SPORT Manchester

Sport at Manchester

There are a number of different programmes you can get involved in to play sport at The University of Manchester that range from something for a beginner right through to our next aspiring Olympian or Paralympian. To search by sport, or to browse what we have on offer, take a look at our A-Z of Sport and Fitness.

Here is a brief overview of what each of our programmes have to offer:

Athletic Union

We have 42 student-run sports clubs that compete in BUCS. 36 of these clubs also offer beginner programmes. Browse through the A-Z of Sport and Fitness to find a sport for you.

Campus Sport

Campus Sport is an intramural league that allows you to regularly compete in a league with other teams within the University. Sports include basketball, football, hockey, netball and rugby.

Hall Sport

A weekly timetable of 40+ hours of free, coached sport and fitness sessions delivered in Halls of Residence.


A weekly timetable of 60+ hours of free, coached sport and fitness sessions for staff and students, delivered around campus.

Sports Volunteer Scheme

Benefit from our links with local schools and sports clubs around Manchester or help at large scale sporting events in the area. We can offer you plenty of volunteering opportunities in a variety of roles including coaching, officiating, sports development and administration.

Sport Scholarships

Sport scholarships support students to balance their degree and training commitments. The University of Manchester is also a hub for delivery of Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) Awards.

Other Opportunities

ACTIVE Manchester

If it is not sport that inspires you why not check the variety of other health and fitness opportunities available to you through our ACTIVE Manchester programme which includes a variety of fitness classes, one off events and other free activities.


If you don't fancy getting involved in any of these programmes to play a particular sport you can also just book a facility and turn up and play with friends. Check our our facilities pages to find out more.

Students' Union Clubs

Just in case you can't find what you are looking for, we also work closely in partnership with the Students' Union who support over 30 other sports societies run by students.

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