Be Active, Be Inspired

The Athletic Union proudly announce The Be-Active Be-Inspired Campaign. Inviting all students to take part in a variety of one off events, tournaments, taster sessions and health and well-being classes that run throughout the year. The aim is to encourage and engage all students to take part in physical activity and to enjoy being active whilst at University.

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 Exeter experience. With this in mind The Be-Active Be-Inspired campaign from the University of Exeter’s Athletic Union launched last term. The campaign caters to students of all abilities, with specific aim to engage students who are currently inactive by offering inspiring and sociable one-off events, tournaments, outdoor activities, fitness and health classes and sport taster sessions.

The campaign runs throughout the year giving students a number of opportunities to take part in a variety of events to suit all. Look out for the Be-Active Be-Inspired posters around campus and halls with individual flyers advertising the next big event! Events are either free of charge or include a small entrance fee for team tournaments.

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!

World Cup Qualifier Friday 11th November 19.45-21.45 Calling all football fans! Watch the World cup qualifier England v Scotland right here on campus at the Ram. Making it an ideal meeting point for you and your university friends!
Murray Madness! Tennis Court Hire 12th/13th November All weekend 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 (Racquet 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!
Exeter Chiefs Football game LIVE 18th November Hole in the Wall,
Main bar
20.00 - late
Falcons vs Chiefs live on the big screens! Show your student ID at the bar and you will receive a loyalty card! This entitles you to 30% off pizza, 20% off food and 10% off drinks! 

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! 

International De-stress Week!

(open to all students)

Monday 28th November-2nd December Class Timetable

Take some time to chill out from all stress of the end of term! 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!

If you are attending these classes we ask you to fill out a student participation form to help the University keep a record of how many students are physically active!

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 11-15.00

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

Interested but don't have a team? Contact 

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

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

Meet and start 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



Throughout January




Tuesday 3rd January


Free RS gym

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


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


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


Free Yoga

Join the free Yoga at Birks Grange! Relax and unwind.

Contact Sonia Rashid on
07954142257 for more information.

Saturday 7th January


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


Free RS gym

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


Free Yoga

Join the free Yoga at Birks Grange! Relax and unwind.

Contact Sonia Rashid on
07954142257 for more information

Tuesday 10th January


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! This is a free event for club members, other clubs and to all non-club members! 


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

Saturday 28th January
Social TBC 

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:

 Thsi 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 campaign in Novemeber 2016 the Athletic Union along with the sports office have organised a number of activities and fitness classes targeted at getting female students more active. The week of activities runs from 27th January – 26th February 2017.




Grecian Shield 12th March  TBC