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Welcome Week 2019

Welcome to the University of Birmingham! This Welcome Week, you can discover everything UoB Sport & Fitness has to offer from classes to Campus League to spectating sport events, there is something for everyone.

The power of sport to motivate and inspire goes so much further than sporting ability. From keeping fit and leading healthy balanced lifestyles, to learning a new activity, you will never have a better opportunity to get involved, have fun and make new friends.

We will be at the welcome marquee during arrivals weekend if you have any questions.


Check out the timetable to see what is going on in Sport each day of Welcome Week.




Sport Demonstrations – Experience demonstrations from Sport clubs in the Green Heart

Sport & Fitness Fair – Sign up to Sport Clubs (click on the ‘How to get involved’ button and then ‘Register your interest’), and find out about social sport, classes and memberships. You will be able to join the clubs and sign up for BUCS team trials.

Campus Tasters – Discover the ways you can get involved in sport from joining a sports club to our Campus League. Please see the times for taster sessions below.

UoB Men’s Rugby v Reading friendly  – Join our Men’s Rugby team as they take part in a pre-season friendly against Reading University on our Bournbrook pitches.

Volunteering – Discover how you can volunteer in sport on campus and in the local area through The Extra Mile programme. Through The Extra Mile volunteers will receive a number of perks from free stash to a potential of a volunteer bursaries. Come to the talk to find out more.

Try A Sport and Social Sport sessions – In the first week of the new academic term (from Monday 30 September), all of our Try A Sport and Social Sport sessions are FREE! Learn skills and meet new training partners with our 10-week Try A Sport courses, or drop in at any time to our Social Sport sessions, run by qualified coaches. There’s a range of sports – from Badminton to Weightlifting, and Kickboxing to Tennis – so come along to a free session between Monday 30 September and Sunday 6 October to discover your sport! Try A Sport courses can be booked online here.

Campus League – Join over 2500 University of Birmingham students and staff in regular recreational leagues throughout Terms 1 and 2. Enter as part of your departmental team or simply as a group of friends. With no requirements on experience, fitness level, or regular training commitments, Campus League is a great way to make friends, stay active and have fun! Sign up online by Friday 4 October to avoid missing out, and for the Early Bird discounted prices, book your spot before 30 September.

Free Class Tasters – Sweat it, shake it, stretch it in a choice of free Classes at the sport & fitness club. Please register below as spaces will be on a first come first serve basis to those who pre-registered.

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Campus Tasters

Campus Tasters are your chance to find out which pathway is best for you. Across basketball, football, hockey and netball you’ll get the chance to meet and chat to representatives from both Campus Leagues and university sports clubs to see if you would prefer to enter a casual league or try out to represent the university in a BUCS team.

  • Basketball, 25/09, 10:30 – 11:30am, Munrow Arena 3
  • Netball, 25/09, 11:30am – 12:30pm, Munrow Arena 3
  • Football, 25/09, 1 – 2pm, Bournbrook water-based pitch 2
  • Hockey, 25/09, 2 – 3pm, Bournbrook water-based pitch 1




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Spectator events

Got Game? Get on court!

Hiring a badminton, table tennis or tennis court is easy with Pay & Go. You can also hire equipment from reception.



Discover new heights with  a range of sessions for adults and juniors including climbing taster sessions, climbing courses and Pay & Go Climb.