Sport & Exercise

Welcome Week 2023

University of Edinburgh, Sport & Exercise are delighted to offer a range of activities to welcome new and returning students back to the University.

The University of Edinburgh Events app is an easy way for you to browse all of the information and events available during Welcome Week and beyond.

Find out more about the Edinburgh Events app

Climbing Wall taster sessions

climbing movement
Keen to be part of the vibrant and exciting climbing community here at Sport & Exercise? Come along and join us for a free taster session to see what it’s all about!

Fun Fitness Challenges and Activities

Image with 2 SkiErgs and 2 RowErgs and a Skillmill in front of a black wall with a light box sign saying MyGym
Explore the Pleasance Sport Complex & Gym and take part in fun challenges in some of our 20 world-class gyms and workout spaces.

Easter Bush Gym Taster Sessions

Welcome to the Easter Bush Gym. Come try the world-class gym and fitness facilities on offer at the University of Edinburgh for free.

Pleasance Gym Taster Sessions

Lady lifting a weight at the Pleasance Gym
Welcome to the Pleasance Gym. Come try the world-class gym and fitness facilities on offer at the University of Edinburgh for free.

Pleasance Gym Welcome Walk Rounds

Welcome to the Pleasance Gym. Take your first step into our world-class gym facility.

Outdoor Bootcamps

During Welcome Week we are inviting you to come try our one-of-a-kind outdoor workouts for free at Easter Bush, Kings Building or Peffermill.

Tours to the Pleasance Gym from O'Shea & Pollock Halls

Bring your flatmates and join us for a walk and a tour of your local University gym facilities.

Virtual RPM Classes

Spin bikes at the Pleasance gym
Come along and try one of our Les Mills virtual RPM classes for FREE during Welcome Week.

Welcome to Edinburgh Feel Good Walk

Join us on our Welcome to Edinburgh Walk! it is the perfect opportunity to get some steps in, explore the city, meet new people and feel part of our community. 

Welcome to Edinburgh 5km Run

Group of people running
Join Active Lives Run Leaders to explore the cobbled and historic streets of Edinburgh, whilst being active alongside fellow students and friends at the University.

Welcome Week 5-a-side at Peffermill

5-a-side pitches
During Welcome Week, the University of Edinburgh Students are invited to come try out the 5-a-side pitches at Peffermill for FREE!  

Outdoor Yoga and Mindfulness session at Old College

A view of Old College quad
Join us for our free Yoga and Mindfulness taster session at Old College on Wednesday 13 September.

Interested in playing recreational or club sport? Then why not come along to the Edinburgh University Sports Union Sports Fair on Monday 11 September.

Sports Fair