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All abilities, all students: Get Active

Do you want to exercise more? Try out a new sport? Enjoy a fun, non-competitive activity?

Get Active is our recreational sports programme for students and you don’t have to be a sports centre member to take part. We want all students to get involved.

Sport doesn’t have to be about competition. Our programme is a great way to have fun, keep fit and meet new people.

We have something for everyone. You can choose from over 14 different drop-in sessions available per week. There is no long-term commitment needed, so you can just turn up and play whenever you like.

We’ve designed sessions to welcome all abilities with a choice of two different types of sessions; Beginner and Just Play.


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

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday
Table Tennis  Tournament Badminton Football 5’s Dodgeball* Football 5's Multi-sports
6:15-7pm 5-6pm 3-4pm 6-7pm 7-8:30pm 5-6pm
(Juniper) (Sports Hall) (MUGA) (Sports Hall) (MUGA) (Sports Hall)
      Basketball* Swim Friday’s  
      7-8pm 8-10pm  
      (Sports Hall)    

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. 

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.

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

Activity descriptions and further information

  • 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.

  • Further 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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