University of Bath

Get involved in sport at the University

You can take part in a wide range of sports and make use of our state-of-the-art facilities, whatever your level or ability.

Students playing squash
Team Bath supports people of all levels and abilities, from beginners to Olympic athletes.

Sport for all levels

Sport is an important part of student life at Bath and you can get involved whatever your ability and experience.

Students’ Union Sport has 48 clubs offering a range of sports and social events. They also organise regular recreational sport sessions, which are open to all, and casual games between halls and departments.

See which sports you can try at Bath

Competitive sport

You could be selected to represent one of the University’s competitive teams, either by going to trials or being spotted during a recreational session.

36 of the Students’ Union sports clubs enter teams in British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues. Every Wednesday, you are given the afternoon to play for or support a University team in the BUCS league.

Find out more about BUCS sport at Bath

Free access to sports facilities

When you start at the University, you get a Sports Pass added to your library card.

The Sports Pass gives you priority booking and free access to many of our facilities at the Sports Training Village (STV), including the:

  • 50m Olympic Legacy swimming pool
  • indoor sports halls
  • floodlit outdoor athletics track
  • outdoor astroturf pitches
  • indoor tennis complex and outdoor courts
  • badminton courts and squash courts

With your Sports Pass, you also get access to Team Bath coaches, as well as a discount on all services at the Physio and Sports Science Centre, including:

  • physiotherapy
  • sports massage
  • strength and conditioning
  • sports nutrition advice
  • sports psychology
  • sport physiology

Gym membership

If you want to use the gym or go to fitness classes you can pay for a separate, heavily discounted, gym membership. Classes like step, body conditioning, kettlercise and yoga are also available to non-members on a pay-as-you-go basis.

You can also sign up to work with personal trainers. Using our fitness-testing facilities and technology, they can motivate you to help you to hit your targets.

Read more about using our facilities

Some of the sports available at Bath

Sport at Bath