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The Get Active programme provides an opportunity for all our students and staff to adopt an active lifestyle.  The programme is for everyone, whether you’re a beginner, want to get fit, get back into a sport or try a new one.  We have a range of student only classes, Just Play Sport, courses, leagues and exclusive student deals all over campus.

Pick up your copy of this year's Get Active guide at the Sports Centre reception or Get Active programme 2018.


Just Play Sport

Just Play Sport is for those that want to play sport on a casual basis for fun.  All abilities are welcome and there is no commitment of joining a club.  Available to students and staff.

How to get involved

It’s easy to get involved.  Just turn-up, register at reception and your good to go! 

All equipment is provided.  Please bring comfortable clothing and trainers.


Just Play Sport sessions are only £2.  No membership is required.  Free to Sports Centre Members.  No need to book in advance.

Just Play Sport Timetable








Table Tennis  Tournament






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Football 5’s





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Football 5’s





(Sports Hall) International Students and Friends






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Swim Friday’s



Just Play sessions run from 29th January – 20th April 2018 (excluding reading week 19th Feb-25th Feb, 30th March and 2nd April).  *Not available on the 1st March.  For regular updates, join our UofS Get Active Facebook group. 

Get Active, Get Rewarded

Grab your FREE Get Active stamp card from the Reception and get rewarded for being active! After your fifth Just Play session, we’ll give you a FREE GIFT!!

(Only valid from 29th Jan – 20th April 2018.  Only applies to Just Play Sport, excluding Table Tennis.)


Swim Fridays

Bring down mates or grab some chill out time with our exclusive student deal every Friday evening.  Come and swim for only £2 between 8-10pm.  Free to members.  Recreational and lane swimming available.


Try Tartan Touch Rugby for FREE (25th January – 8th March, excluding 22nd February)

Thursday 3-4pm, Rubber Crumb Pitch

Scottish Rugby are providing FREE Tartan Touch sessions.  Tartan Touch is a simple, social version of non-contact rugby designed for all abilities.  If you have never played before, come and give it a try.


Beginner Courses

NEW student only beginner courses, led by a qualified instructor over a six week block to help you gain confidence and progress in your chosen activity.  Must be booked in advance. Spaces are limited.

Intro to Lifting

Tuesday 6-7pm (30th January – 13th March, excluding 20th February)

Strength and Conditioning Area

Have you fancied using the weights area in the gym, but just unsure where to start?  Come along and join our fitness officer to gain confidence, learn new exercises and the correct techniques to improve your fitness at your own pace.

Outdoor Bootcamp

Wednesday 6-6:45pm (21st March – 18th April)

Meet at Willow Court Reception

Build up your fitness at your own pace with a whole body workout.  A mix of circuit, agility and core training using our beautiful outdoor space on campus.  All fitness levels welcome.

Beginner Course Prices

Six week block;  £15 Sports Centre Member £22.50 Non-member


Get Active Community

Join our FREE active community on Strava to keep track of your activity, meet new people to walk/run/cycle with around campus and discover new routes.  Challenges available to keep your fitness routines exciting.

Sign-up by downloading the Strava app and search University of Stirling Sport.

Pop-up Events

Keep an eye out for new ways to Get Active with our pop-up events.  Details will be posted on our social media channels.  Find us @Sportatstirling


Volunteer Opportunities

Become an Activator

Passionate about getting others active?  Join our team as a volunteer Activator in Spring semester 2018.  Gain valuable experience coordinating your own Just Play Sport session.  No coaching qualifications required, just an enthusiasm and passion for sport and leading a healthy lifestyle.  To get involved please download an Activator Application Pack.

For more information regarding any activities within the Get Active programme, please contact the Gannochy Sports Centre Reception on 01786 466900 or email .

Activity Descriptions

Back to Netball

New to netball or haven’t played in a while?  These sessions are a great way to learn some basic netball techniques from our student Netball Activator.  You will have a chance to practice these techniques throughout the session and get some game time.


Bring down some friends to challenge or come along and meet some new people to play a game of badminton with.

Beginner Joggers

Come along and get into shape with this likeminded group of social joggers.  This session will get you off the couch and running in no time.  Enjoy going at an easy pace and being outdoors on our great campus. 


Come down and get involved in dodging, ducking and diving away from those balls.  Fun, mixed team sport to get involved with.

Fast Tennis

Fast tennis is a faster and simpler way to play a game of tennis.  The fundamentals are the same but there are 4 simple rules.  Come down, hit a few balls and challenge fellow students to a game.

Football 5’s

Come along and play recreational football.  Teams will be organised at the start of the session.  Make sure you pre-book a slot to guarantee some game time at the Sports Centre Reception.

Go Spike Volleyball

Go Spike is an initiative to get more people playing volleyball.  Volleyball is an exciting, mixed team sport which is very social.  Come along and get some tips from our Volleyball Activators so you can get involved with playing games throughout the session.

Hockey 6’s

Come and try an easier, quicker mixed team version of hockey, without the need for goalkeepers.  Great way to try hockey or get back into it whilst meeting new people and getting fit.


Korfball is a dynamic cross between netball, basketball and handball.  It is an exciting mixed team sport which relies on good teamwork so it’s a great way to socialise and get active.  Rules will be explained so come and give this sport a try.

Outdoor Fitness

This session will get you fit, whilst being able to enjoy our great campus.  The Outdoor Fitness Activator will lead a circuit class or a jogging session using the campus to improve your overall fitness and strength.

Social Swim

Come for a social swim to meet new people or bring along a bunch of your mates.  Recreational swimming in our 25m pool.

Social Walk

Join one of our Sport Activators on a group walk exploring our campus or the local area.  Great way to meet new people, explore and improve your step count for the day.

Stirling Jam

The Stirling Jam is an informal, social 3v3 basketball tournament.  Teams will be organised and mixed up at the start of each session to play as many games as possible.

Table Tennis

Get involved with some friendly competition in our table tennis tournaments.

Tartan Touch

Tartan Touch is a new game being introduced by Scottish Rugby.  It’s a simple, social game of touch rugby for everyone.  With only 8 simple rules, it’s easy to learn how to play and is a game for all abilities.

More information

Beginner sessions

These sessions are coach-led by our friendly Lead Activators, perfect for  students who want to learn some basic techniques whilst socialising and getting active. There will be practices throughout the session to learn techniques, followed by game time.

Just Play

Just Play sessions are all about turning up and getting active through game play. These session are about socialising through sport and all abilities are welcome. Sessions will be led by our friendly Sport Activators which will ensure everyone has a great time and provide tips if they are wanted. 


The Get Active timetable will run during term-time from Monday 25th of September - Tuesday the 5th of December 2017 (excluding reading week 23rd - 29th of October).

How to Sign-Up?

To participate in sessions at the Gannochy Sports Centre, all you have to do is register at the Sports Centre Reception and take your receipt to the session. Sessions are free to Sports Centre members and £2 for non-members.  For all other sessions on campus, all you have to do is turn-up and register with the Sport Activator, free of charge. All equipment will be provided, however please come dressed in appropriate sports attire.

Most Active Hall Award

By attending sessions you will earn an active point towards your accommodation for the chance to win the Most Active Hall Award at the end of the year.

Get Active Pop-up Events

There will also be Get Active pop-up events happening throughout the semester for encouraging mass participation so keep an eye out on our social media for updates and more information.

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