Sports Union

Performance Sport

While open to any University student, our programme is designed for talented sports performers at junior international standard or better.

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Many National squads, and international sports performers, choose to train at the University because of our commitment to, and understanding of, sporting excellence. We’d love for you to join us too.

Our programme provides:

  • Top class training & competition facilities
  • Pioneering support services
  • Close links to several governing bodies
  • Access to sportscotland’s Institute of Sport
  • Member of the Winning Students network.

Individual Performance Programme

The Individual Performance Programme (IPP) is offered on a one year renewable basis. It is open to any University student who is competing at junior international standard or better. An involvement in the University's sport programme is expected from IPP recipients.


In addition to the IPP, we also manage a corresponding Team Performance Programme (TPP) to assist University’s leading sports clubs, including swimming, hockey, rowing, football, orienteering, fencing, archery and rugby.

For more information on the Universities performance sport programme please see the Sport & Exercise performance sport page.