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With more than 80 activities to choose from, discover new opportunities and passions, make life-long friends, and develop new skills for your CV.

Find your level

Gloucestershire is a great place to lead an active lifestyle. Whether you’re studying a sports-related subject or a completely different course, we run a unique recreational sports programme, open to all students.

You don’t have to be an expert to take part. We have qualified coaches and instructors on hand to ensure that everyone feels welcome at our introductory sessions. Once you’re hooked, we aim to keep you playing by offering high quality, properly supervised and enjoyable sport where everyone is welcome.

In all of our activities there are opportunities to ‘step in’ as a beginner , to play regularly and compete in leagues and festivals. If you find you want to push yourself harder, it’s a simple step to participate at BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) level. Find out more about our sports teams.

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Develop your skills

Develop your skills in your area of interest and take on a coaching role for one of our many clubs and in the community. This is a great way to enhance your CV, make some money and do something you’re passionate about.

Benefit from playing sports and accessing events with our partner organisations and get involved in training to develop your skills.

Aports team members lined up in University of Gloucestershire sports hall

Students’ Union – sports and societies

With more than 80 sports and societies available to join, there’s bound to be something to challenge you and get involved in. If there isn’t, you can start a new team or society of your own! Find out more about the Students’ Union.

Sports students playing with local children in Malawi

Sport Malawi

Sport and Education students have the opportunity to travel to Malawi in East Africa to deliver workshops and coaching sessions, with the aim of improving the wellbeing of local people. Find out what it’s really like to go.

Planning the football game strategy


The FA has partnered with the University of Gloucestershire to set up only 1 of 9 FA Women’s High-Performance Football Centre’s (FA WHPFC) in the Country.

The centre provides an educational and community-based setting to recruit, develop and deploy coaches, who will lead and inspire player development specifically in the women’s and girls’ game.

Find out more about the FA Women’s High Performance Football Centre.

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