Glasgow University Canoe Club (GUCC) is an inclusive club encouraging people of all abilities to come improve their kayaking skills and meet some wonderful people!

Our weekly pool sessions provide a safe and warm environment to develop your technique as well as try canoe polo and freestyle. We run regular sessions at Pinkston Watersports, practicing kayaking without having to even be on a river. 

River trips are the highlight of the club, providing a fantastic opportunity to experience some exhilarating white water, explore Scotland’s stunning scenery and have fun with your pals. We run various weekend trips to Fort William, Glen Etive and Machrihanish. 

We love to mix with other universities across the UK both socially and competitively and host the annual SUS polo competition. Come along to shred some gnar and see what all the fuss is about! 

Social Events 

The club has an excellent social side! After every pool session we'll head over to Bank Street for drinks, £1 pizza and good craic – a great opportunity to meet new and old club members! For those keen to continue the party we have affiliations with GUU, Buff Club and Sanctuary. 

We've got tons of social events, including our famous scavenger hunt, flat crawl, white t-shirt party and Christmas dinner. Our end-of-year Wallaby Island trip is a favourite, where we paddle out to an island in the middle of Loch Lomond and party away the sins of the previous year. Fear not any non-drinkers, we aim to be as inclusive as possible by hosting events such as film nights and potlucks. 


  • Weekly training sessions in the Stevenson pool – see the Club Sport Training Timetable for details 

  • Regular day and weekend trips across Scotland catering to all abilities 

  • Get involved in playing for one of our canoe polo teams, suitable for both beginners and experienced paddlers 


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