Keeping active

Being active is not only vital for your physical health but for your mental health too. Find out about sport and exercise at the University.

Sport and Exercise

Information on accessing our University Sport and Exercise facilities is available on the Sport & Exercise website.

Sport & Exercise

Our gyms

The University’s gym and fitness facilities are open to everybody and offer exceptional value, with access to the Pleasance Gym, group exercise classes, our 25m six-lane swimming pool and our 40-station satellite gym at the Easter Bush Campus included.

Sport Facilities

As well as the extensive gym offering there are numerous indoor and outdoor sport opportunities across our facilities. These include sport halls, indoor rifle and archery ranges, a climbing wall and bouldering room, Olympic grade water-based Hockey pitches, state-of-the-art full size and five-a-side 3G pitches and grass surfaces. You can also take part in a range of exciting outdoor activities at our Outdoor Centre, Firbush.

Active for Life

Sport & Exercise’s dedicated Active for Life team are here to help you get a little more active a little more often. Offering a programme of “how to” workshops, health walks and other support services, we are here to help you, no matter how active you are, or want to be. We’ve also got a range of online resources to help keep you active.

Edinburgh University Sports Union (EUSU)

EUSU represents positive student experience, active living, and sense of belonging within the University community. Whether you’re looking for a specific activity, or would like to try something new, we have over 65 clubs to choose from. EUSU also offer free and low-cost opportunities to try out different sports through one-off events and come-and-try sessions.

EUSU website

EUSU on Twitter

EUSU on Facebook

Coaching & Volunteering

The Coaching and Volunteering Academy (CVA) provides valuable sport-based coaching, volunteering, and leadership opportunities that allows you to be at the heart of your club or team and gain skills that will assist you in future employment. From volunteering projects, to one-off individual opportunities, CVA supports you through every stage of your involvement.

Coaching and Volunteering Academy