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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

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cheerleading
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Performance Sport

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

BUCS ranking 108th
Teams in BUCS leagues 24

Social and Recreational Sport

This is more casual, requiring no regular commitment.

Hours per week of timetabled informal participation sports programmes 17
Sports and physical activity programmes per week 10
Beginner/improver sports classes 10
Beginner/improver sports class student capacity 280
Hours of timetabled drop-in sessions for informal sports coaching 17

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 programme Yes
Health and well-being referrals Yes
Fitness classes (bookable, instructor-led) 8
Fitness class student capacity 160

Sports Bursaries and Scholarships

Sports scholarships (or equivalent) programmes Yes
Number of students supported (2017–18) 16