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Sport and physical activity at UWS

At UWS we recognise the transformative power of physical activity and sport in enabling health and wellbeing. University is an exciting time in your life and we are here to help you make the most of this experience and to provide opportunities to ensure you keep your body active as well as your mind.

As part of this commitment we offer FREE gym memberships to all of our students at our UWS operated facilities. 

Our passion for sport and exercise extends far beyond our free student gym access. We have a range of sport teams across numerous disciplines and our students represent UWS in individual competition as well. Team UWS members represent us at Scottish and British level university competition. Meanwhile the UWS Sport Scholarship programme offers a range of financial support, performance services and academic flexibility to our highest performing student-athletes. Through sport we aim to support the preparation of high-performance athletes and high-performing people.      

In addition, we enjoy a number of strategic partnerships with sporting organisations which benefit our students in a range of ways. This includes the development of Team UWS itself and benefits across numerous academic subject areas from events management, sports journalism and our sport courses through placement opportunities and guest lectures. Our current institutional partners include St Mirren FC, Glasgow Rocks Basketball, Ayr Rugby and Celtic FC Women’s Team.

We also work with a wider group of Sport Governing Bodies, local clubs and facility operators who work with us and our students to provide the best experience possible to Team UWS members.   

The University has also developed a reputation for excellence in sport and exercise science. Our growing portfolio of programmes integrate biological and behavioural approaches to enhance human health and performance.

You can find out more about the programmes we offer here.


Last updated: 29/09/2020