Postgraduate student life


Facilities in Exeter

Across both our campuses in Exeter, we have excellent facilities including many different indoor and outdoor pitches, squash courts, gyms with the latest fitness equipment and free-weight areas, exercise studios and sports halls. We also have an indoor pool at St Luke’s, an outdoor one at the Streatham Campus, a fleet of boats at the Roadford RYA Sailing Centre and a brand new well-equipped boathouse on the Exeter canal.

Athletic Union

The Athletic Union is responsible for coordinating all the sports clubs which provide both competitive and recreational sport. Students of all skill levels are welcome. You’ll find all the major field sports, plus a lot of water sports (Exeter’s location is perfect), martial arts and many more indoor and outdoor sports. The intramural sport programme has over 2,000 students participating across a range of activities including 6-a-side and 11-a-side football, badminton, basketball, mixed hockey and mixed netball.

The Sports Volunteering Scheme is going from strength to strength, with over 150 of our students helping to provide sporting opportunities for children in Exeter. More information can be found on our Athletic Union website.

Sports clubs in Exeter

American Football Football Rowing Taekwondo 
Archery Golf Rugby League Tennis 
Athletics Hockey  Rugby Union  Trampolining 


Sailing  Triathlon
Basketball Karate (Shotokan)  Snooker and Pool  Ultimate Frisbee 
Canoe Kite Surf, Waterski and Wake Board Snowsports  Volleyball
Cheerleading and Gymnastics  Korfball Speleology (Caving)  Waterpolo 
Clay Shooting  Lacrosse  Squash and Racketball  Windsurfing
Climbing  Netball Sub Aqua   
Cricket  Polo Surf   
Cycling Riding  Swimming  
Fencing Rifle Table Tennis  

General recreation programme

The Sports Park in Exeter runs a varied and popular programme of fitness classes throughout the year including pump and tone, Nike Training Club, spinning and circuits as well as yoga, zumba, pilates and pole dancing. Gym inductions are offered to all new users of fitness equipment. Personal training and fitness testing are available from highly qualified staff. Subsidised coaching, teaching and officiating courses are organised in many sports.

High performance programme

The University High Performance Programme oversees the development and delivery of our elite sporting infrastructure including the management of our focus sports and Sports Scholarship Scheme. There are over 350 athletes across 10 Focus Sports on the programme.

Further information on facilities, programmes and scholarships can be found on our Sport website.