I am a student caver

rm128

Active member
34 years ago for me. It would be interesting to know what proportion of UKC users are current students. I suspect it's quite high... which is certainly no bad thing. Seems like the future of the sport is in good hands from my perspective.

Does anyone have a ballpark figure for the proportion of UK cavers who start caving at university/college? And how does that compare to other countries?
 

Samouse1

Active member
I’m happy to say I used to be a student caver. Happy I’m having that history, but also happy to have left it behind. It was a brilliant time of my life but my career (caving and professional) has moved past that wonderful world. Still have a lot of student caver friends, weirdos that they are ;)
 

BigTom

New member
I’m happy to say I used to be a student caver. Happy I’m having that history, but also happy to have left it behind. It was a brilliant time of my life but my career (caving and professional) has moved past that wonderful world. Still have a lot of student caver friends, weirdos that they are ;)
Stop lying, you are still a student caver old man
 

Standard Unit of Tom

Active member
I’m happy to say I used to be a student caver. Happy I’m having that history, but also happy to have left it behind. It was a brilliant time of my life but my career (caving and professional) has moved past that wonderful world. Still have a lot of student caver friends, weirdos that they are ;)
OK grandpa, having fun in the retirement home?
 

Katie

Active member
It would be interesting to know what proportion of UKC users are current students

No idea about UKC users but I can tell you BCA club members!
In 2023 11% of BCA club members were full time students.*
And 2.5% were under 18.

* this is the number who pay student fees - may actually be higher if some students just sign up as caving members.
Also doesn't include individual members cos that I have yet looked at those numbers.......
 
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