University of Essex
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
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
- American football
- Beach volleyball
- Latin and ballroom dance
- Lo & mid ropes
- Long jump
- Martial arts
- Pole dance
- Pole vault
- Table tennis
- Ultimate frisbee
- Water polo
- Winter sports
BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) is the national governing body for sport in higher education in the UK.
|Teams in BUCS leagues||70|
|Teams in BUCS premier leagues||4|
Intramural sport is sport played between students at a university or college. Teams are generally made up from halls, societies, or groups of friends. On offer there could be 5-a-side, soccer 6s, 11-a-side football, rugby 7s, badminton and squash leagues.
|Indoor intramural sports||3|
|Indoor intramural sports teams||32|
|Outdoor intramural sports||4|
|Outdoor intramural sports teams||37|
Social and Recreational Sport
This is more casual, requiring no regular commitment.
|Hours per week of timetabled informal participation sports programmes||15|
|Sports and physical activity programmes per week||326|
|Beginner/improver sports classes||15|
|Beginner/improver sports class student capacity||187|
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)||85|
|Fitness class student capacity||1,275|
Sports Bursaries and Scholarships
|Sports scholarships (or equivalent) programmes||Yes|
|Number of students supported (2017–18)||72|
|TASS or Winning Students sports scholarships*||Yes|
*Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) helps athletes in education (16+) in England. Winning Students scholarships are awarded annually to students in Scotland.