Sport & Exercise
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Evidence shows there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. We’re encouraging our whole community to #MarchOnInMarch and try some of these steps. You may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most out of life. 

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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 of March.

Find our more about the Dance Show


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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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View our flexible and affordable membership options which are open to everybody.

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

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Find out about our state-of-the-art gym spaces, our jam-packed weekly class timetable and amazing indoor sports facilities.

Gym memberships are available to staff and students of the University of Edinburgh as well as the tenants of Roslin Innovation Centre.

Sports clubs

Members can use the University's 25-metre six-lane swimming pool during allocated times. 

Performance sport

We have two climbing facilities at the Pleasance the Tower climbing wall and the Rock bouldering area.


Prevention, diagnoses, treatment and management of your injury to ensure you are at your best, every day.

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Enjoy stunning scenery, warm hospitality and take part in exhilarating activities - open to everybody.

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

The University of Edinburgh is among the country’s leading sporting universities.

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The University of Edinburgh's Peffermill playing fields boasts some of the finest sports pitches in Scotland.