You know that motto 'a healthy body means a healthy mind'? Well here at Essex it's not just your brain we're interested in training.
We know that exercise improves your mental well being, can help you keep calm during those stressful exam periods and boosts performance in your studies.
Our three campuses offer something for everyone, from water sports at our coastal Southend campus, stage combat for our East 15 Acting School students at Loughton campus, and a full range of on-campus facilities in Colchester.
We have classes and facilities to suit all levels from informal drop-in Active sessions to easy to follow learn-to sports courses. Essex Sport is our university run scheme that connects all of our amazing sports facilities, whether you are an athlete or an occasional exerciser.
"If you're looking to gain a new skill, Essex Sport also offers a range of 'Learn To' courses to help you master something new"
Our Colchester campus gym is home to over 160 fitness stations, on-site parking, machines with TV and audio systems and 300 fitness classes every month! Then there's our 250-metre climbing wall with bouldering and top roping facilities to take your fitness levels to the top. Plus over 20 indoor courts, including basketball, volleyball, squash, netball and futsal.
Our Essex Sport Arena at Colchester campus is a multi-purpose space, used for sporting events, exhibitions, dance events and more.
If competitive sport isn't your thing, Essex offers the excellent Just Play scheme. Just Play focuses on engaging students from all abilities and backgrounds, with a non-competitive and low commitment sport.
Fancy being part of a club? The Essex Blades contains 44 clubs and over 4,500 members, so there's bound to be a club you'll enjoy at Essex!
Essex Sport strives to provide innovative, athlete-centred programmes in our performance sports and focus teams: volleyball, basketball, rugby 7s, tennis and football.
We have a high ambition to become the leading sports institution in the East and offer sports scholarships to ultra-talented athletes, providing coaching and support services, gym memberships and free kits.
We also offer a range of sports bursaries. Our sports bursaries are cash awards, paid on a termly basis dependent on adherence to sporting and academic targets following a review.
Find out more information and how to apply for one of Sport scholarships or bursaries.