University of Bristol Canoe Club

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Welcome to The University of Bristol Canoe Club.


We're a busy and active club covering lots of paddling including white water, surfing, wild water racing, slalom, and canoe polo for paddlers of any ability.

We have 2 pool sessions a week, regular and amazing socials, day trips to local rivers such as the Dart, Wye, Usk or Exe as well as to places like Cardiff white water course, regular canoe polo tournaments including BUCS, weekend trips away to South Wales and Devon and longer trips to Scotland, the Alps and more.


All kit supplied to get you started!

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Get in touch with any questions... or pop along to any session!

See you there!


UoBCC Equality & Sustainability Statement

Sustainability isn’t just about recycling. It’s about making the world a happy and healthy place for everyone, now and in the future.

UoBCC plays a vital role in this.

This is why equality & sustainability are two of UoBCC’s core values. We are committed to providing a friendly environment where everyone can excel at sports, and one where nobody is discriminated against; and, to reducing our social, economic and environmental impact both locally and globally.


Patrick Beavis, Club Captain 



UoBCC Representation

Democracy is important, so:

  • Our Captain (or available committee members) will attend Student Council/Annual Members Meetings on behalf of the group
  • You can read our Constitution
  • Here are our 2017 AGM Minutes 

Terms and conditions

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By proceeding I understand that kayaking is an assumed risk activity and as such University of Bristol Canoe Club do not accept liability outside of its duty of care. Trips are led by experienced and competent club paddlers for the enjoyment of others in time given voluntarily. Their decision on whether a trip is safe to run is final; this includes forfeiture due to weather events and river conditions. I will inform the trip leader of any medical condition (current or previous) that may affect my ability to partake in the activity. In the event of unforeseen circumstances (extreme adverse weather, poor light etc.) and/or circumstances beyond the control of the University of Bristol Canoe Club, it may become necessary to curtail or cancel an event or trip. Although unlikely, we regret that in the occurrence of such an event reimbursement of part or all of the costs will be based upon the nature of the event and the ability of the club to recover costs outlaid. Please speak with a member of the committee if you have any questions.


Membership Fee Inclusions

Your membership fee covers hire of kit. Additional expenses (eg for petrol) are usually required for trips.


Service Standards

All Club or Society members can expect to receive:

  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.

  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).

  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct

When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.

Download the Code of Conduct


Refund Policy

Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing

Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


For more information on Bristol Hub visit:


If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.