Be Active Be Inspired

Be Active, Be Inspired

The University of Exeter are extremely proud of its levels of sporting engagement within the student population as a whole, with sports forming an integral part of a student’s University of Exeter experience. The Be-Active Be-Inspired campaign widens sporting opportunities by offering one-off events, tournaments, outdoor activities, fitness and health classes and sport taster sessions. This caters to students who are not able to commit to regular weekly sporting activities and is open to students of all abilities, no matter their sporting experience. 

Want to participate in a variety of free sporting activities?

Most activites are free of charge to encourage students to increase physical activity levels

Always thought about entering a team into a sporting league but haven’t quite got the commitment for weekly participation? 

Teams can be entered into one off tournaments for just a small registration fee. 

Interested in trying a new sport or to get back into the sport you used to participate in? 

We run a number of taster sessions for a variety of sports that are all free of charge.

Thought about trying a fitness class or outdoor activity?

A wide range of activities are offered across our sports facilities at the Sports Park and St Luke's Sports Centre, catering for a broad spectrum of student sporting preferences. You can also enjoy the outdoors by joining in with a number of outdoor activities.

Be- Active Be-Inspired
Fitness Classes-CIRCUITS Monday and Thursday  17.15-18.00

The essential all-body workout, Circuits will improve your overall stamina, strength and endurance. The workout is split between multiple workout stations where you will repeat exercises for a set time period before moving on to your next challenge. 

For term 1- we will be offering this class for free! It is always best to book to guarantee a place, but you can just turn up and register at the reception on the day.

Inspired after attending this class? Check out the University of Exeter Sport website - and the Facebook page, for information of gym classes and offers!

Murray Madness! Tennis Court Hire 12th/13th November Saturday and Sunday, hour court hire To celebrate Andy Murray reaching World Number 1, the sports park are offering members and non-members the chance to play tennis on our fantastic courts for only £1 on Saturday 12th or Sunday 13th November (Racket and ball hire is also included in the price). Book ASAP to avoid disappointment by visiting the sports park reception or calling 01392 724452. 
Mo-Sista 13th November

10.00 - 14.00

This one is for you girls! You don't have to grow a moustache to show your support for Movember. Part of 'This Girl Can' week, Mo-Sista is aimed at getting women involved in some friendly sports fixtures for a charitable cause. Enter a team of a maximum 10 players where you will be competing in a variety of sports ranging from 6-a-side football to dodgeball! £20 per team, please contact or for more information.
Badminton 4 Macmillian Week Thursday 24th November 13.00- 15.00

The National Governing Body Badminton England has teamed up with the Macmillian Cancer Support for Badminton 4 Macmillian week 2016 that consists of a week of badminton activity inspired at inspiring people to hit the badminton court whilst raising vital funds! 

Raise a racket and raise some vital funds at the same time at the University of Exeter Sports park! £4.00 per person donated on the day gives you coaching from our Badminton Club members, fun games and court time to play single/doubles! 

Open to all students of all abilities! Rally up your friends and enjoy being active whilst raising money for a great cause! 

De-stress Week 

(open to all students)

Monday 28th November-2nd December Class Timetable

Teaming up with INTO to create a timetable of activites designed to give students the opportunity to take some time away from studies and exams. All classes at halls are open to all students no matter what residence they are from and you do not have to be a first year! No need to register, just turn up on the day! 

Monday 28th November- Yoga @ Birks Grange Halls 12.00 -13.00 (open to all students)

Tuesday 29th November- The Chakaras- Theory and anatomy, Breathing Techniques, related postures, chanting and mediation @ The Forum seminar 1 & 2, 17.30-19.30 (open to all students)

Wednesday 30th November- Yoga 17.00-18.00 @ INTO Lecture Theatre (open to all students)

Thursday 1st December- Tai-Chi 14.00-15.00 Birks Grange (open to all students)

Basketball 3V3 Tournament 3rd December 12-15.00

Men's  3v3 tournament with fun games and coaching by the Men's and Women's Basketball club! Winner of the tournament wins a team meal at the Hole in the Wall! £10.00 team entrance of maximum of 5 players per team.  

Interested but don't have a team? Contact 

Last team entrance 1st December- register your team at the Sports Park reception with payment. 

Chase the Turkey Christmas Run Tuesday 6th December 15.30
Dusk run 

Meet and starting point at the Forum Piazza at 15.30, 1.5 Mile festive run around campus chasing the Christmas Turkey! On route expect to find various Christmas themed stations including:

Make your own Christingle!
Sprout the Elf!
Mince pies!

After finishing the chase, Santa's Grotto awaits with a special V.I.P guest who will be very generous in giving out hot chocolate for all who participated! 

This is co-organised by Cool Runnings society to raise vital funds for the Children's Society Charity, with a suggested donation of £2.00 on the day.


Kick Away The January Blues- Guild 



Throughout January




Tuesday 3rd January       07:00-09:00        

Non-members can experience the Innovative, Interactive, Immersive gym at the Sports Park for Free. Look out for bookable 30 min workshops to maximise your training.Report to the Sports Park reception to register.

