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Activities and Programmes

A hand holding a leaflet for the Get Active programme

Get Active  

Get Active is the Students’ Union’s recreational sport and activities programme available to all students, staff and alumni. The programme consists of weekly timetabled sessions like wellbeing walks and staff football, and structured courses such as Couch to 5k and self-defence.

Anytime offers which include discounted swim sessions at Mile End Leisure Centre; and one-off events throughout the year, like the Vitality Big Half Marathon. All ability levels are welcome, and no specialist equipment or clothing is required.

Social Leagues  

Social Leagues are the Students’ Union’s intramural sports offering, which are available to all students and staff. The programme consists of leagues that run on each day of the week and across the duration of three semesters. Sports offered include: Football 7-a-side, Football 11-a-side, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Netball and Rugby. Social Leagues take place either on or near campus and are open to all abilities and backgrounds. At the end of each semester, finals week is held and teams in each league battle it out to be awarded medals and trophies and be crowned Social League winners.  

Community Sport  

Community Sport is the Students’ Union’s sport leadership and workforce development programme. All QMUL staff members are welcome to register as leaders to facilitate sport and physical activity with schools, sport clubs and other organisations in the local community. In return for your outreach, you can benefit from a host of rewards including certificates, clothing and funded sport qualifications.  

Campus Games  

Campus Games is a recreational sports programme run by the Students’ Union. The programme provides a chance for students, staff and alumni to participate in different activities throughout the year encouraging sociable interaction/rivalry between schools. Previous events include Run for Fun, Indoor Triathlon and Mixed Netball. Points are awarded to each school for their participation and at the end of the academic year one school will be the holders of the Campus Games Trophy. 

Club Sport  

If you are a staff member who is part of the Queen Mary University alumni, you can continue taking part in a sport or explore a new one to take part in. There are plenty of opportunities within Club Sport for you to get involved. Clubs are run by students for students and alumni, and the Students' Union is home to over 70 sports teams.  

Join a sports club, represent your university and compete in local, national and international competitions. Being part of a club is a great social experience and an excellent way to develop your sporting skills.  

Principal Colin Bailey jogging in a t-shirt that reads 'Run for Fun'

Running Group  

This is a group of staff who like to run together and want to join up with other college members to encourage and support them to become regular runners. The group is open to all College staff and students, and anyone from absolute beginner to experienced runner is more than welcome to join us. We have been going for well over a decade now, therefore the group is well established and is well poised to advise upon the best local running routes, or any other general running issues. Members of the group can use changing facilities and showers in the basement of the Queens building.  

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