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Social Sport and Activity

Join over 4,000 University of Exeter students playing weekly in our Social Sport Leagues (SSLs). It's the perfect way to enjoy competitive sport and make new friends right here on campus.  Our SSLs are open to all University of Exeter students, staff and alumni, with teams usually entered representing halls, academic subjects, sports clubs, societies or groups of friends. 

There are plenty of sports to choose from playing on various days of the week outside academic time table.

The league runs throughout Term 1 with a fresh registration for Term 2. This is to allow for new groups of friends forming over Term 1 and for students who will begin their studies with us in January.

A new intramural sports league starts in term 3 with a variety of sports including plenty of Rounders!


Term 1 and 2Term 3
Badminton (mixed) Rounders (mixed)
Basketball (men’s) Small sided hockey (mixed)
Football 11-a-side (men's) Touch Rugby (mixed)
Football 6-a-side (men's) Football 6-a-side football (mixed)
Hockey (mixed) Netball (mixed)
Netball (mixed)  


How do I join?

Our SSLs is open to all University of Exeter students, staff and alumni, with teams usually entered representing halls, academic subjects, sports clubs, societies or groups of friends. Below is a list of ways you can enter a team into the SSLs:

  • Sign up as a group of friends
  • Join a society team at the fair at freshers week
  • Join a course team - contact your course rep for details of what sports are on offer
  • Join an AU sports club team, head to the Sports park during freshers week to find out more information from all the sport club stands


Specific information for Term 1 sports, including how to enter a team will appear here very soon!



All payments for Intramural are now up-front via the Playwaze platform. 

SOCIETIES: You must pay up front for your teams. Please email for further information on how to be reimbursed.

AU CLUBS: You must also now pay up front for your teams. Please see Charlotte in the Student Sports Office to use your Club Card to pay for your teams.




The University of Exeter is proud to include a variety of ways in which students can be active whilst studying, one of these is Pitch Up and Play!

If you're not keen to join a sports club, or commit to playing in our Social Sport Leagues, then Pitch Up and Play could be just for you.

As a Student Sport team, we will run a timetable through all three terms full of activity that you can just turn up to. It's free, weekly and has no commitment requirments. You just turn up when you want!

Our sports clubs will also be hosting Pitch Up and Play sessions throughout the year.

Some activity you can look forward to is:

  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Spikeball
  • Dodgeball
  • Volleyball
  • Rounders


Please check back here to view our Term 1 Tabletable!


For further information, please email

There are many ways that you can 'Move Your Mood' at the University of Exeter.

You could play a competitive sport as a part of one of our 52 different clubs, or you could be a part of a participation event.

We have Social Sport Leagues, one-off mass participation events throughout the year or bespoke programmes which have been designed in accordance with student demand.

You could try UV Ultimate Frisbee, or Wheelchair Basketball, or Yoga in one of our many green spaces.

We can also put on self-defence classes upon demand and have successfully run inclusive courses like 'Basics to Barbells', a six-week introduction to safely workout in the gym before going in the gym itself.

The most important thing, is we listen to you.

This is a great opportunity to not only increase health but also optimise well-being by taking a break from studies and interacting with other students.


Please check back here to view our Timetable for Term 1


Please email for more information.