University sport and fitness



Looking to try something new and keep fit?

In addition to the variety of sport and fitness classes on campus, Manchester is packed with activities and sports facilities you probably never even knew existed, offering the perfect way to stay active and try out something new.

There are plenty of options on campus for those of you looking for a way to stay active after lectures, with a variety of ACTIVE Manchester drop-in classes running throughout the year. Classes include Tai Chi, Qigong and Pilates and are open to all students during term-time.

There are also a number of drop-in classes and fitness facilities available at the Armitage Sports CentreManchester Aquatics Centre and Sugden Sports Centre. From badminton to basketball to boxercise, there really is something to suit everyone, especially if you’re in University accommodation. With Hall Sport, you could be enjoying the choice of more than 40 hours of free sport in a week.

There are also plenty of sports societies at the Students’ Union offering the opportunity to take part in classes and competitions, with plenty of opportunities to develop and demonstrate your skills.

Want to join a team?

If you’re looking for a sports team to join, there are plenty of opportunities for you. Join a society or your Halls or School sports team and take part in Campus Sport, with many inter-university sports leagues such as mixed hockey, 11-aside football and netball.

The Athletic Union (AU) organises the University of Manchester sports teams, and with 87 teams across 36 sports, from boxing to lacrosse to karate, there are plenty of opportunities to keep fit, try something new, make friends and have fun.