Sports Union

The Sports Union

Welcome to the home of The University of Edinburgh Sports Union (SU). The SU is made up of 64 clubs and over 8000 members.

The University is not only renowned for its academic excellence, but we also take great pride in our athletic achievements.

The President, with support from staff, oversees the day to day running of the SU. The President is governed by the General committee which consists of representatives from each of our 64 clubs and the elected Executive committee.

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and Scottish Students Sport (SSS)



The SU has 49 clubs that compete in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and Scottish Student Sport (SSS) competitions on a weekly basis.


In the 2016/17 season, Edinburgh placed 1st in Scotland and finished 3rd in the overall national standings. In addition to the BUCS teams, the SU also offers support to various recreational and outdoor activity teams.



Our facilities

Sport & Exercise provides some of the best facilities in the United Kingdom which ensures SU members can fulfil their potential.

Whatever your interest we are positive we can cater for you and ensure you have access to the best student sport experience during your time at the University.

Useful links


SU Membership

Sport & Exercise


Our annual Varsity event engages around 400 students across the two universities on a day which celebrates the friendship and rivalry between the University and local rivals Heriot-Watt University.

Whether you are a current, former or prospective student, and would like more information on our Varsity series, please feel free to contact the SU Office at any time.

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