How to stay active at uni

How to stay fit at uni

Don't let the Freshers' lifestyle get to your waistline! It can be tricky to maintain a healthy lifestyle during your busy student life, but we've got some top ways for you to stay active and healthy at uni.

Physical exercise is proven to have a positive impact on your mental wellbeing, and it releases endorphins which make you happy - so here are some ways you can embed it into your student lifestyle:


Sign up to MOVE

No, that's not an order! Move is the fitness programme delivered by UWE Bristol and The Students' Union, aimed at getting everyone moving in a way and time that suits them, without breaking the bank! For just £40 a year, the programme involves over 40 activities, from Aerial Hoop to Squash, Netball to Jumpfit, there is something for everyone. A range of weekly dro pin classes, leagues and six week courses are available. Find out more here


Get involved with Varsity

We go head to head in a friendly competition with the University of Bristol each year for a series of sporting antics. From American Football and Water Polo, to a Colour Run and Total Wipeout course, there are loads of opportunities to get involved with Varsity, no matter what your fitness level! Keep an eye out for more information on Varsity throughout the year. 

Centre for Sport

Join Centre for Sport

Based on Frenchay Campus, the Centre for Sport has two state of the art gym suites as well as a whole host of classes to suit whatever exercises you enjoy. If you want to try a sport but don't have a lot of experience playing it, their Social Sport programme has coached courses, drop in sessions and leagues so you can progress at your own pace. Find out more here


Hire a bike

Skip the traffic and be more sustainable by renting a bike through UWE's Bike Loan scheme! For only £60 a year, you can get a bike kitted out with lights, a lock and full maintenance for the whole year. Not only does cycling get you outsoord in the fresh air, it can also help you to unwind and de-stress. There's also a scenic cycle path from Bristol to Bath with some local pubs along the way for a well-deserved pit stop - perfect for a Sunday afternoon! Find out more here