) President said: “I am really devastated to say that Varsity has been cancelled, this was not a decision taken lightly by the University. The effort that all of our teams have put into preparing for Varsity has been incredible and all I can say is that I am sorry that this has had to happen. In these unforeseen circumstances, it is vital that we put our student’s health at the centre of our decision making. I apologise to our final year students that will not get to experience their last Varsity”.

Verity Lemm, VP Sport at UPSU said: “I talk on behalf of all our students to say we are saddened by the decision to cancel this year’s varsity event but I think we are all understanding as to why this decision has been made. With the Easter holidays only a couple of weeks away we all need to be mindful of not only our own our wellbeing but also that of our families and friends".

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