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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–L
  • American football
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bouldering
  • Boxing
  • Canoeing
  • Cheerleading
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • Lacrosse
  • Long jump
M–Z
  • Martial arts
  • Motorsport
  • Netball
  • Pole vault
  • Polo
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Skydiving
  • Snooker/pool
  • Squash
  • Sub-aqua
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Volleyball
  • Wakeboarding
  • Water skiing
  • Weights

Performance Sport

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

BUCS ranking 44th
Teams in BUCS leagues 65

Intramural Sport

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 9
Indoor intramural sports teams 83
Outdoor intramural sports 7
Outdoor intramural sports teams 93

Social and Recreational Sport

This is more casual, requiring no regular commitment.

Hours per week of timetabled informal participation sports programmes 30
Sports and physical activity programmes per week 30
Beginner/improver sports classes 30
Beginner/improver sports class student capacity 600
Hours of timetabled drop-in sessions for informal sports coaching 30

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
Health and well-being assessments Yes
Fitness classes (bookable, instructor-led) 120
Fitness class student capacity 3,600

Sports Bursaries and Scholarships

Sports scholarships (or equivalent) programmes Yes
Number of students supported (2017–18) 10