Student sport

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The University of Bath is one of the UK’s leading universities and all of its students have access to top-class sporting facilities, offering a wealth of opportunity that can truly add to the student experience.

We know how important it is to have a balance between sport and academics – not just if you are pursuing both careers but in maintaining a healthy lifestyle too.

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Student sport at Team Bath

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Use our top-class facilities

Our state-of-the-art £35million Team Bath Sports Training Village on campus is open to all students and provides the opportunity for everyone to take part in sport here at the University of Bath. Our facilities include:

  • A spacious Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre across three floors, including two exercise studios;
  • A 50m Olympic-standard swimming pool;
  • Outdoor floodlit 400m running track and indoor sprint track;
  • Two large wood-sprung sports halls;
  • Eight indoor, eight outdoor and two clay tennis courts;
  • Traditional Japanese-style judo dojo;
  • Multiple outdoor pitches including water-based and sand-based hockey pitches.

Access to many of these facilities is included in our Sports Pass, automatically included on all student library cards, while special student membership offers are also available for the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre.

Performance sport and BUCS competition

If you want to take your sport to the next level, you can put on the famous Blue & Gold kit and join the 1,500 students already representing our 71 SU Bath Sport teams in BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] competition both regionally and nationally.

We also have 10 student performance sports at the University of Bath – athletics, badminton, football, hockey, judo, netball, rugby, swimming, tennis and triathlon – where students have access to a full-time coach and receive a variety of sport science support, including Strength and Conditioning, physiotherapy and massage.

Recreational sport and fitness

From skydiving to lacrosse, rowing to horse riding, ultimate frisbee to sailing, whether recreational or competitive, one of the 50 student sport clubs run by The SU Bath Sport could be right for you.

If you want to stay fit at a recreational level, we run various schemes such as the Bath Active programme for trying new sports in a social environment as well as fitness programmes in the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre.

A picture of the 2023-24 University of Bath sporting scholars - (from left) Alanna Pullen, Luke Ball, Ella Fullman, Jenny Hesketh, (inset) Jack Skerry and Robbie HemmingsScholarship and Dual Career support

We were the first UK university to offer sporting scholarships back in 1976 and today dozens of student-athletes who have displayed potential for success both academically and athletically benefit from that financial support every year.

The Team Bath Dual Career programme also provides lifestyle and mentoring support to student-athletes as they juggle the twin demands of sport and study.

Coaching opportunities

Team Bath Tribe, our popular youth sport programme, provides a perfect opportunity for students to get involved in coaching young athletes. Students can develop their careers and experience working in a dynamic environment alongside qualified coaches.

Team Bath’s Vocational Courses, delivered on campus, offer students keen to work in the sport, health and fitness industry the chance to learn such vocational skills as personal training, sports massage and pool lifeguard.

Study at Bath

Find out more about the courses available at the University of Bath by clicking here.

And don’t forget you can visit campus, check out our facilities and meet our coaches during the annual University of Bath Open Days – click here to find out more.

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