Social and recreational

Join over 4,000 University of Exeter students playing weekly in our intramural sports leagues (IMS). It's the perfect way to enjoy competitive sport and make new friends right here on campus. IMS 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. 

There are 9 sports to choose from playing on various days of the week outside academic time table. The league runs throughout term 1 and 2 with promotion and relegations at the end of term 1. A new intramural sports league starts in term 3 with a variety of sports including Rounder’s and the new addition of Dodgeball!

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

View the timetable for the 2017/18 IMS programme. 

How do I join?

IMS 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 IMS league:

  • If you have a whole team together already, sign up for the 2018/19 IMS season online
  • 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
  • If you're an individual looking for a team, please contact the IMS Officer

The University of Exeter is proud to include a variety of ways students can be active whilst studying from highly competitive to mass participation levels. The Athletic Unions hosts one off participation events are to enable University of Exeter students to keep active without the necessity of having a gym membership or being part of an AU club or Intramural sports team. From UV team and individual sports, ‘This girl can’ campaign with free physical activity sessions for females, variety of sports tournaments to health and fitness classes.  

The sessions take place throughout the week and weekend and are held on campus or in halls of residence. Often free or low-cost with a small charge, maximum £2 per session or a charge per person for team entrance.

This is a great opportunity to not only increase health but also to optimise well-being by taking a break from studies and interacting with other students. Perfect way to make new friends or even bring a friend with you!

Email imsport@exeter.ac.uk for more information.