Sport & Exercise

Keep Active

Keeping active is not only vital for your physical health but for your mental health too. Discover events and resources to boost your mood.

We currently offer a variety of workshops and outdoor activities to help keep you active. You can choose from Yoga, Self-Defence or Weightlifting workshops as well as outdoor Bootcamps:

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All workshops are delivered by experienced instructors who will guide you through the programme week by week until you are confident practising your new skills in your own time.

Active Wellbeing Colour Run

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Are you ready for an explosion of colour? Run or walk with us through a vibrant rainbow explosion of coloured paint powder, whilst having lots of fun alongside other students and staff from both The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University.

Staff Only Classes (secured)

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We are delighted to offer three 30 minute lunchtime classes for staff. The classes will commence on Tuesday 23 January and continue until Thursday 23 May 2024.

Learn to Run

Lace up your trainers and take on the New Year with our FREE 10-week couch to 5k programme! It is designed for beginners and teaches techniques to help grow your confidence and stamina.

Social Run

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Get social and active with our friendly and fun social jogging sessions!

Just Play Sport Sessions

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The just play sport sessions are open to all our University students and staff of all abilities and are an opportunity to try a new sport, get active and make new friends.

Feel Good Walks

University of Edinburgh staff and students are invited to come along for a lunchtime Feel Good walk to help boost your mood.

Welcome Walk Rounds

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Take your first step into our world-class gym facility.

The benefits of moving more, more often

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Find out more about how being physically active can benefit your mental health and wellbeing.

Keep active from home

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We recognise that not everyone is on campus full-time. Therefore, we have created a bank of online resources to help you build movement into your daily life even when working or studying from home, as we know the benefits of moving more, more often each day.

Mental health and wellbeing resources

Helpful advice and support from other health and wellbeing services