Following the UK Government’s advice to avoid gatherings, pubs, clubs and other social venues and after extensive discussions with Brunel University, we have had to cancel the West London Varsity 2020.
The decision to cancel this event has not been taken lightly - it’s one of our biggest and most important events of the year as a union, but the scale of it is precisely why we need to exercise this level of caution. 1500-2000 usually attend, and they travel in from a wide radius - it would be irresponsible of us to allow it to go ahead in the current climate.
As your Union, we will always choose to prioritise your safety and that of those around you over anything else - and we know that Brunel’s Union are in agreement on this.
All Varsity tickets will be refunded. If you paid online, refunds (including your transaction fee) will be sent back to the account that you paid on as soon as possible. We anticipate that your refund will be with you within 10 working days. If you paid in cash or by card in our office, you can either come in on Friday 19 April between 10am and 4pm. We will be refunding cash payments back to card using cashless methods to keep everyone safe. If you are self-isolating, don't come in - you can use this form to get a refund remotely.
If you paid for a combined Varsity and Sports Dinner ticket you will be refunded £20. As things stand, the Sports Dinner (and the Societies Awards Dinner) are still going ahead and we’ll keep you updated if there are any changes with this.
You can see what the University are doing in response to COVID-19 on SIMMSpace - their statement will be updated daily so that you always have the most up-to-date information.