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University of Strathclyde

You can take part in sport and exercise at a number of different levels. It's up to you! Some level of participation is good for your general well-being and, knowing this, universities are working hard to offer the best facilities and opportunities they can to meet your needs.

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

  • Performance sport (varsity level, which is competition between universities through BUCS – British Universities & Colleges Sport).
  • Intramural sport (competition level within your university).
  • Social and recreational sport (informal participation).
  • Health and well-being or lifestyle (e.g. gym, fitness, yoga and pilates classes, swimming pool).

Summary

Student sports club members 2,468
Number of sports offered through student-run sports clubs 53
Teams in non-BUCS leagues 3

Performance Sport

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

BUCS ranking (2015–16) 34th
Teams in BUCS leagues 51
Teams in BUCS premier leagues 2

Social and Recreational Sport

This is more casual, requiring no regular commitment.

Hours per week of timetabled informal participation sports programmes 6
Sports and physical activity programmes per week 8
Beginner/improver sports classes 6
Beginner/improver sports class student capacity 120
Hours of timetabled drop-in sessions for informal sports coaching 2

Health and Wellbeing

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

Health and wellbeing programme Yes
Health and wellbeing referrals Yes
Health and wellbeing assessments Yes
Fitness classes (bookable, instructor-led) 39
Fitness class student capacity 713

Sports Bursaries and Scholarships

Sports scholarships (or equivalent) programmes Yes
Number of students supported (2015–16) 33
TASS or Winning Students sports scholarships* Yes
Sports scholars (2015–16) 3

*Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) helps athletes in education (16+) in England. Winning Students scholarships are awarded annually to students in Scotland.