Sport, exercise and health
Whether you have your sights set on a medal at Tokyo 2020, or simply want to improve your fitness and have fun, Bristol's excellent sports and fitness facilities will help you stay on top of your game in an environment that promotes a proactive approach to sport, health and wellbeing.
The University's Sports and Activity Pass offers excellent value for money, giving you access to our broad range of facilities and classes either free of charge or at a discounted rate.
- Indoor Sports Centre at the heart of the main campus featuring the Pulse Fitness Suite, group exercise studios, an indoor jogging track, sports hall and Sports Medicine Clinic:
- 33-metre swimming pool in the Students' Union;
- Coombe Dingle Sports Complex featuring first-class pitches for a range of sports, a new state-of-the-art conditioning suite and tennis centre;
- Outdoor activity zone (outdoor gym and multisport games);
- Gym at Langford Veterinary School;
- Brand new £1.2 million boathouse at Saltford on the River Avon.
The University of Bristol Students' Union (Bristol SU) has more than 60 sports clubs, ranging from Cycling to Ultimate Frisbee and American football to Skydiving. If you're looking to compete at the highest level, you could represent the University in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league.
You might prefer to try something new, take sport to the local community or develop your coaching skills. Find out more about becoming a leader, coach or volunteer.
Sport Performance Squad
The Sport Performance Squad helps talented student athletes continue their sporting career without compromising academic achievements. Members of the squad develop a personal action plan supported by services such as nutrition advice, physiotherapy, subsidised training equipment and a programme of high-performance workshops.
Students' Union sporting opportunities
The Students’ Union oversees more than 60 sport and health clubs, with an overall membership of over 4,000 people.
This means plenty of opportunities to play sport - at University representative level, in the intramural programme or as part of Bristol SU's Get Active scheme.
Getting involved is also a great way to meet new people; clubs organise various social events in addition to training and competitions.