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Whether you're an expert or trying something new, you can get involved in sports and exercise. Any level of activity is beneficial for your general health and well-being, and, knowing this, universities are working hard to offer the best facilities and opportunities to encourage student participation.

See a summary of exercise and sport facilities below, or search the Sports Table to discover which activities are offered 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