College provides an opportunity to achieve qualifications, but you also have the chance to get so much more out of student life on and off campus. The following activities can be included as part of your timetable when you enrol:
Getting involved with: Sport
Godalming College has some of the best competitive and recreational sports facilities in the area. We have two brand new netball/tennis courts and two brand new pitches for rugby and football on land we have recently acquired which significantly add to the quality of our outdoor sporting facilities to match that of the indoor facilities.
We have a fantastic reputation for competitive sport and offer a full programme of team sports, including rugby, football, girls’ football, netball and basketball.
Coaches from Surrey Scorchers come to Godalming College each week to train the Basketball team and accompany the team to fixtures. The team have a great track record of outstanding play amongst the Surrey sixth form colleges.
There are three football teams which have a full programme of fixtures from September to March in a league against other sixth form colleges in Surrey, in the British Colleges Sports Cup, in friendly matches with schools and in tournaments in the area.
The girl’s team are coached each week by a one of Fulham Football Club coaches. The ladies compete in the Surrey College’s league, in friendly matches and in Association of Colleges Cup and English School’s Football Association Colleges trophy.
The two netball teams compete in the Surrey sixth form college league and both teams have won their league in 2015/16. They also play in the Association of Colleges Cup and other tournaments and friendly matches with local schools.
The Godalming Rugby team compete in the South East league and are community link club for Guildford Rugby Club’s academy side. Guildford Rugby Club also provide elite development rugby support for the Godalming team. The RFU support the college on their coach education programme, offering training and volunteering opportunities for sports students. They also offer support for development of
rugby players and the Godalming rugby team.
Fitness and Health
We offer a popular programme of fitness lessons, one-to-one personal training, challenges and activities in our fully equipped gym complete with fitness instructor and this helps lots of students keep fit and healthy.
• 5-a-side football
• Personal Training, Exercise and Fitness
Getting involved with: The Arts
Godalming College is working towards the Artsmark in recognition for inspiring work in Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Media and Technology. As well as acknowledgement of outstanding provision for the Arts, the Artsmark also offers access to other resources and networks which enable students to flourish in their chosen arts subject and also offers opportunities for the wider College to participate in the Arts through visits to galleries, productions and organisations.
Drama and Dance
Theatre company ClassAction at Godalming College is a centre for excellence in Performing Arts and offers a unique training environment that is inspiring, nurturing, and supportive.
Alongside training from our own teaching staff you are regularly invited to work alongside industry professionals to ensure the training you receive is the best it can be. All ClassAction practitioners take part in productions either performing or backstage, whatever your preference, in our theatre, Studio 816. Download a ClassAction leaflet here
The music department is very vibrant and productive at Godalming College and you are welcome to be part of this regardless of whether you are studying on a music course or not. Peripatetic teachers come to College offering instrumental and singing lessons each week and there are many performing opportunities throughout the year as part of the Concert Orchestra, Contemporary Choir, Chamber Choir, Jazz Band or one of our many chamber ensembles. We welcome all students with a passion for any kind of music. Download a Music Activities leaflet here
Getting involved with: challenges, activities and societies
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The DofE is all about gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new things. Join over 100 students working towards their Silver and Gold Awards. It’s a great way to make new friends and your teamwork and leadership skills will impress future employers and universities.
Each year an intrepid group of students volunteer to join an expedition to a developing country to learn more about the culture and community. They take part in a challenging expedition and also work on a community project which often involves building, decorating and refurbishment to provide amenities for local people. In the summer of 2016 there will be expeditions to Tanzania and Bolivia.
More clubs and activities
If you want to get involved, then Godalming is the place for you. We have clubs from Amnesty International to Zumba, societies from Advanced Linguistics through to Debating and the Secular Society. The following list is representative of the clubs and societies that we run together with the Sports and Arts clubs on previous pages…but it is certainly not exhaustive. There is support from the Students’ Union and from the staff in helping to create and support a club or society which promotes your interests and aspirations: Tell us what you want!
• Advanced Linguistics
• Amnesty International
• Christian Union
• Creative Writing
• Debating and public speaking
• Equality and Diversity Group
• Reading Scheme
• GC Radio
• Secular Society
• Student Magazine