Welcome to active life at Bristol

University of Bristol Sport and Bristol Students' Union work together to provide a wide range of opportunities for our students, so whether you want to represent the University in a competition, or simply take an exercise class with your friends after lectures, you'll find something here for you.

You don't need us to tell you about all the benefits of sport and activity; it's well known how positive an effect it can have on your mental and physical wellbeing, and doing extracurricular activities also looks good on your CV. Taking part in sport can help you settle into university life, it’s a great way to meet new people and make lasting friendships. You can also further develop your employability skills with our sports leadership + volunteering programmes.

Joining one of our many sports clubs and societies, and competing in the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) leagues is a source of pride for many of our students, and we are absolutely delighted to have finished in the top 10 in the BUCS league in 2016/17. Many of our clubs receive support from professional coaches to help them achieve their full potential.

Here at Bristol, sport and activity are more than just a one off session; it's about belonging to a community of students, passionate about living life well. We are keeping active, we are winning, we are Bristol.

We've updated our membership packages this year, making it even easier to find the right option for you, with new flexible payment plans to fit with your studies.

Matt Birch, Director, University of Bristol Sport

I know the difference sport can make to University life and that’s why I’m committed to making sport and fitness more accessible to all.

John House, Sport and Student Development Officer at Bristol SU