Hi, I’m Tom and I’m one of Lancaster University’s digital content ambassadors. I’m a second year at the University studying Natural Sciences with a focus on ecology and conservation.
What is Roses?
When you first start studying in Lancaster you’re likely to hear talk of ‘Roses’, especially if you’ve joined a sports team or are friends with someone who has. Roses is a huge sporting competition that’s held every year, pitting Lancaster teams against their University of York counterparts, it’s been referred to as the biggest varsity competition in Europe and has been running for over fifty years.
It’s safe to say that the entire student body is taken over by Roses fever each year at the start of term three when the competition is running. Students who aren’t competing show up in hordes to support their teams, and there are loads of opportunities to get involved with student media coverage of the weekend if that’s your kind of thing. The weekend is a massive highlight in the academic year for everyone involved. This year (2019) was my second Roses, and the first year that I competed, I’ll be talking about my experience below.