Sport and exercise

Physical exercise is also great for mental wellbeing. The University's Sport and Exercise team have made a number of online classes and tutorials available to help.


Sport & Exercise - additional services

Active Lives will be offering regular weekly walks from central campus and easter bush campus. Keep an eye on our Keep Active page for more info. 


The student team at Edinburgh University Sports Union have created this video for students to support our students in the conversation about mental health. Opening up can help you feel connected, break the stigma, and encourage others to do the same. #LetsTalk

The University’s Sport and Exercise facilities include:

  • world-class gyms
  • a 25m swimming pool
  • a climbing wall
  • indoor and outdoor sport pitches
  • a medical clinic

Sport and Exercise facilities


Keep active

View our online resources to help keep you active and boost your mood. 

Keep Active

Exercise classes

Our Sport & Exercise team have created a series of live streamed group exercise classes for students in self-isolation.

ake a look at the weekly schedule

Sports clubs

The University Sports Union has more than 60 sports clubs you can join.

Edinburgh University Sports Union website

Taster sessions

During revision and exams, the Sports Union offers one-off taster events to help manage stress.

Stressbuster events (Sports Union)