Wednesday 4th January   11:45-12:45    

Free Swimming Enjoy a free swim in the Indoor Pool at St Luke’s Sports Centre. Report to the reception at St Luke’s Sports Centre

Thursday 5th January     17:15-18:00        

Free Circuits. Have a blast with some Free Circuit Training at the Sports Park. Report to the Sports Park reception to register.

Friday 6th January           12:30-13:30      

Free Yoga. Join the free Yoga at Birks Grange! Relax and unwind.Contact Sonia Rashid on 07954142257 for more information.

Saturday 7th January      08:30-10:30       

Free Tennis. Play tennis for Free in the Covered Courts at the Sports Park. Balls and rackets included.           Report to the Sports Park reception to register.

Sunday 8th January         20:00-22:00        

Non-members can experience the Innovative, Interactive, Immersive gym at the Sports Park for Free. Look out for bookable 30 min workshops to maximise your training.                Report to the Sports Park reception to register.

Monday 9th January       12:30-13:30        

Free Yoga. Join the free Yoga at Birks Grange! Relax and unwind. Contact Sonia Rashid on 07954142257 for more information

Tuesday 10th January    14:15-15:15        

Free Body Pump Virtual. Experience a Virtual class for free! No instructor, just follow the virtual instructor and blast your way through this workout. Report to the Sports Park reception to register.


Martial Arts Week    22nd- 28th January  Timetable

The Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu and Karate Clubs have joined together to bring you the third inaugural Exeter Martial Arts Week. The idea of the week is to showcase the martial arts that Exeter has to offer and to give everyone a chance to get involved, give it a try and have some fun! EAch sport taster class is free and open to all students no matter their sporting experience or ability. 


Sunday 22nd January
Jiu-Jitsu at the Sports Park Studio 2&3

Tuesday 24th January 20.00-22.00
Karate at the Sports Park Studio 2&3 

Thursday 26th January 20.00-22.00
Taekwondo at the Sports Park Studio 2

Friday 27th January 18.00-20.00
Kung-Fu at the Lemmy 

Check out the Facebook event:

Table Tennis Tournament  28th January Sports Hall Sports Park 12.00-15.00

Experienced or a novice in Table Tennis, come along to this fun and casual table tennis tournament hosted by the University of Exeter Table Tennis Club and one of the University Residence life team representatives.

There will be a variety of games, a table tennis robot, and some prizes up for grabs. Bring along your friends and show off your ping pong skills from 12:00-3:00 in the Sports Hall, with all equipment provided. 

Free of charge, just turn up on the day! This is an opportunity not to be missed!

Facebook event page:

 This Girl Can Devon Friday 27th January- Sunday 26th February Timetable

 'This Girl Can' is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It’s a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.

After the success of the 'This Girl Can' campaign in November 2016, Exeter Sport have joined with Active Devon to host a month of sporting activities targeted at encouraging female students to increase their levels of physical activity. Events run from 27th January – 26th February 2017.

Please register your interest for at either the Sports Park or St. Lukes Sports Centre. Alternatively, attend sport taster sessions on the day by simply turning up at the time specified.

For more information, email: or call 01392 72247

Visit the link below to see the full timetable of activities!


International Students Committee 

Sports Day
Sunday 5th March  12-14.00
Sports Hall Sports Park Streatham Campus 

Diversity week- Kicks off with a Football, Dodgeball and Basketball Tournament open to all students hosted by International Students Committee! 

6-a-side games with recommended 2 subs. Team sign ups with online payment on the following link:
Participation costs £2 per person (so £16 for a team of 8).

Please visit the following:

Grecian Shield 12th March


Sports Park

Sand and Rubber Crumb

We are excited to announce that the annual Grecian Shield 6-a-side tournament will take place on Sunday 12th March. The day will begin at 9.30 with registration taking place on the Rubber Crumb but matches being played across both the crumb and sand astro. We recommend a maximum squad of 9 players with every team playing groups games and the top 4 from each group qualifying for knockout fixtures. 

Entry into the tournament is £20 and you must register your team at the Athletic Union office (Sports Park, Streatham Campus). This must be done by Wednesday 8th March. Team entries are on a first come first served basis with payment being made when registering. 
UV Volleyball  24th March 


Sports Hall, Sports Park at Streatham Campus

The Volleyball club host this year's UV Volleyball tournament Friday 24th March at the Sports Park (Streatham Campus) at 18.30-21.30. Enter a team of 4 participants for £15.00 which includes glow sticks and UV paint! Register your team at the Sports park reception desk with payment before midday of the 24th March! Teams are encouraged to be mixed sex to encourage mass participation. However if you are a team of any one sex you may also enter a team. 

Open to students of all abilities with no experience necessary! This is a casual volleyball event aimed at encouraging students who may not have tried to volleyball to give it ago in a fun and social environment! There will be Volleyball club members there on the day to help beginners who want to learn more about the sport.  

Do not miss this one off sporting opportunity and invite your friends to wear your best UV fancy dress! Students may wish to wear a white t-shirt (for UV purposes) that they do not mind getting UV paint on! 



Contact for more information.