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Essex Sport

Welcome activities

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Things might be a little different this year, but your health and wellbeing are still at the heart of everything we do.  

We know keeping active and taking part in sport keeps both the body and the mind healthy, so we want to ensure you still have the opportunity to get involved.

That's why we've put together a variety of online and socially distanced activities to welcome you to sport on campus.

Online Welcome Activities

Take part, wherever you are

Monday 21 - Friday 25 September

Monday 28 September - Friday 2 October

If you're travelling from outside of the UK and will be quarantining in our Colchester campus accommodation, you can still get involved with our Online Welcome Activities.

Take part in a virtual fitness class from your room, or join an 'Ask Us About - Active Campus' webinars to find out more about our Active Campus programme.

Download our timetable of activities (.pdf) for more information.

Virtual fitness classes will take place live on our Facebook page.

'Ask Us About - Active Campus' webinars

Meet the Sports Development team who will introduce you to our Active Campus programme, covering drop-in sessions, learn-to courses, campus leagues & tournaments, as well as one off events and opportunities to get involved as a volunteer.

Each webinar will cover the same information, so you only need to attend one event.

Register: Monday 21 September, 12pm

Register: Friday 2 October, 4pm

Welcome Week

Sign up. Join in. Get involved!

Monday 5 - Friday 9 October

Things might be slightly different this year, but we still have a packed week full of fun activities for you to try!

Whether you want to find out more about courses and social sport sessions, attend a gym tour, or try a new sport and discover a skill you never knew you had, we have a range of safe, socially distanced activities for you to take part in.

Download our Welcome Week timetable (.pdf) and make sure to book your place via Eventbrite.

Active Campus

Our Active Campus programme provides you with loads of great ways to take part in sport on campus. We'll be running sessions in tennis, football, squash, badminton, climbing, and O2 Touch Rugby.

Why not sign up to one of our 'Ask Us About...' sessions on Zoom to meet the Essex Sport team and ask any questions you may have. Join our free online webinars where members of our Sport Development team will introduce our active campus programme, covering drop-in session, learn-to courses, campus leagues and tournaments, as well as one off events and opportunities to get involved as a volunteer.

Fitness classes

Get a taste of some of the fitness classes we offer, including dance fitness and freestyle fitness yoga, with these socially distanced sessions. The 20 minute ab workout will be streamed live on our Facebook page.

Gym tours

If you'd like to check out our state-of-the-art gym facilities for yourself, then book onto a tour and our friendly staff members will show you the ropes.


Fancy a challenge?

We have some great prizes to give away!

Download our Welcome Week Challenge Checklist (.pdf) and you could be in with a chance to win one of three FitBit Inspire HRs! Plus, the first 250 successful entries will win an Essex Sport water bottle.

Complete four out of the six challenges on the checklist and email your entry, along with details of what you attended, to sportsdevelopment@essex.ac.uk.

Mywellness 'Most Moves' challenge

To complete the 'Most Moves' challenge, you will need to download the Mywellness app, for free, from your app store. Please use your University of Essex email address to create an account. You will find more details about the challenge on your Mywellness homepage.

Get in touch
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Sports Development Team