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University sports are open to everyone. There are many sports and exercise opportunities for you to get involved in, regardless of your ability, commitment level or past experience.

See a summary of sports and activities offered below, or search the Sports Table to discover which exercise and facilities are available at each university.

Sports and Activities

These sports and activities are available

A–H
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Climbing
  • Conditioning
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Fencing
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Hockey
K–Z
  • Kayaking
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weights

Performance Sport

BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) is the national governing body for sport in higher education in the UK.

BUCS ranking 88th
Teams in BUCS leagues 20

Health and Well-being

This is not to do with chasing the prize and winning the race, but physical exercise in its own right – for personal benefit and welfare. Go at your own pace.

Health and well-being assessments Yes
Fitness classes (bookable, instructor-led) 34
Fitness class student capacity 875

Sports Bursaries and Scholarships

Sports scholarships (or equivalent) programmes Yes
Number of students supported (2017–18) 8