We are… Active At Uni Suffolk

The University of Suffolk offers numerous, unique opportunities to get involved in sport and physical recreation at whatever level you choose. So whether your aim is for fun, fitness or achieving your true potential, we want to inspire you to engage in sport and physical activity while you study with us.


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Social Sport


The Students’ Union run Social Sports, a great way to get fit and meet new people.

Competitive Sport


We are affiliated with British Universities & Colleges Sport and have five teams competing weekly in a regional league. 

Casual Sports


Our Casual Sports invite you to get involved with one-off activities and special sports. 

Sports Scholarships


Sports Scholarships are gifted by the Foundation Board and awarded to students competing at a high level regionally, nationally and/or internationally.

Sports and Fitness in Suffolk

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There are lots of organisations and facilities available in Suffolk for students to try out or join. Find out more here.


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Find out about our fitness giveaways here! From free juice drinks to free places on beginner's running courses.

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Fitness facilities in Ipswich

Exercise is important for mental and physical health, especially for students! It can feel overwhelming to know where to exercise so Student Blogger Rose shares some of Ipswich’s best fitness facilities, whatever your exercise preference is! 

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Go for a Walk

Going for a walk is good for you: it’s great for the environment and it helps improve your mental and physical health. 

Stress Awareness

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 It is recommended that once a day you do something for your physical health, mental health and emotional health. 

Half-Price Swimming

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The University of Suffolk Students' Union offers half-price swimming for students!

Dance in Suffolk

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Dance is great to energise, motivate, encourage creative thinking, and develop expressive minds and healthy bodies.

Our Students

Read the stories of the different ways our students get fit and active every day

I'm Emily and I'm studying on the MSc Applications of Psychology course. ...

Hi I'm Leesha and I study BA (Hon) Politics.  ...

I'm Ashton and I am studying Bsc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science.  I currently run 2-3 times weekly and I am training for a half marathon this year - leading to a full marathon next year. As well as this I strength train 4 times a week. I also enjoy long walks in woodland, swi...

I'm  Jasmine and I am in my second year of English Literature and Creative Writing. I am president of the Pole Fitness Society, meaning I attend classes every Monday and make sure everyone is having a good time! What members learn is very focused on what they are interested in whic...

I'm Lauren Howard and I am studying BSc (Hons) Midwifery.  ...

I'm Vlad and I'm studying Events and Tourism Management. Being an international student, it is challenging at times as English is my second language. There are moments where I wish I could understand the subject or the aim of some assignments better. However, whenever in doubt I ...