Sports and social activities
At our Sutton site, there is a small gym which is free to join. There is also the UPS Club (a sports and social club) which has a bar, squash court and large sports hall. It runs a variety of activities, including yoga classes, Pilates, tennis and badminton. Membership of the club is free for students, although there is a small charge for some activities.
There is a Cross Site Social Committee that organises various social activities to encourage staff and students from across the ICR to get to know each other. Past events have included an annual quiz night, a barn dance and a salsa evening.
At our Chelsea site, there is no dedicated gym and sport facilities due to its Central London location. However, the ICR will subsidise membership at a sports centre or gym up to £30 p.a. for staff and students based at Chelsea, and there is an additional budget for sports nights so that students can try out new activities such as climbing, ice skating, and volleyball.