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Don’t miss out on this incredible event with over 20 different styles of dance on show on 6th or 7th March.

Find out more about the Dance Performance

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Take part in our first Active Wellbeing Colour Run in partnership with, and hosted by, Heriot-Watt University on 20th March.

Find out more about the Colour Run

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On Thursday 14 March, University Mental Health Day, unite with your University Community in aid of the British Inspirational Trust and SAMH, Scotland’s national mental health charity.

Find out more about Challenge 24

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World-class Sport at the University of Edinburgh Edit credit: Andrew Perry Content credit: SU Clubs + Andrew Perry

Sport and getting active at Edinburgh

Come Play. Train. Perform with us.

Moray House welcomed its first student teachers in September 1848. Since then, the School has become established as a world leader in education and sport.

With over 60 Sport Clubs a packed recreational programme and exciting Intramural competition, there really is a place for everyone to play sport at Edinburgh.

Sport Clubs

Intramural Sport

Recreational Sport

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The University sport and exercise facilities are ranked among the very best in the UK.

Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym

Peffermill Playing Fields

Firbush Outdoor Centre

Easter Bush Gym

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Discover the world-class Performance Sport Programmes at the University of Edinburgh.

One of the most highly regarded of its kind in the UK our Performance Sport Programme enables athletes to achieve a world-class degree and perform to the best of their ability.

Athlete support

Performance Programmes

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The Institute for Sport, Physical Education & Health Sciences brings global expertise in sport to drive research in physical education, physical activity, health and well-being, sport and recreation development, coaching, policy and management, and sport and exercise science

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Study at Moray House School of Education and Sport, ranked 7th in the UK and 21st in the world for sport-related studies (QS 2021), with routes to become a qualified teacher in Physical Education or Dance, to manage, coach and train athletes, and study at the highest level.

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Our team of specialists at FASIC Sport & Exercise Medicine Clinic will work with you to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage your injury, optimising and restoring function and performance to ensure you’re at your best, every day.

Exercise class

Our gym and fitness facilities are open to everybody, with no joining fee and a range of affordable memberships for University Students, staff and the wider community.


The University of Edinburgh’s Sports Hall of Fame was launched to honour and celebrate our most distinguished athletes. It is open only to students, graduates and staff of the University.

Playerlayer is the official kit provider for University of Edinburgh Sport. Visit the webshop for your sport kit and training essentials.

It’s thanks to our generous supporters that we can provide transformative sporting experiences for our students.

Find out how you can help too.